Friday: Further Study: James, the Lord’s Brother
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Further Study: “His brothers often brought forward the philosophy of the Pharisees, which was threadbare and hoary with age, and presumed to think that they could teach Him who understood all truth, and comprehended all mysteries. They freely condemned that which they could not understand. Their reproaches probed Him to the quick, and His soul … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: To the Twelve Tribes Scattered Abroad
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Read James 1:1; Acts 11:19-21; and 1 Peter 2:9-10. Who are these twelve tribes, and how did they become so widely scattered? As we have seen, James wrote to believers. At first, the gospel work was focused in Jerusalem (Luke 24:47); but, as a result of persecution, which intensified after the stoning of Stephen, these … [Click to read more …]

We Are Brothers – Muslim Adventist Connection in BC
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Former Muslim religion teacher, now a deacon in the Cornerstone Seventh-day Adventist church, Abbas believes that all Adventists are Muslims, because being a Muslim means being “submitted to God.” And when you are Muslim and learn of the Seventh-day Adventist faith, you have no choice except to become an Adventist. In this interview of Abbas … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: James and the Gospel
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Unfortunately, perhaps because of Luther’s influence, many Christians have been unable to see the important message James’s epistle contains. Without diminishing the contribution Luther made for the church of his day, we must remember that the Reformation did not . . . end with Luther. It is to be continued to the close of this … [Click to read more …]

Monday: James, the Believer
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Read 1 Corinthians 15:5-7 and Acts 1:14. What do they tell us about the changes that happened to James? Jesus appeared to many after His resurrection, including Peter and the Twelve (minus Judas Iscariot). Then he appeared to over five hundred people at one time. James, apparently, wasn’t at this meeting with the five hundred; … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Second Coming
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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 …]

Sabbath: James, the Lord’s Brother
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Read for This Week’s Study: John 7:2-5; 1 Cor. 15:5-7; James 1:3, James 2:5; 1 Pet. 2:9-10; Matt. 7:24-27. Memory Text: You are My friends if you do whatever I command you (John 15:14, NKJV). We, today, are a long way from the early days of the Christian church, both time wise and culturally. Thus, … [Click to read more …]

Introduction to the fourth quarter lessons: The Book of James
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“An Epistle of Straw”? The epistle of James has been one of the most misunderstood books of the Bible. In the Leipzig Debate of 1519, Roman Catholic scholar Johann Eck used it to challenge Martin Luther’s view of justification by faith alone, insisting that works needed to be added to the equation. Luther, in response, … [Click to read more …]