Is It Time for a Requiem?
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“At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life.” Matthew 27:51-52, NIV Have you ever told someone that you were spiritual but not religious? Or … [Click to read more …]

Rosalie Zinke – Worship Lesson Author
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Rosalie H Zinke, the lesson author of Worship, the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide for the third quarter of 2011, previously authored Sabbath School lessons for the fourth quarter 1983 entitled Songs of Experience and the first quarter 1991, called Crisis, Change and Challenge on the book of Samuel. (You will find the author … [Click to read more …]

03: Creation and Redemption – Thought Questions
Joyce Griffith

Timothy was sitting in a fifth grade general science class at an Adventist school when a thought struck him like a bolt from the blue. He waved his hand at the teacher. “Yes, Timothy?” “Did you say that God created the world in seven days?” “That’s what the Bible tells us.” “Well, I don’t think … [Click to read more …]

02: The Idol – Thought Questions
Joyce Griffith

Several teachers at an African secondary school were visiting one afternoon when one of them picked a stone carving out of his pocket and handed it around. “This is an idol,” he said. “My yard boy gave it to me. He thinks this piece of rock has a lot of power.” The head missionary in … [Click to read more …]

02: Understanding Who God Is – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought: True reverence for God is inspired by a sense of His infinite greatness and a realization of His presence. With this sense of the Unseen, every heart should be deeply impressed.. 1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 3:4, 5, 12-15. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea … [Click to read more …]

Reverence
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“Do not come any closer, God said. Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.” Exodus 3:5, NIV The opening chapters of the book of Exodus represent a low point in the history of God’s people. From calling upon the name of the Lord in the early chapters of … [Click to read more …]

When Does the Result Justify the Means?
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Some Bible stories seem to indicate that God’s will was done by ignoring one or more of His commandments. What does this say to us? I would like our readers to suggest some answers. In response to the lesson plan for “Two Classes of Worshipers,” one of our readers concluded (in an unpublished comment)  that … [Click to read more …]

01: Two Classes of Worshipers – Teaching plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought:True worshippers in Genesis centered their devotional activities on what God had provided to deliver them from sin. 1.  Have a volunteer read Genesis 3:8-13. A.  Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B.  Why were Adam and Eve evasive in their answers to … [Click to read more …]