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 Luke. Luke is the only Gentile writer included in the cannon of scripture. He wrote two books: the gospel that bears his name and the Acts of the Apostles. He was a companion of Paul and accompanied him on some of his missionary journeys. Paul refers to Luke as "the beloved physician." As a Gentile and a believer in Jesus, Luke's message is of particular relevance to the Gentile believers in the community of faith. To them, he presents Jesus, the Son of Man, as the Savior of the world and Friend of humanity. The universality of salvation is the underlying theme of his Gospel.
Luke's gospel is the longest in the New Testament. He records a number of miracles and parables that are unique to Luke. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Luke surveyed the historical materials, interviewed the eyewitnesses, and then with "perfect understanding of all things," wrote "an orderly account" that readers "may know the certainty" of the doing, the dying, and the rising again of Jesus Christ our Savior (Luke 1:1-4 NKJV).
Join us this quarter as we study through this inspired account of the life of Jesus, God's Son and Savior of the world.
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 22 May 2015 at 3:00 am EST. Notes need to be numbered. Plan to modify some artwork.
Rev 1 posted 22 May 2015 at 12:24 pm. Numbered notes. Added artwork. Complete.
Rev 2 posted 22 May 2015 at 10:00 pm. Minor edits.
Lesson 11 No lesson this week. On vacation at camp meeting.
Lesson 12 No lesson this week. On vacation at camp meeting.
Lessons from Last Quarter: