Sabbath: Victory Over Evil Forces
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Read for This Week’s Study: Eph. 1:18-22, Rom. 8:26-39, James 4:7, 1 Pet. 5:6-10,Luke 10:1-20, Acts 5:12-16. Memory Text: “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37, NKJV). Key Thought: In Christ, we have victory over all forces that would oppress us. In some parts of the world, religion is basically a source of … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Growing in Christ
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Read Ellen G. White, The Book of Books, p. 136, in Fundamentals of Christian Education; Spiritualism, pp. 394, 395, in The Story of Redemption; Agency of Evil Spirits, pp. 511-517, in The Great Controversy. “A battle unseen by human eyes is being waged. The army of the Lord is on the ground, seeking to save souls. Satan and his host are … [Click to read more …]

05: Growing in Christ – Thought Starters
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[Thought Questions for Growing in Christ October 31, 2012] 1. Our victory. It’s not automatic, or is it? Since God has enough love to save everyone in the universe, why doesn’t He? If there was no devil alive to tempt us, to glorify sin, could we be good enough to be saved? Isn’t it the … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Principalities and Powers: Part 2
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As we saw, the word translated as principalities could refer to world rulers or supernatural powers that attempt to exercise control over human life. Another Greek word that is used in conjunction with the word principalities (archai) is the word stoicheia, which literally means elements, or elementary substances or principle. The contexts in which stoicheia is used reveal other aspects … [Click to read more …]

05: Growing in Christ – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus proved victorious over evil in His life and at the cross. He also showed that Satan’s challenges to God’s government were based on lies.   [Teaching plan for Growing in Christ October 29, 2012] 1. Have a volunteer read Romans 6:12-16. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Principalities and Powers: Part 1
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The Bible pictures our world as being under the dominion of evil forces seeking to control and to ultimately destroy us. The great controversy is, of course, the result of the Lord’s work against these powers. The great news is that, after the Cross, victory against them is assured, even though the battle continues to … [Click to read more …]