The Book of Job – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Lessons from the Bible.

What is the book of Job? (Lesson for October 1, 2016)The book of Job is written as poetry, loaded with symbolism and parallel structure. The book is carefully constructed, as if it is intended for memorizing and even public presentation. Far greater than that, however, is the message of Job. What does Job have to say … [Click to read more …]

The End – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: The gospel calls us to demonstrate God’s love for the world in practical ways. Lesson for October 1, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 42:10-17. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. Why did Job’s captivity turn “when” he prayed … [Click to read more …]

How Shall We Wait – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

People Waiting

Key Thought: The gospel calls us to demonstrate God’s love for the world in practical ways. Lesson 13 – September 24, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read James 2:14-17. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. In what ways are faith and works … [Click to read more …]

How Shall We Wait? Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Woman talking to an apparently destitute man, eating.

Memory Text: Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.—Romans 12:11-13 NIV. [Lesson 13, September 24, 2016] Were you impressed when you read the summary of Christian witnessing in northern California on … [Click to read more …]

13th Sabbath Offering for the Inter-European Division
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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 Inter-European 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 Christ, … [Click to read more …]

Urban Ministry in the End Time – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

An injured man down on the ground gets first aid.

Common–or uncommon–sense? [Lesson 12 for September 17] Advice to God’s people confined to exile: Work for the good of the country where you are taken. “If it prospers, you too will prosper.” Stunning words? or common wisdom? More people live in cities today than in the country or less populated areas. Does that mean we should … [Click to read more …]

Urban Ministry in the End Time – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Jesus over city

Key Thought: Cities have a special place in God’s heart. As we enter the cities, we are called to follow Christ’s method of ministry. Lesson for September 17, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 13:18-23. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

Jesus Won Their Confidence – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Jesus with people, smiling

Key Thought: God has called us to play our part in mingling, showing sympathy, and ministering to needs in an attitude of love. Jesus Won Their Confidence – September 3, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read I Corinthians 3:1-5. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]