Sabbath School Quotes

“Sabbath school should be a place where the jewels of truth are searched for and rescued from their environment of error.”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School Work

“The more we endeavor to explain truth to others, with a love for souls, the plainer will it become to ourselves”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School Work

“No man, woman, or youth can attain to Christian perfection and neglect the study of the word of God.”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School Work

“We must search the Scriptures, not merely rush through a chapter and repeat it, taking no pains to understand it, but we must dig for the jewel of truth which will enrich the mind, and fortify the soul against the wiles and temptations of the arch-deceiver.”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School Work

“If we would study the Bible diligently and prayerfully every day, we should every day see some beautiful truth in a new, clear and forcible light.”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School Work

“With humble hearts, subdue by the grace of God, you should come to the task of searching the scriptures, prepared to accept every ray of divine light, and to walk in the way of holiness”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School Work

“In searching the scriptures you are not to endeavor to interpret their utterances so as to agree with your preconceived ideas, but come as a learner to understand the foundation principles of the faith of Christ.”

— Ellen White

“There should be liberty given for a frank investigation of truth, that each may know for himself what is truth”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School Work

“Precious light is to shine forth from the word of God, and let no one presume to dictate what shall or what shall not be brought before the people in the messages of enlightenment that He shall send, and so quench the Spirit of God”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School Work

“New light will ever be revealed on the word of God to him who is in living connection with the Sun of Righteousness. Let no one come to the conclusion that there is no more truth to be revealed. The diligent, prayerful seeks of truth will find precious rays of light yet to shine forth from the word of God.”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School work

“Many gems [of truth] are yet scattered that are to be gathered together to become the property of the remnant people of God”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School work

“As soon as the seeks for truth opens the Bible to read the utterances of God with reverence, possessing an earnest desire to know, he will see wondrous things out of God’s law”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School Work

“Point after point of truth should be investigated; for there is no limitation to the truth of God”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School Work

“In searching the scripture there is need of great humility of mind and contrition of heart, of seeking earnestly unto God.”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School work

“Those who come in a lowly spirit, seeking for truth, will be aided in their search [in the scriptures] by the angels of God”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School work

“A mere intellectual understanding of the word of God will not be sufficient to influence the habits of life, for the life is regulated by the condition of the heart”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School work

“We should exert all the powers of the mind in the study of Scriptures, and should task the understanding to comprehend, as far as mortals can, the deep things of God”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School work

“We must come [to Scripture] with a humble and teachable spirit to obtain knowledge from the great I AM”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School Work

“An understanding of Bible truth depends not so much on the power of intellect brought to the search as on the singleness of purpose, the earnest longing after righteousness”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School work

“The Bible should never be studied without prayer”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School work

“Angels are round about those who are willing to be taught in divine things; and in the time of great necessity, they will bring to their remembrance the very truths which are needed”

— Ellen White, Testimonies on Sabbath School work

“Read [the Scriptures] with a holy attention, arising from the consideration of the majesty of God, and the reverence due to him”

“The goal of Bible reading is to experience transformation through God’s Word, by the work of the Spirit. With holy attention we can be intentional about letting God speak to us and shape us as we read the Bible.”