HopeSS: Crucified and Risen
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Crucified and Risen” 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 … [Click to read more …]

13: Crucified and Risen – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Angelic perfection failed in heaven. Human perfection failed in Eden. All who wish for security in earth or heaven must look to the Lamb of God. [Lesson plan for Crucified and Risen June 22, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 22:3. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what … [Click to read more …]

Jesus in Jerusalem – Hit the Mark
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Jesus riding a donkey, surrounded by many people.

This was the day the disciples had waited their whole lifetimes for. Years of hoping and longing, decades of expectation were now being realized in this very moment. Since they had been small children the promise of a deliverer was instilled into them. From childhood they had learned that one day, hopefully in their lifetime, the Messiah … [Click to read more …]

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

12: Jesus in Jerusalem – Lesson Plan
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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
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I Am the Way image

[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
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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 …]