Sunday: Women Who Welcomed Jesus’ Advent
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Woman Smiling With Hands Raised

Only Luke records the reaction of these women to the wonder of cosmic history: that the Son of God took human flesh in order to complete the redemptive mission of the Father and fulfill the Messianic hopes of His people. Though these women didn’t fully understand what was happening, their words and reactions to these … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Women in the Ministry of Jesus
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 1:39-55; Luke 2:36-38; Luke 7:11-17, Luke 7:36-50; Rom. 10:17; Luke 8:1-3; Luke 18:1-8. Memory Text: For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. . . . There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Sabbath – The Sick Versus the Ox and the Donkey
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Balaam and His Donkey

Of the three synoptic Gospels, only Luke records these two Sabbath healings of Jesus (Luke 13:10-16, Luke 14:1-5). The first caused the ruler of the synagogue to be indignant with Jesus; the second put the Pharisees to silence. In either case, the enemies of Jesus were using their misinterpretation of the law to accuse Jesus of … [Click to read more …]

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 …]