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 Proverbs. The book of Proverbs is filled with practical and down-to-earth advice for daily living. It is a witness to the wisdom that had been acumulated over generations, yet it is God's wisdom because it is a part of inspired scripture. The Holy Spirit was active in guiding the authors of this book in the selection and expression of these poetic jems of wisdom.
From the book of Proverbs, we will learn how to be wise, but concretely, in practical ways. The book answers such questions as What and how should I teach my children? How can I be happy and successfl? Why do I have money problems? How can I get a promotion in my job? How can I resist sexual temptations? How should I cope with my anger or my tongue?
There is always the temptation to think of ourselves as already wise enough and therefore not in need of any further council from this book of wisdom. The truly wise person, however, will admit the limitations of their own wisdom and humbly seek the wisdom of God. This is the kind of wisdom for which we can pray in full assurance that those who seek God's wisdom through Christ will find it. " If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." (James 1:5)
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 23 Jan 2015 at 2:43 am EST.
Rev 1 posted 23 Jan 2015 at 8:07 pm EST. Added slide 10 on Proverbs 9 to end of lesson.
Rev 2 posted 23 Jan 2015 at 9:41 pm EST. Added notes on evidence for creation. Added Slide 5 on anthropic principle. No further changes planned.
Rev 3 posted 24 Jan 2015 at 7:52 am EST. Added note for question 3 on slide 4.
Rev 4 posted 24 Jan 2015 at 6:44 pm EST. Corrected missing hyperlink on slide 11 and return.
Lessons from Last Quarter: