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 Rebellion and Redemption. Somehow, rebellion began in heaven when Lucifer allowed pride, self-centeredness, jealousy, and covetousness to lead him into open rebellion against God. Thus began the long war against God that has become know as the Great Controversy. When Lucifer was cast out of heaven to the earth, he successfully deceived Eve, and the entire human race has ever since been subject to the curse of sin and rebellion here. Fortunately God had a plan from the foundation of the world that, if mankind should sin, God Himself would step into the breach and provide the means by which we could be redeemed. God the Son made an everlasting covenant with the Father that He would come as the head of a new humanity, take upon Himself the penalty for man's sin, and suffer the consequences for every sin committed: death. By faith in the shed blood of Jesus, God can justly forgive repentant sinners and redeem them from eternal death. This plan of redemption as been put into place and is right on schedule. Christ continues to win decisive victories in this Great Controversy with Satan. His incarnation, sinless life, sacrificial death, glorious resurrection, and future return in judgment assure us that Satan's doom is certain. In the end Satan will surely lose and Christ will be victorious. But only those who choose Christ as Savior and Lord and who endure to the end will be victorious with Him.
Join us this quarter as we explore how the Great Controversy theme plays out in scripture and how we can use our freedom of choice to ultimately find victory with Christ in this long war against 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(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 12 Feb 2016 at 1:43 am EST. Complete.
Rev 1 posted 12 Feb 2016 at 9:30 pm. Made some minor corrections.
Rev 2 posted 13 Feb 2016 at 8:00 am EST. Corrected numbering on Slide 5.
Lessons from 4th Quarter of 2015