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  1.  The Gaffney SDA Church continues to be open on a limited basis during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In accordance with local and national directives for infection control, the "social distancing" provisions will limit attendance to about 20 persons (first come...first seated).  Masks and/or face shields are to be used by the congregation and visitors while in our facility (a mask is available upon request).  In addition, hand sanitizing material is available for those needing to use it, and an infrared thermometer is available for use when indicated.

2.  God's Clothing and Food Bank will temporarily not be open on a regular basis.  Those needing assistance can call 864-206-4108 to determine what is available.

 

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For the 2nd quarter of 2021, the Sabbath School lessons are about the Promise of God's Everlasting Covenant.  Throughout Scripture, everywhere the word "covenant" appears, it is translated from either a Greek or Hebrew word that essentially means "a contract".  But the Bible describes two kinds of contracts:  one being between equals where there was mutual agreement on conditions, privileges, and responsibilities (e.g. Gen 26:26-31); and another being between persons without equal standing, so that the superior party specified the conditions, and the other party submitted to them.

When God is involved in a covenant, He determines the provisions, and gives the people the choice of accepting or rejecting them.  In a preliminary form this covenant was made with Adam at the Fall (Gen 3:15), and later with Noah (Gen 9:12-17).  But it was first with Abraham and his posterity that the covenant became fully effective (Gen 12:1-3, 15:18, 17:1-7).  This covenant was ratified in a more formal way at Sinai (Ex 19:5-8).

Heb 8:7-13 talks about a first (old) and a second (new) covenant.  Essentially, the provisions are identical.  The main difference is that the old covenant was made with Israel as a nation and was ratified at Sinai (Ex 24:3-8), whereas the new covenant is made with individual believers in Christ and was ratified by Christ's shed blood on the cross (Heb 13:20).

What does all this have to do with you now?  Join us for each week's Sabbath School's discussion to understand God's plan for you.

You may now join our virtual Sabbath school classes on ZOOM to participate or just to view and listen from 9:30 to 10:40 am.  Then the worship services can be viewed and heard on ZOOM at 11:00 am.  Call us for log-on information or notice of participation at least a day in advance. 

 

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Sabbath School, Saturday, April 17, 9:30 am, "All Future Generations"..                                             Discussion led by Ben Lonto.                                                                                                Worship Service, Saturday, April 17, 11:00 am, Chad Stuart by video,                                                   Revelation's Blessings - Part 3

 

Sabbath School, Saturday, April 24, 9:30 am, "An Everlasting Covenant".                                                   Discussion led by Steve Blake.                                                                                              Worship Service, Saturday, April 24, 11:00 am, Chad Stuart by video,                                       Revelation's Blessings - Part 4

  1. Why are there so many different Christian churches?
  2. And why do you go to the one you usually attend?
  3. Does it matter if your church teaches things that are not biblical?
  4. With so much "fake news" in the world today, how can we know what God wants us to know?
  5. What knowledge and actions are essential for salvation about which most people can agree?
  6. What is the likelihood of still being friends and having unity when there is disagreement about things not essential to salvation that violate long-standing beliefs?                                                                                                                                 If any of these questions stimulate your thinking, and you care to share your answers, please send an email to BibleExploration7@gmail.com.