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Adult Sabbath School – 10:00am

Welcome to the Adult Sabbath School Page! 

The Sabbath school, the primary religious education program of the Church, has four purposes: study of the Scripture, fellowship, community outreach, and world mission emphasis..

The following is an overview of Stonehill’s Adult Sabbath school classes:


Hand Of Grace 

The book of Exodus includes a spectacular escape and a hair-raising chase scene as some of its many stories.  But this book is much more than an epic adventure.  It recounts God’s supernatural rescue of the Israelites from Egypt.  Despite God’s miraculous intervention, the Israelites are unable to remain loyal to Him.  Israel’s faltering faith reminds us that even imperfect people can get to know the God who loves them perfectly.  Exodus shows that even though people fail, God continues blessing those who trust him as their only hope.

Jacob and his family had migrated to Egypt to escape a famine in Canaan about 4 centuries earlier.  The land of escape became the land of bondage as the Egyptians sought to maintain their dominance over the increasing number of Israelites by forcing them into slave labor.  Shortly before his death in the desert, Moses wrote down the swirling events of Israel’s escape from Egypt.

The book concludes with an elaborate discussion of the theology of worship. Though costly in time, effort and monetary value, the tabernacle, in meaning and function, points to the end with man to glorify God forever. By means of the tabernacle, the omnipotent, unchanging and transcendent God of the universe came to dwell with his people. This account of redemption from bondage leading to consecration in covenant and the pitching of God’s royal tent in the earth, all through the ministry of a chosen mediator, discloses God’s purpose in history — the purpose he would fulfill through Israel, and ultimately through Jesus Christ the supreme Mediator.


Pursuing Spiritual Transformation

Our Sabbath School class is focused on building fellowship with anyone seeking to transformed, by being open, authentic, supportive and vulnerable to the leading of the Holy Spirit and with each other. We use  the Ten Core Values for Spiritual Formation  from  “Fully Devoted” by Ortberg, Pederson and Poling as a framework of  our growth together.  We are together asking the Lord to develop in us discipleship that is biblical, effective, transformational, relational, intentional, and missional.

Ten Core Values for Spiritual Formation are:

… is essential, not optional, for Christ-followers.
… is a process, not an event.
… is God’s work, but requires my participation.
… involves those practices, experiences, and relationships that help me live intimately with Christ and walk as if He were in my place.
… is not a compartmentalized pursuit. God is not interested in my spiritual life; he’s interested in my life - all of it.
… can happen in every moment. It is not restricted to certain times or practices.
… is not individualistic, but takes place in community and finds expression in serving others.
… is not impeded by a person’s background, temperament, life situation, or season of life. It is available right now to all who desire it.
… and the means of pursuing it, will vary from one individual to another. Fully devoted followers are handcrafted, not mass produced.
… is ultimately gauged by an increased capacity to love God and people. Superficial or external checklists cannot measure it.


Adult Sabbath School Quarterly

The Mission of the Adult Sabbath School Class is to build faith in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit through the study of the Scriptures and the doctrines and teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  This Class uses the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide prepared and issued quarterly by the Office of the Adult Bible Study Guide of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.  The four different subjects studied throughout a year will include one or more books of the Bible and one or more beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  The main objectives of the Class are to prepare members, through in depth Bible study, for spiritual and material support of others, for on-going community outreach, and for Church sponsored evangelism efforts.