13th-Sabbath Offering Box
Robbie Noordzy


“The Adventist Church is built on mission. Our commission comes from Christ, who told us to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” Mark 16:15, NIV. Sharing God’s love around the world is like a vehicle. It needs fuel to propel it. Our mission offerings are the fuel that propels … [Click to read more …]

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)

Derek Morris 14d

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

Image © Standard Publishing from GoodSalt.com

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

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 …]