Sunday: Gethsemane- The Fearsome Struggle
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All Alone

At the dawn of history, God created Adam and Eve and placed them in a beautiful garden blessed with all that they needed for a life of joy. Soon something extraordinary happened: Satan appeared (Genesis 3). He tempted the first couple and then plunged the young earth into a mighty controversy between good and evil, … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Crucified and Risen
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Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 3:1-6, Luke 22:39-46, 2 Cor. 13:8, Luke 22:53, Matt. 12:30, 1 Cor. 15:14. Memory Text: The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again (Luke 24:7, NKJV). From childhood Jesus was conscious that He had come to this … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study – Jesus in Jerusalem
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A Father\'S Love

To eat the flesh and drink the blood of Christ is to receive Him as a personal Saviour, believing that He forgives our sins, and that we are complete in Him. It is by beholding His love, by dwelling upon it, by drinking it in, that we are to become partakers of His nature. What … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Lord’s Supper
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Remember Me

Read Luke 22:13-20. What is the significance of the Lord’s Supper taking place at the Passover? Jesus founded the Lord’s Supper against the historic context of the Passover feast. The Passover setting underscores human impotence in contrast to God’s great power. It was as impossible for Israel to free itself from Egyptian bondage as it … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: God versus Caesar
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Roman Coin

Read Luke 20:20-26. How do we take what Jesus taught here and apply it to our own situation in whatever country we live? During the time of Jesus, taxation by Rome was a volatile issue. Around A.D. 6, according to Josephus, Judas the Galilean, a revolutionary leader, declared that paying taxes to Caesar was treason … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Jesus in Jerusalem
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Jesus in Jerusalem” 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 …]

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 …]