We begin this quarter by examining one of the most beloved chapters in the Bible, the 23rd Psalms. Can Psalm 23:4-6 exist without verses 1-3? Join us to find out the answer as we discuss this inspirational chapter about David’s confidence in God.
Friday’s section of this week’s lesson asks the question, “Once Jacob died, Joseph’s brothers feared that now Joseph would get revenge. What does this teach about the guilt that they still harbored? What does Joseph’s reaction teach us about forgiveness for the guilty?” Maybe the brothers had a hard time believing Joseph had forgiven them … Continue reading –>
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” (Psalm 23:4, NKJV). It would be nice if the paths of righteousness wound their way only along the grass-covered banks of cool streams. But that is … Continue reading –>
“He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake” (Psalm 23:3, NRSV). Imagine the “paths of righteousness” (Psalm 23:3) stretching out before you, way out into the distance. You cannot see the end, but you know that at the end of the journey is home, God’s house. As you focus a little closer to you, do you … Continue reading –>
Key Thought: Psalm 23 talks about a path. The path takes us through the highs and lows in our lives. Do we know and trust the Shepherd as we move along this path. July 2, 2022 1. Have a volunteer read Psalm 23:1-3. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the most … Continue reading –>
Welcome to the commencement of the Third Quarter’s Sabbath School lesson studies. Having scanned through the lesson quarterly, there are so many hymns from which to choose a theme. In effect, there is a commencing theme hymn which changes through the quarter to the finale theme hymn. To start with, we could use Hymn 552 … Continue reading –>
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1, NKJV). Some children were asked to draw a picture of God. Without exception, each one drew a picture with a heart somewhere in it. When asked why, they declared unanimously that God is love. It was as simple as that. It is easy to have … Continue reading –>
Sabbath Afternoon Read for This Week’s Study: Psalm 23:1-6, Romans 12:18-21. Memory Text: “He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake” (Psalm 23:3-4). Sophie leaned back against her bedroom door and slid to the floor. Tears were welling up fast, and it was only a moment before she was sobbing. “How … Continue reading –>
The Crucified Creator “All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made” (John 1:3). “All things” were made by Him, Jesus, and yet — according to Scripture — “Jesus wept” (John 11:35). The Creator wept? Even more so, Jesus was “despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, … Continue reading –>
Praying for 10 Years By Andrew McChesney Winston Crawford, a U.S. volunteer teaching English in Moscow, invited one of his Russian students to the Seventh-day Adventist church on Sabbath. The student, Sasha, did not seem moved by the worship experience. He had been raised in an atheistic family, and he looked downright bored. Winston felt … Continue reading –>
Further Thought: Ellen G. White, “Joseph and His Brothers,” in Patriarchs and Prophets, Pages 233-240. “The life of Joseph illustrates the life of Christ. It was envy that moved the brothers of Joseph to sell him as a slave; they hoped to prevent him from becoming greater than themselves. And when he was carried to Egypt, they … Continue reading –>
Join us for the last lesson of our study of Genesis. We’ll look back at the past to learn lessons for our futures and answer questions such as what role do we play in attaining the purpose God has for us?