Friday: Further Thought – Comrades in Arms
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Hand Holding Seed With Large Tree in Background

When here in the flesh, Jesus cast out demons (Luke 6:18), gave hope to the hopeless (Luke 6:20-23), showed people how to live out God&rsqup;s agape love (Luke 6: 27-49), healed the centurion’s servant (Luke 7:2-10), raised a widow’s dead son(Luke 7:12-16), stilled a storm (Luke 8:22-25), freed the demoniac at Gadara of his demons … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Divine Encounter With the Word
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Armor of God

It was the third day after Jesus’ death. His followers were still numb with shock. They thought He would crush the Romans, but the Romans had, it seemed, crushed Him instead. Many disciples met together with the apostles after the crucifixion. A group of women from their midst visited the tomb early Sunday morning. Luke … [Click to read more …]

Jesus, the Humble Hero
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HumbleHero

I just have to share a blessing with you! I am reading, Humble Hero,1 an adaptation of the Desire of Ages in modern English. 2 For me, as a Sabbath School teacher, this “modern English version” is a convenient way for a quick review of Ellen White’s classic version of the life of Christ, when I don’t have … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Comrades in Arms
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Comrades in Arms” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Who is the Greatest?
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Thinking Globally

Read Mark 9:33-37. What lesson did Jesus teach the disciples here, and what is the message here for anyone who claims to follow Jesus? See also Matt. 18:3-5. This debate among the disciples was no doubt related to their views of the future. They thought that Jesus was going to deliver Israel from the Romans, … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Jesus’ Dominion Over Nature
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Do not in the Balance

Read Matthew 8:23-27, Mark 4:35-41, and Luke 8:22-25. How do we see the reality of the great controversy revealed in these texts? Though we don’t fully understand the degree in which Satan impacts the natural world, Scripture does reveal that his influence is there, such as seen in the story of Job (see Job 1:18-19). … [Click to read more …]

Monday: “With Him”
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Woman Reading Inside a Large Bible

When Jesus called the first disciples on the shores of Galilee, they had already witnessed His power over evil. They had seen Him challenge demons (Luke 4:34-36), heal the sick (Luke 4:38-41), rule over nature (Luke 5:4-6), reveal sin and then reassure Peter there was no need to fear (Luke 5:10). Some time later, after … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Call of Peter
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The Gigantic Catch

When one considers the incredible issue at stake in the great controversy, it’s amazing that Jesus would use human beings to aid Him in ministry, especially those as flawed as the ones He chose. Of course, if we consider the state of fallen humanity, no one He chose would have been without moral defects, anyway. … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Comrades in Arms
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Image © Lars Justinen Goodsalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 5:6-8, Luke 5:11; Mark 3:14; Matt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Mark 9:33-37; Matt. 20:20-28. Memory Text: “And they said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?’”(Luke 24:32, NKJV). From the earliest … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Jesus’ Teachings and the Great Controversy
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Man under a Large Red Umbrella

Author Leon Wieseltier wrote about what he said was “one of the saddest stories in the world.” He told of an Englishman, named “S.B.,” who had been blind from birth. However, the good news was that, at 52 years old, S.B. had a corneal transplant that gave him sight. For the first time in his … [Click to read more …]