Why Was Sin Permitted?
Ellen G White

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“God is love.” His nature, His law, is love. It always has been, and it always will be. Every use of creative power is an expression of infinite love. The history of the great conflict between good and evil from the time it first began in heaven also reveals God’s unchanging love. The King of … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Three Blessings
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Creation, not Evolution

In the context of Creation, the phrase “and God saw that it was good” appears seven times in Genesis 1: light (Gen. 1:4) ; dry land and sea(Gen. 1:10) ; plants yielding seed and fruit trees bearing fruit (Gen. 1:12) ; sun, moon, and stars (Gen. 1:16) ; seas swarming with fish and skies filled … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Crisis in Eden
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Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 1:28, Rom. 8:17, Matt. 6:26, Gen. 2:15-17, Gen. 3:1-7, Gen. 3:10-19. Memory Text: “‘And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel’” (Genesis 3:15, NKJV) . After the creation of … [Click to read more …]

Did God Create the Devil?
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The Deceiver

The problem of evil is a conundrum that has engaged minds since the beginning of humanity. And the lessons on “Rebellion and Redemption” have caused Seventh-day Adventists around the world to wrestle with the problem. Many of us like to know why things happen. So we would like to know why evil happened. But to give a reason for … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Rebellion and Redemption
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The Jealous One

We do not know why sin arose in Lucifer. Ellen G. White tells us that “little by little Lucifer came to indulge the desire for self-exaltation”–Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 35. The fact that this occurred in a perfect being reveals in a powerful way the reality of free will and free choice as part of … [Click to read more …]

13th Sabbath Offering for South America
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At the beginning of a new quarter, it’s time to plan for our 13th Sabbath offering which will go to the South American Division. In this post you will find some patterns for making 13th-Sabbath offering boxes for your family or for your whole church. “The Adventist Church is built on mission. Our commission comes from … [Click to read more …]

Lesson 1: Crisis in Heaven – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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“Salvation Belongs to our God.” How did sin happen? In a perfect world with a perfect God full of love for every living being, how was sin in all its horrible aspects able to invade? Why did God’s two beings created in His image turn from His ways to choose the ways of the evil … [Click to read more …]

Rebellion and Redemption Digital Resources Available
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Some of you may be interested to know that the Kindle version of the Redemption and Rebellion Sabbath School Quarterly has just been released. Text-to-speech enabled. You can study that on your phone, tablet or computer without an internet connection, but you may have to be connected to the internet to use the speech-enabled feature … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Continuing Battle
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Resist the Devil

Just as the reflexes of a twitching, freshly killed poisonous snake can cause it to reach around and inject its poison if you pick it up, Satan’s bite is still deadly. He may have been defeated at Calvary, but the danger is not over yet. Read John 16:33. How did Jesus warn His disciples of … [Click to read more …]

Crisis in Heaven – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : Even though we may not completely understand how sin originated in heaven, we can understand the great controversy and accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. Crisis in Heaven December 26 – January 1, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Ezekiel 28:12-19. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what … [Click to read more …]