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 The Book of Matthew. Matthew is the first gospel of the New Testament and the one most frequently referred to. Both Matthew and Luke closely follow Mark's account of the events in Jesus' life, but both provide important additional insights on specific events and on the teachings of Jesus. The early Christian historian, Papias, wrote that "Matthew collected the sayings of Jesus in the Hebrew tongue." It is hardly surprising then that his gospel contains much more material on the teachings of Jesus than the others. In Matthew, the sermon on the mount covers three chapters, and Jesus' teaching on the second coming covers two chapters. Matthew presents Jesus as the promised Messiah that fulfills the Old Testament messianic prophecies and the one to whom all the Old Testament types pointed. His story tells of a Savior who does for us what we could never do for ourselves: He saves us from our sins.
Join us this quarter as we explore the book of Matthew as he paints a portrait of Jesus, the King of kings, the Messiah of Old Testament prophecy, Immanuel, God with us, and Yashua, Jesus, the One who "will save His people from their sins."
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. You are invited to bookmark this page to easily find it again.)
Posted 29 Apr 2016 at 12:45 am. Incomplete. Will finish tomorrow.
Rev 1 29 Apr 2016 at 2:55 pm. Complete.
Rev 2 29 Apr 2016 at 9:55 pm. Simplified notes on slide 18
No lesson this week (May 7). Out of town for college graduation.
June 18 and 25. No lesson on these Sabbaths. Camp Meeting.
Lessons from Last Quarter