5: Living for God – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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
Joyce Griffith

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
Joyce Griffith

“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 …]

The Three Peas – A Parable
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And behold, a pea plant flourished in the garden and brought forth a beautiful pod with three peas in it. In the fullness of time, the wind blew and the pea pod fell to the ground and split open, spilling the peas onto the dirt. The first pea, looking around, saw the dark damp earth … [Click to read more …]

Jesus Mingled with People – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

1.  Christ’s Method Alone. Were you touched by the story of the dying man who grasped the hand of a Christian, convinced it was the hand of Jesus? What can you and I do to reach out to people so effectively that they will see Jesus in us? What did Jesus do before inviting people … [Click to read more …]

The Church in Community – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

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1.  Does the church have a role in the community?  Should the church be a deep and personal part of Christian life? What’s wrong with just trying to do good and be good and read the Bible and not have to associate with a church–much less the rest of the people of the community? What … [Click to read more …]