Sabbath: The Law of God and the Law of Christ
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 19:16-22; John 13:34-35; Gal. 6:1-5; Acts 17:31; John 5:30. Memory Text: If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love (John 15:10, NKJV). In most nations a hierarchy of laws exists. At the top … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Toogii’s Triumph
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My friends call me Toogii (TAW-gee). I live in the capital city of Mongolia. My family isn’t Christian, so I grew up not knowing much about Jesus. One day a friend of my grandmother gave her an invitation to meetings at the Adventist church, where a missionary was speaking. Grandmother gave the invitation to my … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Christ, the End of the Law
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Further Study: “The law reveals sin to us, and causes us to feel our need of Christ and to flee unto Him for pardon and peace by exercising repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. . . . The law of ten commandments is not to be looked upon as much from … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Disciplinarian
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(Gal. 3:19-24) In harmony with the book of Romans, Paul is careful to stipulate in Galatians that the purpose of the law is to define sin and not to make people righteous (Gal. 3:19, Gal. 3:21). Read Galatians 3:23-24. What images does Paul use to describe the purpose of the law? What do you think … [Click to read more …]

Ask the Author: Christ the End of the Law
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What does Paul mean in Romans 10:4 when he says Christ is the “end” of the law? Does this suggest that the law has been done away with? Find out what the Sabbath School author has to say on this week’s edition of “Ask the Author.” You can view the same video on YouTube if you … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Christ, the End of the Law
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You can view a discussion of the current lesson 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 Site. … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Goal of the Law
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(Rom. 9:30-10:4) The title for this week’s lesson comes from Romans 10:4-Christ is the end of the law (NKJV). Many who have been preconditioned to think negatively about the law automatically interpret the text to mean, Christ made the law obsolete. However, this reading goes against the many references in the book of Romans and other … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: O Wretched Man!
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(Rom. 7:21-25) Read Romans 7:13-25. How are we to understand these verses? Is Paul talking about an unconverted man, or is this the experience of the converted? What reasons can you give for your answer? If you were unsure as to whom these verses refer, you are not alone. Theologians also have wrestled with this … [Click to read more …]