It is not our job to save a lost world. It is God’s. Our responsibility is to cooperate with Him in what He is already doing.

The idea that mission is God’s work is clarified throughout Scripture. Solomon states it this way, “He [God] has put eternity in their hearts” (Eccles. 3:11, NKJV). When an individual is born into this world, God places a desire for eternity deep within the fabric of that person’s being. Jesus is the light that lights every person born into this world (John 1:9). Not only has God placed within each one of us a longing for Himself, He sends His Holy Spirit to draw us to Himself.

Every desire to do right, every conviction of sin, is prompted by the Holy Spirit. Every desire for goodness and inclination toward kindness and unselfishness is motivated first by the Holy Spirit. Even though we may not fully understand or realize it, the Holy Spirit is working in our lives to draw us to Jesus (John 16:7-15). But Jesus Himself is the greatest gift of all.

Before we ever took one baby step toward Him, He took a giant leap toward us. Before we ever gave Him our life, He provided salvation to us through His death. We were His enemies, but He was our friend. We turned our backs on Him, but He turned His face toward us. We cared little for Him, but He cared immensely for us.

In Luke 15, He is pictured as the good shepherd relentlessly looking for His lost sheep, a woman frantically looking for her lost silver coin from her dowry, and an old father recklessly running to meet His lost boy. Ellen G. White makes this marvelous statement worth contemplating: “The great plan of redemption was laid before the foundation of the world. Christ did not stand alone in this wondrous undertaking for the ransom of man. In the councils of heaven, before the world was created, the Father and the Son covenanted together that if man proved disloyal to God, Christ, one with the Father, would take the place of the transgressor, and suffer the penalty of justice that must fall upon him.”—Advent Review and Sabbath Herald, November 15, 1898.

Contemplate it for a moment. We have the incredible privilege and the awesome responsibility, as well as the eternal joy of participating with Christ and cooperating with Him in His mission. That’s what these lessons are all about this quarter.


Lessons

Artboard 1 Standard Edition

Contents and Introduction

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 01

June 27–July 3

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 02

July 4–July 10

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 03

July 11–July 17

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 04

July 18–July 24

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 05

July 25–July 31

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 06

August 1–August 7

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 07

August 8–August 14

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 08

August 15–August 21

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 09

August 22–August 28

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 10

August 29–September 4

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 11

September 5–September 11

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 12

September 12–September 18

Download PDF View Online

Lesson 13

September 19–September 25

Download PDF View Online

Artboard 1 Teacher’s Edition

Contents and Introduction

Download PDF

Lesson 01

June 27–July 3

Download PDF

Lesson 02

July 4–July 10

Download PDF

Lesson 03

July 11–July 17

Download PDF

Lesson 04

July 18–July 24

Download PDF

Lesson 05

July 25–July 31

Download PDF

Lesson 06

August 1–August 7

Download PDF

Lesson 07

August 8–August 14

Download PDF

Lesson 08

August 15–August 21

Download PDF

Lesson 09

August 22–August 28

Download PDF

Lesson 10

August 29–September 4

Download PDF

Lesson 11

September 5–September 11

Download PDF

Lesson 12

September 12–September 18

Download PDF

Lesson 13

September 19–September 25

Download PDF

Artboard 1 Easy Reading Edition

Contents and Introduction

Download PDF

Lesson 01

June 27–July 3

Download PDF

Lesson 02

July 4–July 10

Download PDF

Lesson 03

July 11–July 17

Download PDF

Lesson 04

July 18–July 24

Download PDF

Lesson 05

July 25–July 31

Download PDF

Lesson 06

August 1–August 7

Download PDF

Lesson 07

August 8–August 14

Download PDF

Lesson 08

August 15–August 21

Download PDF

Lesson 09

August 22–August 28

Download PDF

Lesson 10

August 29–September 4

Download PDF

Lesson 11

September 5–September 11

Download PDF

Lesson 12

September 12–September 18

Download PDF

Lesson 13

September 19–September 25

Download PDF

Artboard 1 Español

Contents and Introduction

Download PDF

Lesson 01

June 27–July 3

Download PDF

Lesson 02

July 4–July 10

Download PDF

Lesson 03

July 11–July 17

Download PDF

Lesson 04

July 18–July 24

Download PDF

Lesson 05

July 25–July 31

Download PDF

Lesson 06

August 1–August 7

Download PDF

Lesson 07

August 8–August 14

Download PDF

Lesson 08

August 15–August 21

Download PDF

Lesson 09

August 22–August 28

Download PDF

Lesson 10

August 29–September 4

Download PDF

Lesson 11

September 5–September 11

Download PDF

Lesson 12

September 12–September 18

Download PDF

Lesson 13

September 19–September 25

Download PDF