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 Teachings of Jesus. Just before giving in to to the demands of the crowd and handing Jesus over to be crucified, Pilate questioned Him about whether or not He was the king of the Jews. Jesus claimed to be a king but that His kingdom was not of this world. Then He told Pilate, "For this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me." Pilate's response was to ask a rhetorical question, "What is truth?" He was not looking for an answer but was expressing his skepticism that truth can be known. We see the same dichotomy in the world around us today. Post-modern philosophers tell us that there is no objective truth, that each person is free to determine their own reality. In opposition, Jesus declares that, "I am the way, the truth, and the life..." (John 14:6) For 2,000 years, disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ have pointed to Him and His doing, dying, and resurrection as the objective reality that defines truth and ethics, not just for us, but for every human being.
Our lesson this quarter focuses particularly on the teachings of Jesus, looking at what Jesus taught about particular subjects: the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, salvation, growing in grace, the church, our mission, the law of God, the Sabbath, death and resurrection, and the second coming of Jesus. Join us this quarter as we study the truth as it is in Jesus using the Bible as our text book.
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.)
Lesson 1 No lesson this week: On vacation (5 July 2014)
Posted 18 July 2014 at 3:00 am EST.
Rev 1 posted 18 July 2014 at 10:10 pm. Added notes to slide 21 on unpardonable sin. Made a few corrections and edits.
Lesson 4 No lesson this week: On vacation (26 July 2014)