Sabbath Afternoon: Who Is Jesus Christ?


Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 4:16-30, Luke 6:5, Eph. 1:3-5, Luke 9:18-27, 2 Pet. 1:16-18. Memory Text: He said to them, But who do you say that I am? Peter answered and said, The Christ of God (Luke 9:20, NKJV). Who is Jesus Christ? The question is not a philosophical or a sociological gimmick. It gets … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study

About My Fathers Business

If Joseph and Mary had stayed their minds upon God by meditation and prayer, they would have realized the sacredness of their trust, and would not have lost sight of Jesus. By one day’s neglect they lost the Saviour; but it cost them three days of anxious search to find Him. So with us; by … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Baptism and the Temptations (April 11, ’15)

Hope Sabbath School

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 …]

Thursday: “Christ the Victor”

Angel Landing

Luke and Matthew reverse the order of the second and third temptations. The reason is not clear, but that need not detain us. The crucial point is the ultimate victory of Jesus over Satan, proclaimed by both Gospels. The significant factor that emerges from study of the temptations is that Jesus Christ is a real … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: “Worship Me”

Christ Tempted

Read Luke 4:5-8. Why would Satan want Jesus to worship him? What crucial issue was at stake here? Worship is the sole prerogative of God. It is the one factor that forever separates the creature from the Creator. One of the issues in Lucifer’s rebellion against God in heaven is that of worship. Lucifer’s ambition … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: “Not By Bread Alone”

Evil Whispers

Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, . . . was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, being tempted for forty days by the devil (Luke 4:1-2, NKJV). Born for a God-ordained mission, commissioned to the task at His baptism, equipped with the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus the Christ retreated into the … [Click to read more …]

Monday: “You Are My Beloved Son”

The Baptism

In Luke 2:41-50, we read the famous story of Joseph and Mary losing sight of Jesus in Jerusalem. What’s especially fascinating is Jesus’ response to Mary when she rebukes Him (Luke 2:48). Jesus’ answer is an affirmation of His divine self-consciousness, that He is the Son of God. Why did you seek Me? Did you … [Click to read more …]

Mary’s Gospel

Mary washing Jesus' feet

Mary has slept and eaten little for the last 48 hours or so. Friday was a blur. Her best Friend, her Teacher, her Lord was crucified as a common criminal that day. Her thoughts tumble one over another in wild disarray. He had hinted at his death. That’s why she had bought that expensive alabaster … [Click to read more …]