Hopess: Our Mission


You can view a discussion of the current lesson in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. … [Click to read more …]

What Is the Gospel?

New England Churches 100

A couple of years ago I had the privilege of conducting my “In Light of the Cross” gospel seminar in New England. While there, a kind and gracious member of the Adventist Church I was speaking in, gave me a tour of the region and several old New England churches. Being a history buff, and realizing … [Click to read more …]

09: Our Mission – Lesson Plan


Key Thought : Jesus appointed twelve disciples to preach, and later seventy disciples to evangelize. Jesus entrusted His church with the gospel commission.. [Lesson Plan for Our Mission August 25, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 24:14. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: So Send I You

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John’s gospel also reports Jesus’ first encounter with the disciples in the upper room but mentions other elements not included in Luke’s gospel. According to John, in what way did Jesus define the mission of the believers? See John 20:21. Jesus had already mentioned this concept a few days before, when He prayed: As You … [Click to read more …]

SSNET Hosting

Since Sabbath School Net has become a very large and very busy site, it ran up against the limits of shared hosting, and since 2011, the site has been hosted on a dedicated server. Below, I will share about our current dedicated hosting company, which I recommend highly for anyone considering VPS or dedicated server … [Click to read more …]

Monday: To Be Witnesses

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Jesus’ first encounter with the disciples after His resurrection was very important. They were fearful, distressed, discouraged, and perplexed. They had locked the doors of the room out of fear, but Jesus came and stood in their midst. With a clear and warm voice He said to them: Peace to you. Startled and terrified as … [Click to read more …]