Monday, April 18, 2011

April 16-23 (Q2, L3) Caught in a Cave

Memory verse: “Let us not become weary in doing good.” GALATIANS 6:9, NIV
Lesson 3: Caught in a Cave (PDF)
Scriptures: 1 Samuel 18:5-9; 19:1-2, 11-12; 24:1-22 
Commentary: Patriarchs and Prophets, pp. 649-659, 660-663
  • When have you felt like hurting someone this week? Today? Right now?
  • Instead of hurting Saul, David did something to show Saul that he loved him too much to hurt him. What will you do to show that person (the one you felt like hurting) that you love them too much to hurt them? 

Friday, April 15, 2011

April 9-16 (Q2, L2) Best Friends

Memory verse: “Jonathan...loved [David] as himself.” 1 SAMUEL 18:3, NIV
Lesson 2: Best Friends (PDF)
Scripture: 1 Samuel 18:1-5; 20:1-42
Commentary: Patriarchs and Prophets, pp. 649-655
  • How do I show my friends how much I love them?
  • Who is someone who doesn't have many friends that I can be a friend to? What will I do to build a friendship with him or her?

Monday, April 4, 2011

April 2-9 (Q2, L1) Just a Shepherd Boy?

Memory verse: “People look at the outside of a person, but the Lord looks at the heart” 1 SAMUEL 16:7, ICB
Lesson: Just a Shepherd Boy? (PDF)
Scripture: 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Commentary: Patriarchs and Prophets, pp. 637-642
  • What other Bible stories tell about God finding big hopes in small people or things?
  • This week, how can I help someone smaller than me know that she or he is important in God's eyes? What will I say or do to show that it's true?
If you have a sense of humor and a taste for the blues, here's a tune by Kevin Brusett called God Don't Care that reinforces this week's memory verse.

Monday, March 28, 2011

March 26-April 2 (Q1, L13) Coming in the Clouds

Memory verse: “We are looking forward to a new heaven.” 2 PETER 3:13, NIV
Lesson: Coming in the Clouds (PDF)
Scriptures: 1 Thessalonians 4:16, 17; Revelation 21, 22; Isaiah 65:17-25
Commentary: The Great Controversy, chapter 40
  • What are some of the things I'm most looking forward to when Jesus comes again?
  • What are some ways that we can make our home, our class, our planet, our neighborhood or our workplace be a little more like heaven this week? Today? Right now?
(For a handy review of all 13 memory verses from 1st quarter of 2011, click here. Or here.)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

March 19-26 (Q1, L12) He's Alive!

Memory Verse: “We believe that Jesus died and rose again.” 1 THESSALONIANS 4:14, NIV
Lesson: He's Alive (PDF)
Scriptures: Luke 23:26 - 24:12
Commentary: Desire of Ages Chapters 78, 79, 80, 81, 82
  • As we read and tell this story again, what is God saying to us through His dying and rising?
  • How can I share the truth of this story this week? Through what I say?  Through what I do?

March 12-19 (Q1, L11) Jesus Loves Me

Memory verse: "You are worthy...God, to receive glory and honor and power." REVELATION 4:11, NIV.
Lesson 11: Jesus Loves Me (PDF)
Scriptures: Luke 22:39 - 23:25
Commentary: Desire of Ages, Chapters 74, 75 and 77
  • What were some mean things that people did to me this week? What did I do back? What kinds of things might Jesus have done in response to those same mean things?
  • What is something hard that I have to do? Can my Father God help me do that hard thing the same way He helped Jesus do the hard things He had to do in this week's lesson?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 5-12 (Q1, L10) A Special Supper

Memory verse: "He now showed them...his love." JOHN 13:1, NIV
Lesson 10: A Special Supper (PDF)
Scriptures: John 13:1-17; Luke 22:15-19
Commentary: Desire of Ages pp. 642-651; 652-661
  • How would I feel if someone really important--the president, my school principal, my boss, our pastor--came and washed my feet, or cleaned up a yucky mess I made?
  • What is a yucky job I can do for someone else just to show her or him my love? For my spouse? For my parent? For my child?