11: The Sabbath – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : Christ made the Sabbath as a time for mental, physical, and spiritual refreshing. [Lesson Plan for The Sabbath September 8, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 12:10-12. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What is the principle that we … [Click to read more …]

10: The Law of God – Hit the Mark
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If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15 God, in sending His Son, demonstrated His love for man. This demonstration of love is designed to pierce the hard-heartedness of man and open up his heart to reciprocate that love. Without love as a motivating factor, the keeping of the law, weighed in the scales … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Law of God
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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 …]

10: The Law of God – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : God’s consistent law provides stability and security. God’s grace facilitates living in accordance with its provisions. [Lesson Plan for The Law of God September 1, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 5:17-19. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What … [Click to read more …]

Hopess: Our Mission
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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 …]

09: Our Mission – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : Jesus appointed twelve disciples to preach, and later seventy disciples to evangelize. Jesus entrusted His church with the gospel commission.. [Lesson Plan for Our Mission August 25, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 24:14. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. … [Click to read more …]

Is Uniformity of Belief Necessary for Unity?
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So is there a difference between uniformity and unity? In “uniformity,” you will find the word “uniform.” And that serves as a good illustration. When I taught in a Christian school with school uniforms, all the students look equally good. But do you believe their uniforms make them equally good in heart and character? In … [Click to read more …]

08: The Church – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : The church is not an invention of man. The church was established by Jesus Christ to continue His covenant relationship with man. [Lesson Plan for The Church August 18, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 16:18. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Church
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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 …]

Did Jesus Tell Us to Love Ourselves First?
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The speaker was telling us that when Jesus told us to love our neighbors as ourselves, He was saying that we need to love ourselves first. After all, if we don’t love ourselves, we can’t love our neighbors. I was only 15 and was sitting in a girls’ dormitory worship service. But something just didn’t … [Click to read more …]