Sunday: Jesus and the Holy Spirit
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Man Using Bible As Compass

As a Gentile convert and a missionary companion of the apostle Paul, Luke viewed the entire Christological entrance into history-from Jesus’ incarnation to His ascension and to the spread of the church-as a divine wonder brought about and guided by the Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ life we see the whole Godhead at work in our … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath Afternoon: Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and Prayer
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Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 2:25-32, John 16:5-7, Luke 23:46, Luke 11:1-4, Matt. 7:21-23, Luke 11:9-13. Memory Text: So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Japan – Ruth’s Story
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The Bible Speaks to All People

More Precious Than Money Ruth was born in Ecuador, but moved to Japan with her Japanese- Ecuadorian husband in 2004. While still in Ecuador she visited many churches, but none satisfied the deep spiritual longing of her heart. Then one day she visited a Seventh-day Adventist church and found that the people were kind and … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study
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Two Woman in Prayer

He who remembered His mother when He was hanging in agony upon the cross; who appeared to the weeping women and made them His messengers to spread the first glad tidings of a risen Saviour-He is woman’s best friend today and is ready to aid her in all the relations of life.-Ellen G. White, The … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Persistent in Prayer, Sacrificial in Giving
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Widow's Mite

Luke shows how Jesus turned to two widows in order to teach important spiritual truths. In the first case (Luke 18:1-8), Jesus pitied a poor and powerless widow who was up against a wicked and powerful judge in her fight for justice. She was a victim of injustice and fraud, and yet, she believed in … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Some Women Who Followed Jesus
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Description: Jesus in Home of Mary and Martha

Read Luke 10:38-42. What important spiritual truths can we take from this story (see also Luke 8:14) for ourselves? As the hostess, Martha was distracted with much serving (Luke 10:40, NKJV) and was busy in getting the best for the guests. But Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and heard His word (Luke 10:39, NKJV). So … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Women of Gratitude and Faith
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Mary washing Jesus' feet

In Luke 7:36-50, Jesus turned a meal into an event of spiritual magnitude that offered dignity to a sinful woman. Simon, a leading citizen, a Pharisee, invited Jesus for a meal. Invitees seated, there was a sudden disruption: a woman in the city who was a sinner(Luke 7:37, NKJV) rushed straight to Jesus, broke an … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Women and Jesus’ Healing Ministry
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Jesus Healing a Young Boy

Read Luke 7:11-17, the story about the miracle at Nain. This woman, impoverished and widowed, now faced another trial, the death of her only son. A large crowd of mourners was with her in the funeral procession, expressing public grief and sympathy. The loss of her only son coupled with the uncertain future of life … [Click to read more …]