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 His Wondrous Cross: The Story of OUr Redemption Brian D. 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: The Gospel of Relationships John Fowler
2006 1st Families in the Family of God Ronald M. Flowers
2006 2nd The Holy Spirit 45 A. V. Wallenkampf
2006 3rd The Gospel, 1844, and Judgment 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 Bible for Today 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 Old Testament Gerald A. and Chantal Klingbeil
2011
1st Jesus Wept: The Bible 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 Jo Ann Davidson
2012 2nd Evangelism and Witnessing Joe Webb
2012 3rd 1 and 2 Thessalonians Jon Paulien
2012 4th Growing in Christ 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
2015 1st Proverbs Jacques B. Doukhan
2015 2nd The Book of Luke John M. Fowler
2015 3rd Biblical Missionaries Børge Schantz
2015 4th Jeremiah Imre Tokics
2016 1st Rebellion and Redemption David Tasker
2016 2nd The Book of Matthew Andy Nash
2016 3rd The Role of the Church in the Community Gaspar F. Colon and May-Ellen M. Colon
2016 4th The Book of Job Clifford R. Goldstein
2017 1st The Holy Spirit and Spirituality Frank M. Hasel
2017 2nd "Feed My Sheep": First and Second Peter Robert McIver

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 Tabernacle. Go 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 Ages. Go 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 Apostles. Go 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. Based on previously published material by Arnold V. Wallenkampf. Go back to list.

46. Reprinted from 1985. Go back to list.

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