Friday: Further Study: The Law of God and the Law of Christ
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Further Study: Read Ellen G. White, Church Discipline p. 260-264; Consider One Another, pp. 260-266, in Testimonies for the Church, vol. 7. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Here, again, our duty is plainly set before us. How can the professed followers of Christ so lightly regard these inspired … [Click to read more …]

08: The law of God and the law of Christ – Thought Starters
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Jesus Is the Center of the Law

[Thought questions for The Law of God and the Law of Christ May 21, 2014] 1. The law of God and the law of Christ. Are we guided by two laws? One the law of the God eternal and almighty, the other of Christ the Saviour? If you think so, what is different about these two … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Law and Judgment
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(John 5:30) Although God’s law is a law of mercy, God will eventually use it as the standard of judgment. God has continued to provide opportunities for sinners to repent and pledge loyalty to Him, but the hour is coming when the cry will go out, Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy … [Click to read more …]

Ask the Author: The Law of God and the Law of Christ
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Does the law of Christ supersede the Ten Commandments? See what the author of the Sabbath School lesson has to say on this week’s episode of “Ask the Author.” You can view the same video on YouTube if you prefer. Amen!(12) … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Fulfilling the Law of Christ
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(Gal. 6:2) Whether revealed in written documents or in nature, the law of God discloses His will to every person capable of understanding (Rom. 1:20, Rom 2:12-16). Consequently, no one can claim to be ignorant of the basic requirements of God. All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23, NKJV) … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: All Things to All Men
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Take a close look at the references to law in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23. What is Paul saying here? Why such a strong emphasis on law? God’s desire is that all people accept His gift of eternal life and become citizens of His everlasting kingdom. In 1 Corinthians 9, Paul reveals his method of attracting people … [Click to read more …]

Monday: the “Rules” of Love
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Jesus Is the Center of the Law

(John 15:10) Scripture provides a number of examples of Jesus’ fidelity to the law of God. For instance, although His words in Luke 2:49 imply that at a young age He understood His identity, when His earthly mother expressed the hurt she felt that resulted from His straying from the family, He humbly accompanied His parents … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Law and the Prophets
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Some believe that the Ten Commandments, delivered through Moses at Sinai, were relevant only to the Israelites before the Cross and are not binding in the New Covenant era of grace. Others teach that Christians are free from the old law, but only those of Jewish heritage, and not Christians, are still expected to adhere … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Law of God and the Law of Christ
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 19:16-22; John 13:34-35; Gal. 6:1-5; Acts 17:31; John 5:30. Memory Text: If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love (John 15:10, NKJV). In most nations a hierarchy of laws exists. At the top … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Toogii’s Triumph
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My friends call me Toogii (TAW-gee). I live in the capital city of Mongolia. My family isn’t Christian, so I grew up not knowing much about Jesus. One day a friend of my grandmother gave her an invitation to meetings at the Adventist church, where a missionary was speaking. Grandmother gave the invitation to my … [Click to read more …]