12: Jesus in Jerusalem – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : A theoretical knowledge of Christ will not do us any good. We must feed upon Him, receive Him into the heart, so that His life, His love, His grace must be assimulated. [Lesson plan for Jesus in Jerusalem June 15, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 19:33-40. a. Ask class members … [Click to read more …]

11: The Kingdom of God – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for The Kingdom of God, June 13, 2015] 1. Coming from all points. At our church’s General Conference Session starting July 2, will the stream of people coming from all points of the world resemble in any way the scene described in Luke 13:20? How does it make you feel to realize that we are … [Click to read more …]

The Kingdom of God and Numbers – Hit the Mark
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People stream to the gates of the New Jerusalem.

NEWSFLASH! – THIS JUST IN! “The Christian share of the U.S. population is declining, while the number of U.S. adults who do not identify with any organized religion is growing, according to an extensive new survey by the Pew Research Center.” 1 With all of the additional outlets of evangelism spawned by the technological advancements of … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Kingdom of God
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Kingdom of God” 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 … [Click to read more …]

11: The Kingdom of God – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : His subjects are the poor in spirit, the meek, and the persecuted. It is here that this work is to be accomplished for us, here that our bodies and spirits are to be fitted for immortality [Lesson Plan for The Kingdom of God June 8, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke … [Click to read more …]

Following Jesus in Everyday Life – Hit the Mark
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A tiny mustard seed is resting on a fingertip.

“And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith.” Luke 17:5 I still have the keepsake my father gave me as a teen. It’s a mustard seed encased in glass. This trinket obviously symbolizes the power of small faith doing big things. In various ways over the years I have seen this same symbolism … [Click to read more …]

10: Following Jesus in Everyday Life – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

[Thought questions for Following Jesus in Everyday Life June 2, 2015] Jesus the theologian. If theology is the study of God, was anybody ever better qualified than Jesus to teach this subject? Why do you think Jesus didn’t seem to be interested in establishing Himself as the world’s leading theological expert? Instead of longing to … [Click to read more …]

10: Following Jesus in Everyday Life – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : If we are Christ’s, our thoughts are with Him, and our sweetest thoughts are of Him. All we have and are is consecrated to Him. We long to bear His image, breathe His Spirit, do His will, and please Him in all things. [Lesson plan for Following Jesus in Everyday Life June … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Jesus, the Master Teacher
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Jesus, the Master Teacher” 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 … [Click to read more …]

09: Jesus, the Master Teacher – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

[Thought questions for Jesus, the Master Teacher May 26, 2015] 1. “And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.” Luke 4:32. When did words spoken with authority last get your attention? Why were Jesus’ listeners so astonished? Can you and I also experience surprise as we absorb God’s Word? Where … [Click to read more …]