- PDF of Official Teacher’s Quarterly Choose “Teacher’s Edition” just below the middle of the page.
- 2020 Q2: How to Interpret Scripture Lesson and Reference Index (The “References” or “Helps” include the Ellen White quotations as well as the Bible texts for each lesson.)
- More Resources for How to Interpret Scripture (See the top of the Index page)
- Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About Rather than lecturing, Sabbath School teachers need to guide the discussion by giving class members something to talk about. Read the comments too. Good guide lines to follow.
- Other Resources below
[Moderator’s note: These videos are produced some months in advance and were made before the COVID-19 social distancing measures were mandated. For a video on the issue click on this link:] Hope SS Social Distancing You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Bible as History” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. Click on the … Continue reading –>
The South Pacific Division (SPD) has produced a series of videos about the lesson studies this quarter. The speaker is Dr Kayle de Waal, a theology lecturer at Avondale University College. Week 10_ study this lesson for June 6 from SPD Discipleship on Vimeo. Amen!(2)Print/PDF/EmailContinue reading -->
There are many hymns we could choose as a theme for this series of lesson studies. Here are just two, the first being Hymn 272 – Give Me the Bible, followed by Hymn 277 – For Your Holy Book We Thank You. Thank you to the ladies who messaged in and suggested that we could also add the song Ancient Words – if you have the Copyright (CCLI) … Continue reading –>
David, Solomon, and the Monarchy. Of course, it’s hard to believe, especially if you’re a new student of God’s Word, but don’t you find it to be a marvelous blessing for us to put him at the two-gated city of Shaaraim? Does the Bible give you enough evidence that you never doubt the rule of King David and his dynasty? How … Continue reading –>
Key Thought: The Bible is constituted in history. Biblical history moves in a linear direction from an absolute beginning to an ultimate goal: from Creation to the restoration. June 6, 2020 1. Have a volunteer read Isaiah 37:33-37. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. How does God deliver His … Continue reading –>
- 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.
- 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.
- After reading and learning from Howard Hendricks’s Teaching to Change Lives, take a look at one or two of the other books mentioned here.
- The book Creative Bible Teaching also focuses on good teaching methods, but this one is specifically aimed at those teaching from the Bible.
- Also check out the Sabbath School Teacher Training Courses Online – training for teachers of various age groups.
- Bruce Wilkerson was a student of Dr Hendricks and includes a lot of anecdotes in his book, The Seven Laws of the Learner.
- You can subscribe to Weekly Teachers’ Helps (the same posts as you see on this page above) via email by subscribing to the blog RSS feed: Choose the “Teachers’ Aids Only” towards the bottom of the page
- Contemporary Comments Weekly commentary by email is often tied to a current American or world event. These may be used as an introduction to the current week’s study.