Sunday: “As His Custom Was”

Jesus in the Synagogue at Nazareth

As His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day (Luke 4:16, NKJV). This is a good Adventist text. Most of us use it in evangelistic meetings or in Bible studies in order to emphasize the point that it was the practice of Jesus to keep the Sabbath. Synagogues played a crucial … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Christ as the Lord of the Sabbath

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Read for This Week’s Study: Mark 1:21, Mark 6:2; Luke 4:17-19, Luke 4:31-37; 2 Cor. 5:17; Luke 6:1-11; Luke 13:10-16. Memory Text: The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath (Mark 2:27-28, NKJV). Although Luke wrote his Gospel primarily for the … [Click to read more …]

The Call to Discipleship – Hit the Mark

Net full of fish

He’s sitting in a boat teaching. There is a massive crowd standing before Him with one particular thing in common. Luke 5:1 reads, “The multitude pressed about Him to hear the word of God.” This week as we look at “The Call to Discipleship,” we will concentrate on the events of this day in history. The lessons … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story~ China Pastor Wang Weo3

Building a Wall

I’ve Been Waiting For A While Since the 1990s, we have been allowed some religious freedom and now have a few church buildings in China. One Adventist church is located near a large factory of an import/export business. The business owner is a friend of an Adventist church member, and the two women often talk … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study

Religious Stock Image yoke yoked evenly

Lifting the cross cuts away self from the soul, and places man where he learns how to bear Christ’s burdens. We cannot follow Christ without wearing His yoke, without lifting the cross and bearing it after Him. If our will is not in accord with the divine requirements, we are to deny our inclinations, give … [Click to read more …]

Are You a Full-time Pastor Where You Work?

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Cost of Discipleship

Footprints on Beach

Socrates had Plato. Gamaliel had Saul. Leaders of various religions had their devout followers. The difference between discipleship in such cases and the discipleship of Jesus is that the former is based on the content of human philosophy, whereas the latter is rooted in the person and accomplishment of Jesus Himself. Thus, Christian discipleship rests … [Click to read more …]