Sabbath school classes are the heartbeat of our church community. Each week we spend time learning from Scripture and from each other. The adult Sabbath School class is led by Dr. Ken McNulty using PowerPoint presentations to help students understand the information of the lesson and help focus discussion that will apply important biblical truths from the lesson to our lives.
Our Sabbath school fellowship begins at 10:45 a.m. Children's classes begin immediately while adult Sabbath school opens with a short program in the sanctuary which can consist of singing, inspirational thoughts, mission stories, and special features. After the opening program, the adult class is taught in the sanctuary beginning at about 11:00 am.
Current Adult Sabbath School Lesson:
The adult Sabbath School lessons are prepared by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, usually by one of the scholars or theologians of the church. These lessons are published in the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide which is published quarterly and provided free to each student. To study on line, click the link in the previous sentence.
This quarter our Study Guide is entitled Christ and His Law. John testifies in the opening chapter of his gospel that "the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." (John 1:17). The theological concepts of law and grace have often been set in opposition to each other. The Bible in general and the Pauline epistles in particular champion the gospel message that salvation from sin and death comes by grace through faith and not by obedience to the law. For example, Paul writes to the Galatians these words: "Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be justified." (Gal 2:16). Many today cite Paul's words in Rom 6:14 ("you are not under law but under grace") in an attempt to deminish the law of God relative to the grace of God. However, in the same letter, Paul writes that "the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good." (Rom 7:12).
What is the proper relationship of the law of God to the grace of God? How did Jesus view the law? What is the purpose of the law? Did Jesus change the law? Is there a difference between the law of God and the law of Christ? How did Jesus' view of the law differ from the view of the Pharisees of His day? What Old Testament laws are valid for Christians today and what laws have been fulfilled by Christ and are no longer valid? Join us this quarter as we study this important subject from the word of God.
Below are posted the PowerPoint presentations for lessons presented so far. Click on the lesson and choose "Open" or "Save."To View PowerPoint Presentations on this site without purchasing the MicroSoft PowerPoint application, you need PowerPoint Viewer. Get it here for free. (Search Site for PowerPoint Viewer).
If you are a Sabbath School teacher, you may use the lessons in your own preparation and presentation. Your comments and questions on the lessons are welcome (email@example.com).
(Note on posting: I will do my best to post the lesson by Thursday night, Eastern Standard Time. The first post is seldom the final version. Please check back for additions, corrections, and updates.)
Posted 11 Apr 2014 at 3:10 am EST.
Rev 1 posted 11 Apr 2014 at 10:40 pm EST. Added notes mainly on bibilical feasts, made corrections, added artwork.