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Friday, June 02, 2017

Sabbath School Helps - Lesson 10 - June 3 2017

Icebreaker: Think back to the last time you spent time with a special friend. What was the situation? Why did you get together? What did you do? 

Lesson Discussion

Read the following bolded question and discuss briefly. Then read each of the three passages individually and ask some 5W & H questions (who, what, when, where, why, how) about each. Use the category (G-words) to wrap up each section before moving onto the next verse. 
Into what types of situations did Jesus take his “Inner circle” of three? 
His Grieving: Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46)
His Giftedness: Jairus’ Daughter (Luke 8:49-56)
His Glory: The Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-6)

Grieving, Giftedness, Glory.
Which of these three situations are you most likely to take your friends? Why? 
Which of these three situations are you most likely to face alone? Why? 
Why do you think Jesus took his “inner circle” into all three settings? 
How did these three situations set them up as leaders in the Early Church?
How did these three situations set them up and disciple makers?
Do you think Peter, James and John made a conscious effort to teach and take their followers into their times of grieving, giftedness and glory? 

Read 2 Peter 1:16-20
What story is Peter referring to? 
Why is it important to Peter that his readers understand that this is not a myth but an actual occurrence?

Read 1 Peter 1:10-12
How does this passage reveal the way Jesus was involved past, present and future in revealing Himself to the people of Earth?
Where do you see grief, gifts and glory revealed in this passage? 
What does that tell you about the nature of the prophets and their message? 
What does it tell you about the messenger who gave the gospel to you? 
What does it tell you about yourself as a giver of the gospel to the next person? 
Are you the recipient of ‘cleverly contrived myths’ or something else? Is the salvation story of Jesus – past, present and future – a true occurrence? How do you know?

Read 2 Peter 1:19-21
How does this verse tie OT, NT and today together?
How does it make you feel to know the Morning Star (Jesus, Revelation 22:16) is shining in your heart?
What does it mean that the words of the prophets are ‘carried along by the Holy Spirit’? 
What does this look like in our day to day interpretation of the world?
Now that your heart is alight with Jesus’ shining nature, how are you seeing His light shining through you into the darkness of the world?

Read 2 Timothy 3:15-17
What is the purpose of the Holy Scriptures in us? (2 Tim 3:15)
What is the purpose of the Holy Scriptures in the church? (2 Tim 3:16)
What is the purpose of the Holy Scriptures in the world? (2 Tim 3:17)

How to each of these settings reveal our need to share our grieving, giftedness and glory with others?

Closing Prayer: Sing Together

Into my heart
Into my heart
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus

Come in today
Come in always
Come into my heart, Lord Jesus

Out of my heart
Out of my heart
Shine out of my heart, Lord Jesus

Shine out today
Shine out always
Shine out of my heart, Lord Jesus