7 Jesus’ Teaching and the Great Controversy – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

Peace

“I will give you rest.” How does the “great controversy” play out in your life? Do you ever feel tired of the fight and even tempted to give up as you continue to confront the evil one with his big bag of temptations? What is “great” about the controversy between Christ and Satan? “Great” as in wondrous … [Click to read more …]

Jesus’ Teachings and the Great Controversy – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : The great controversy is fought out on the day to day choices we make. But we don’t have to face our struggles alone; we can find rest in Jesus. Jesus’ Teachings February 6- 12, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 13:18-23. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what … [Click to read more …]

Victory in the Wilderness – Hit the Mark
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Views of Rev. Martin Luther King, as he was stabbed in chest with letter opener.

“I’m so happy that I didn’t sneeze.” Martin Luther King, Jr. On September 20, 1958, as he sat signing autographs for his book, Martin Luther King Jr was stabbed and nearly killed. He was whisked to the hospital with the blade of the knife still stuck in his chest. It would take a delicate and … [Click to read more …]

Victory in the Wilderness – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : Jesus came to restore that which Adam lost, to save sinners from their sins, and to reveal the true character of God. Victory in the Wilderness -January 30 – February 5, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 3:7-12. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important … [Click to read more …]

6. Victory in the Wilderness – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

Restoration

Immanuel or Emmanuel? What is the difference in meaning or use between these two words? Or is there any?  Did the devil ever control or own the earth? If so, when? how? What is his influence over the earth now?  Should we be afraid of soon-coming events? David Tasker, the author of this quarter’s lessons, says … [Click to read more …]

5. The Controversy Continues – Questions for Discussion
Joyce Griffith

Heart-Battle-web

1. Choosing those qualified to fight wickedness. Why does God seem to choose insignificant folks like Nehemiah and Ruth to play key roles in the war against evil? What should be the primary focus of our thinking before we arrive at the day of deliverance?  2. David, Goliath and Bathsheba. There’s a trio to contend with! Our lesson points … [Click to read more …]

The Controversy Continues – Hit the Mark
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Done in a contemporary style

This week we look at how some monumental Bible characters played important roles during times of crisis. The author of this lesson week’s lesson pointed out how each of the persons in the lesson was instrumental in a period of deliverance needed for God’s people.  But what was it about these characters that led to their … [Click to read more …]

The Controversy Continues – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : We will all meet opposition in our service to Christ, but we can overcome in His strength. The Controversy Continues January 23-29, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read I Kings 18:21,30,37-39. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. How is worship … [Click to read more …]

Conflict and Crisis: The Judges (Life Lessons) – Hit the Mark
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Scribe and Apprentice

We have a full cast of characters to study this week. Deborah, Gideon, Sampson, Ruth and Samuel. Each found themselves in pivotal positions at times of conflict and crisis. God used them to do extraordinary things. These are heroes of the Bible, but all heroes are first ordinary people just like you and I. Let’s look at … [Click to read more …]

4 Conflict and Crisis: The Judges – Discussion topics
Joyce Griffith

Justice

The Judges. What comes to mind when you think of the time when God’s people were ruled not by ministers or prophets or kings but by judges? Insurrection? Devotion? Rebellion? Isn’t it true that some of the judges were righteous? What can we learn from them? The time of the judges was negative in some ways, … [Click to read more …]