Friday: Further Study: Christ’s church and the Law
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Further Study: The three angels of Revelation 14 represent the people who accept the light of God’s messages and go forth as His agents to sound the warning throughout the length and breadth of the earth. Christ declares to His followers: Ye are the light of the world.  Matthew 5:14. To every soul that accepts … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: From Jesus to the Remnant
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Since Eden, God’s church has always been filled with fallible people. The very institution that was supposed to be a witness to God’s righteousness was itself in need of that same righteousness. As the baton passed from generation to generation, no runner was worthy enough to cross the finish line. None who received the law … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: From Moses to Jesus
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Though ancient law codes found in Egypt and Mesopotamia also provide evidence for a widespread knowledge of the principles and precepts found in God’s law, none of them is complete. In fact, many of these codes also contain laws that promote idolatry and other practices that God later condemned. So, God chose a people to … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: From Abraham to Moses
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After the Flood, it was the responsibility of Noah and his sons to share God’s will with their descendants. Noah’s family knew that global destruction had come to the world as a result of humanity’s refusal to obey God’s law and, having experienced God’s grace, they could do something to help develop a more faithful … [Click to read more …]

Monday: From Noah to Abraham
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(Gen. 6:5-9) The world into which Noah was born was worse than any society that has ever existed, which means that it must have been pretty bad. With people living for almost a thousand years, it is not difficult to see how evil could become ingrained in society to the point that God became sorry … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: From Adam to Noah
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In one sense, we can speak of a church of Christ only since the New Testament era, when believers first testified to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. However, we can see Christ’s church in a broader context. The Greek term for church is ekklesia. Borrowed from the secular world, it refers to those … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Christ’s Church and the Law
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Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 2:16-3:7, Genesis 6, Genesis 12, Deut. 7:6-12, Gal. 3:6-16, Rev. 12:17, Rev. 14:6-12. Memory Text: Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus (Revelation 14:12, NKJV). In a relay-race, a team usually consists of four runners. … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Mohammad’s New School
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Mohammad looked at the old school building and wondered what his parents had done to him. Mohammad and his parents live in Zamboanga, a city in the southern Philippines. A friend had told Mohammad’s parents about the Adventist school, and they went to inspect it. They found an old building in serious need of repair. … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Apostles and the Law
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Further Study: Read Ellen G. White, The Law in the Christian Age, Signs of the Times, August 5, 1886. Why should the apostles teach repentance toward God? Because the sinner is in trouble with the Father. He has transgressed the law; he must see his sin, and repent. What is his next work? To look to … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Jude and the Law
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Jude 1-25, one of the shortest books in the New Testament, is believed to have been written by another brother of Jesus. While the author refers to himself as a slave of Jesus Christ, he does admit to being the brother of James. Because Matthew gives James and Jude as names for two of Jesus’ … [Click to read more …]