Peter and the Rock – Hit the Mark
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A man walking with his shadow carrying the cross

One of the men I admire most in my life is T. Marshall Kelly. I admired his rich baritone voice as he sang meaningful gospel songs. What a privilege it was for me to one day entertain him and his wife at my house for a Sabbath dinner. One of the songs T. Marshall Kelly is … [Click to read more …]

Lord of Jews and Gentiles – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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Discussion Starters for Lesson 7, May 7-13, 2016 Memory text… “‘I, the LORD, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand. I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles’” (Isaiah 42:6, NIV).  Does it trouble you at all … [Click to read more …]

Lord of Jews and Gentiles – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: Jesus is all sufficient to meet every human need. Our aim should be to hold onto Him at all times and at all costs. Lord of Jews and Gentiles, May 7-13, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 14:17-21. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in … [Click to read more …]

Resting in Christ – Hit the Mark
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Photo by Curtis Hall

I wish I had understood the Sabbath much earlier in my Christian walk. I’ve been a Sabbath keeper for decades. I was born into a Sabbath-keeping family with many Sabbath-keeping relatives. I’ve calculated that I’ve willingly “kept” the Sabbath over two thousand times. Yet, for most of those past years I can honestly say that … [Click to read more …]

Resting in Christ – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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Resting or Resisting. Jesus during His life on earth kept the commandments of God, including the Sabbath commandment. Does this mean that the Sabbath has remained unchanged?What is the root meaning of the Sabbath as presented by God in Scripture? Do you believe the seventh day is the Sabbath, created by God for eternity? If … [Click to read more …]

Resting in Christ – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: Sabbath, observed in its true spirit, is a powerful experience that celebrates our creation, redemption, and eternal rest and relationship in Jesus. Resting in Christ – April 30 – May 6, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 12:3-8. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in … [Click to read more …]

The Seen and Unseen War – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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None greater than John the Baptist. What is the “unseen reality” that has a great impact on our lives? Why is there a screen hiding our view from the controversy between Christ and Satan?Or is there such a screen? Do we need to understand all the details of the Plan of Salvation before we can understand … [Click to read more …]

The Seen and Unseen War – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: The great controversy has cosmic consequences, but is also a battle for each human mind and heart. Our destiny rests on whose side we are on. The Seen and Unseen War – April 23 – 29, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 11:11,12. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what … [Click to read more …]