Sabbath: Faith that works
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Read for This Week’s Study: James 2:14-26; Rom. 3:27-28;Titus 2:14; 2 Cor. 4:2; Rom. 4:1-5; Josh. 2:1-21. Memory Text: For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also (James 2:26, NKJV). He was a successful doctor and an elder in a high-profile church of several hundred members. He … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Angels on Main Street, Part 2
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Ismael Serrano As the girls hurried on through the night, they passed three young men. They didn’t look up when the boys pointed fingers at them and made crude remarks, but kept walking as quickly as they could. Then they became aware that someone was following them. It must be one of the three boys, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Love and the Law
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Further Study: Ellen G. White, Facing Life’s Record, The Great Controversy, p. 479-491. God has acknowledged you before men and angels as His child; pray that you may do no dishonor to theworthy name by which ye are called. James 2:7. God sends you into the world as His representative. In every act of life … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Judged by the Law
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Read James 2:12-13. See also John 12:48; Rom. 2:12-13; 2 Cor. 5:10; Rev. 20:12-13. What do these verses teach about judgment? Nothing is clearer than the teaching that we will be judged by the law based on what we have done, whether for good or for evil. At the same time, too, the Bible is also … [Click to read more …]

05: Love and the Law – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

[Thought questions for Love and the Law October 28, 2014] Love without Liking. Your lesson this week asks you to love even those you don’t like. Wait a minute! Is that possible? What about the marriage that goes bad? Is the wife obliged to love the husband she can’t stand any more? What if he uses … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Love and the Law
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You can view a discussion of the current lesson in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Whole Law
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Read James 2:10-11. Now read the passages listed in the table below and classify them as either emphasizing the whole law, the law of love, or both. Whole Law Law of Love Matt. 5:18-19 Matt. 22:36-40 Rom. 13:8-10 Gal. 3:10 Gal. 5:3 Gal. 5:14 It is hard for us to grasp how radical Jesus’ teaching … [Click to read more …]

05: Love and the Law – Hit the Mark
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It is called Bigfoot – a huge ape-like creature that some believe inhabits forests in North America. For many years there have been supposed sightings. People claim to have personally seen this mysterious creature and found evidence, such as large unusual footprints. Even though most of the supposed sightings and gathered evidence have been proven to … [Click to read more …]

05: Love and the Law – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : It is our love for God that leads us to do His will. It is the doers of His law of love who will be justified.. [Lesson Plan for Love and the Law October 27, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read James 2:1-7. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Loving Our Neighbors
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Read James 2:8-9, along with Leviticus 19:17-18 and Matthew 5:43-45. What crucial message are we being given here? James calls God’s law the royal law (James 2:8) because it is the law of the KING OF KINGS (Rev. 19:16). The law of His kingdom is given in detail in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew … [Click to read more …]