07: Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Prayer – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

[Thought questions for Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Prayer May 12, 2015] 1. Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  Why did Jesus, the Creator of the World, and our Savior, need to rely on the Holy Spirit in His ministry on earth? Or did He? Should it comfort us to study the close relationship between Jesus and the … [Click to read more …]

Women in the Ministry of Jesus – Hit the Mark
avatar

A woman with hands folded looks upwards as in prayer

Jesus is the champion of women – and women need a champion! I’ve often imagined how she must have felt that day. I’ve had my share of embarrassing moments; times when I wish I could have disappeared. Humiliation on occasion happens to all. But this was different. The story of this women, although not found … [Click to read more …]

06: Women in the Ministry of Jesus – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

[Thought questions for Women in the Ministry of Jesus May 5, 1015] 1. Neither male nor female. In your personal meditations, do you ever reflect on the awesome power of God? How does Christ’s treatment of women reflect that power? Can you imagine hearing a Christian in his evening prayer say, with deep feeling, “Oh, … [Click to read more …]

06: Women in Ministry – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : Women can do in families a work that men cannot do, a work that reaches the inner life. They can come close to the hearts of those men cannot reach. [Lesson Plan for Women in the Ministry of Jesus May 4, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 2:36-38. a. Ask class … [Click to read more …]

Christ as the Lord of the Sabbath – Hit the Mark
avatar

It has finally arrived – the lesson topic on which everyone is an expert. The one topic we love to talk about above all others – the Sabbath. Yes, you can put your Bible and study guides down right now and let the free-flowing discussions begin. I can hear the Sabbath school discussions right now, … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Christ as the Lord of the Sabbath (May 2, ’15)
avatar

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Christ as the Lord of the Sabbath” 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 … [Click to read more …]

05: Christ as the Lord of the Sabbath Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : In order to keep the Sabbath holy, men must themselves be holy. Through faith they must become partakers of the righteousness of Christ. [Lesson Plan for Christ as the Lord of the Sabbath April 27, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 4:16-20. a. Ask class members to share a thought on … [Click to read more …]

The Call to Discipleship – Hit the Mark
avatar

Net full of fish

He’s sitting in a boat teaching. There is a massive crowd standing before Him with one particular thing in common. Luke 5:1 reads, “The multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God.” This week as we look at “The Call to Discipleship,” we will concentrate on the events of this day in history. The lessons … [Click to read more …]

Are You a Full-time Pastor Where You Work?
avatar

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew … [Click to read more …]

04: The Call to Discipleship – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

[Thought questions for The Call to Discipleship April 21, 2015] Calling. How is being a disciple like being a fisherman? Did Jesus choose the disciples and then call them? Has Jesus chosen you? How do you know? What do you think is the main requirement in becoming a disciple of Jesus today? Maybe you came into … [Click to read more …]