Adult Teacher Resources

God and Human Suffering – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Earnest Prayer

What has God clearly revealed in this world about Himself? [Lesson 4 – October 22, 2016] Perhaps there’s been a bad forest fire close to where you live. Or flooding has ruined the harvest for the year. (Romans 1:18-20) Still, does Paul proclaim that we have seen enough in nature to know God and know Him well?When … [Click to read more …]

God and Human Suffering – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Image © Lars Justinen

Key Thought: The character of God lies at the center of the great controversy and behind most questions of human suffering.. God and Human Suffering- October 22, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 12:7-10. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. How does … [Click to read more …]

“Doth Job Fear God for Naught?” – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

God’s Servant Job. [Lesson 5, Oct 15, 2016 ] It is true, is it not, that all of God’s children are blessed by God. Shouldn’t our state of being blessed lead us to a sense of thanksgiving? What about Job? Did the devil reason that Job was satisfied in the Lord because of the blessings bestowed upon … [Click to read more …]

The Great Controversy – Hit the Mark

A man walking down a dark road.

If the story of Job is a microcosm of The Great Controversy anticipated, we, the church, are in serious trouble. Please allow my generalities for the sake of discussion. May it be true that you are an exception to the following. As a church we talk often about the Great Controversy scenario of the end-time – … [Click to read more …]

The Great Controversy – Discussion starters
Joyce Griffith

The world laid out as a chess game, with two kings leading their armies.

A little heaven on earth. [Lesson 2 for October 8] Wouldn’t you have enjoyed having Job at the beginning of the book as one of your friends? Or as a member of your local congregation? Plenty of money and a generous heart. Or, as the poetry of the book states, “blameless.” Do you think Job’s worried … [Click to read more …]

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

  • Weekly teaching outlines posted by Bruce Cameron. (Also found at
  • 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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