Friday: Further Thought – How Shall We Wait?
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Jesus Dines With Friends

Read Matthew 5:16; Colossians 3:17; Hebrews 13:15-16; read Ellen G. White, “On the Mount of Olives,” pp. 627-636, and reread “ ‘The Least of These My Brethren,’ ” pp. 637-641, in The Desire of Ages. Jesus told us what the signs of the end would be before He returned, and they are not pretty. Wars, … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Wait is Over
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The Appearing. Vintage painting showing the second coming of Christ to rescue His people.

Many years ago, English author Charles Dickens wrote a book called A Tale of Two Cities.Those two cities were London and Paris. In a sense, it could be said that the Bible is also a tale of two cities. In this case, the two cities are Babylon and Jerusalem. In Revelation 14:8 and Revelation 18:1-24, … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Preparing for the Final Harvest While We Wait
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Church planting. Farmer sowing field with churches.

Jesus used farming language in His teaching about the kingdom, as pointed out in lesson 5. As we have seen, farming is not merely an event; it is a patient process! It is a regularly repeated cycle with different stages and different jobs for different people at different times. We need to be open to … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Mission of the Church While We Wait
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The Remnant. Christ commissionning the last-day saints to spread the gospel.

Read James 2:14-26. In what ways do these verses encapsulate who we are and why we are here? In Sunday’s study, the disciples start out pointing to the beauty of the temple buildings. Jesus points their attention to the condition of the church within and its mission to an ending world. The fact is that … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Revival and Reformation While We Wait
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Woman prays i the presence of Fire of God.

Read 2 Peter 3:1-18. Summarize the teachings in this chapter that pertain to revival and reformation. How do these verses fit in with the topic we have been studying all quarter? God’s desire is that “everyone” will “come to repentance” (2 Pet. 3:9, NIV). Though we cannot do the work of the Holy Spirit in … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: While We Wait for Jesus
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Waiting. Girl stands at window waiting

The disciples had just been admiring the glorious scene as the sun’s rays glinted off the temple. Jesus, wanting to focus their attention on the realities facing the Christian church in the near future and the end of time, cryptically gave them a dose of reality by saying: “ ‘Do you see all these things? … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: How Shall We Wait?
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People Waiting

Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 24:35-25:46, 2 Peter 3:1-18, James 2:14-26, John 4:35-38, 1 Cor. 3:6-8, Rev. 21:1-4. Memory Text: “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality” (Romans … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Urban Ministry in the End Time
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City

Read Ministry to the Cities, (Hagerstown, Md.: Review and Herald® Publishing Association, 2012). It is a collection from the Ellen G. White Estate of most of the Ellen G. White materials on urban ministry. A Seventh-day Adventist expert in urban ministries did a study in the Ellen G. White periodical index regarding her counsel on … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Reaching Out to the Cities
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Men studying Bible on construction site.

No one is saying that outreach and ministry are easy. The fact is, they are not. Humans are fallen, corrupt, and not naturally spiritual. As Paul said about himself: “For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am carnal, sold under sin” (Rom. 7:14, NKJV). If Paul says that, what about those who … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Make it Personal
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Men studying Bible on construction site.

Read John 15:12-13; James 1:27; and Galatians 6:2. Together, what are they saying to us that is so crucial for any serious outreach? Because of the massive size of urban populations, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that faith is personal. The bottom line in reaching the cities, or any other place, … [Click to read more …]