Beyond the Metaphors – Ultimate Sacrifice

In 2006, a gunman walked into an Amish school. The teacher ran for help, and 13-year old Marian Fisher realized help would not arrive before the gunman started shooting. To buy time for the other students, this young girl told the gunman, “shoot me first.”  This young girl was prepared to make a sacrifice that … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Christ, our Sacrifice


Further Study: “The Atonement, Part I—Atoning Sacrifice,” pp. 661-680, in Appendix C of The SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7A. What Martin Luther frequently called a “wonderful exchange” or “joyous exchange” of Christ’s righteousness for human sin, Ellen G. White describes in a classic statement as follows: “Christ was treated as we deserve, that we might … [Click to read more …]

Hope Sabbath School – Christ Our Sacrifice


Since we installed satellite TV earlier this year, Pastor Derek Morris’s Sabbath School Class on the HopeTV channel has been one of our favorites which we try not to miss. It is “an in-depth, inter-active study of the Word of God.” If you don’t have satellite TV, you can download the video or audio files … [Click to read more …]

Lesson Author Comments on “Christ, Our Sacrifice”


Professor Martin Pröbstle’s commentary on Lesson 7 is now available through the domain on Vimeo.  In his warm, engaging manner this young professor from Schloss Bogenhofen in Austria shares what he sees as the key thoughts of this lesson in just under 7 minutes. (If you haven’t seen the previous videos, we suggest you … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: A Great Danger

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In the book of Hebrews, Paul not only focuses on the theological understanding of Christ’s sacrifice, he also explains some of its practical implications. At several places he shows what happens if someone ignores this sacrifice. Read Hebrews 6:4-6 and 10:26-31. About what is Paul warning us? What kinds of attitudes does he describe? In … [Click to read more …]

07: Christ, Our Sacrifice – Thought Starters


[Thought questions for Christ, Our Sacrifice November 13, 2013] 1. Substitution. Have you ever been a teacher or held another position where your work was essential that if you couldn’t be there, a substitute had to be found? Does that substitute sometimes prove to be of lesser ability? By contrast, in what ways is Jesus the infinitely … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Spotless Sacrifice

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Which criteria does a sacrificial animal need to meet? Read Exod. 12:5, Lev. 3:1, 4:3. The selection of a sacrificial animal required great care. A person could not just take any animal for an offering; the animal needed to fulfill several criteria, depending on the kind of offering. However, there is one criterion that all … [Click to read more …]

07: Christ Our Sacrifice – Teaching Plan


Key Thought : Jesus became an atoning sacrifice for you, took your condemnation upon Himself, and gave you eternal life.. [Teaching plan for Christ, Our Sacrifice November 11,2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Isaiah 53:2-6. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. Why … [Click to read more …]