The Sabbath In Light of The Cross
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“The sacrifice of Christ as an atonement for sin is the great truth around which all other truths cluster. In order to be rightly understood and appreciated, every truth in the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, must be studied in the light that streams from the cross of Calvary. I present before you … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Sabbath and the Last Days
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Read 2 Peter 3:3-7. Compare the description of the last day scoffers with our contemporary society. What do the scoffers deny, and why? The scoffers claim that nature has continued on without interruption, a claim known among scientists as “uniformitarianism.” This is equivalent to denying that miracles occur. This claim is then used to deny that … [Click to read more …]

11: Sabbath : A Gift From Eden – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : God gave us the Sabbath as a tool to help humanity remember who they are and establish their relationship with Him.. [Teaching plan for Sabbath: A Gift From Eden March 11. 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Mark 2:27,28. A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the main idea … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Jesus and the Sabbath
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Jesus With Ten Commandments

Read Mark 2:27, 28. What crucial truth about the Sabbath does Jesus reveal here? How can we take this principle and apply it to our own Sabbath experience? Jesus and His disciples had just walked through a field of grain, and the disciples, hungry, had picked some of the grain and eaten it. The act of picking … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Rich Meaning of Sabbath Rest
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Read Deuteronomy 5:12-15. How does the emphasis of the Sabbath commandment here differ from Exodus 20:8-11? Here Moses reminds the Israelites that they should keep the Sabbath, and he states that they should do this because God delivered them from Egypt. The texts say nothing about the six days of Creation or about the Sabbath being God’s … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Creation and the Seventh-Day Sabbath
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In Exodus 20:8-11, the fourth commandment refers directly to the Creation week. This is important, because it points back to Eden itself, to a world without sin, a perfect world coming fresh from the Creator. “The Sabbath is not introduced as a new institution but as having been founded at creation. It is to be remembered … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: A Gift From Eden
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Read for This week’s Study: Gen. 2:1-3; Heb. 4:3, 4; Deut. 5:12-15; Ezek. 20:12; Mark 2:27,28; 2 Pet. 3:3-7. Memory Text: “For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day” (Matthew 12:8). At the end of the sixth day, the Creation had been completed (Gen. 2:1, 2). The world had been formed into a habitable place, and it had been filled … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Stewardship and the Environment
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“Christ’s followers have been redeemed for service. Our Lord teaches that the true object of life is ministry. Christ Himself was a worker, and to all His followers He gives the law of service—service to God and to their fellow men. Here Christ has presented to the world a higher conception of life than they … [Click to read more …]