Sabbath School Lesson Quarterly for the 1st Quarter 2015 ready.

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Dec 16 2014 3:23 AM

Until we have proper Logos versions of the quarterly, we are currently providing them in the documents section of the faithlife group Adult Bible study Guide (Seventh-day Adventist).

You may have to join the group first.The lesson book, cover and Read Me file are zipped up into one file. The main file is in .docx format ready to be used to produce a Personal Book. You do not even need MSWord to do that as the file SHOULD be ready to go  8-) . If you have problems of any sort then scream loudly on the faithlife group!!

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Rick J. | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 16 2014 3:48 PM

Thank you again John.  I have been using these for several quarters and they are great.

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 16 2014 8:00 PM

They are a study of Proverbs.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 16 2014 8:44 PM

Thanks again John.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 16 2014 9:26 PM

While many books of the Bible are filled with deep spiritual and theological truths, the book of Proverbs is filled with practical and down-to-earth advice for daily living. Brief, well-balanced, poetic, salty, and often humorous, the proverbs are universal, easy to memorize, and make their points well, sometimes even more efficiently than do eloquent speeches and rigorous argumentation.


For instance, “Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise” (Prov. 6:6, NKJV). Or, “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman” (Prov. 21:19). Or, “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you” (Prov. 25:21-22, NIV). Who is going to forget those types of images?

The book of Proverbs is a witness to the wisdom that had been accumulated over generations. Its human authors are referred to as King Solomon (Prov. 1:1–9:18, 10:1–22:16, Proverbs 25–9); as unidentified “wise men” from the ancient Near Eastern world (Prov. 22:17–24:22, 24:23–34); and as the non-Israelite Agur (Prov. 30:1–33). The book even acknowledges King Hezekiah’s editorial contributions (Prov. 25:1). In some cases, too, the book reflects other ancient Near Eastern texts, especially those from ancient Egypt.

Yet, the book of Proverbs is the Word of God, because it was under divine inspiration that the authors pulled their materials together. Although God is rarely explicitly mentioned in the texts, He is always present: wherever we are in the marketplace, or as we speak, eat, drink, work, buy, sell, socialize, and love, the Lord is there. The God of Proverbs is not just the God of a religious person, whether a priest or a worshiper in the pew. Godliness is here put into working clothes.
The book of Proverbs also teaches about what it means to fear God (Prov. 1:7, 31:30), not just in church but as we go about our daily lives, because the way we live speaks louder than the way we preach, pray, or even sacrifice (Prov. 28:9, 15:8).

In Proverbs, “wisdom” is revealed when you acknowledge the Lord “in all your ways” (Prov. 3:6, NKJV); that is, wisdom is living in faith and in obedience; it’s about what it means to be human before the God of Creation.

From the book of Proverbs, we will learn how to be wise, but concretely, in practical ways. The book answers such questions as, What and how should I teach my children? How can I be happy and successful? Why do I have money problems? How can I get a promotion in my job? How can I resist sexual temptations? How should I cope with my anger or my tongue?

Finally, wisdom isn’t necessarily intellectual might. On the contrary, the one who is sure of his or her brainpower is in the most danger of playing the fool, because even the smartest person knows so little. One may think of oneself as already wise and therefore as having no need to seek more knowledge. The prerequisite for wisdom is, instead, to be humble, to feel our need, and then to ask for wisdom.

Proverbs is deep and rich, and it deals with many topics. Because of the limitations of space, we’ve had to pick and choose which material we could cover. We can’t cover it all, but all that we have is, indeed, worthy of our prayerful study.

Jacques B. Doukhan is professor of Hebrew and Old Testament exegesis and director of the Institute of Jewish-Christian Studies at the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University. A French citizen (born in Algeria), Doukhan has a doctorate in Hebrew from the University of Strasbourg and a doctor of theology degree from Andrews University.


General Conference Sabbath School, Proverbs, n.d., 2–3.

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Lynden Williams | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 16 2014 9:28 PM

Here is the link for the faithlife group. https://faithlife.com/adult-bible-study-guide/activity 

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Benjamin Townson | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 12 2021 7:25 PM

Hello There, 

Where can I find the quarterly in .docx format to lost as a personal book please?

Thank you 

Ben

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 13 2021 12:09 PM

Welcome to the forums    To get that quarterly  first click on the link in Lynden Williams’s post.

That gets you to the Adult Bible Study Guide group

[[You may have to join the group – been too long for me to remember how to do that]]

Click on Bible Study

Click on Documents

The study for 1st Quarter 2015  Was the one on Proverbs.

Search for 2015  and scroll down to find

  Teachers Lesson Study Book for 2015 1st Quarter on Proverbs

Click on title as a link – should download

 BUT did not download for me – I got the 2015 Q 4 but could not get the 2015 Q3  [[May be too old a file]] 

 

Year    Quarter   Subject  of other lesson documents - enjoy!   [T is the teacher version - Recommended]  

2015   1    Proverbs

2015   2    Luke

2015   3    Biblical Missionaries

2015   4    Jeremiah

2016   1    Rebellion and Redemption

2016   2    Mathew

2016   3    Community

2016   4    Job

2017   1    Holy Spirit and Spirituality

2017   2    1 and 2 Peter

2017   3    Galatians

2017   4    Romans

2018   1    Stewardship

2018   2    Preparation for the Time of the End

2018   3    The Book of Acts

2018   4    Oneness in Christ

2019   1    Revelation

2019   2    Family Seasons

2019   3    Ezra/Nehemiah

2019   4    Social Justice

2020   1    Daniel

2020   2    How to Interpret Scripture

2020   3    Gifts of Ministry and Mission

2020   4    How to Interpret Scripture

2021   1    Isaiah

 

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 13 2021 12:13 PM

And as I went that far might as well go further

Future Lessons Planed as of Dec 2020

2021   2    The Promise: God's Everlasting Covenant 

2021   3    Rest in Christ                                              

2021   4    Deuteronomy                                              

2022   1    Hebrews                                                      

2022   2    Genesis                                                       

2022   3    In the Crucible with Christ                         

2022   4    State of the Dead

2023   1    Stewardship                                                

2023   2    Ephesians                                                    

2023   3    Bible Characters as counter cultural and mission minded

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