Monday: Class Struggle
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As every literature evangelist knows, very often those who have the least are willing to sacrifice the mostto buy Christian books. Well-to-do neighborhoods tend to be tough territory to sell books in, because the people who live there may be content with what they have and so very often do not feel their need of … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Man in Gold
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Read James 2:1-4. It is, among other things, a study in contrasts. One person is rich, well dressed, and, apparently, important, while the other is poor, shabbily dressed and, apparently, a nobody. One receives the utmost courtesy, the other disdain. One is offered a comfortable, prominent seat; the other is told to stand off to … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Love and the Law
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Read for This Week’s Study: James 2:1-13; Mark 2:16; Lev. 19:17-18; Rom. 13:8-10; John 12:48. Memory Text: For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13, NASB). We know the story well; the question is, How well has it sunk in? First a priest, then a … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Angels on Main Street, Part I
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Ismael Serrano Medellín is a large city in the heart of Colombia. While the city has a reputation as the drug capital of the world, it is also known for its beauty, and its citizens are known for their hard work and love of learning. Colombia Adventist University (Corporacion Universitaria Adventista, UNAC) is located in … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Being and Doing
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Further Study: Ellen G. White, The Test of Discipleship, p. 59-63, in Steps to Christ. The law is God’s great moral looking glass. Man is to compare his words, his spirit, his actions with the Word of God.-Ellen G. White Comments, The SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7, p. 935. “Instead of releasing man from obedience, … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Unlike the World
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What does it mean to keep oneself unspotted from the world? (James 1:27, NKJV). How could that even be possible? See also 1 John 2:15-16; 2 Pet. 1:4. Some people seem to think that if only they could move far enough away from the world, they could avoid most of its temptations. Though there’s some … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Useful or Useless
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Read James 1:26-27 and compare it to Matthew 25:35, Matt. 25:36, Matt.25:40 and Romans 12:9-18. In light of these passages, how would you define true Christianity? If Jesus, James, and Paul emphasize anything, it is the importance of being a useful Christian. By lovingthe least of these (Matt. 25:40), by taking the time to visit … [Click to read more …]

Hopess: Being and Doing
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You can view a discussion of the current lesson 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 Site. … [Click to read more …]