Our Sabbath School Lesson for the first quarter of the year 2017 arrived early, thanks to Pr. Jerry Taguno our Sabbath School Director for NEMM.
Our lesson for this quarter focuses on the work of a Holy Spirit which is very crucial to our Salvation, but it “plays a role that is more of a behind the scene.” God sent His son to be a teacher, a living example and as a sacrificial lamb so that men can have eternal life. When Jesus went back to heaven He left the Holy Spirit – to be our comforter. The Holy Spirit became the inspiration of the writers of the “Holy Word of God, an inspiration to the readers of the word of God, gives assurance of salvation through Jesus Christ and gives evidences of God’s work in us” The Holy Spirit works straight in to our central nervous system that certainly brings us closer to the Father.
Our lesson for this quarter delves into understanding the work of the Holy Spirit to fully appreciate the gift of the Holy Spirit working to bring us all to salvation.
Here is the list of the weekly topic for the first quarter of 2017.
- The Spirit and the Word.
- The Holy Spirit: Working behind the Scenes.
- The Divinity of the Holy Spirit.
- The Personality of the Holy Spirit.
- The Baptism and Filling of the Holy Spirit.
- The Holy Spirit and Living a Holy Life
- The Holy Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit.
- The Holy Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit
- The Holy Spirit and the Church
- The Holy Spirit, the Word, and Prayer
- Grieving and Resisting the Spirit.
- The Work of the Holy Spirit.
This quarter’s lesson is written by Frank Hasel a former dean of the Department of Theology at Bogenhofen Seminary in Austria, Europe, and also the Director of the Ellen G. White Study Center when he wrote this Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide. His wife died of cancer in 2009. Since then he learns to “trust God’s goodness in new ways every day and experiences the comfort, peace, and transforming power of the Holy Spirit in his life. (SS Lesson First Quarter 2017)