Archive for July, 2015

Well, this one is out before Sabbath, at least. Yay! This week’s lesson is on reasons we should study the Bible. I think I got a little long-winded on some of the days. And teenagers, am I using too many big words? Let me know: Is this lesson something you can understand? Is it interesting? Does it seem relevant to your daily lives? Anyway, please read and let me know what you think.

Lesson:

Last week we learned that the Bible is the divinely-inspired Word of God, a book of prophecy, guidance, purification and protection meant to help us and strengthen us in our lives here on this earth.

Ok, so we know what it is, but there is still another question looming over us: Why should we study it?

In the book Steps to Christ, we read:

There is nothing more calculated to strengthen the intellect than the study of the Scriptures. No other book is so potent to elevate the thoughts, to give vigor to the faculties, as the broad, ennobling truths of the Bible. If God’s Word were studied as it should be, men would have a breadth of mind, a nobility of character, and a stability of purpose rarely seen in these times (pg. 90).

In this week’s lesson, let’s dive into the Scriptures and take a look at some reasons to study the Bible. And then, once we have explored that, let’s learn some methods for Bible study.

Read it here –> Quarter 1, Lesson 2: Searching for Truth

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I know it’s a little late in coming, but last Sabbath’s lesson is finally complete. Take a look!

What is the Bible?

At the core of every religion is the question of “What do I believe?” and “Why do I believe it?”

For a true follower of God, these questions center around the Bible. But what is the Bible? What sets this collection of 66 ancient books apart from any other book you can pick up off a bookstore shelf? Without understanding what the Bible is, it is hard to understand why we should care about what is inside it.

In 2 Timothy 3:14-17 we read,

But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,  that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

So what is the Bible? The Bible has more than one function and purpose in our lives, so much so that it merits a closer look. Let’s take a look at what the Scriptures have to say about themselves.

Read it here –> Quarter 1, Lesson 1: The Greater Light

Memory Verse: August 1, 2015

Posted: July 27, 2015 in Memory Verses

Hey guys! I’ve got the memory verse for this coming Sabbath ready to go. Should be pretty easy, as it is a continuation of last week’s. Here it is:

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Tim 3:16-17).

Program Launch!

Posted: July 26, 2015 in General/Notes

Hey everyone!

So, yesterday, July 25, marked the official launch of the Compass Initiative Sabbath School Program. Thank you to all who attended and gave me feedback.

For those of you who are coming this next Sabbath, don’t forget that we have a memory verse challenge going with this program, too. If you can memorize the verse for last Sabbath as well as this upcoming Sabbath, even better!

For those of you who were in class yesterday, please feel free to leave comments below this post about your opinions on this first lesson: what you liked, what you didn’t like, what you would like to see implemented. I am building this program for you, after all. 🙂

I’ll be posting updates as I go this week, so keep an eye out for more information, and I look forward to seeing ya’ll next Sabbath!