Sunday, June 29, 2014

Our Loving Heavenly Father│Lesson 1, June 28-July 4

Memory Text: "Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him." (1 John 3:1, NKJV).

► Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor│Amazing Facts ... and 7 more videos: Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris; Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class, Loma Linda UniversityBible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Short Points;  and Sabbath School University│ Sabbath School & Personal Ministries GC of SDA.

Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class, Loma Linda University

Bible Study Class with Timothy R. JenningsCome And Reason Ministries

Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris│Hope Channel

Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn RussellCommunications Department of Andrews University.

Sabbath School University│Sabbath School & Personal Ministries

P-C-Q3-L1: Going Fishing│“I follow Jesus and share Him with others. “ ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men’ ” (Matthew 4:19, NIV).Sabbath School & Personal Ministries

Short Points│Short Points

• Sabbath Afternoon│Introduction

Jesus delighted to speak of God as the Father. According to the Gospels, Jesus applied the name Father to God more than one hundred thirty times. On various occasions, He added adjectives: "heavenly Father" (Matt. 6:14, NKJV), "living Father" (John 6:57, NKJV), "Holy Father" (John 17:11, NKJV), and "righteous Father" (John 17:25, NKJV). The name describes the intimate bond that should unite us to our Lord.

Traditionally, a father means love, protection, security, sustenance, and identity for a family. A father gives a name to the family and keeps its members together. We can enjoy these and many other benefits when we accept God as our heavenly Father.

Though it is so essential for us to know the Father, our aim should not be just intellectual and theoretical knowledge. In the Bible, to know someone means to have a personal, intimate relationship with him or her. How much more so with our heavenly Father?

This week we will explore what Jesus taught about our Father and about His infinite love for us. We will look, too, at the close relationship of the Father with the Son and with the Holy Spirit ...  Read the entire Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide lesson

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P-C-Q3-L1: Going Fishing│“I follow Jesus and share Him with others. “ ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will make you fishers of men’ ” (Matthew 4:19, NIV).Sabbath School & Personal Ministries
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► Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide: "The TEACHINGS of JESUS". Standard Edition 3rd. Quarter 2014
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