Garments of Grace: Clothing Imagery in the Bible
Language, culture, society, politics—everything to some degree—comes to us filtered through symbols: flags, icons, pictures, slogans, idiom, art, poetry, sculpture, dance, architecture, ritual, and custom, with meanings often varying from place to place. So many things mean more than what they, in and of themselves, are.
Study the Lesson
CQ (Collegiate Quarterly) is a devotional Bible-study guide for young adults, ages 18–35, published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church®. The topics for each quarter are based on the same topics as the Adult Bible Study Guide published by the Church.
Each week’s lesson in CQ is written by seven different young adults from around the world. Even the illustrations are done by young adults. Some of the countries our writers live in are: Australia, Philippines, Jamaica, England, Kenya, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, U.S.A., Ghana, Grenada, Thailand, Sweden, and Bulgaria.
Lessons are provided in English, French and Spanish
Youth Sabbath School (Ages 14 - 18)
Cornerstone Connections is part of the overall quarterly Bible study curriculum produced by the Seventh-day Adventist church for use in Sabbath School.
Cornerstone Connections is a four-year “through-the-Bible” study curriculum for young people in the teen years. It uses Ellen G. White’s Conflict of the Ages series to offer commentary on the Biblical text. The White Estate is creating adaptations of these books for young adults.
Earliteen Sabbath School (Ages 13, 14)
The emphasis of this curriculum is God’s kingdom of grace, being a recruited agent (steward, citizen) of that kingdom, and the battle between it and the kingdom of evil. Being in God’s kingdom requires action—being doers and not just listeners (James 1:22) of how to live as God’s agents on this earth.
The first lesson of each quarter of the two-year cycle is a different portion of the Sermon on the Mount which is “at once Christ’s inaugural address as King of the kingdom of grace and also the constitution of the kingdom” (Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary, vol. 5, p. 322).
Lessons are provided in English, French, Spanish and Dutch
Greetings in the name of the Lord. I want to personally welcome you
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to us we will include it on the website. May God bless you. I trust
school classes will be successful.
Read below to discover a variety of age appropriate Sabbath School lessons designed for Adults, Young Adults, Youth, and Children.
Yours in Christ,
Oscar L. Sherrod
Sabbath School Director
The purpose of the Sabbath School is to make disciples for Christ.
The purpose of the Sabbath School is to make disciples for Christ. It includes the nurture of
spiritual growth in members and prospective members, as well as the unchurched who come to
join in the fellowship, study, sharing and service. The Sabbath School exists not only to minister
to its members, but to train those members to minister to others. The Sabbath School is a school
of Christian living, not just an event on Sabbath mornings. It can include Bible study groups that
meet at other times also. Its purpose is evangelistic, not ritualistic.
Every Christian believer is called to ministry, gifted by the Holy Spirit, and in baptism
ordained for ministry (Eph. 4:11-12). In Acts 2:42-47 the Bible gives us a blueprint for the
Sabbath School. Verse 42 outlines the goals of the Sabbath School as “teaching and fellowship,”
and “breaking bread and prayer.” Verses 43-45 illustrate the strong sense of togetherness, caring
and support that must be present in the Sabbath School in order to create a proper atmosphere
for learning and growth. Verse 46 indicates that this can happen both in church buildings and in
home Bible study groups, or what Adventists have called “Branch Sabbath Schools” and verse
47 demonstrates how this is essential to a growing church.
The Sabbath School is a lay ministry. It is run, staffed and funded by church members, not
the clergy. God calls every member of the church into ministry, and the Sabbath School is the
place of preparation, support and empowerment for ministry. It is, therefore, essential to have lay
involvement and leadership in its operation.