Ask the Author: Christ the End of the Law
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ATA 01 Keith 02

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 …]

Monday: Law and Grace
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(Rom. 6:15-23) One of the most difficult concepts for Christians to comprehend is the continued role of the law for the one saved by grace. If a believer attains righteousness by accepting the sufficiency of the life and death of Jesus, why is it still necessary to keep the law? This question provides another opportunity … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Where Sin Abounded
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(Rom. 5:12-21) Though it points out sins, the law is powerless to save us from them. That very powerlessness, however, shows us our need for Jesus, the only solution for sin. Read Romans 5:12-21. In what way is the message of God’s grace revealed in these texts? Notice in this passage the constant association between … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Christ, the End of the Law
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Read for This Week’s Study: Rom. 5:12-21, Rom 6:15-23, Rom 7:13-25, Rom 9:30-10:4, Gal. 3:19-24. Memory Text: For Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes (Romans 10:4, NRSV). A well-known magazine ran a full-page ad with a headline that read: Achieve Immortality! (we’re not kidding). … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: A New Life
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Ten-year-old Moses stared out the airplane window at the large city below. This would be his new home. What will it be like to live in the United States? Moses wondered. Will I make friends here? Will I even be able to talk to them? For as long as Moses could remember, his family had … [Click to read more …]