08: Creation Care – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Because God has created this world to be our home and given us dominion as His stewards, we have a responsibility to care for our environment.   [Teaching plan for “Creation Care” February 22, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 1:25-28. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on … [Click to read more …]

Was Ellen White Green?
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Was Ellen White an environmentalist? Was she concerned with Planet Earth, with ecology, recycling, contaminants, the effects of materialism? Although Ellen White lived most of her life in the nineteenth century before plastics were invented, before nuclear power, before nitrates and anthropogenic chemicals contaminated our rivers and streams, and before greed for oil drove much … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Sabbath and the Environment
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“Hell and Destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied” (Prov. 27:20, NKJV). How does the truth of this text directly impact the whole question of creation care and the danger our exploits pose to the environment?  1 As the creation statement said, part of the reason for the issue with our environment today has … [Click to read more …]

A Thin Green Line – Christian Environmentalism
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I am a Christian who believes that God created everything in six literal days and then literally rested on the seventh day. Having said that, I’m not sure that I’ve spent enough time thinking about how that should shape my interactions with the things that God created in, say, the first five days of Creation … [Click to read more …]

Monday: A Statement on Creation Care
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How, then, do Seventh-day Adventists look at the question of the environment? How do we get involved and yet seek to keep a right balance? Below is an official statement, voted by the church leadership back in 1995.1 “Seventh day Adventists believe that humankind was created in the image of God, thus representing God as … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Lobster Liberation Movement!
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Years ago an environmentalist entered a seafood restaurant. There before him, sitting in a large tank, were half a dozen Maine lobsters that probably wouldn’t last the night. A customer would pick the one out that he or she wanted to eat, and before long the lobster would be sitting on someone’s plate next to, … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Creation Care
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Read for This Week’s Study: Rom. 1:25, 2 Pet. 3:10–14, Gen. 2:15, Neh. 13:16–19, Heb. 1:3, Psalm 100, Gen. 1:26–28. Memory Text: “And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it” (Genesis 2:15). Key Thought: How should Christians relate to the environment? What should we, as Seventh-day Adventists, think about the … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Raquel’s New Church
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Raquel is 10 years old. She lives with her family along the Amazon River in northern Brazil. Raquel’s family doesn’t attend church, but Raquel sometimes attended church with her cousin on Sundays. One Sunday evening Raquel’s cousin didn’t come to take her to church. Disappointed, Raquel wandered outside. She heard people singing in the Adventist … [Click to read more …]

07: Lord of the Sabbath – Thought Starters
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Phil and Sherry stared at each other across the after-dinner clutter on the dining room table. “What are we going to do?” Sherry said, her fingers twisting and turning. “Jeremy doesn’t love the Sabbath.”1 “He used to,” Phil said. “Remember when he was thrilled when we told him it was Sabbath and time to get ready … [Click to read more …]