Topic “Alden Thompson”

Exhortations from the Sanctuary

Scripture: Heb 10:19-25

Leading Question: What would happen to our understanding of God and our responsibilities before him if the book of Hebrews were simply to disappear from our Bibles?

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The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character

“Theodicy” is a word that bubbles up to the top when we address the issue of the “Cosmic Conflict.” Given the fact that the world is a tragic mess, how could God be both all good and all powerful? The story of the Great Controversy is an attempt to address that question. But it should be noted that the “theodicy” question interests only believers in the free­will tradition. For them, God must win the hearts of his children.
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Our Prophetic Heritage

Scripture: Rev 10; 14:6-12

Leading Question: What is the most effective way today to direct attention to the work of Jesus in the heavenly sanctuary?

Several issues present themselves in connection with the study of the three angels’ message of Revelation 14. Those are addressed below

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The Eschatological Day of Atonement

Scripture: Daniel 8-9

Leading Question: How can Jesus help us address the issues in Daniel 8?

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Rediscovering Lost Adventist Literature

Our commentary on this week’s lesson focuses on Zechariah 14 and two lost-and-found items from our Adventist heritage that are linked with it. One is an astonishing Ellen White quotation on conditional prophecy1; the other, a seminal article from the SDA Bible Commentary that almost no one knows about, “The Role of Israel in Old Testament Prophecy.”2 All this should allow Adventists to take a fresh look at our understanding of the end of time.

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“El agitador predica la paz”

 

Asombroso.  El agitador argumenta a favor de la paz.  Eso es lo que Pablo hace en su primera carta a los creyentes de Tesalónica (1 Tes. 4:10-12).

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“The Rabble-rouser Preaches Peace”

Astonishing. The rabble-rouser argues for peace. That’s what Paul does in his first letter to the believers at Thessalonica (1 Thess. 4:10-12).

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C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed: A Study Guide

 

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“Muy emocionados –o muertos de miedo”

Al comienzo de este trimestre, hice una rápida encuesta en mi clase de Escuela Sabática sobre el tema de las lecciones de este trimestre, "Evangelización y testimonio."  No sólo tengo una fuerte preferencia por las lecciones arraigadas en el texto de la Escritura en lugar de las  basadas en un tema, sino que también sé que el tema "La evangelización y el testimonio" realmente excita a algunas personas, pero aterroriza a las demás.  Les dije que yo no estaba entusiasmado con el plan para este trimestre, pero quería sondear su opinión sobre el tema como base para la discusión d

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Really Excited – Or Scared to Death

At the beginning of this quarter, I did a quick survey in my Sabbath School class on the topic of this quarter’s lessons, “Evangelism and Witnessing.” Not only do I have a strong preference for lessons rooted in the text of Scripture rather than those based on a theme, but I also know that the theme “Evangelism and Witnessing” really excites some people, but terrorizes others. I told the class that I wasn’t enthusiastic about the plan for this quarter, but wanted to check their pulse on the topic as the basis for class discussion.

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Sat, 05/10/2014 | San Diego Adventist Forum
Monique Vincent, PhD candidate, University of Chicago

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