Further Study: Trusting God’s Goodness
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Read the following comments and discuss how they help us to understand better Habakkuk’s messages. “There is an answer to Habakkuk’s question. It is an answer, not in terms of thought, but in terms of events. God’s answer will happen, but it cannot be spelled out in words. The answer will surely come; ‘if it … [Click to read more …]

How I Know God Is With Me
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My niece Hannah and I, a few years after this story took place.

Several years ago I was flying from Fort Worth Texas to go home to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was a short flight and I was on a commuter plane. Upon landing, instead of pulling up to the terminal like the big jets, we were let out on the tarmac. I went up … [Click to read more …]

13: Creation, Again – Thought Starters
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“But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness.” 2 Peter 3:13 NIV [Thought questions for Creation, Again March 27, 2013] 1. Creation continues forever. Have you ever longed for the new heaven and earth that Peter talks about in 2 Peter … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Restoration of Relationship With God
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“Before the entrance of sin, Adam enjoyed open communion with his Maker.”–Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 7. After the Fall, however, that close relationship was radically altered in many ways. Read Genesis 3:24, Exodus 33:20, and Deuteronomy 5:24-26. What did sin do to the close relationship that existed between humanity and God? Sin had broken the relationship between … [Click to read more …]

13: Creation, Again – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : The new heaven and new earth are the culmination of a grand, redemptive process launched in Eden. [Lesson plan for Creation, Again March 25,2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 21:1-5. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea of this text is. B. How will the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Restoration of Human Dominion
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Compare Genesis 1:28 with John 12:31. What was the status of Adam and Eve in the newly created world? Who seized power and became the ruler of this world? Adam was given the responsibility to be ruler of the world. When he sinned, Adam’s dominion was compromised. Satan now exercised his power in the creation, causing the corruption … [Click to read more …]