13th Sabbath Offering for the Southern Asia 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 Southern Asia 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 …]

Major Themes in Peter – Teaching Plan
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Christ, Cross and Scripture

Key Thought: Peter wrote about five areas of theology : 1. Christ’s sacrifice for our salvation 2. Godly conduct 3. The hope of Christ’s soon return 4. God’s plan for order in the church 5. The role of Scripture in our lives.. Lesson 13, June 24, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read 1 Peter 1:15-17. … [Click to read more …]

13 Major Themes in 1 and 2 Peter – Discussion starters
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The end of this study. What are two or three blessings that you have experienced in our twelve weeks of study of the two epistles of Peter? Besides studying these two messages, have you also considered aspects of the life of Peter as he mentored his fellow disciples and the early church? Although as Protestants … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 13
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The first Bible text in this weeks lesson, Isaiah 53:5, 6, reminded me of two songs from Handel’s “Messiah”; Chorus 24 “Surely He Hath Borne Our Griefs” and “No 26 Chorus “ All We Like Sheep Have Gone Astray”. The Memory Text then follows the story very closely with many beautiful hymns of the story … [Click to read more …]

12: The Day of the Lord – Discussion starters
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The Line of Authority. On what authority did Peter give his audience strict warnings about obeying God’s commands? Do you agree with Peter that he was an apostle of Jesus? Why? Did Peter consider the Old Testament to be valid even in Jesus’ time and later? Why do you think many religious groups and denominations today are so eager … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 12
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“The Bible is clear that such a judgment will come” says our introduction to the lesson study for the week: Hymn 416, “The Judgment Has Set”, and there is to be a second coming of Jesus (again in Wednesday’s study) as in Hymn 213, “Jesus Is Coming Again”. We are encouraged in Sundays’ lesson that … [Click to read more …]

The Day of the Lord – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought: Peter contrasts the attitude of believers with that of scoffers who deny Creation, judgment, and new creation. He asks us to act appropriately. Lesson 12, June 17, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read 2 Peter 3:3,4. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

11: False Teachers – Discussion starters
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The threat from within. Are the two prongs of Satan’s attack on the Christian church (outside persecution and inside deception) equal in force? If not, which one does Peter believe that Satan finds more effective in destroying faith in Jesus?  What about the church you attend? Do you ever observe Satan’s success in drawing believers away from … [Click to read more …]