Tuesday: The Unfaithful
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Jesus With Grapes

The parable of the wicked vinedressers (Luke 20:9-19) gives us a lesson in redemptive history. The center of that history is God and His continual love for erring sinners. Although the parable was specifically addressed to the Jewish leaders of His time (they knew He had spoken this parable against them [vs. 19, NKJV]), it … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Jerusalem Cleansing the Temple
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Tabernacle

It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves (Luke 19:46). After the triumphal entry, during which Jesus wept over Jerusalem, the first thing He did was to go to the temple. Read Luke 19:45-48, Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19. What important lessons can we take … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Jesus in Jerusalem
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Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 19:28-40, Zech. 9:9, Luke 19:45-48, Matt. 21:12-17,Luke 20:9-26. Memory Text: Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it (Luke 19:41, NKJV). The last week of Jesus’ earthly life unfolded in Jerusalem. What tumultuous events marked that week too: the triumphal entry; Jesus weeping over … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study (The Kingdom of God)
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Heart Like a Stone

Of the poor in spirit Jesus says, Theirs is the kingdom of heaven. This kingdom is not, as Christ’s hearers had hoped, a temporal and earthly dominion. Christ was opening to men the spiritual kingdom of His love, His grace, His righteousness. The ensign of the Messiah’s reign is distinguished by the likeness of the … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Kingdom and the Second Coming of Christ
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Second Coming

When Jesus spoke of the kingdom of God, He spoke of two certainties: (1) God’s activity through Christ in history to save humanity from sin and (2) God’s closure of history by restoring the saved to His original plan-to live with Him forever in the earth made new (Rev. 21:1-3). The first, as already noted, … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Kingdom of God
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Derek Morris 14d

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Kingdom of God” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Kingdom of God Already, Not Yet
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From Old to New

Jesus came proclaiming the kingdom of God. In His first public proclamation at Nazareth (Luke 4:16-21) Jesus affirmed that through Him that day Isaiah’s Messianic prophecy of the kingdom and its redeeming ministry had been inaugurated. Luke records another saying that attests the kingdom’s present reality. Asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom would come, … [Click to read more …]