Tuesday: Women of Gratitude and Faith
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Mary washing Jesus' feet

In Luke 7:36-50, Jesus turned a meal into an event of spiritual magnitude that offered dignity to a sinful woman. Simon, a leading citizen, a Pharisee, invited Jesus for a meal. Invitees seated, there was a sudden disruption: a woman in the city who was a sinner(Luke 7:37, NKJV) rushed straight to Jesus, broke an … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Women and Jesus’ Healing Ministry
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Jesus Healing a Young Boy

Read Luke 7:11-17, the story about the miracle at Nain. This woman, impoverished and widowed, now faced another trial, the death of her only son. A large crowd of mourners was with her in the funeral procession, expressing public grief and sympathy. The loss of her only son coupled with the uncertain future of life … [Click to read more …]

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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Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

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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Derek Morris 14d

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 …]