Presentation on theme: "You will want to have a hard copy of the Mission Story ready to read during the Mission Story section. You can find the story on pages 6 and 7 of the First."— Presentation transcript:
You will want to have a hard copy of the Mission Story ready to read during the Mission Story section. You can find the story on pages 6 and 7 of the First Quarter Adventist Mission Youth and Adult Magazine. The title of the story is “Out of Slavery.” You can go to the website and find the link titled “Publications” to download the Adventist Mission Youth and Adult Magazine. You will want to have a hard copy of the Mission Story ready to read during the Mission Story section. You can find the story on pages 6 and 7 of the First Quarter Adventist Mission Youth and Adult Magazine. The title of the story is “Out of Slavery.” You can go to the website and find the link titled “Publications” to download the Adventist Mission Youth and Adult Magazine. Notes to Teachers
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Junior and/or Earliteen Sabbath School January 10, 2009
This Quarter the Thirteenth Sabbath Offering is going to the Southern Asia-Pacific Division Information adapted from Adventist Mission, Youth and Adult Magazine and the SDA Encyclopedia.
The Thirteenth Sabbath Offering will be used to help: Build a junior college classroom block for Palawan Adventist Academy in northern Philippines Build a junior college classroom block for Palawan Adventist Academy in northern Philippines Build a classroom block for a secondary school in Dumaguete, central Philippines Build a classroom block for a secondary school in Dumaguete, central Philippines Complete a secondary school in Zamboanga, in southern Philippines. Complete a secondary school in Zamboanga, in southern Philippines.
Before learning more in future weeks about those three projects, let’s look at the other countries in the Southern Asia-Pacific Division. Encarta
The Southern Asia-Pacific Division includes 20 countries, almost 744 million people and more than 876,000 Adventist members in the countries of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. It also includes several islands in the Pacific north of the equator.
Rick McEdward serves as the Adventist Mission Director for the Southern Asia-Pacific Division. Rick works with Global Mission pioneers to start new groups of believers in cities and remote jungle areas. The territory is made up of 20 countries and scores of languages. Adventist missionaries have worked to bring the good news of God’s love to this area of the world for over 100 years. Rick McEdward
The first Seventh-day Adventist to visit Sri Lanka appears to have been Abram La Rue, the pioneer self-supporting lay missionary in eastern Asia, who was there sometime between 1888 and his death in In 1904 evangelists from England began preaching the Adventist message in Colombo, capital of Sri Lanka. The first converts were baptized in Sri Lanka Abram LaRue
Sabbath School mission offerings had built a Seventh-day Adventist school, but people in the nearby villages did not want the school to be close by. They weren’t friendly, that is, until the day the truck and the mission family inside survived a serious accident with only a few small dents in the truck’s fender. The driver of the big yellow truck had swerved to miss a bus, and the truck plunged 150 feet (50 meters) down a steep cliff. As they returned home, the villagers now came out and called “Your God is a good God! Your God is with you! We want to send our children to your school!” Many will remember Eric B. Hare’s story of the big yellow truck, set in the highlands of Sri Lanka. Eric B. Hare Eric B. Hare and the big yellow truck
The first Seventh-day Adventist church on Sri Lanka was organized in 1922, and in 1963 land was purchased in Kandy for the first SDA medical clinic to be opened in Sri Lanka. The island now has 36 Adventist churches and more than 3500 members. Please pray for the believers in Sri Lanka as they continue to show their neighbors that our God is a good and loving God.
Exploring God’s World In this section we study one of the countries in the division where our Thirteenth Sabbath offering is going.
Today we are going to learn about Malaysia.
Where is Malaysia
Time for the Mission Story We are taking the good news to the entire world. Read the Mission Story on pages 6 and 7 of the First Quarter Adventist Mission Youth and Adult Magazine while slowly progressing through the next 3 slides.
The name of the person in the story is “Nahob.”
This story is from The Philippines.
The title of the story is “Out of Slavery.”
Lesson Study Time
WE WILL CALL OUR LESSON: Photo by Neva MacPhee
IN PIT, PRISON, PALACE or
Imagine how you would feel if someone took you away from your family.
There was no time to say goodbye, Photo by Neva MacPhee
no time to bring your favorite thing. How would you feel? (Key Text: Genesis 39-41) Photo by Neva MacPHee
Today my life abruptly changed once again. Most people take transition slowly and gradually; not me!
Change drops in on me like a blinding flash and without warning. I've learned that God is the only constant in my life.
Let me tell you what I mean. Let’s start at the first jolting change. Miles from home and safety, my angry, jealous brothers threw me into an empty, unused cistern.
Originally planning to kill me, instead they sold me to an Ishmaelite caravan on its way to Egypt.
I pleaded with them to have mercy, but their sneering faces held out no hope as they handed me over to the Ishmaelites.
In one instant I was no longer my father’s favored son—I was a slave!
I watched the familiar countryside fade from my view. Photo by Neva MacPhee
I had to decide how I was going to react to all this.
I remembered the stories my father had told me about God—his God.
I decided I would claim Him as my God. I decided I would rely completely on God and serve Him to the best of my ability, whatever happened to me.
After making that decision, I was able to get a little sleep.
In Egypt I was sold to Potiphar, captain of the guard. Even though I was only 17 then, the Lord blessed me and for 10 years I served Potiphar well.
Everything prospered, and he treated me like a son rather than a slave. I valued his trust in me.
But once again my life changed in an instant. Because of false accusations of Potiphar’s wife, I went from favored slave to prisoner in a dungeon.
What was my life about, anyway? Honesty seemed to gain me nothing but more trouble.
But then I remembered my father’s stories and how I had promised to serve God no matter what happened.
So even in a dungeon I looked around for others to serve. I began organizing the prison and encouraging the prisoners.
Eventually the guards put me in charge. I’ll always remember when Pharaoh’s butler and baker were thrown into the jail.
They both had dreams and asked me to interpret them. Unfortunately, the baker was going to be beheaded, but the butler was going to get his job back.
I asked him to remember me when he got back to the palace.
Two years later I was still in prison. I had my thirtieth birthday and wondered how many more birthdays I would spend there.
But one day I saw the sunshine again. I was whisked into the royal salon and given a bath, a shave, a haircut, and new clothes, and was taken before Pharaoh.
It seems Pharaoh had had a troubling dream.
Once again God was giving me an opportunity to serve someone by telling them what He was trying to communicate to them.
I told Pharaoh about the years of plenty and the years of famine that were just ahead.
I told him that in order to survive the famine, he should choose a wise man to oversee the collection, storage,
and later distribution of one fifth of the food grown during the years of plenty.
After consulting with his advisers, Pharaoh chose me to be that man.
“You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you....”
“I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt,”* he said. *Genesis 41:40, 41, NIV
Then he gave me his signet ring, a robe, a chariot, and even a wife—the beautiful Asenath.
In one instant I went from favored prisoner to Zaphenath- Paneah, ruler of Egypt next to Pharaoh.
I was tempted to feel that I deserved this as payment for all my suffering.
But once again I remembered my promise to serve the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, not the god of self.
I knew God had been with me from the pit to the prison to the palace I now lived in.
I had made a promise to serve Him, and in spite of all the obstacles Satan had put in my way, God had blessed.
He was definitely worth loving and serving forever.
POWER POINT God blesses when we serve in spite of Satan’s obstacles.
POWER TEXT ROMANS 8:35-37, NIV Photo by Neva MacPhee
LET’S READ THIS TOGETHER. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?...” Photo by Neva MacPhee
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
Divide into groups of two or three. We’ll look at some clues, and see how quickly you can figure out the answer to the question, “How long was Joseph separated from his family?” You can find the answer to each clue from the Bible text provided.
Clue 1. How old was Joseph when his brothers sold him into slavery? Genesis 37:2
Clue 2. How many years did Joseph work for Potiphar? According to Patriarchs and Prophets, p.214, 10 years.
Clue 3. How much time did Joseph spend in prison? Genesis 40:1; 41:1
Clue 4. How old was Joseph when Pharaoh made him second in command in all of Egypt? Genesis 41:46
Clue 5. How many years of plenty were there? Genesis 41:28-30.
Clue 6. How many years of famine had passed when Joseph’s brothers first came to Egypt to buy food? Genesis 45:6.
Okay, put these clues together, do your math, and the answer is…? (How long was Joseph separated from his family?)
To solve the puzzle, subtract how old Joseph was when he left home from how old he was when his brothers came to Egypt. If you got 22 years, you are officially correct – congratulations!
Power Point God blesses when we serve in spite of Satan’s obstacles.