Did Jesus Preach a Social Gospel?
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Seventh-day Adventists often prefer to think of the gospel in terms of the second coming, the investigative judgement, the mark of the beast, or the nature of Christ, rather than social responsibility. However, reading through Matthew and the other Gospels recently, I find that Jesus was just as concerned about how we treat one another … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: On Being a Farmer
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Homeless, Sick, in Prison

Read John 4:35-38. What is Jesus telling us here about the different steps needed in reaching souls? The work of a farmer is multifaceted. Other types of farming work must be done before a harvest can be plentiful (Matt. 9:35-38). Not only reapers are needed in the Lord’s harvest field. Can you imagine a farmer … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Whole Recipe
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People Breaking Down a Wall

“ ‘You are the salt of the earth’ ” (Matthew 5:13, NIV). In this passage, Jesus is calling His followers to be “salt,” which is a transforming agent. The church is a “saltshaker,” which contains the “salt of the earth.” With what or whom should we, this “salt,” mix? Only with ourselves, or with ingredients … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Jesus on Community Outreach
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 4:16-19, Luke 10:25-37, Matt. 5:13, Isa. 2:8, John 4:35-38, Matt. 13:3-9. Memory Text: “Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people” (Matthew 4:23, NKJV). Robert Louis Stevenson, best … [Click to read more …]