04: Salvation – Hit the Mark

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When did we stop believing? When did we begin to take pride in declaring our doubts about our salvation? I was in a Sabbath school class recently when, during a discussion about salvation, a long-time member raised a hand for comment. “We should never say that we’re saved!” A partial but oft-quoted Ellen White statement was … [Click to read more …]

Jesus to the Rescue!


Many have seen the movies and read books to children about the knight in shining armor who comes and saves the damsel in distress. As we read we dream of someone caring for us the way the knight cares for the damsel. Would anyone ever pursue us with such desire? What if I told you, that someone … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Free From Sin

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Without Christ, we were slaves of sin, slaves to the evil impulses of our fallen human nature. We lived in a self-centered way, pleasing ourselves instead of living to the glory of God. The unavoidable result of this spiritual slavery was death, because the wages of sin is death. But Jesus came to proclaim liberty … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Salvation


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. You might also want to bookmark the HopeSS Youtube channel. Like(12) … [Click to read more …]

04: Salvation – Lesson Plan


Key Thought : As we review the gift of God’s grace through Christ, let us renew our faith in Jesus as our personal Savior. [Lesson plan for Salvation July 21, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 18:9-14. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. … [Click to read more …]

Apostasy! What Is It?

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One Friday morning, I was helping in getting a friend’s house “presentable” by pulling weeds in a flower bed when I found in my hands, not a clump of ugly weeds but, instead, a beautiful begonia! I had snapped it at the root, and there was no way I could now save it. In my mind I … [Click to read more …]