Paul: Mission and Message – Hit the Mark
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Soldier wearing armor holding sword while praising God.

There are few things more depressing and debilitating than a false sense of hope that is dashed to pieces on the rocks of reality. Just give it to me straight or don’t give it to me at all. Don’t boost my ego at the expense of my destiny. Don’t tell me things you think I … [Click to read more …]

Paul: Mission and Message – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : God invites us to share the good news of salvation in ways that will be attractive and meaningful to different people. Paul : Mission and Message, September 12-18, 2015 Have a volunteer read 2 Corinthians 1:21-24 a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Newsflash: Lessons on Jeremiah Now Available
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Jeremiah-cover

The Kindle version of the new 2015d quarterly on Jeremiah is now available, along with the Ellen White notes, and the companion book by Timothy Joseph Golden. See our Index page for the Jeremiah lessons. (You can also see the lesson titles for the next quarter, but the lessons themselves won’t be available online for … [Click to read more …]

Paul’s Background and Call – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Paul drew strength from his experience of God’s mercy and drew on his knowledge of unbelievers to communicate with them about Jesus. Paul: Background and Call – Sep 5 – 11, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read 2 Corinthians 11:23-28. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most … [Click to read more …]

Paul: Background and Call – Questions for discussion
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Paul-turnaround

The Lesson Fair warning. Do you believe that Paul was the most important person in the New Testament aside from Jesus Christ Himself? Why? Back before Christ came to live among us, why do you think the Jewish people of the Old Testament really needed to follow such a strict pattern of behavior? What were … [Click to read more …]

Philip as Missionary – Teaching Plan
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Lesson for August 29- Sep 4, 2015 Key Thought : God equips His followers for all types of service and ministry. We need to be willing and open to His leading. 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 6:1-7. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Philip as Missionary – Hit the Mark
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Philip and the Ethiopian

“Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them.” Acts 8:5 This week’s lesson on Philip as Missionary takes us back to the good ole days. Those were the days when the preaching of Christ and Christ alone was sufficient. Those were the days when it was all about the … [Click to read more …]

10: Philip as Missionary – Discussion Starters
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[Discussion starters for Lesson 10, Aug 29 – Sep 4, 2015] Philip who? In this lesson we meet Philip the evangelist and Philip the disciple. Is that right? Or is it one Philip with two titles? What was the outstanding contribution that Philip made to the fledgling Christian church? How important was Philip’s messages at … [Click to read more …]

Peter and the Gentiles – Teaching Plan
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Lesson for August 22-28, 2015 Key Thought : Peter made many mistakes, but his teachable attitude and openness to God’s leading in his life is a lesson for us today. 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 2:14-18. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. … [Click to read more …]

Peter and the Gentiles – Hit the Mark
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Sunset from Joppa.

If I had not read it with my own eyes, I might not have believed it. It’s not that I’m unfamiliar with the miraculous working of God throughout the Bible. Countless times I’ve read about how God has done the impossible. He made the waters of a sea stand up in a salute to let … [Click to read more …]