Sabbath: Creation, Again
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Read for This week’s Study: Rev. 21:1-5, Gen 3:19, 1 Cor. 15:52-58, Gen. 6:11-13,Isa. 11:6-9,John 14:1-3. Memory Text: “But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13, NIV). In 2 Peter 3:10-13, Peter describes the fate of heaven and earth. Both, along with all that they contain, … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Creation and the Gospel
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“‘The secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever.’ [Deuteronomy 29:29.] Just how God accomplished the work of creation he has never revealed to men; human science cannot search out the secrets of the Most High. His creative power is as … [Click to read more …]

12: Creation and the Gospel – Thought Starters
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“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22, NIV). [Thought questions for Creation and the Gospel March 20, 2013] 1. All in Christ. If only God hadn’t made Adam and Eve free to sin. Wouldn’t it be a better world if we were not even tempted to … [Click to read more …]

12: Creation and the Gospel – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Creation is critically important to the plan of salvation. The creation of a new heart is one only God can make and is based on the idea of a perfect Creation that fell and needs redemption. [Teaching Plan for Creation and the Gospel March 18, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: While We Were Yet Sinners . . .
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All throughout the Bible we find that God’s response to human sinfulness is redemptive in nature and motivated by genuine, unselfish love. He would have been fully justified in giving Adam and Eve up to Satan’s destructive power; after all, they had made their choice. But God knew that Adam and Eve did not understand … [Click to read more …]

The God-forsaken God
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Friday’s section of this week’s SS lesson asks the question, “Critics of Christianity will often argue that Jesus knew beforehand that, though He would die, He would be resurrected to life. Thus, they ask, what was the big deal about His death when He knew it would be only temporary?” My mother knows that flying … [Click to read more …]