Inside Story: Sharing the News
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Kamen Pavlov
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I’ve done a lot of things I’m not proud of. Although my mother didn’t attend any particular church, she prayed for me. And because of her prayers, God took hold of my life. I was in the army when I first felt God’s presence leading me. I began visiting churches, from large, influential ones to … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Christ and the Sabbath
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Further Study: From the very beginning of the great controversy in heaven it has been Satan’s purpose to overthrow the law of God. It was to accomplish this that he entered upon his rebellion against the Creator, and though he was cast out of heaven he has continued the same warfare upon the earth. To … [Click to read more …]

05: Christ and the Sabbath – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Christ and the Sabbath April 29, 2014] 1. Introduction. Do you know someone who keeps the first day (Sunday) the same way Adventists keep (or believe we should keep) the seventh day (Saturday) as the Sabbath? Have customs and traditions other than those concerning which the day of the week is Sabbath caused changes in Sabbath worship? … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: A New Creation
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Sabbath not only reminds us of God’s creative ability, but it points to His restorative promises. Indeed, with every healing of a person on the Sabbath, the promise of eternal restoration was powerfully reinforced. In its own unique way, the Sabbath provides a view that reaches back to earth’s earliest history and stretches forward to … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: A Time for Healing
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(Luke 13:16) When God created the world, He pronounced that everything was very good (Gen. 1:31), no doubt perfect in every way. However, with the advent of sin the creation has been corrupted with evil, an impact seen everywhere. Humans, though created in the image of God, became subject to sickness, deterioration, and death. We … [Click to read more …]

05: Christ and the Sabbath – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Christ came to magnify the Sabbath as the symbol of Creation and of Redemption. [Lesson plan for Christ and the Sabbath April 28, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Exodus 20:8-11. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. Why does … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: A Time for Enjoyment
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(Mark 2:27-28) Many who claim to keep the Sabbath do not always understand what Sabbath keeping entails. As did some of the Pharisees in Jesus’ time, people even today have imprisoned the Sabbath behind rigid walls of rules and regulations (while others have almost made it a day no different than any other). The Sabbath … [Click to read more …]