12: The Harvest and the Harvesters – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for The Harvest and the Harvesters March 19, 2014] 1. “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit.” Imagine us wretched creatures of this earth glorifying God the Father of all! He doesn’t see us as wretched at all, but as fallen sinners that He is ready to glorify and lift to the courts … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Harvest and the Harvesters
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Current lesson of the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of the Hope Sabbath School “Discipling Spiritual Leaders” is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. You might want to bookmark the HopeSS … [Click to read more …]

12: The Harvest and the Harvesters – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Spiritual gifts are given for nurture and outreach. The question we have is what are my gifts and how can I use them? [Lesson plan for The Harvest and the Harvesters March 17, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read John 4:28-30. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Exercising Authority
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Compare the following passages: Mark 6:7-13, Matt. 16:14-19, 18:17-20, 28:18-20, John 20:21-23. What do these verses tell us about the kind of authority that Jesus’ disciples had? What does this mean for us today? Peter had expressed the truth which is the foundation of the church’s faith, and Jesus now honored him as the representative … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Discipling Spiritual Leaders
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Current lesson of the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of the Hope Sabbath School “Discipling Spiritual Leaders” is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. Like(3) … [Click to read more …]

11: Discipling Spiritual Leaders – Hit the Mark
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Wax on… wax off. Wax on… wax off You might recognize that phrase from the 1984 hit movie, “The Karate Kid.” A young student is expecting to learn karate but his teacher, Mr. Miyagi, gives him seemingly mundane jobs that are unrelated to karate. Daniel, the young star of the movie, is given the task … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Leadership Starts Here
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Christ’s earthly sojourn was relatively brief. Therefore, the training of disciple-makers was imperative. Whom should He select? How many should He choose? Jesus’ disciples doubtless numbered in the hundreds. Should everyone undergo mass education? Christ understood that leadership was cultivated effectively within small groups, not mass-produced through lectureships. Limited numbers would be chosen for Christ’s … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Discipling the Nations
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Current lesson of the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of the Hope Sabbath School “Discipling the Sick” is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. Like(8) … [Click to read more …]

Authority and Individual Conscience
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Sunday’s section of this week’s Sabbath School lesson states that “Over the long centuries, people have struggled to understand the role and function of government and how citizens should relate to it. What gives rulers the right to rule?” It is worthwhile for all of us to think about the role of government and our … [Click to read more …]

09: Discipling the Powerful – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Discipling the Powerful February 26, 2014] 1. Introduction.  Have you ever thought of yourself as powerful? Have you ever held a position of authority that led others to think of you as powerful? When you were a youngster, did you ever long for a position that would place you as the person … [Click to read more …]