Sabbath: Son of David
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matthew 1; Mark 12:35-37; Isa. 9:6-7, Rom. 5:8; John 2:25; Jer. 29:13; Matt. 2:1-14. Memory Text:“He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21, NKJV). Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Matthew began his book with a genealogy; but not with just any genealogy but with that of Jesus Christ. … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Redemption
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Inspecting the Record

Think about the millennium, and about our understanding of it. Though we are not told a lot, we are told enough to know a few things. First, the millennium occurs before the final destruction of the lost. Second, before that final destruction, the saved spend this time getting a lot of questions answered. So much … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: No More Tears
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Jesus Dines With Friends

Read Revelation 21:3-5. What do the tears there mean? We are all experienced with what it means to cry. We are also familiar with the action of wiping tears from another’s eyes: a mother tenderly comforting her child; a close friend comforting a companion; or one parent comforting the other in the midst of heartache … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: New Heavens and a New Earth
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Children in Heaven

Sin and rebellion have been unwelcome intruders. They were never meant to be here. They inflicted incredible damage, but now that the cause of that damage no longer exists, it is time to restore everything to perfection. Not until that happens will the great controversy be completed. Read Revelation 21:1-2, Rev. 21:9-10; Rev. 22:1-3. What … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Final Judgment
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Jesus Key

In Bible times, there were two places for judgment: the city gate and before the king’s throne. The elders at the gate decided all the small cases, but the king decided all the large issues. His was the final word in ensuring justice. Similarly, the Bible pictures God enthroned as King of the universe, guaranteeing … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The “Why” Questions
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Man Juggling Questions

The opening verses of Genesis describe the earth as being “without form, and void” (Gen. 1:2). This same phrase is repeated by Jeremiah to describe the earth after its destruction by the seven last plagues and the Second Coming, with every city on earth “broken down at the presence of the LORD”(Jer. 4:26, NKJV). In … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Redemption
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Read for This Week’s Study: Rev. 20:1-3, Jer. 4:23-26, 1 Cor. 4:5, Rev. 20:7-15, Phil. 2:9-11, 2 Pet. 3:10. Memory Text: “‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away’”(Revelation 21:4, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Church Militant
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God the Father With the Son

Thursday’s study touched on the divinity of Christ. Why is that so important? Ellen G. White wrote: “Since the divine law is as sacred as God Himself, only one equal with God could make atonement for its transgression. None but Christ could redeem fallen man from the curse of the law, and bring him again … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Church at Laodicea
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Laodicea also gets some descriptions of Jesus: “‘the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness,’” and “‘the Beginning of the creation of God’”(Rev. 3:14, NKJV). These descriptions are key aspects of the divinity of Christ. The “Amen” is a reference to Isaiah 65:16, where the word “Amen” is translated “the God of truth,” and is linked … [Click to read more …]