3: The Unity of the Gospel – Discussion Starters
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1. Paul’s wish. Our lesson begins with this stunning question, after extolling the value of harmony in God’s church: Should unity be preserved at the cost of truth? Do we sometimes debate issues on the basis of who agrees with us (or them) rather than on the merits of a given position?   2. The importance … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – 3: The Unity of the Gospel
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Our Sabbath afternoon introduction to this weeks’ lesson has: Hymn 518, “Standing on the Promises”, and Hymn 610, “Stand Like the Brave” ringing in my ears. To these we may add: Hymn 618, “Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus!”. Martin Luther stood firm and as Ellen White says “his unwavering firmness was the means of … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 8
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The whole of this week’s lesson study brings out the beautiful Hymn 489, (or tune in 490), “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” as the basis of the study time. “The overarching theme” in the Bible reveals the work of God in Hymn 373, “Seeking The Lost”. Sunday’s study paints this picture clearly for us, and … [Click to read more …]

5: Living for God – Discussion Starters
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Being of “One Mind.” Wouldn’t it be great if we all had the same opinions, the same talents, the same outlook on life and all of its components? “No!” You are probably saying, “That would be boring, useless, and just plain awful.” Of course Peter didn’t advocate deadly uniformity, but what was he talking about when … [Click to read more …]

Singing with Inspiration – Lesson 3
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Here are some hymn suggestions for this week’s lesson. In Sabbath afternoon’s introduction to the lesson study for the week, the Gentiles of all nations are grafted into God’s covenant people. Hymn 202; “Tell it to every kindred and nation”. Our responsibility for “proclaiming the great truth of the salvation offered in the Lord” is … [Click to read more …]

8 The Gifts of the Spirit – Discussion Starters
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1. The Fruit of the Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit are not the Same. Do you find it a challenge to understand that the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit are not the same? What is the major difference between the two? Which of the two is required by the seeking Christian? … [Click to read more …]

The Holy Spirit: Working Behind the Scenes – discussion starters
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“He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you” (John 16:14, NKJV). A Supporting Role. For the most part of Scripture, the Holy Spirit plays only a supporting not a central role. Does this mean that the Holy Spirit has less power than God or Jesus? Explain your answer, if … [Click to read more …]

A Tribute to Our Community Service Volunteers
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How special are the men and women working in our community services centers around the world? Well consider this: Nowhere in the Bible do I read of a high priest being raised from the dead, or a pastor or head elder. But I do read this:  At Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, … [Click to read more …]