New Release: Watermelons

The booklet Watermelons was released on 5-23-2017.

Watermelons is a simple booklet explaining what the plant is, its history, medicinal uses, how to grow it, activities, and more.  It goes with Lesson 10 and is also a character study booklet focusing on Receptiveness and Simplicity.  You can find this on our Google Drive.

New Release: Lesson 12 Scans Completed

We have released new scans in the 2-8 Grade Lessons, Lesson 12: Nature – The Rainbow; Language – Nouns I; and Voice – Speech: The Power of the Tongue. for the 2-8 Grade Lessons.  This completes Lesson 12.

Our files are located in our Google Drive. Look in the 2-8 Grade Lessons folder.

A scan means that some pages may be imperfectly aligned or contain stray marks from the scanner or copying methods.  Scans of used books may contain stray writing marks from user.

May God bless you as you seek Him today.

New Release: Nature 12

We have released a new scan of Lesson 12, Nature:  Clouds for the 2-8 Grade Lessons.

Our files are located in our Google Drive. Look in the 2-8 Grade Lessons folder.

A scan means that some pages may be imperfectly aligned or contain stray marks from the scanner or copying methods.  Scans of used books may contain stray writing marks from user.

May God bless you as you seek Him today.

Family Sabbath School

What is Family Sabbath School?

The model school is the family school.

The family is the nucleus of society. When the nucleus is destroyed in a cell what happens to the cell? So in society when the family breaks down so does society.

So, to help families reunite and bring to the family unity, the Family Sabbath School can be a help. We have found that it is a blessing to everyone involved!

What is the system followed in the Family Sabbath School?

“The system of education instituted at the beginning of the world was to be a model for man throughout all aftertime. As an illustration of its principles a model school was established in Eden, the home of our first parents. The Garden of Eden was the schoolroom, nature was the lesson book, the Creator Himself was the instructor.”1

SonLight Education Ministry recommends the Family Bible Lessons for children from birth to eight years old. So in the Family Sabbath School we use the Family Bible Lessons to help families learn God’s system of education where Nature is the Lesson Book, The Creator/Scripture is the Instructor, and the Garden/Home is the school room.

How to start a Family Sabbath School?

  • Begin using the Family Bible Lessons in the home.
  • Share with those in your church how it is blessing your family.
  • Visit the homes of families with children and ask them if they would be interested in using the FBL’s in their home. If there is an interest even from one other family ask to present the proposal of starting a Family Sabbath School in your church.
  • There must be a dedicated leader to lead out in the Family Sabbath School. To start it and keep it going takes dedication!
  • The same dedication is needed in the home!
  • Keep it simple, but interesting.
  • Make it a review of the main parts of the lesson: Memory Verse, Character Quality, Nature Lesson, Bible Lesson.
  • Have lots of interactive activities not just a dry run through the lesson.
  • Encourage the families that join to be preparing to teach when they are ready (usually after three or four weeks).
  • Make a schedule for the quarter of the teachers so all know when they will be teaching. The leader of the Family Sabbath School may be the only teacher for awhile till more dedicated families join.

The Family Bible Lessons are the child’s school program from Birth to Eight

The Family Bibles Lessons take you through the Bible in a systematic way in three years. Then you repeat the lessons.

This course  is designed to lead families to:

  • Having Family Worship together morning and evening.
  • Learning to keep the children’s thoughts on God through all the day’s activities.
  • Make the Bible the main text book.
  • Help the child develop spiritually in the most critical period of their development.
  • Re-educate the older children and youth, as well as the adults, in the methods of true education! True Education leads the mind/heart to having the mind of Christ! True Education trains the mind/heart on remembering God not forgetting Him!

We pray that you will be blessed as the Lord leads you in developing family unity by using the system of education developed in the beginning to make strong family schools.

May the Family Sabbath School be a blessing in your church and community is our prayer!

References:

  1.  Child Guidance 294.2

True Education and Mathematics…Addition and Multiplication

I. Questions:

What is the Divine Plan for the Development of Christian Character? 

Who is doing the multiplying?

“In the second letter addressed by Peter to those who had obtained “like precious faith” with himself, the apostle sets forth the divine plan for the development of Christian character. He writes:”

“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue: whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

II. Questions:

Name the character quality needed in the Math problem found in 2 Peter 1

What principle of Mathematics  is used?

“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

III. Questions:

Where is the” Ladder of Christian Progress” found?

What does every step represent?

How are we saved?

How is He made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption?

“These words are full of instruction, and strike the keynote of victory. The apostle presents before the believers the ladder of Christian progress, every step of which represents advancement in the knowledge of God, and in the climbing of which there is to be no standstill. Faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness, and charity are the rounds of the ladder. We are saved by climbing round after round, mounting step after step, to the height of Christ’s ideal for us. Thus He is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.”1

IV. Questions:

What will be manifest in God’s people?

How are God’s children made complete in Him?

“God has called His people to glory and virtue, and these will be manifest in the lives of all who are truly connected with Him. Having become partakers of the heavenly gift, they are to go on unto perfection, being “kept by the power of God through faith.” 1 Peter 1:5.

It is the glory of God to give His virtue to His children. He desires to see men and women reaching the highest standard; and when by faith they lay hold of the power of Christ, when they plead His unfailing promises, and claim them as their own, when with an importunity that will not be denied they seek for the power of the Holy Spirit, they will be made complete in Him.” 2

V. Questions:

What is the foundation of all true education and all true service?

What is the only real safeguard against temptation?

What “alone” can make one like God in character?

Through the knowledge of ______ and HIs ______  ________  ________, are given to the believer “all things that pertain unto life and godliness.”

Will any good gift be withheld from you? What character quality is needed to obtain the righteousness of God?

“Having received the faith of the gospel, the next work of the believer is to add to his character virtue, and thus cleanse the heart and prepare the mind for the reception of the knowledge of God. This knowledge is the foundation
of all true education and of all true service. It is the only real safeguard against temptation; and it is this alone that can make one like God in character. Through the knowledge of God and of His Son Jesus Christ, are given to the believer “all things that pertain unto life and godliness.” No good gift is withheld from him who sincerely desires to obtain the righteousness of God.”3

VI. Question:

What is the Mathematic equation to victory over sin in God’s divine plan of development?

Add diligently to my faith and God will multiply grace and peace.

VI. SonLight Education Ministry offers a Bible based curriculum that follows the divine model for True Education. Start today Adding Diligently to your faith and God will Multiply grace and peace in your life!

References:

2 Peter 1

1 Acts of the Apostles page  529-530

2 Acts of the Apostles page 530.2

3 Acts of the Apostles page 530.3