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 Discipleship. In Jesus' parting words to His disciiples as recorded in Matt 28:19-20, He commissions them to: "go and make disciples of all nations." A disciple is one who follows Jesus as his Teacher, Savior, and Lord and engages in sharing the gospel message with others that thay may become disciples too. How did Jesus attract His followers? What can we learn from Christ's example that can enable us to more effectively lead others to Him? How did He appeal to such diverse groups: the wealthy and the destitute, the religious and the irreligious, the politically powerful and the powerless? How did He inspire hope among outcasts and leap over social and ethnic barriers in order to make disciples? In the end, discipleship is not limited to ways and means of correcting aberrant behaviors and habits, however important these corrections may be. Rather it includes a passionate desire to follow Jesus all the way to the Kingdom of God and, as a supernatural result, a passionate desire to lead others to Christ as well. 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" to see the PowerPoint presentation slides. To see also the Bible texts and teacher's notes, save the file to your desktop (or other folder on your hard disk) and open it from there with your Microsoft PowerPoint software. To View PowerPoint Presentations on this site, you need PowerPoint Viewer. Get it here for free.
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: In times past, I have posted the lessons about a week in advance because our SS class studied the lessons a week in advance. Our class has gone back to studying the lessons on the week they are to be studied in the quarterly. I have been trying to get the lessons posted early, but it is difficult to do so without a drop-dead deadline like I used to have. I will do my best to get them posted by Thursday night, Eastern time.)
Posted 7 Mar 2014, 2:40 am EST.
Rev 1 posted 7 Mar 2014, 2:30 pm EST. Added some pictures.
Rev 2 posted 7 Mar 2014, 10:30 pm EST. Made a few edits to slides. Added notes to several slides.