Sunday: Fishers of Men
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Fishermen

Simon and Andrew had toiled all night. Seasoned fishermen, they knew the art of fishing, and they knew when to quit. Nightlong work yielded nothing. In the midst of their disappointment came an unsolicited command: Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch (Luke 5:4, NKJV). Simon’s response was one … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Call to Discipleship
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discipleship

Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 5:1-11, Luke Luke 6:12-16, Luke Luke 9:1-6, Matt. 10:5-15, Luke 10:1-24, Luke 9:23-25, Matt. 16:24-28. Memory Text: Then He said to them all, If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me (Luke 9:23, NKJV). Disciple means a follower, or … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The “Under-the-Ground” Bible
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Bible Flying Away

During the time of China’s cultural revolution, it was very dangerous to own a Bible. Someone we knew, however, was able to obtain one. Since it was such a rare and precious book, he wanted to share it with as many people as possible, so he carefully took the Bible apart and gave one or … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study
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How to Recognize Jesus

Avoid every question in relation to the humanity of Christ which is liable to be misunderstood. Truth lies close to the track of presumption. In treating upon the humanity of Christ, you need to guard strenuously every assertion, lest your words be taken to mean more than they imply, and thus you lose or dim … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Transfiguration
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The Transfiguration

Read all three Gospel accounts of the Transfiguration (Luke 9:27-36, Matt. 17:1-9, Mark 9:2-8). (Read also Peter’s firsthand account of the incident, and note the truth the apostle establishes from his eyewitness experience; see 2 Peter 1:16-18). What additional information does Luke provide, and why is it important? Luke begins the narrative with a detail that … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Christ of God
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Christ the Creator

Read Luke 9:18-27. Why would Jesus have asked the disciples a question whose answer He already knew? What lesson was He seeking to teach them not only about Himself but about what it means to follow Him? Who do you say that I am? (Luke 9:20, NKJV). The question that Jesus asked 2,000 years ago … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Son of Man
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Jesus Asleep in the Boat

Although Jesus was fully conscious that He was both the Son of Man and the Son of God (Luke 22:67-70), Son of Man was our Savior’s favorite way of self-designation. The only other instances that the title appears are in Daniel 7:13, in Stephen’s speech (Acts 7:56) and in Revelation 1:13 and Rev. 14:14. The … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Reactions to Jesus
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Jesus Raises a Widow’s Son

Read the Gospels; read the New Testament. All through these books incredible claims are made about not only what Jesus did but, even more important, about who Jesus was. (Of course, what Jesus did powerfully attested to who He was.) These claims-that He is God, that He is our Redeemer, that He alone is the … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath Afternoon: Who Is Jesus Christ?
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 4:16-30, Luke 6:5, Eph. 1:3-5, Luke 9:18-27, 2 Pet. 1:16-18. Memory Text: He said to them, But who do you say that I am? Peter answered and said, The Christ of God (Luke 9:20, NKJV). Who is Jesus Christ? The question is not a philosophical or a sociological gimmick. It gets … [Click to read more …]