God's Family: The Church
October, November, December 1996
  1. October 5 - God's people, the Church
  2. October 12 - Christ's called out people
  3. October 19 - The church before the cross
  4. October 26 - The church has one foundation
  5. November 2- The apostolic church
  6. November 9- The missionary nature of the church
  7. November 16 - Church organization
  8. November 23 - Church life, part 1
  9. November 30- Church life, part 2
  10. December 7 - The church militant
  11. December 14 - The remnant church
  12. December 21 - The church--shaken and sifted
  13. December 28 -The church triumphant

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The Adult Sabbath School Lessons are prepared by the Department of Church Ministries of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. This quarter's Bible study focuses on God's Family, the Church. The lesson organization provided here (with explanations) is quoted directly from the Adult Sabbath School Lessons (Copyright 1996 by Department of Church Ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), and is used here by permission. Additional comments are taken from the Teacher's Edition, Adult Sabbath School Lessons (Copyright 1996 by Department of Church Ministries, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), which is used here by permission.

Pastor Brian Jones is the Principal Contributor to this quarter's lessons.

Brian Jones is the pastor of a three-church district in West Virginia. Previously, he trained Bible workers for Project RESTORE, a conference-sponsored, inner-city evangelistic project centered in Seattle, Washington.
Pastor Jones earned his bachelor's degree from the University of the State of New York and studied studied religion at Pacific Union College. He has worked as a Bible instructor, pastor, and caplain in several conferences in North America.
Pastor Jones enjoys writing and reading, with a special interest in church history, particularly of the Reformation era. In the past, he has contributed to both the standard and teacher's editions of the adult Sabbath School quarterly. He has written a book entitled Messengers on Golden Wings and numerous articles or Adventist periodicals. He enjoys listening to classical religious music and plays the clarinet. His wife, Elizabeth, is a nurse and a writer.

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Last updated on December 23, 1996.

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