Wednesday: Christ’s Divine Nature: Part 2
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Jesus declared and demonstrated that He had the same power as the Father to overcome death. As the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will (John 5:21, NKJV). Only God can state: I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25, NKJV). Another … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Christ’s Divine Nature: Part 1
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The deity of Christ is the foundation of our faith. A human being could never be our savior, no matter how extraordinary his life may have been. Throughout the entire New Testament, we have evidence of His divinity. We will focus on what Jesus Himself taught about this subject. It was, for starters, not a … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Son of Man
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This title, the Son of Man, was Jesus’ favorite designation for Himself. He referred to Himself as Son of Man more than eighty times. Other people never addressed Him that way. He, of course, selected this special designation for Himself with a purpose in mind. This idiomatic expression was common in the Old Testament. With … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: On Our Way Rejoicing
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I met the Savior while studying in a simple little Adventist school in my home village in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. God gave me a burden to spread the message of the Adventist faith, and I began to share my faith in the neighborhood around my home church. Then I learned about Global … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Our Loving Heavenly Father
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Further Study: Ellen G. White, A Personal God, pages 263-278, in Testimonies for the Church, vol. 8. In order to strengthen our confidence in God, Christ teaches us to address Him by a new name, a name entwined with the dearest associations of the human heart. He gives us the privilege of calling the infinite … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
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In different ways, Jesus taught and demonstrated that three divine Persons constitute the Godhead: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Although we cannot explain this truth rationally, we accept it by faith (like many of the truths revealed in Scripture), and together with Paul we strive to attain a full knowledge of the … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Compassionate Care of our Heavenly Father
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It is important to know that we are cared for. Even though some people may be indifferent and neglectful toward us, Jesus taught that our heavenly Father cares for us in every possible way. His mercy and tenderness are not subject to the ups and downs so common in human temperaments; His love is steadfast … [Click to read more …]

01: Our Loving Heavenly Father – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : God has expressed His love for us at the cross of Calvary. The Father loves us, He is compassionate and merciful. [Lesson Plan for Our Loving Heavenly Father June 30, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 7:9-11. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in … [Click to read more …]