Longview Sabbath School Department
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1
The Fourth of July celebrates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. The Declaration announced the political separation of the 13 North American colonies from Great Britain.
The use of the word freedom to describe the Christian life is more prominent in Paul’s letters than anywhere else in the New Testament. The word freedom and its cognates occur 28 times in Paul’s letters, in contrast to only 13 times elsewhere. What does Paul mean by freedom? First, it is not a mere abstract concept. It does not refer to political freedom, economic freedom, or the freedom to live any way we might please. On the contrary, it is a freedom that is grounded in our relationship to Jesus Christ. The context suggests that Paul is referring to freedom from the bondage and condemnation of a law-driven Christianity, but our freedom includes much more. It includes freedom from sin, eternal death, and the devil. “Outside of Jesus Christ, human existence is characterized as bondage—bondage to the law, bondage to the evil elements dominating the world, bondage to sin, the flesh, and the devil. God sent his Son into the world to shatter the dominion of these slave-holders.”—Timothy George, Galatians, p. 354.
3rd Quarter 2017 Sabbath School Quarterly
Mission Spotlight July 1st: Every Ride is a Mission
Hundreds of motorcycles flooded the streets of Serbia on their way to the Adventist Motorcycle Ministry bike festival! It was a chance for people across Europe to get to know Adventists. Pray that people will come to know Jesus as a result of this creative ministry.
SABBATH SCHOOL DEPARTMENT
Claude Jones, Jr.
Sabbath School Advisors
Brenda Cowan | Alicia Steele
Sabbath School Program Director
Sabbath Morning | 11:30 a.m. In-Person
Sabbath School Overtime 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sabbath School Classes
Primary | Mary Tate | Alice Conley | Darlene Morris
Juniors | Tanya Elliott
Teen & Youth | Charlie Folsom, Jr. | Joseph Morris
Young Adults | Brian Johnson
Adult Teachers | Herbert Brown, Jr. | Daryl Seay | Florine Jones | Gwen Simon | Sandra Johnson | Charlean Seay | Roger Turner | Claude Jones, Jr. | Barry Colley