Who Is Jesus Christ? – Hit the Mark

Jesus in the Synagogue

The charge would have been attempted murder. They fully intended to kill Him. What makes this more shocking is that they accosted Him in the sacred temple. The solemnity of their worship was turned into a mob scene of violence. In  a rage they pounced on Him, grabbing and dragging Him out of the temple, down the streets … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Baptism and the Temptations (April 11, ’15)

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 …]

Baptism and the Temptations – Hit the Mark

So the people asked him, saying, “What shall we do then?” He answered and said to them, “He who has two tunics, let him give to him who has none; and he who has food, let him do likewise.” Luke 3:10-11 That one response from John the Baptist was so insightful for this week’s lesson … [Click to read more …]

02: Baptism and the Temptations – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

1. The luminaries. What important personalities seemed to create a circle of history around the death and resurrection of Jesus? Why was it important for Luke to include the names or these people such as Tiberius Caesar, Annas and Caiaphas in his introduction (first verses of Luke 3) at the start of his account of … [Click to read more …]

02: Baptism and Temptations – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Man Being Baptized

Key Thought : By idle talk, evilspeaking, or neglect of prayer, we can lost the Savior’s presence, and it may take many days of sorrowful search to find Him. [Lesson plan for Baptism and Temptations April 6, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 3:11-14. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

Mary’s Gospel

Mary washing Jesus' feet

Mary has slept and eaten little for the last 48 hours or so. Friday was a blur. Her best Friend, her Teacher, her Lord was crucified as a common criminal that day. Her thoughts tumble one over another in wild disarray. He had hinted at his death. That’s why she had bought that expensive alabaster … [Click to read more …]

The Coming of Jesus – Hit the Mark

Where was the pomp and ceremony? Where were the billboards and flashing lights? Where were the parades full of colorfully dressed marchers and floats full of VIPs? Surely, the most anticipated event of the nation would not go unnoticed and uncelebrated. “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and … [Click to read more …]

01: The Coming of Jesus – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

1. Introduction. Wouldn’t it be great to have the apostle Luke as a member–and leader–of your local church? What is special today about having one or more doctors in a congregation? In what ways did Luke’s occupation resemble the work of physicians today? How did Luke’s background qualify him for his ministry to the Gentiles? [Thought … [Click to read more …]

01: The Coming of Jesus – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Mother Holding Baby

Key Thought : In Luke’s work as a physician, he ministered to the sick and then prayer for the healing power of God. This opened the way for the gospel. It is the divine plan that we shall work as the disciples worked.. [Lesson plan for The Coming of Jesus March 30, 2015] 1. Have a … [Click to read more …]