Sabbath: Christ and Religious Tradition


Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 23:1-7, Matt. 15:1-6, Isa. 29:13, Matt. 5:17-20, Rom. 10:3. Memory Text: “This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the percepts of men ” (Matthew 15:8-9, RSV). John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: An Offering of Praise

Yesuvadian courtesy of the General Conference Office of Adventist Mission

Yesuvadian was in his 60s when he first met Jesus through a dream. God called him to serve Him, and Yesuvadian answered. He left his farm to his family and walked away to followed God’s leading. For several years he walked from village to village sharing his newfound faith in God with others. In the … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Christ and the Law of Moses


Further Study: For more information on this week’s topic, read Ellen G. White, At the Feast of Tabernacles, pp. 447-454; Among Snares, pp. 455-462, in The Desire of Ages. Three times a year the Jews were required to assemble at Jerusalem for religious purposes. Enshrouded in the pillar of cloud, Israel’s invisible Leader had given … [Click to read more …]

02: Christ and the Law of Moses – Thought Starters

Image © Steve Creitz from

[Thought questions for Christ and the Law of Moses April 9, 2014] 1. Introduction. What is your attitude toward the Mosaic law? When you read the Bible through, how do the descriptions of feasts and sacrifices and other rituals as described in the Old Testament affect you? Are you ever tempted to skim past those … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Law Enforcement

Image © Pacific Press from

(Matt 5:17-20) As we have seen, Jesus was a faithful citizen who fulfilled His responsibilities as a Jewish male, even when His life was in danger (see, for example, John 7:1, 25-26; 10:31). In fact, Jesus makes it clear that it was not His purpose to abolish the Law or the Prophets (Matt. 5:17-20, NKJV). … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Taxes

Image © Pacific Press from

(Matt 17:24-27) As last week’s lesson noted, the law of Moses had both civic and ceremonial components. The ceremonial aspect means that the temple was at the center of Jewish religious life. In fact, by the first century, the temple was probably the only remaining structure that gave the Jews any sense of national identity. … [Click to read more …]

02: Christ and the Law of Moses – Hit the Mark

Law (218x300)

Straining to reach through the crowd, a nameless woman refuses to lose her opportunity for healing. Just beyond the crowd was her miracle. Just beyond the crowd was the start of a new life. It would not be an easy task, but it was worth any discomfort to achieve the desire of her life. The … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Christ and the Law of Moses


Current lesson of the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of the Hope Sabbath School “Christ and the Law of Moses” is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. You might want to … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Jesus in the Temple

Image © Standard Publishing from

The New Testament does not tell us too much about the childhood of Jesus. One account, though, that gives great insight is Luke 2:41-52, the story of Jesus and His parents’ visit to Jerusalem during the feast of Passover. Read it over and then answer the following questions: How does this story help to illustrate … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Jewish Feasts

Image © Providence Collection from

John 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem (John 5:1, NKJV). The first major festival period in the Jewish calendar year is the seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread, which commences with Passover. The festival commemorates the deliverance of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, when the angel … [Click to read more …]