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Wayne SDA Collegiate Sabbath School Class

…continuing the conversation…

Month

November 2018

9 – The Most Convincing Proof – 11/24 – 11/30

This Week’s Lesson – The Most Convincing Proof

“Now this he did not say on his own authority; but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, and not for that nation only, but also that He would gather together in one the children of God who were scattered abroad” (John 11:5152, NKJV).

“The Lord has called us to unity in the bonds of Christian fellowship and love. ‘A new commandment I give unto you,’ said Christ, ‘That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.’ ‘If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.” – Ellen G. White, “Christian Unity,” Review and Herald, April 27, 1897.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s talk about it this Sabbath.

 

 

 

8 – Unity in Faith – 11/17 – 11/23

This Week’s Lesson – Unity in Faith

“ ‘Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved’ ” (Acts 4:12, NKJV).

The Bible explains that God gave His people the Sabbath as a covenant, “a sign between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them” (Ezek. 20:12). For the people of Israel, the Sabbath was a day of both physical and spiritual rest. It was a day reserved for people to break out of their daily labor routine to have some physical rest. In addition, the Sabbath was a day to commune with God, to take their spiritual burdens to God in prayer and thanksgiving. This, in turn, led to spiritual rest.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss it this Sabbath.

 

 

7 – When Conflicts Arise – 11/10 – 11/16

This Week’s Lesson – When Conflicts Arise

“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:2728, NKJV).

During His time of sorrow and agony in Gethsemane, Jesus prayed a beautiful, selfless prayer for us. He specifically prayed for future believers to have unity—not only to experience relational, unselfish love among one another but also to be a powerful witness to the rest of the world. Given Jesus’ attention to this aspect of the Christian church and community, it is critical that we do all we can to support this unity within the church family.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss it this Sabbath.

 

 

6 – Images of Unity – 11/3 – 11/9

This week’s lesson – Images of Unity

“For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ” (1 Corinthians 12:12, NKJV).

“The Jewish temple was built of hewn stones quarried out of the mountains; and every stone was fitted for its place in the temple, hewn, polished, and tested before it was brought to Jerusalem. And when all were brought to the ground, the building went together without the sound of ax or hammer. This building represents God’s spiritual temple, which is composed of material gathered out of every nation, and tongue, and people, of all grades, high and low, rich and poor, learned and unlearned. These are not dead substances to be fitted by hammer and chisel. They are living stones, quarried out from the world by the truth; and the great Master Builder, the Lord of the temple, is now hewing and polishing them, and fitting them for their respective places in the spiritual temple. When completed, this temple will be perfect in all its parts, the admiration of angels and of men; for its Builder and Maker is God.” –Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9, p.180.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss this Sabbath.

 

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