Wednesday: The Lord of the Sabbath
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Christ and Disciples in Grain Field

Luke 6:1-11 provides two accounts of Jesus dealing with the Pharisees over the Sabbath. Read the first story in Luke 6:1-5. How did Jesus face the accusation that He and His disciples did not care for the Law and the Sabbath? While walking through a field, the disciples plucked the heads of grain, rubbed them … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Christ as the Lord of the Sabbath (May 2, ’15)
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Christ as the Lord of the Sabbath” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Sabbath Healings at Capernaum
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Rejection at Nazareth sent Jesus back to Capernaum, where He had already ministered before (Matt. 4:13). This important city became the base for Jesus’ Galilean ministry. In this city was a synagogue, possibly built by a Roman officer (Luke 7:5), and Jesus, as per His custom, went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day. On … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Sabbath – It’s Message and Meaning
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When He had opened the book (Luke 4:17, NKJV). The Sabbath was not only for going to church in order to worship but also to hear God’s Word. A life without His Word is not far from the trap of sin: Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story~ China Pastor Wang Weo3
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Building a Wall

I’ve Been Waiting For A While Since the 1990s, we have been allowed some religious freedom and now have a few church buildings in China. One Adventist church is located near a large factory of an import/export business. The business owner is a friend of an Adventist church member, and the two women often talk … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study
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Lifting the cross cuts away self from the soul, and places man where he learns how to bear Christ’s burdens. We cannot follow Christ without wearing His yoke, without lifting the cross and bearing it after Him. If our will is not in accord with the divine requirements, we are to deny our inclinations, give … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Cost of Discipleship
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Footprints on Beach

Socrates had Plato. Gamaliel had Saul. Leaders of various religions had their devout followers. The difference between discipleship in such cases and the discipleship of Jesus is that the former is based on the content of human philosophy, whereas the latter is rooted in the person and accomplishment of Jesus Himself. Thus, Christian discipleship rests … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Sending the Seventy
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Angel's Rejoicing

Read Luke 10:1-24. What does this account, of the sending out of the 70, teach us about the work of soul winning amid the reality of the great controversy? During His ministry, more than 12 disciples followed Jesus. When Peter addressed the believers leading to the selection of a substitute for Judas, the group consisted … [Click to read more …]