08: The Mission of Jesus – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought Questions for The Mission of Jesus May 5, 2015] 1. To seek and save the lost. How well do these words of Luke define the mission of Jesus? Do we need a sense of dedication like this in our lives as well? Did Jesus know who was lost? Did He know where they were? … [Click to read more …]

Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Prayer – Hit the Mark


She seems an unlikely character for this week’s discussion on Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Prayer. Throughout her story, as recorded in the Gospel of John, prayer is not once mentioned. She is not one of the many who came seeking Jesus for miraculous healing from some incurable illness. As a matter of fact, she … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Jesus, the Holy Spirit and Prayer (May 16, ’15)

Derek Morris 14d

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Jesus, the Holy Spirit and Prayer” 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 … [Click to read more …]

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

Image © Lars Justinen from GoodSalt.com

[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

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

Image © Steve Creitz from GoodSalt.com

[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

Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

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

photo by Curtis Hall

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 …]