Tuesday: Faith and the Law
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The dominant theme in Scripture is simple: God is love. God’s love is most potently demonstrated in His grace. With His unlimited power, He could easily have wiped humanity from the face of the earth, but instead He chose to exercise patience and give all a chance to experience the fullness of life in His eternal kingdom. Even more so, His love is revealed in the price that He Himself paid at the Cross.

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Monday: Citizens of the Kingdom
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In many nations, those who move there from other countries have to surrender all allegiances to their land of birth if they want citizenship in their new country. However, some countries allow a person to hold dual citizenship; that is, they can pledge allegiance to both places.

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There’s no such thing as dual citizenship, however, in the great controversy. We are on one side or the other. The kingdom of evil has been battling the [...]

Sunday: The Kingdom of God
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When God created the first human beings, He gave them dominion over all things. Adam was to rule the world. However, through violating God’s law, he forfeited his right to earthly sovereignty, and ownership went to the archenemy, Satan. When the representatives from the other worlds gathered before God during the time of the patriarchs, it was Satan who appeared as the delegate from earth (Job 1:6).

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Read Ephesians 2:2; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Matthew 4:8-9. [...]

Working Hard Without Success
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Out of the Sand EB Aug 13

When I first picked up the game of golf over seven years ago, I was excited to get to play with my friend Tom, a buddy from college. I had only been golfing a few weeks when we met one winter on a course in the Chattanooga Mountains. I scored a 137 in the mountains that day and we did not even have time to finish all 18 holes! But five months later, I had been practicing every week on my day off, [...]

Sabbath: Christ’s Kingdom and the Law
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 4:8-9; Dan. 2:44; 1 Pet. 2:11; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Rev. 22:14-15; 1 Cor. 15:26. Memory Text: But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people (Jeremiah 31:33, NKJV).

In 2011 Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, died. He [...]

Inside Story: Taking God at His Word
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Austin’s parents worked hard, but finances were difficult. The family had other problems, too, and felt little peace in their home. Then they met a Global Mission evangelist who shared the Bible with the family. Although the family had been Christians for years, this man taught a message they had never heard before. He visited the home and studied with Austin’s mother. After the man left, she read the Bible passages for herself to be sure that what the man [...]

Friday: Further Study: Christ’s church and the Law
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Further Study: The three angels of Revelation 14 represent the people who accept the light of God’s messages and go forth as His agents to sound the warning throughout the length and breadth of the earth. Christ declares to His followers: Ye are the light of the world.  Matthew 5:14. To every soul that accepts Jesus the cross of Calvary speaks: Behold the worth of the soul: Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. [...]

Thursday: From Jesus to the Remnant
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Since Eden, God’s church has always been filled with fallible people. The very institution that was supposed to be a witness to God’s righteousness was itself in need of that same righteousness. As the baton passed from generation to generation, no runner was worthy enough to cross the finish line. None who received the law was able to reach its level of righteousness. Humanity, it appeared, was trapped in a wheel of futility in its quest for God’s approval.

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12: Christ’s Church and the Law – Hit the Mark
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Constantly on the go, they are best known by the attributes of teamwork, planning and perseverance. From one generation to the next they focus on their primary goal. Although often challenged with huge obstacles they find a way to overcome.

Theirs is not a life of inactivity. Theirs no stopping and basking in the accomplishments of yesterday. Theirs no static mission, but one that goes from one victory to the next.

Many seem to serve only rudimentary purposes and appear far removed from [...]

HopeSS: Christ’s Church and the Law
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You can view a discussion of the current lesson in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. You might also want to bookmark the HopeSS Youtube channel.