Grade 9 and 10 (Lessons grades)

Jesus-focused Learning (9-10)

  • Reading Story—"Time for School" A young, recent Adventist convert, Goodloe Harper Bell, began teaching a group of fourteen boys English grammar. Soon, Mr. Bell was asked to start a Christian school, paving the way for other Seventh-day Adventist schools. This tiny school eventually grew to become Battle Creek College, then Emmanuel Missionary College, and eventually Andrews University.

Healing Broken Relationships

  • Reading Story—"A Comforting Message" Mary Andrews, at the age of 17, was diagnosed with tuberculosis. She and her family were missionaries in Europe at the time, and her father decided to bring her back to America to be treated at the Battle Creek Sanitarium, as he had already lost his wife to the disease. But Mary died in Michigan, leaving behind a deeply bereaved father. Ellen White was given a vision to share with John Andrews, Mary's father, assuring him of the resurrection of his wife and children to immortality.

Freedom in Healthy Living(9-10)

  • Reading Story—"Health Changes" Looking back on medical practice of the 1800s, many of their remedies appear silly or even dangerous to us today. But Ellen White was given a vision to share with others to help them (and us) live healthier lifestyles. The health message given to her by God nearly 150 years ago is still relevant and up-to-date.

Privilege of Talents(9-10)

  • Reading Story—"Helping Anna" Anna Knight recounts the kindness of Amanda Chambers, who worked hard to supply Anna with clothes for attending school. Mrs. Chambers invested in Anna because she believed Anna would become a great worker for God someday. This faith and kindness deeply affected Anna and she determined to make something of her life for God.

Windows Into God's Word (9-10)

  • Reading Story—"Searching the Scriptures" The study of Scripture convicted William Miller that "Scriptures must be a revelation from God." He found that "The Scriptures became my delight, and in Jesus I found a Friend."

Also, through deep Bible study, John Nevins Andrews became thoroughly convicted that Saturday was the holy Sabbath.

God's Messengers Part 2

  • Reading Story 2—"Write It Down" While attending the funeral of a friend, Ellen White was given a vision about the great controversy between Christ and Satan. God told her to write down what she was shown. She was warned that Satan would try to stop her from accomplishing this, but that angels would help her prevail.

God's Messengers Part 1

  • Reading Story 1—"Visions from God" Timid young Ellen struggled to share the vision God gave her with others—a vision of encouragement of God's leading despite the Great Disappointment of 1844. Overcome with a sense of conviction to share this message, she finally submited her fear to God and shared the message with others.

Freedom From Fear (9-10)

  • Reading Story—"Preaching Without Fear" Relying on God's protection, Joseph Bates and H. S. Gurney preached God's Word to people in the South, placing themselves in danger of being mistaken for abolitionists and being hung on the spot by angry mobs.

Joy in Witnessing

  • Reading Story—"The Monomaniac" Having been labeled a monomaniac by a local physician, William Miller pretended also to be sick when the physician came to treat one of Miller's children who was ill. The humorous Miller paid the doctor to stay and treat his 'monomania' while he gave the doctor a Bible study on last-day events. The good doctor was convicted of the truth and became as much a "monomaniac" as Miller himself!

Discover Jesus(9-10)

  • Reading Story—"Cannon Shell" As a deist, William Miller did not believe God was personally interested in His created beings. However, events transpired in his life that led him to study the Bible and caused him to re-evaluate his erroneous ideas about God.