11: The Sabbath – Hit the Mark
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And He said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.” Mark 2:27 We need the Sabbath. I am not primarily talking about a period of down time from our busy lives, although the Sabbath affords that. Our need of the Sabbath is deeper than mere rest. We need … [Click to read more …]

11: The Sabbath – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Christ made the Sabbath as a time for mental, physical, and spiritual refreshing. [Lesson Plan for The Sabbath September 8, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 12:10-12. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What is the principle that we … [Click to read more …]

10: The Law of God – Hit the Mark
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If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15 God, in sending His Son, demonstrated His love for man. This demonstration of love is designed to pierce the hard-heartedness of man and open up his heart to reciprocate that love. Without love as a motivating factor, the keeping of the law, weighed in the scales … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Law of God
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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. … [Click to read more …]

10: The Law of God – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : God’s consistent law provides stability and security. God’s grace facilitates living in accordance with its provisions. [Lesson Plan for The Law of God September 1, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 5:17-19. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What … [Click to read more …]

Hopess: Our Mission
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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. … [Click to read more …]

09: Our Mission – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus appointed twelve disciples to preach, and later seventy disciples to evangelize. Jesus entrusted His church with the gospel commission.. [Lesson Plan for Our Mission August 25, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 24:14. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. … [Click to read more …]

Is Uniformity of Belief Necessary for Unity?
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So is there a difference between uniformity and unity? In “uniformity,” you will find the word “uniform.” And that serves as a good illustration. When I taught in a Christian school with school uniforms, all the students look equally good. But do you believe their uniforms make them equally good in heart and character? In … [Click to read more …]