Adult Teacher Resources


8 The Gifts of the Spirit – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

1. The Fruit of the Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit are not the Same. Do you find it a challenge to understand that the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit are not the same? What is the major difference between the two? Which of the two is required by the seeking Christian? … [Click to read more …]

The Fruit of the Spirit – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Holy Spirit represented as a dove

Key Thought: The fruit of the Spirit is evidence that we have a deeply rooted relationship with Christ. Christ develops this fruit in us as we abide in Him. Lessonn 7, February 18, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 5:22. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point … [Click to read more …]

7. The Holy Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

1. The fruit of the spirit. Are you often encouraged in your Christian life by the gifts of the Holy Spirit? Which of the gifts bring to mind most vividly the blessings of being deeply involved with God as a Christian? What about love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control? What would your life be … [Click to read more …]

Living a Holy Life – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Receiving the Holy Spirit

Key Thought: It is the Holy Spirit who strengthens us in our pursuit of the character of God embodied in holiness.. Lesson 6, February 11, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read I Peter 1:14-16. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What does … [Click to read more …]

The Baptism and Filling of the Holy Spirit – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Receiving the Holy Spirit

Key Thought: As we follow the Biblical steps to be filled with the Spirit, we receive strength and joy. Lesson 5 for February 4, 2017 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 11:16. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What does it mean … [Click to read more …]

(For Teacher Aids for previous lessons, see the Teacher Aids Category page.)


More Lesson Resources

You may download the full lesson quarterly on Amazon in Kindle format (Canadian Link, UK Link) (If you don’t have a Kindle, download the reader for the PC, or the FREE app for mobile devices.) And you can also download the Kindle version of the companion book for the lesson by Ron E. M. Clouzet, Getting to Know the Holy Spirit (Bible Bookshelf Series). (Canadian link,UK link) You can order the paperlesson in various formats from the AdventistBookCenter.com.

Large Print and Teachers’ editions are available only at your local Adventist Book Center or at AdventistBookCenter.com in paper format (shipping charges apply). You can also download PDF files for each week’s lesson at the Adult Bible Study Guide site, including the regular Adult Lessons,  Easy English, Teachers’ editions. Spanish lessons are under “Other Languages.”

 Ellen White comments compiled by Malmede Van Allen

More Resources for Studying the Holy Spirit and Spirituality

Ellen White Notes 2017a, Pacific Press version. (Amazon Canada link | Amazon Great Britain link.

Sabbath School Lesson Comments by Ellen White (Amazon US link) edited by J. L. MalmedeVanAllen. Amazon Canada Link | Amazon Great Britain Link


  • GoBible.org Weekly teaching outlines posted by Bruce Cameron. (Also found at SabbathSchoolLessons.com
    • Sabbath School Teaching Outlines available from the GC Sabbath School Department. (Click on the correct year and lesson.)
    • Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class Often lively lesson discussion in a small group, composed of persons from various backgrounds, several weeks ahead of the time the lesson is scheduled to be studied in church. You may watch the class online, listen to it and download a PDF handout with a list of discussion questions. Podcast available.
    • Sabbath School App in the iPhone and Android Apps Store includes the Teacher’s Edition. Download the app, click on the app, go to “More” (top right), go to Settings (bottom) and enable Teachers’ Content.

Discussion and Teachers’ Helps

Learn from a professional teacher how to teach to change lives.

Learn from a professional teacher how to teach to change lives.

  • You can learn to teach! Sabbath Schools are not intended to be catechizing classes. And that means that going through the lesson, question by question, and taking answers to the questions is not teaching. If you do not know how to do better than that, you can learn from good teachers. Watching how Derek Morris conducts the Hope Sabbath School (usually visible above) should help give you an idea of how a good class is run.
  • One of the best books on the subject is Howard Hendricks’s Teaching to Change Lives.
Learn how to make the Bible relevant and teach more effectively.

Learn how to make the Bible relevant and teach more effectively.

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