Sabbath: The Kingdom of God
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Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 11:2; Luke 1:32-33; Luke 18:16-30; Luke 17:23-24; Rev. 21:1-3; Luke 21:34-36. Memory Text: They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God (Luke 13:29, NKJV). The kingdom of God is a major theme and a … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Searching for Peace: Part 2
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The Bible Speaks to All People

China Tan Yuen and Tao Yeh – Continued From Last Week Tan didn’t plan to stay for long, but since no one sent him home, he stayed and studied. As he and the elderly pastor studied the Bible together, Tan learned new truths about God. He had heard about the Sabbath, but had thought that … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study
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All My Heart

Who has the heart? With whom are our thoughts? Of whom do we love to converse? Who has our warmest affections and our best energies? If we are Christ’s, our thoughts are with Him, and our sweetest thoughts are of Him. All we have and are is consecrated to Him. We long to bear His … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Be a Servant Leader
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Elijah at Mt Carmel

Read Luke 22:24-27. Even as the disciples were preparing for the Last Supper, they were arguing about who among them would be the greatest in the kingdom. How does Jesus respond to their foolishness, and what is so revolutionary about His reply? Jesus’ answer is unique in the history of leadership. Pharaoh, Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander, Julius … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Following Jesus in Everyday Life
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Derek Morris 14d

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Following Jesus in Everyday Life” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Flee Pharisaism
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Man With Burden Looks at Flower

Of the more than 80 references to Pharisees in the Gospels, approximately 25 percent of them are found in Luke. Pharisees were noted for their doctrinal conservatism, as opposed to Sadducees, who were known for their liberal ideas. Pharisees were often legalists who, while professing to believe in grace, taught salvation by the keeping of … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Following Jesus in Everyday Life
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Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 11:37-54; Luke 12:4-21, Luke 12:35-53; Amos 6:1; Luke 8:4-15; Luke 22:24-27. Memory Text: And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith (Luke 17:5, NKJV). Though a great teacher, Jesus did not establish a school of theology or philosophy. His purpose was to seek and to save that … [Click to read more …]