Monday: Free Will
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Creation and Creator

Embedded in the Creation account is the warning God gave about not eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil  (Gen. 2:9). So, right from the start, we can see the moral element granted humanity, something not seen in any of the other living creatures. As we said yesterday, the capacity for moral … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: God Created Man and Woman
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Creation of Eve

One of the perennial questions humans have asked is, Where do I come from? In the first two chapters of the Bible (in fact, all through the Bible) we have been given the answer to what many would consider the most important question a person can ask. After all, only by knowing where we came … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Missionary Nature of God
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Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 1:26-28; Gen 2:15-17; 1 John 2:16; John 3:14-15; 2 Cor. 5:21; Matt. 5:13-14. Memory Text: See, I have made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander of the peoples (Isaiah 55:4 NIV). Our world is a mess, and as humans we are the big reason it … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: New Life From Death
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Resurrection of the Just

Japan – Masaaki Toge As a mortician in Japan, I am surrounded by death every day as I prepare bodies for burial and direct funerals. For years I have watched people mourn the death of a loved one and go through the ceremonies their religion requires in order to assure that the deceased have a … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study – Crucified and Risen
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Spirit of Preaching

  The angels ascribe honor and glory to Christ, for even they are not secure except by looking to the sufferings of the Son of God. It is through the efficacy of the cross that the angels of heaven are guarded from apostasy. Without the cross they would be no more secure against evil than … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: “All Things Must Be Fulfilled”
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Studying the Word With Jesus

Read Luke 24:13-49, which tell us about events immediately after Christ’s resurrection. In the various encounters, what does Jesus point to in order to help these people understand what happened to Him, and why is that so important, even for us today in our witness to the world? The resurrection of Jesus should have been … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Crucified and Risen
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Crucified and Risen” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: He Is Risen
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Resurrection Morning

Early Sunday morning the women went to the tomb with a single purpose-to complete the burial ritual. Despite the time they had spent with Jesus, they had not truly understood what was to happen. They were certainly not expecting an empty tomb, or to be told by heavenly messengers: He is not here, but is … [Click to read more …]