02: The Perfecting of our Faith – Thought Starters
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Introduction…After surgery and 74 days in rehab for a broken hip joint, I’m back and headed for full recovery! Don’t read this if you’ve never done anything stupid, but I put on an ankle weight and forgot it was on until I decided to leap from my bedroom to the kitchen. For a split second I was airborne. Then I made contact with my hip joint and the ceramic tile flooring and lay sprawled on the floor for a very long time [...]

02: The Perfecting of Our Faith – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought: James shows us how trials and difficulties help us to strengthen our faith and purify our lives…

[Lesson Plan for The Perfecting of Our Faith October 6, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read James 1:2,3 and Ephesians 4:13.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How does the testing of our faith bring patience or endurance?
c. Personal Application: Has you faith been tested lately? How did you respond to [...]

HopeSS: James, the Lord’s Brother
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You can view a discussion of the current lesson in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. You might also want to bookmark the HopeSS Youtube channel.

01: James, the Lord’s Brother – Hit the Mark
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I have thought a lot about James over the last week. The discussions about his identity have been interesting. The evidence seems to support the view that James was actually a brother of Jesus, although no one can say with 100% certainty that he was.

As a leader of the early church, James distinguished himself as a man of wisdom. There’s ample proof that he was highly thought of.

Now Peter continued knocking; and when they [...]

01: James The Lord’s Brother – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought: James, the Lord’s brother, gives us an excellent example of moving from unbelief to faith and action. He was a well-respected leader in the early Christian church.

[Lesson Plan for James the Lord's Brother September 29, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read John 7:2-5 and Mark 3:21.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What did Jesus’ own family and friends think about Him at this time?
c. Personal Application: [...]

We Are Brothers – Muslim Adventist Connection in BC
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Former Muslim religion teacher, now a deacon in the Cornerstone Seventh-day Adventist church, Abbas believes that all Adventists are Muslims, because being a Muslim means being “submitted to God.” And when you are Muslim and learn of the Seventh-day Adventist faith, you have no choice except to become an Adventist.

In this interview of Abbas by Wayne Culmore, our beloved British Columbia Conference president, please look for ways to understand the Muslim mind better. Since Abbas was a religious teacher in [...]

HopeSS: The Second Coming
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You can view a discussion of the current lesson in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. You might also want to bookmark the HopeSS Youtube channel.

13: The Second Coming of Jesus – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : The promised return of Christ displays the fact of a loving Savior who desires to be with His people. We are admonished to daily spiritual preparation and watchfulness..

[Lesson Plan for The Second Coming of Jesus September 22, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read I Thessalonians 4:13-18.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. Why is it a comfort to know that Jesus is coming a second time [...]

12: Death and Resurrection – Hit the Mark
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Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. John 11:14

The sisters of Lazarus were crushed. The brother whom they loved so much had been taken away from them by the cruel enemy called Death. They had sent word to Jesus that He was sick, knowing that if Jesus could get to Lazarus quickly, he would not die. But hours turned into days,  and Lazarus died.

Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. John 11:5

After Jesus finally arrived [...]

12: Death and Resurrection – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Without the resurrection of Christ, our religion would not be the road to eternal life, but just an empty promise like many other religions.

[Lesson Plan for Death and Resurrection September 15, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read John 1:1-4.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How is the life the light of men? Is this literal or spiritual? Is the life speaking of Jesus’ life [...]