13th Sabbath Offering for South Pacific
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At the beginning of a new quarter, it’s time to plan for our 13th Sabbath offering which will go to the South Pacific Division. In this post you will find some patterns for making 13th-Sabbath offering boxes for your family or for your whole church. “The Adventist Church is built on mission. Our commission comes from … [Click to read more …]

Redemption – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: Every person has a choice to accept the victory won by Christ, or to reject it and perish Redemption March 19-25, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 20:1-3. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What does the binding of Satan … [Click to read more …]

12 The Church Militant – Discussion Topics
Joyce Griffith

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1. Seven churches. If we are living in the last days and identify most closely with the Laodicean church, do we even need to study God’s message to the other six churches? Or is it possible that each church has a message for us? Or that in our Christian experience we may struggle with the problems … [Click to read more …]

The Church Militant – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: The messages to the seven churches show that Christ is connected with His church throughout history. The Church Militant March 12- 18, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 2:1-7. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What does Ephesus mean and … [Click to read more …]

Peter on the Great Controversy – Hit the Mark
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A family in silhouette walking towards a large cross.

They were astonished at His words. With an authority that could not be denied, they heard words of affirmation that were inconceivable just a short while ago. His words pierced through the darkness of their minds and illuminated the reality of heaven – that they were valuable. We call it the Sermon on the Mount … [Click to read more …]

11 Peter on the Great Controversy – Discussion Questions
Joyce Griffith

Vancouver Lighthouse

Peter the scoffer repents and changes. Remember Peter at the crucifixion of Jesus? “Oh, no,” he cries out. “Not me. I don’t know what you’re talking about. Jesus is nothing to me!” Those weren’t his exact words, but do they reflect his thoughts at the time of his betrayal? Didn’t Jesus had every right to throw … [Click to read more …]

Peter on the Great Controversy – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought: Peter knows what happens in the face of unbelief. His emphasis is on believers living a life worthy of their calling and reflective of their election. Peter and the Great Controversy March 5-11, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read I Peter 2:9,10. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most … [Click to read more …]

Paul and the Rebellion – Hit the Mark
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Warrior in golden armor with sword raised in victory, his foot on a defeated demon. Light shines down from heaven.

The church was organized for service. The church is not a hospital for sinners (I know that goes against tradition). “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you.” Matthew … [Click to read more …]

10: Paul and the Rebellion – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

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Who’s winning? Do we know the answer to that question when it is asked about the greatest conflict of all time? Do we ever feel ourselves trembling in fear when we think of the powers of evil unleashed and aimed at the everlasting destruction of Jesus and his people? Is it important to study Satan’s strategies and … [Click to read more …]