Sabbath: The Holiness of God
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 11:10; Mark 1:2; Gen. 2:3; Job 42:5, 6; Luke 5:1–11; Luke 4:31–36; Isa. 6:1–3; Rev. 4:8, 9. Memory Text: “Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy” (Psalm 99:9). Key Thought: Scripture gives much attention to God’s holiness. What does this holiness tell us about what God is like … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: The God of Grace and Judgment
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How do grace and judgment work together? Here’s how inspiration reveals it. “While Jesus is pleading for the subjects of His grace, Satan accuses them before God as transgressors. The great deceiver has sought to lead them into skepticism, to cause them to lose confidence in God, to separate themselves from His love, and to … [Click to read more …]

04: God of Grace and Judgment – Thought Starters
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The world totters on the brink of moral collapse.1 The Judge of All is about to pass judgment on those who have refused to acknowledge Him as their Leader Eternal. “Is there anyone else,” He calls out, “anyone else who wants to be free from the burden of sin?” A few people struggle towards Him. The rest slink away. … [Click to read more …]

04: God of Grace and Judgment – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Justice demands the death penalty for our sins. Yet grace through the suffering of Christ on our behalf delivers us from death if we accept it. [Teaching Plan for “The God of Grace and Judgment” January 25, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Ecclesiastes 12:13,14. A. Ask class members to share a short … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Hour of His Judgment
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“Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known”(Matt. 10:26).1 Looking around at the world, we shouldn’t have a problem understanding the idea of judgment and condemnation. One doesn’t have to be a believing Christian to realize that something is radically wrong with … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Condemnation and Grace
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Most everyone is familiar with John 3:16. What comes after, though, helps flesh it out and explain it even better. Read John 3:17–21. What does it say about judgment? About grace? How do these verses reveal to us how grace and judgment work together?  The word translated “condemn” in verse 17 is also translated in some versions as “judge.” … [Click to read more …]