Monday: Christ’s Greatest Sermon
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From Old to New

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) is often hailed in literature as the essence of Christianity. Luke provides selections of the sermon in Luke 6:20-49 and elsewhere. Because Luke placed the sermon immediately after the official choosing of the disciples (Luke 6:13), some scholars have called it the Ordination Charge to the Twelve. As … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Authority of Jesus
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The Coming King

As a physician and scholar, Luke was acquainted with the role of authority. He was familiar with the authority of philosophy in Greek scholarship and education. He knew the authority of the Roman law in civil matters and government function. As Paul’s traveling companion he knew the ecclesiastic authority that the apostle commanded with the … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Jesus, the Master Teacher
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 8:22-25, Luke 4:31-37, Luke 6:20-49, Luke 8:19-21, Luke 10:25-37, Deut. 6:5. Memory Text: And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority (Luke 4:32, NKJV). When Christ came to the earth, humanity seemed to be fast reaching its lowest point. The very foundations of society were undermined. Life had … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Food for the Soul
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Hands and Food

South Korea – Daesung Kim When I started pastoring the Seoul Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, office buildings surrounded the church and it was very difficult to meet people in the surrounding vicinity. As I was thinking about how to make contact with the people who work nearby, I thought that it could be very practical … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study
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Further Study: By the lost sheep Christ represents not only the individual sinner but the one world that has apostatized and has been ruined by sin.-Ellen G. White, Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 190. On the value of one soul: The value of a soul, who can estimate? Would you know its worth, go to Gethsemane, … [Click to read more …]

The Journal of the Prodigal Son’s Father
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Sivan 30, I am so grieved I can barely write. My younger son asked for his inheritance, and has taken it and left home. I thought he loved me, but he only loved the things I gave him, and apparently wants nothing to do with me personally. My only solace is in my oldest son, … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Mission of Jesus
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Mission of Jesus” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Was Blind But Now I see
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Zacchaeus, Come Down!

The mission statement of Jesus that He came to seek and save that which was lost is an affirmation of a holistic ministry. He came to make men and women whole, to transform them physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. Luke gives us two instances that illustrate how Jesus restored two broken men into wholeness. One … [Click to read more …]