Inside Story: New Life From Death
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Resurrection of the Just

Japan – Masaaki Toge As a mortician in Japan, I am surrounded by death every day as I prepare bodies for burial and direct funerals. For years I have watched people mourn the death of a loved one and go through the ceremonies their religion requires in order to assure that the deceased have a … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study – Crucified and Risen
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Spirit of Preaching

  The angels ascribe honor and glory to Christ, for even they are not secure except by looking to the sufferings of the Son of God. It is through the efficacy of the cross that the angels of heaven are guarded from apostasy. Without the cross they would be no more secure against evil than … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: “All Things Must Be Fulfilled”
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Studying the Word With Jesus

Read Luke 24:13-49, which tell us about events immediately after Christ’s resurrection. In the various encounters, what does Jesus point to in order to help these people understand what happened to Him, and why is that so important, even for us today in our witness to the world? The resurrection of Jesus should have been … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Crucified and Risen
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Crucified and Risen” 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: He Is Risen
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Resurrection Morning

Early Sunday morning the women went to the tomb with a single purpose-to complete the burial ritual. Despite the time they had spent with Jesus, they had not truly understood what was to happen. They were certainly not expecting an empty tomb, or to be told by heavenly messengers: He is not here, but is … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Either For Him or Against Him
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Jesus or Barabbas?

For all else that it entails, the Cross is also the great divider of history: the divider between faith and unbelief, between betrayal and acceptance, and between eternal life and death. There is no middle ground for any human being concerning the Cross. In the end, we are on either one side or the other. … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Gethsemane- The Fearsome Struggle
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All Alone

At the dawn of history, God created Adam and Eve and placed them in a beautiful garden blessed with all that they needed for a life of joy. Soon something extraordinary happened: Satan appeared (Genesis 3). He tempted the first couple and then plunged the young earth into a mighty controversy between good and evil, … [Click to read more …]