Adult Sabbath School Lesson Topics

In 1903, William Covert wrote, "At times the Sabbath-school lesson opens into a boundless ocean of thought which can only be touched upon in the short time allotted for Sabbath-school recitation." As the official Sabbath School website points out, the first regular Sabbath School began meeting in 1853 in Rochester, New York. That's ten years prior to Sabbath-keeping Adventists organizing themselves into the Seventh-day Adventist Church!

The chart below lists the known Sabbath School topics covered each quarter from 1886 to 2014. Whenever possible, the title of the quarterly leads to a PDF of that quarterly. (The quarterlies from 2005-2014 can be found on the Adult Bible Study Guide website.) The notes at the bottom of the page give more information about the lessons or the topics they contain. If a contributor is deceased, their name is usually linked to that person's obituary. To know which page to go to, hover over the link before clicking it. Later quarterlies have biographies of the principal contributor inside the quarterly itself.

Year Quarter Title Principal Contributor
1886 1st The Bible Sanctuary   
1886  2nd  The Law and the Sabbath   
1886  3rd  The Law and the Sabbath   
1886  4th  Parables of Jesus   
1887 1st  Ministration of Angels   
1887  2nd  Faith and Obedience   
1887  3rd  Sanctification and Prayer   
1887  4th  Sanctification and Prayer   
1888 1st  Old Testament History   
1888  2nd  Old Testament History   
1888  3rd  The Third Angel's Message   
1888  4th  Second Epistle of Peter   
1889 1st  Old Testament History   
1889  2nd  Old Testament History   
1889  3rd  Tithes and Offerings   
1889  4th  Letter to the Hebrews  Joseph Harvey Waggoner i
1890 1st  1 Letter to the Hebrews
J. H. Waggoner 
1890  2nd 2 Letter to the Hebrews  J. H. Waggoner 
1890  3rd  Old Testament History   
1890  4th  Old Testament History   
1891 1st  Book of James   
1891  2nd  Epistle to the Philippians   
1891  3rd  Gospel by Mark   
1891  4th  Gospel by Mark   
1892 1st  Lessons From the Old Testament   
1892  2nd  Lessons From the Old Testament  
1892  3rd  Lessons from the Acts of the Apostles   
1892  4th  Lessons from the Acts of the Apostles   
1893 1st The Word and Spirit  
1893  2nd  Coming of the Lord   
1893  3rd  First Epistle of Peter   
1893  4th  First Epistle of John   
1894 1st  A Study of the Book of Luke   
1894  2nd  A Study of the Book of Luke   
1894  3rd  A Study of the Book of Luke  
1894  4th  A Study of the Book of Luke   
1895   1st The Sanctuary of the Bible 3  
1895  2nd  Book of Daniel   
1895  3rd  Sabbath and Tithing   
1895  4th  Religious Liberty 4
 
1896  1st   The Great Three-fold Message of Revelation Fourteen  
1896  2nd  Life in Christ and the Saints' Inheritance   
1896  3rd  Gospel by John  William Warren Prescott ii
1896  4th  Gospel by John W. W. Prescott 
1897  1st  Gospel by John  
1897  2nd  Gospel by John   
1897  3rd  Acts of the Apostles   
1897  4th  Acts of the Apostles   
1898  1st  Acts of the Apostles  
1898  2nd  Acts of the Apostles   
1898  3rd  Book of Genesis   
1898  4th  Book of Genesis   
1899 1st Life of Christ  
1899  2nd  Life of Christ   
1899  3rd  Life of Christ   
1899  4th  Life of Christ  
1900 1st  Life of Christ  
1900  2nd  Life of Christ & Sermon on the Mount   
1900  3rd  Book of Galatians  
1900  4th  Book of Galatians   
1901 1st   Galatians and Malachi  
1901 2nd  The Sanctuary  
1901  3rd  The Sanctuary   
1901  4th  Parables of Jesus 5   
1902  1st  Parables of Jesus  Lorena Florence Fait Plummer iii
1902  2nd  Studies in the Gospel Message 6 W. W. Prescott
1902  3rd  Studies in the Gospel Message 7  W. W. Prescott 
1902  4th  Studies in the Gospel Message W. W. Prescott 
1903  1st   Studies in the Psalms  
1903  2nd  First and Second Thessalonians  Milton Charles Wilcox iv
1903  3rd  Ephesians M. C. Wilcox
1903  4th  God's Kingdom in this World  
1904 1st The Prophecies of Daniel 8  
1904  2nd  Outline Studies in the Revelation   
1904  3rd  Outline Studies in the Revelation   
1904  4th  The Great Threefold Message   
1905 1st Religious Liberty, Health, and Temperance   
1905  2nd  Topical Studies on the Message   
1905  3rd  Tithes and Offerings   
1905  4th  A Study of the Book of Esther   
1906  1st  Topical Studies   
1906  2nd  First Epistle of John   
1906  3rd  Practical Religion in the Home   
1906  4th  Agencies of the Plan of Salvation   
1907  1st  A Study of the Book of Ezra  Stephen N. Haskell v
1907  2nd  Studies on Bible Election M. C. Wilcox 
1907  3rd  God's Everlasting Covenant Roderick Sterling Owen vi
1907  4th  A Synopsis of Present Truth William Covert 
1908  1st   A Synopsis of Present Truth William Covert 
1908  2nd   Great Reform Movements W. W. Prescott 
1908  3rd  Book of Nehemiah  
1908  4th  Epistle to the Ephesians  Asa Theron Robinson vii 
1909 1st  Epistle to the Philippians  A. T. Robinson 
1909  2nd  Life of Christ 9 M. C. Wilcox
1909  3rd  Life of Christ M. C. Wilcox 
1909  4th  Life of Christ  
1910 1st Life of Christ Milton Earl Kern viii
1910  2nd  Life of Christ M. E. Kern 
1910  3rd Life of Christ Tyler Edwin Bowen 
1910  4th  Life of Christ M. C. Wilcox 
1911 1st  The Book of Acts M. E. Kern 
1911  2nd  The Book of Acts Hetty Hurd Haskell
1911  3rd  Lessons on the Book of Acts T. M. Burg 
1911  4th  Lessons on the Book of Acts W. E. Videto 
1912  1st  Topical Studies on the Message George B. Thompson 
1912  2nd  Topical Studies on the Message T. E. Bowen 
1912  3rd  Topical Studies on the Message G. B. Thompson 
1912  4th  Topical Studies on the Message G. B. Thompson 
1913 1st  The Mediation of Christ W. W. Prescott 
1913  2nd  The Mediation of Christ W. W. Prescott 
1913  3rd  Studies on Joel and the Book of Titus Frank Dixon Starr 
1913  4th   Epistle to the Romans M. C. Wilcox 
1914 1st  Epistle to the Romans M. C. Wilcox 
1914  2nd  Epistle to the Romans M. C. Wilcox
1914  3rd  Second Epistle of Peter William Ambrose Spicer ix & Warren Eugene Howell
1914  4th   Epistle of James G. B. Thompson 
1915  1st  Life and Teachings of Jesus As Recorded in the Book of Matthew W. E. Howell 
1915  2nd  Life and Teachings of Jesus W. E. Howell 
1915  3rd   Life and Teachings of Jesus  W. E. Howell 
1915  4th   Life and Teachings of Jesus W. E. Howell
1916  1st  Life and Teachings of Jesus W. E. Howell
1916  2nd  Life and Teachings of Jesus W. E. Howell 
1916  3rd  Book of Acts 10 W. E. Howell
1916  4th  Book of Acts  W. E. Howell 
1917 1st  Book of Acts G. B. Thompson 
1917  2nd  Book of Acts Nora Amanda Johnson Spicer x
1917  3rd   Topical Bible Studies A. L. Robinson 
1917  4th  Topical Bible Studies William Henry Wakeham xi
1918  1st  Topical Bible Studies F. D. Starr 
1918  2nd   Studies in the Book of Daniel C. M. Sorensen xii 
1918  3rd Studies in the Revelation M. C. Wilcox 
1918  4th  Studies in the Revelation W. H. Wakeham 
1919  1st  Psalms of Trust  
1919  2nd  Fundamentals of the Christian Life C. M. Sorensen 
1919  3rd   Parables of Jesus  
1919  4th   The Church: Its Work and Financial Support G. B. Thompson 
1920  1st  Epistle to the Philippians W. E. Howell 
1920  2nd  The Ministry of Angels Benjamin E. Beddoe  xiii
1920  3rd   Christian Education W. E. Howell 
1920  4th  Bible Studies on Creation George McCready Price  xiv
1921  1st   Our Personal Savior Jesus Christ W. W. Prescott 
1921  2nd  The Work of Christ W. W. Prescott  
1921  3rd  Union with Christ  W. W. Prescott  
1921  4th  The Kingdom of Christ  W. W. Prescott  
1922  1st  With the Great Teacher 11  
1922  2nd  Christian Service  Hallie Leach 
1922  3rd  A Study of Bible Characters  
1922  4th  A Study of Bible Characters   
1923  1st  Epistle of James  
1923  2nd  First Epistle of Peter   
1923  3rd  Second Epistle of Peter   
1923  4th  The Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit  Edward James Urquhart 1
1924 1st  Christian Missions Raymond Forrest Cottrell 
1924  2nd  Love to God and Love to Man R. A. Underwood 
1924  3rd  The Victorious Life G. B. Thompson 
1924  4th  The Christian Life Millan Lauritz Andreasen 
1925 1st  The Life of Christ  
1925  2nd  The Life of Christ   
1925  3rd  The Life of Christ  
1925  4th  The Life of Christ   
1926 1st  The Life of Christ Judson S. James 
1926  2nd  The Life of Christ J. S. James 
1926  3rd   The Life of Christ J. S. James 
1926  4th  The Acts of the Apostles E. W. Farnsworth
1927 1st  The Acts of the Apostles A. T. Robinson 
1927  2nd  The Acts of the Apostles A. T. Robinson 
1927  3rd  Topical Studies Henry Franz Schuberth 
1927  4th  Topical Studies  Julius Christensen Raft 
1928 1st  The Book of Ephesians  M. C. Wilcox 
1928  2nd  The Life of David  Cora Thurber 
1928  3rd  The Book of Isaiah  M. L. Andreasen 
1928  4th  The Book of Isaiah  M. L. Andreasen 
1929  1st  The Book of Isaiah M. L. Andreasen 
1929  2nd  Responsibilities and Blessings of Stewardship  Sterrie Austin Wellman 
1929  3rd  God Revealed in the Natural World  Fannie Dickerson Chase 
1929  4th  Old Testament Experiences  S. A. Wellman 
1930  1st  Old Testament Experiences  S. A. Wellman 
1930  2nd  Old Testament Experiences   S. A. Wellman 
1930  3rd  Old Testament Experiences   S. A. Wellman 
1930  4th  Epistle to the Romans 12 M. C. Wilcox 
1931  1st  Epistle to the Romans  M. C. Wilcox 
1931  2nd  Epistle to the Romans  M. C. Wilcox 
1931  3rd  Character Building  Fannie Dickerson Chase 
1931  4th  The Teachings of Jesus  S. A. Wellman 
1932  1st  The Teachings of Jesus S. A. Wellman 
1932  2nd  The Science of Salvation Taylor G. Bunch 
1932  3rd  The Stewardship of Life  James Adams Stevens 
1932  4th  The Lord's Prayer  Lynn Harper Wood 
1933  1st  The Epistles of John  A. H. Williams 
1933  2nd  The Bible  Fannie Dickerson Chase 
1933  3rd  Ministry of Angels13 
B. E. Beddoe 
1933  4th  Bible Health and Temperance L. A. Hansen 
1934  1st   The Holy Spirit A. T. Robinson 
1934  2nd  The Epistles of Paul to Timothy J. C. Thompson 
1934  3rd  Exodus and the Advent Movement  W. P. McLennan 
1934  4th   God's Greatest Gift S. A. Wellman 
1935  1st  Life and Teachings of Jesus  L. Flora Plummer 
1935  2nd  Life and Teachings of Jesus L. Flora Plummer 
1935  3rd  Life and Teachings of Jesus  L. Flora Plummer 
1935  4th  Life and Teachings of Jesus  L. Flora Plummer 
1936  1st  Life and Teachings of Jesus  L. Flora Plummer 
1936  2nd  Life and Teachings of Jesus  L. Flora Plummer 
1936  3rd  Life and Teachings of Jesus  L. Flora Plummer 
1936  4th  Bible Doctrines T. M. French 
1937  1st  Bible Doctrines W. H. Wakeman 
1937  2nd  Bible Doctrines  T. M. French 
1937  3rd  Bible Doctrines  V. J. Johns 
1937  4th  The Sanctuary W. H. Branson 
1938  1st  Bible Doctrines  W. R. French 
1938  2nd  Bible Doctrines  Frederick Griggs 
1938  3rd  Books of Ruth and Esther S. A. Wellman 
1938  4th  Plan of Salvation  W. P. McLennan 
1939  1st  Ministry of Healing Medical Department 
1939  2nd  Responsibilities and Privileges of Church Fellowship  E. E. Andross 
1939  3rd  God in Nature: Fundamental Principles in Creation and Revelation  George McCready Price
1939  4th   Captivity and Restoration of Israel M. L. Andreasen 
1940  1st  Studies on the Home  Agnes Elvira (Lewis) Caviness 
1940  2nd  God's Infinite Love  Frederick Lee 
1940  3rd  The Sure Word of Prophecy D. E. Robinson 
1940  4th  The Acts of the Apostles  L. Flora Plummer 
1941  1st  The Acts of the Apostles L. Flora Plummer 
1941  2nd  The Acts of the Apostles  L. Flora Plummer 
1941  3rd  Guiding Principles of Life  Fannie Dickerson Chase 
1941  4th  Christian Experience and Growth  E. J. Urquhart 
1942  1st   Our Lord Shall Come S. A. Wellman 
1942  2nd  Our Spiritual Relationships  Matilda Erickson Andross 
1942  3rd  Epistle of James 14  G. B. Thompson 
1942  4th   Steps in the Christian Walk Sabbath School Department Compilation 
1943  1st   Lessons From Days of Patriarchs and Prophets J. A. Stevens
1943  2nd  Lessons From Days of Patriarchs and Prophets S. A. Wellman 
1943  3rd  Lessons From Days of Patriarchs and Prophets S. A. Wellman 
1943  4th  Lessons From Days of Patriarchs and Prophets  J. A. Stevens 
1944  1st  Lessons From Days of Patriarchs and Prophets  W. K. Ising 
1944  2nd  Lessons From Days of Patriarchs and Prophets  W. K. Ising 
1944  3rd  Lessons From Days of Patriarchs and Prophets  V. T. Armstrong 
1944  4th  Lessons From the Minor Prophets Fannie Dickerson Chase 
1945  1st  The Remnant Church  C. J. Ritchie 
1945  2nd   Ephesians 15, 16
M. C. Wilcox 
1945  3rd  The Way to Christ T. G. Bunch 
1945  4th  Thessalonians and Philemon S. A. Wellman 
1946  1st  Life and Teachings of Jesus E. E. Andross
1946  2nd  Life and Teachings of Jesus E. E. Andross 
1946  3rd   Life and Teachings of Jesus  E. E. Andross 
1946  4th  Life and Teachings of Jesus  E. E. Andross
1947  1st  Life and Teachings of Jesus  E. E. Andross 
1947  2nd  Life and Teachings of Jesus  E. E. Andross 
1947  3rd  Life and Teachings of Jesus  E. E. Andross 
1947  4th  Bulwarks of Faith T. G. Bunch 
1948  1st  Bulwarks of Faith T. G. Bunch
1948  2nd  Book of Hebrews M. L. Andreasen
1948  3rd  Book of Hebrews  M. L. Andreasen 
1948  4th  Book of Hebrews  M. L. Andreasen 
1949  1st  Studies on the Decalogue W. L. Emmerson
1949  2nd  The Messages of Daniel the Prophet R. F. Cottrell
1949  3rd  Studies in the Revelation R. F. Cottrell 
1949  4th Studies in the Revelation R. F. Cottrell 
1950 1st  Our Lord's Prayer A. W. Chelberg 
1950 2nd   Christian Stewardship 17
S. A. Wellman 
1950 3rd   The Victorious Life 18
G. B. Thompson 
1950 4th  Proverbs and Ecclesiastes 19
M. E. Cady 
1951 1st  Last-Day Events W. C. Moffett 
1951 2nd  The Finishing of the Work  C. J. Ritchie 
1951 3rd  Studies on Creation and Redemption  R. E. Hoen 
1951 4th  Studies on Creation and Redemption  R. E. Hoen 
1952 1st  The Apostle Peter and His Epistles F. B. Jensen 
1952 2nd  The Apostle Peter and His Epistles  F. B. Jensen 
1952 3rd  The Holy Spirit  W. H. Branson 
1952 4th  Lessons From the Experiences of Israel  W. C. Moffett 
1953 20
1st  Three Avenues of Divine Witness W. E. Read 
1953 2nd  Lessons From the Lives of the Patriarchs  R. F. Cottrell 
1953 3rd  The Power of the Blood of Jesus  J. I. Robinson 
1953 4th  Unity in Christ--Lessons From the Lord's Supper  Paul O. Campbell 
1954 1st  Christian Life and Service D. E. Rebok 
1954 2nd  Love  T. G. Bunch 
1954 3rd  Studies in Doctrine  W. B. Ochs 
1954 4th  Triumphant in Suffering  M. L. Neft 
1955 1st  The Miracles of Jesus  N. F. Pease 
1955 2nd  The Church: Its Struggles and Victories  V. J. Johns & R. F. Cottrell 
1955 3rd  Redeeming Grace  J. C. Guenin 
1955 4th  Ministry of Angels 21  B. E. Beddoe
1956  1st  Lessons From the Gospel Prophet M. L. Andreasen 
1956  2nd  Lessons From the Gospel Prophet  M. L. Andreasen 
1956  3rd  The Life of Christ W. C. Moffett 
1956  4th  The Life of Christ  W. C. Moffett 
1957  1st  Christian Virtues  H. M. Tippett 
1957  2nd  Lessons From the Acts of the Apostles  F. H. Yost 
1957  3rd  Lessons From the Acts of the Apostles  F. H. Yost 
1957  4th  Lessons From the Lives of Old Testament Prophets  C. E. Wittschiebe 
1958  1st  Parables of Jesus Frederick Lee 
1958  2nd  Studies in Revelation  W. G. Murdoch 
1958  3rd  Christian Ideals  H. L. Rudy 
1958  4th  New Testament Biographies  R. F. Cottrell 
1959  1st  Studies on the Epistle to the Romans  R. E. Loasby 
1959  2nd  Our Wonderful God  K. H. Wood 
1959  3rd  Great Themes of the New Testament  R. F. Cottrell 
1959  4th  Stewardship in Its Broader Aspects  O. A. Troy 
1960  1st  The Blessed Hope  R. E. Finney 
1960  2nd  Lesson for Today From the Time of Ezra and Nehemiah  D. F. Neufeld 
1960  3rd  Studies on the Law of God 22  W. L. Emmerson 
1960  4th   Christ-Centered Doctrines 23
W. B. Ochs 
1961  1st  Signs of the Times  Arthur Maxwell 
1961  2nd   Righteousness by Faith In Christ C. J. Ritchie 
1961  3rd  Lessons From the Gospel of John  B. E. Seton 
1961  4th   Character Studies of Bible Youth T. E. Lucas 
1962  1st   The Christian and His Neighbors O. H. Christensen 
1962  2nd  The Gift of Prophecy Arthur White 
1962  3rd  Women of the Bible  R. F. Cottrell 
1962  4th  Prayer and Victorious Living J. L. Tucker 
1963  1st  Dynamics of Christian Witnessing D. A. Delafield 
1963  2nd  The Sanctuary M. R. Thurber
1963  3rd  Lessons for Today From the Minor Prophets  A. V. Wallenkampf 
1963  4th  Encouragements and Warnings for the Church Today  E. E. Cleveland 
1964  1st   Christ in All the Scriptures H. W. Lowe 
1964  2nd  Selected Lessons From the Psalms  C. E. Weniger 
1964  3rd  The Christian Home and Healthful Living  Harold Shryock, MD 
1964  4th  The Epistle to the Galatians  B. E. Seton 
1965  1st  Fundamentals of Christian Living D. E. Rebok 
1965  2nd  When The World Was Young  Frank Marsh 
1965  3rd  Facing Last-Day Deceptions  W. A. Fagal 
1965  4th  The Church in the Christian Era  Richard Hammill 
1966  1st  Lessons From the Epistles to the Corinthians  D. F. Neufeld 
1966  2nd  Christian Virtues  H. M. Tippett 
1966  3rd  The People of Promise  W. R. L. Scragg 
1966  4th  The Spirit-Filled Life  Robert H. Pierson 
1967 1st   Studies in the Book of Daniel R. F. Cottrell
1967  2nd  Selected Lessons on the Life of Christ  W. C. Moffett 
1967  3rd  The Joys and Obligations of Christian Stewardship  M. K. Eckenroth 
1967  4th  Studies in the Book of Acts, No. 1  F. H. Yost 
1968  1st  Studies in the Book of Acts, No. 2  F. H. Yost 
1968  2nd  Faith and the Promises of God  T. E. Unruh 
1968  3rd  Studies in the Book of James  T. K. Ludgate 
1968  4th  Lessons From the Lives of Old Testament Prophets  R. F. Cottrell 
1969  1st  The Crises of the Christ  W. T. Hyde 
1969  2nd  Redeeming Grace  H. W. Lowe 
1969  3rd  Divine Commands and Promises  W. B. Ochs 
1969  4th  Keys of the Kingdom D. A. Delafield 
1970  1st  The Way to Life Eternal  R. F. Cottrell 
1970  2nd  Stories of the Master Teacher  Frederick Lee 24 
1970   3rd 25   Christ, the Incomparable J. L. Shuler 26 
1970  4th   To Make Man Whole D. A. Delafield 
1971  1st  Christian Social Behavior C. D. Brooke, R. L. Scragg, M. E. Loewen, & T. M. Ashlock 
1971  2nd   Studies in the Epistle to the Ephesians W. E. Murray 27 
1971  3rd   The Church and Its World Mission Wilbur Nelson, W. E. Murray, & C. P. Sorensen 
1971  4th   Home Relations Mr. and Mrs. W. Andrews, A. O. Dart, & J. F. Knipschild 
1972  1st   We Worship God R. A. Anderson & N. F. Pease
1972  2nd  God's Way of Setting Men Right L. B. Reynolds 
1972  3rd   Christ and the Sabbath J. L. Shuler
1972  4th   Awaiting the Advent V. E. Robinson 28 
1973  1st 29
 The Christian and Communication W. R. L. Scragg
1973  2nd  A Holy Life in Hard Times J. E. Spangler
1973  3rd  Jesus and His People G. A. Keough
1973  4th  Managing God's Goods Paul Smith
1974  1st 30
 Christ Our Righteousness Bruo Steinweg
1974  2nd   News From Jesus, Part 1 R. A. Anderson 31
1974  3rd   News From Jesus, Part 2 R. A. Anderson
1974  4th  A Gift From Jesus D. A. Delafield
1975  1st 32
God Is Like This... A. V. Wallenkampf 
1975  2nd  In The Image of God Gottfried Oosterwal
1975  3rd  Faith in Action H. E. Douglas 
1975  4th  Jeremiah--A Message for Our Time A. V. Wallenkampf 
1976  1st  Love Challenged and Vindicated Frank Holbrook
1976  2nd  God Is Not Silent Gordon M. Hyde
1976  3rd  Nurturing Faith in Jesus Walter F. Specht
1976  4th  Worship--A Bible Doctrine Norval F. Pease
1977  1st  Give Glory to God W. P. Bradley
1977  2nd  Jesus the Model Man Herbert E. Douglass
1977  3rd  God's Chosen People Gottfried Oosterwal
1977  4th  The Time of the End Frank Holbrook
1978 1st 33
God the Creator Harold G. Coffin
1978  2nd  The Path of Faith Gordon M. Hyde
1978  3rd   Education for Eternity Charles R. Taylor
1978  4th  The Holy Spirit A. V. Wallenkampf
1979  1st  The Christian Life and Work G. Arthur Keough
1979  2nd  The Last Hour Fernando Chaij
1979  3rd  Be Ready! Fernando Chaij
1979  4th  Our Wonderful God Edwin R. Thiele
1980  1st  Redemption in Romans Don F. Neufeld
1980  2nd  Witness of Jesus Jean Zurcher
1980  3rd  Job, Pain, and Healing Norval F. Pease
1980  4th  "Happy Are Ye!" Jean Zurcher
1981 1st The Church--Servant to the World G. A. Keough
1981 2nd The Church--Home At Last E. E. Cleveland
1981 3rd This We Believe I Bernard E. Seton
1981 4th This We Believe II Bernard E. Seton
1982 1st 34
Law, Love, and Life Samuel Young
1982 2nd Seeking the Glory of God J. Ivan Crawford
1982 3rd The Christian in the World Gottfried Oosterwal
1982 4th God's Great Gift--The Everlasting Covenant Gerhard F. Hasel
1983 1st Christ's All-Atoning Sacrifice Norman R. Gulley
1983 2nd 35
These Were Victors Leslie Hardinge
1983 3rd Themes in Faith and Salvation A. V. Wallenkampf
1983 4th Songs of Experience Rosalie Haffner Lee
1984 1st 36
Some Were Obedient Paul Sundquist
1984 2nd Knowing That We Know God Mervyn Warren
1984 3rd 37
God's Forgiveness and Love's Response James Londis & Geoffrey Garne
1984 4th Jesus Our Mediator Charles E. Bradford
1985 1st 38
How Christ Meets Human Needs Gordon Hyde
1985 2nd Christ Our Hope Edward E. White
1985 3rd Beginnings and Belongings Arthur J. Ferch
1985 4th Ideals for Christians Bernard E. Seton
1986 1st One Lord, One Faith Mario Veloso & Warren H. Johns
1986 2nd In Full Assurance William G. Johnsson
1986 3rd Heaven Came Down W. Kenneth McFarland
1986 4th Total Commitment Now Thomas Davis, Paul Smith, & L. R. Van Dolson
1987 1st God and Our Destiny G. Arthur Keough
1987 2nd Christ and His Infant Church W. R. L. Scragg
1987 3rd Christ and His Growing Church W. R. L. Scragg
1987 4th Ordinary People; Extraordinary Lives Gerald Wheeler
1988 1st Bound for the Promised Land Russell Holt
1988 2nd Love Never Fails Robert Pierson
1988 3rd God Reveals His Love, Part I E. R. Gane, J. R. Spangler, & Leo R. Van Dolson
1988 4th God Reveals His Love, Part II E. R. Gane, J. R. Spangler, & Leo R. Van Dolson
1989 1st Leviticus and Life Leslie Hardinge & Frank Holbrook
1989 2nd Present Triumph, Future Glory, Part I  Joseph J. Battistone
1989 3rd Present Triumph, Future Glory, Part II Carl Coffman
1989 4th Visions of Victory Phillip G. Samaan
1990 1st Call for the Kingdom Leo R. Van Dolson
1990 2nd Christ the Only Way General Conference Sabbath School Reading Committee
1990 3rd Singing with the Psalmist G. Arthur Keough
1990 4th The Letter to the Romans Herbert Kiesler
1991 1st Crisis, Change, and Challenge Rosalie Haffner Lee
1991 2nd Rainbow in the Rain Frank Holbrook
1991 3rd Living for His Coming Calvin Rock
1991 4th Proverbs: Wisdom to Live By  Virginia Davidson
1992 1st Joel, Micah, & Zephaniah: No Time to Lose Leo R. Van Dolson
1992 2nd From Gloom to Glory Edward E. White
1992 3rd A Living Hope George Rice
1992 4th A Song of Love Ron Flowers
1993 1st Look Up and Live Health Department
1993 2nd Consider My Servant Carol Ann Meyer-Marlow
1993 3rd Letters to Leaders & Laity Donald H. Thomas
1993 4th God's Builders Frank Holbrook
1994 1st So Send I You: Biblical Models of Soul Winning Maurice T. Bascom
1994 2nd A Place in His Plans Frank B. Holbrook
1994 3rd His Mind In You  Herbert E. Douglass
1994 4th  Three Angels' Messages: A Last Call for Heaven Brian Jones
1995 1st Great Chapters of the Bible  D. Arthur Delafield
1995 2nd Entering God's Rest  Richard M. Davidson 
1995 3rd  Enlightened by the Spirit Erwin R. Gane 
1995 4th Incarnation of Grace: Christ Has Come  Leslie Bumgardner 
1996 1st How to Study Your Bible  V. Bailey Gillespie 
1996 2nd Deterioration and Deliverance  Roy E. Gane 
1996 3rd End-Time Landmarks: Good News for Our Day  Norman R. Gulley 
1996 4th God's Family: The Church  Brian Jones 
1997 1st Spiritual Gifts: Keys to Ministry  James W. Zackrison 
1997 2nd  God is Love: 1, 2, and 3 John Johnathan Gallagher 
1997 3rd Parables of Jesus: Stories of Love and Grace  Lyndelle Brower Chiomenti 
1997 4th Healing and Restoration: The Master's Touch Adventist Health System Sunbelt Healthcare Corp.
1998 1st 1st Corinthians: The Gospel on the Street  John McVay 
1998 2nd Happy Are You: Citizens of the Kingdom 39
Jean Zurcher
1998 3rd  A Call to Christian Ministry John McVay 
1998 4th Our Wonderful God 40  Edwin R. Thiele 
1999 1st 41
God Shows and Tells Leo R. Van Dolson 
1999 2nd The Nature of Man Jack J. Blanco 
1999 3rd Creation: Looking at the Biblical Account  Randall W. Younker 
1999 4th The Church in Today's World  Enrique Chaij 
2000 1st Assurance of Salvation Hans K. LaRondelle 
2000 2nd The Certainty of the Second Coming  Edward Zinke 
2000 3rd Witnessing: Turning the World Upside Down  Carlos Martin
2000 4th Proverbs: Wisdom to Live By 42  Virginia E. Davidson & Ernest Steed
2001 1st  Great Prayers and Pray-ers of the Bible Beatrice S. Neall, Ph.D 
2001 2nd Bible Biographies: Actors in the Drama called Planet Earth  Wilma McClarty 
2001 3rd Pillars of Our Faith  Joel Musvosvi 
2001 4th Seek Me and Live Leo R. Van Dolson 
2002 1st The Cosmic Conflict Between Christ and Satan  John M. Fowler 
2002 2nd Great Apocalyptic Prophecies  Angel Manuel Rodriguez 
2002 3rd Rebellion and Reformation: A History of the Divided Monarchy  James W. Zackrison 
2002 4th  Living the Advent Hope Jonathan Gallagher 
2003 1st The Promise: The Everlasting Covenant   Adult Bible Study Guide staff 43
2003 2nd The Forgiven  Adult Bible Study Guide staff 44
2003 3rd Sanctuary Themes: The Book of Hebrews Ekkehardt Mueller 
2003 4th Jonah  JoAnn Davidson 
2004 1st The Gospel of John Jon Paulien 
2004 2nd  Comfort My People Roy E. Gane 
2004 3rd Religion in Relationships  Reinder Bruinsma 
2004 4th Daniel  Gerhard Pfandl 
2005 1st God's Gift of Immortality  Brian Jones 
2005 2nd Life of Jesus Through the Eyes of Mark  William G. Johnsson 
2005 3rd The Spiritual Life: Experiencing Christ as Lord  Derek Morris 
2005 4th Ephesians  John Fowler 
2006 1st Christian Home  Ron Flowers 
2006 2nd Holy Spirit 45  A. V. Wallenkampf 
2006 3rd 1844 Made Simple  Clifford Goldstein 
2006 4th Beginnings and Belongings 46  Arthur Ferch 
2007 1st Ecclesiastes  James Zackrison 
2007 2nd Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet: The Authority of the Bible  Jonathan and Kathleen Kuntaraf 
2007 3rd For Better or For Worse: Lessons from Old Testament Couples  Gordon and Rosenita Christo 
2007 4th The Refiner's Fire  Gavin Anthony 
2008 1st Discipleship  Betram Melbourne 
2008  2nd The Wonder of Jesus  Roy Adams 
2008 3rd  Agents of Hope: God's Great Missionaries Gary Krause 
2008 4th Atonement and the Cross of Christ  Angel Rodriguez 
2009 1st The Prophetic Gift  Gerhard Pfandl 
2009 2nd The Christian Life  Reinder Bruinsma 
2009 3rd Loved and Loving: John's Epistles  Ekkehardt Mueller 
2009 4th People on the Move: The Book of Numbers   
2010 1st The Fruit of the Spirit  Richard O'Ffill 
2010 2nd Health and Healing  Allan Handysides 
2010 3rd Redemption in Romans  Don F. Neufeld 
2010 4th Background Characters in the Bible  Gerald A. and Chantal Klingbeil 
2011
1st "Jesus Wept": Scripture and Human Emotion  Julian Melgosa 
2011 2nd Garments of Grace: Clothing Imagery in the Bible  Adult Bible Study Guide staff 
2011 3rd Worship  Rosalie H. Zinke 
2011 4th The Gospel in Galatians  Carl P. Cosaert 
2012 1st Glimpses of Our God  JoAnn Davidson 
2012 2nd Evangelism and Witnessing  Joe Webb 
2012 3rd 1 and 2 Thessalonians  Jon Paulien 
2012 4th Growing in Christ (Fundamental Beliefs)  Kwabena Donkor 
2013 1st Origins  L. James Gibson 
2013 2nd "Seek the Lord and Live!": Major Lessons from Minor Prophets  Zdravko Stefanovic 
2013 3rd Revival and Reformation  Mark Finley 
2013 4th The Sanctuary  Martin Pröbstle 
2014 1st Discipleship  Dan Solis 
2014 2nd Christ and His Law  Keith Burton 
2014 3rd The Teachings of Jesus  Carlos A. Steger 
2014 4th The Book of James  Clint Wahlen 

 

Notes:

i. That obituary refers to a notice in the May 7, 1889 Advent Review and Sabbath Herald. Go back.

1. A lesson called The Life of Christ was published in this quarter for the International Sabbath-School Association. Go back to list.

2. Two lessons, Prophecy and Sin and Righteousness, were published in this quarter for the International Sabbath-School Association. Go back to list.

3. The lesson recommends reading Marvin Herrick Brown's book, Christ Our Advocate: His Ministry in the True TabernacleGo back to list.

4. The lesson states that "[n]o attempt has been made in this series of lessons to treat the subject exhaustively," as doing so "would be an impossibility in so small a compass" (2). It recommends reading Alonzo T. Jones' Civil Government and Religion in order to obtain a broader understanding of the subject, one which was very much a present-day issue in 1890s. For more documents written on religious liberty in the 1890s, go here. For information about religious liberty work being done today, visit the site of the General Conference Department of Public Affairs & Religious Liberty (PARL). PARL's primary focus is "promoting and protecting religious freedom for all people" throughout the world. The North American Religious Liberty Association (NARLA) is a "member-driven organization" that focuses on religious liberty issues specifically in the United States of America, "dedicated to free choice in matters of faith, religion, and conscience." Go back to list.

ii. Other notices and obituaries regarding Prescott can be found here, here, here and here. Go back.

5. The lesson recommends Christ's Object Lessons (written by Ellen G. White) as a companion to itself. Go back to list.

iii. Other notices regarding Plummer can be found here and here. Go back.

6. L. Flora Plummer, the secretary of the General Conference Sabbath School Department (see the the bottom of second column), promoted these lessons in The Workers' Bulletin (p159) and advocated branch Sabbath Schools. As of 2013, Ms. Plummer is the only woman to head the Sabbath School Department. Go back to list.

7. The issues of the Signs of the Times that would correspond with these lessons are the ones from July through September. (The ones that ASTR has are 28.28, 28.30, 28.32, 28.33, and 28.39.) Go back to list.

iv. Other notices and obituaries regarding Wilcox can be found here, here, and here. Go back.

8. The lessons recommend Daniel and the Revelation: The Response of History to the Voice of Prophecy as a companion to itself. Here's an edition of the same book from 1907. Go back to list.

v. Other notices about Haskell can be found here and here. Go back.

vi. Other notices about Owen can be found here and here. Go back.

vii. Other notices about Robinson can be found here and here. Go back.

9. "[T]he very best help obtainable" in studying this lesson is White's The Desire of AgesGo back to list.

viii. Other notices about Kern can be found here and here. Go back.

ix. Other articles about Spicer can be found here, here, here, and here. Go back.

10. "The only logical help" in studying these lessons is White's Acts of the ApostlesGo back to list.

x. Another mention of her death can be found here. Go back to list.

xi. Another mention of Wakeham's death can be found here. Go back to list.

xii. This contributor is likely Christian Martin Sorenson, whose obituaries can be found here and here

xiii. Other notices about Beddoe can be found here and here. Go back to list.

xiv. Another notice about Price can be found here. Go back to list.

11. The book referred to on the second page, The Science of Food and Cookery, is a recommended source on "vitamines." Go back to the list.

12. Reprinted from the same author's 1913-1914 lessons. Go back to list.

 13. Reprinted from the same author's 1920 lessons. Go back to list. 

 14. Revised from the same author's 1914 lessons. Go back to list.

15. Revised from Wilcox's 1928 quarterly. Go back to list.

16. Likely the set of lessons that Desmond T. Doss was studying on Sabbath, May 5, 1945 (see page 12), before going on the mission where he earned the Congressional Medal of Honor. Go back to list.

17. Revised from 1929 quarterly. Go back to list.

18. Revised from 1924 lesson. Go back to list.

19. Adapted by Sabbath School Department. Go back to list.

20. An enlarged edition began being offered in this year. Go back to list.

21. Reprinted from 1920 lesson. Go back to list.

22. Reprint of 1949 lesson. Go back to list.

23. Reprint of 1954 lesson. Go back to list.

24. Rewritten by Leslie Hardinge. Go back to list.

25. Teachers' editions began to be offered between 1970's 2nd and 3rd quarters. Go back to list.

26. Rewritten by R. F. Cottrell. Go back to list.

27. Rewritten by R. C. Barger. Go back to list.

28. Rewritten by W. R. Lesher. Go back to list.

29. A major format change took place in 1973. Go back to list.

30. Large-print editons started in 1974. Go back to list.

31. Rewritten by W. R. Lesher. Go back to list.

32. The Daybreak series of lessons starts with this first quarter of 1975. Go back to list.

33. The popular language edition for overseas use edition begins. Go back to list.

34. The Covenant series begins; the size of the standard edition is changed to match the teacher's edition. Go back to list.

35. Between the second and third quarters, they began using perfect binding for the teacher's edition. Go back to list.

36. The easy reading edition for the North American Division begins in 1984. Go back to list.

37. Between the third and fourth quarters, the popular language edition for overseas use ends, and the easy English edition takes its place. Go back to list.

38. A major format change takes place, and the book-by-book curriculum begins to be followed. Go back to list.

39. Reprinted from 1980. Go back to list.

40. Reprinted from 1979. Go back to list.

41. M & M Theme begins. Go back to list.

42. Reprinted from 1991. Go back to list.

43. The Adult Bible Study Guide staff created this quarterly from the 1982 quarterly by Gerhard F. Hasel. Go back to list.

44. The Adult Bible Study Guide staff created this quarterly from the 1984 quarterly by James Londis & Geoffrey Garne. Go back to list.

45. Reprinted from 1978. Go back to list.

46. Reprinted from 1985. Go back to list.

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