Sabbath: The Prophetic Calling of Jeremiah

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Read for This Week’s Study: Isa. 1:19, Jer. 7:5-7, 1 Kings 2:26, Jer. 1:1-5, Isa. 6:5, Jer. 1:6-19, Matt. 28:20. Memory Text: Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations (Jeremiah 1:5, NKJV). We know more about the … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Providential Bus Encounter

People Talking About Christianity

Kusumawathie Perera One morning I was riding a bus to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. I saw Francis, a long-time family friend, sitting nearby. I hadn’t seen him in a long time, and was surprised to learn that he had become a Seventh-day Adventist. I, too had become a Christian two years earlier. … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study – Must the Whole World Hear?

Bible Era Ship

Ellen G. White, On the Mount of Olives, in The Desire of Ages, p. 633; Speedy Preparation,in Fundamentals of Christian Education, p. 335; Extension of the Work in Foreign Fields, in Testimonies for the Church, vol. 6, p. 23. The New Testament employs two Greek nouns, accompanied by the adjective all, to express the worldwide … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Mission Call

Last Warning Cry

I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings (1 Cor. 9:22-23 NIV). What important principle is Paul espousing here, and how can we reflect this same attitude in … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Sinners In Need of Grace

Salvation Through God's Word

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him (John 3:17 NIV). What great hope is found in this verse for all humanity? How can we take this crucial truth, and first, make it our own? How can we use it to motivate … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Universalism and Pluralism

The Wise Ones

Some people teach that in the end God is going to save all human beings, regardless of what they believed or even how they lived.Universalism is the conviction that all persons are so related to God that they will be saved, even if they never heard or believed the gospel. After all, John 3:16 says: … [Click to read more …]

Monday: How Much Must One Know?

Dove Flying Open Door

Picking up where we left off on Sunday, we can see that although the work of Christ provides the only means of salvation, some believe that explicit knowledge of Christ is not necessary in order for one to be saved. This does not imply that salvation is available apart from Christ but that God is … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: No Other Name Under Heaven

Fireman Putting Out Grass Fire

Some Christians have the conviction that only those who hear and respond positively to the Christian gospel can be saved. The people, sometimes called exclusivists, regard all non-Christian religions as constructs of fallen humans, which express willful rebellion against God. Non-Christians are, they believe for that reason, outside the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Some … [Click to read more …]