Bible Study


Seventh-day Adventist Christians would like to see themselves among those called "people of the Book." It's simple -- we love the Bible! Every week, more than 20 million people around the world meet in Adventist Churches for Bible study. In our church we refer to it as "Sabbath School." But Seventh-day Adventists are "people of the Book." They study the Word of God for guidance in their lives.

Online Bible Study resources are available at the HopeTalk.orgweb site. This site includes links to online Bible study courses about a variety of topics, as well as links to sites with Biblical answers to many questions.

Sabbath School


The Sabbath School/Personal Ministries Department was established as a major setting for religious education in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It exists to teach and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. To honor this original purpose, the Sabbath School/Personal Ministries Department communicates the good news with the objective to win, hold, and train for Jesus Christ, men, women, youth, boys and girls, throughout the world. The Department provides Sabbath School Bible Study Guides, designs material for Sabbath School programming, offers training and resources to teachers and members, cooperates with the Office of Mission Awareness in the promotion of support for world missions, and designs programs and resources to help those areas of the world where church growth is limited.

You send and read comments on this week's lesson study, Or you may study your lesson daily on our blog and exchange ideas with others from around the world on the topic of the current lesson study.


Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guides Online

Sabbath School for mobile devices, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android phones and tablets

  • The iPhone and Android app produced by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists gives you access to print content from Beginner through the Adult Bible Study Guide. The app is simply called “Sabbath School.” It provides links to all lessons in PDF format, which are downloaded when you click on them. Also included are the Adult, Kindergarten and Primary audio podcasts, the Kindergarten animation podcast, the weekly reading of the Collegiate Quarterly, Sabbath School University video, Sabbath School University audio, and podcasts in various languages. Sabbath School Leaders can discover ideas in Cool Tools and access the Sabbath School Manual right from the app. The app is available for free in the iTunes app store or at the Android app store.
  • The Sabbath School Quarterly app for androids features the complete Adult Bible Study Guide, with links to a companion Bible app, just like our online lessons. It also includes sections for notes that are saved till needed in Sabbath School discussions. On your Android device, just go to Market and search for “Sabbath School Quarterly.” It’s a free app in the Books & Reference section. All it lacks is online discussion. For that you have to come back here.
  • Ecole Sabbath android app is the French Sabbath School lesson and podcast.

Archives of Previous Sabbath School Lessons Online

(Click here to go to the index of our archives.)

Commentary, Discussion and/or Teachers’ Helps

  • Email Discussionof the lessons in the Adult Bible Study Guide and related topics.The discussion may carry on for weeks on any one particular topic, even while new topics are brought up.
  • Weekly Teacher Helps via email are available by subscribing to our SSNET2 mailing list. On this list we distribute weekly helps Michael Fracker and Joyce Griffith. (You can also see these on our blog pages.)
  • Weekly teaching outlines posted by Bruce Cameron.
  • Contemporary Comments Weekly commentary, often tied to a current national or world event. These may be used as an introduction to the current week’s study.

Other Adult Sabbath School Resources

Audio, Video & Braille Resources for the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guides

Click here to go to the Audio , Video & Braille Resources

Collegiate / Young Adult Resources

Click here to go to the Collegiate /Young Adult Resources

Youth Sabbath School Resources

Click here to go to Youth Sabbath School Resources

Teens and Children’s Sabbath School Resources

More Resources in our Links Section

Non-English Sabbath School Resources


Please note that we do not write or edit any of the Study Guides for any age group. You can click on the link to contact the editors of the Adult Bible Study Guide. For the editors of other lessons, please go to the appropriate site. Any comments made here, but addressing another site, will be deleted.

We do not send out paper copies of anything. This is an internet ministry. Everything we offer is found on this site. Please explore the site before asking questions. If you still have questions after searching this site, you may contact us through the link under “About Us” in the menu.

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