Tuesday: Knowledge and Experience: Part 2
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Read Luke 6:20-49. In what ways are both knowledge and experience revealed in these texts? That is, how are they blended here in a way that shows why both are needed, not only in our own walk with the Lord but in disciple-making, as well? Spiritual knowledge is indispensable for spiritual transformation. Christ Himself was … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Knowledge and Experience: Part 1
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Information was an irreplaceable component of Jesus’ message. Information alone cannot transform, but every transformation includes information. Certainly, concepts possess no inherent power for initiating change; God’s Spirit, however, working through human hearts, constitutes the irreplaceable element necessary for conversion. Read John 16:7-14. What is Jesus saying here that helps us to understand how limited … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Leadership Starts Here
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Christ’s earthly sojourn was relatively brief. Therefore, the training of disciple-makers was imperative. Whom should He select? How many should He choose? Jesus’ disciples doubtless numbered in the hundreds. Should everyone undergo mass education? Christ understood that leadership was cultivated effectively within small groups, not mass-produced through lectureships. Limited numbers would be chosen for Christ’s … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Discipling Spiritual Leaders
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 6:12-16, John 16:7-14, Luke 6:20-49, Jer. 50:31, Isa. 57:15, Acts 1. Memory Text: Now it came to pass in those days that those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: A Louder Voice
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The central Sofia Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bulgaria had a vision to record Sabbath school lessons and sermons to upload on the Internet for anyone to watch. They had purchased the camera and other basic equipment to operate the studio, but they needed a few more pieces of equipment. Where would they get the money … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Discipling the Nations
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Further Study: Read Ellen G. White, The Great Commission, pp. 25-34; Pentecost, pp. 35-46, in The Acts of the Apostles; In the Outer Court, pp. 621-626, The Good Samaritan, pp. 497-505, in The Desire of Ages. “A certain Samaritan, in his journey, came where the sufferer was, and when he saw him, he had compassion … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Great Commission
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Read Romans 15:12; Acts 1:7-8; John 11:52-53; Matthew 28:19-20. What’s the essential message here, and how does this message fit in so well with the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14? God’s final work is incomplete until the eternal gospel expressed in the message of the three angels found in Revelation 14 has crossed every … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Breaking Down Barriers
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Read John 7:35, 8:48, and Luke 10:27-37. In what way do these verses show why regional, ethnic, and other barriers should have no place among Christians as they seek to make disciples among all nations? Some of the leaders’ contempt for Jesus knew no bounds. Again, the terrible irony was that those who should have … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Discipling the Nations
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Current lesson of the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of the Hope Sabbath School “Discipling the Sick” is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. Like(8) … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: “We Would See Jesus”
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Read John 12:20-32. How is the universality of the gospel message revealed in these verses? Jerusalem was buzzing with rumors. Christ’s triumphal entry had just occurred. Hosannas, though, were quickly replaced by questions. What was going to happen next? Would Jesus be crowned king? Among the crowd assembling for Passover were Greek worshipers. Notice their … [Click to read more …]