Better Promises Make a Better Covenant
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The story goes of a man who got a job chopping down trees. The first day his foreman noticed he had cut down only ten trees while the other men had cut down a hundred or so. “Oh well,” thought the foreman, “it was his first day,” But the next couple days went the same … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Apostles and the Law
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Read for This Week’s Study: Rom. 3:31, Rom 6:15, Acts 10:9-14, John 15:1-11, James 2:1-26, Heb. 3:7-19, Jude 5-7. Memory Text: Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good (Romans 7:12, NKJV). With so much evidence for the continued validity of God’s law, why do so many Christians argue against … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Christ, the Law and the Covenants
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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. … [Click to read more …]

10: Christ, the Law and the Covenants – Hit the Mark
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prom•ise: an express assurance on which expectation is based. From the moment man found himself in trouble, God has come beside humanity with a promise of remediation. No crime has been too large, no offence to great. It has always been about the promise. To Adam, who had unleashed the curse of death on mankind, … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: They Need to Hear
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While sitting in class in his Papua New Guinea high school, young Willie Siso noticed that he was having difficulty hearing. A doctor told him he had an inflammation in his ear. But Willie’s hearing continued to fail. Why is God allowing this? he wondered. As his hearing deteriorated, Willie began learning sign language. He … [Click to read more …]

A personal message from Joyce Griffith
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[Joyce is the one who authors the Thought Starters posts each week for Sabbath School teachers.] I’m sorry I missed contributing to SSNET this week. My computer died. It was not a natural death but was caused by my moving it to a better part of the house. After a few days without a working … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Christ, the Law and the Covenants
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Further Study: For more information on this week’s topic, read Ellen G. White, The Covenant of Grace, p. 131-137, in God’s Amazing Grace. “This same covenant was renewed to Abraham in the promise, In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. Gen. 22:18. This promise pointed to Christ. So Abraham understood … [Click to read more …]

Ask the Author: Christ, the Law and the Covenants
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Does the new covenant nullify all others? Are all nations no longer blessed through Abraham’s seed? Find out what the Sabbath School author has to say on this week’s edition of “Ask the Author.” You can view the same video on YouTube if you prefer. Like(6) … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Covenant Benefits
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(Eph. 2:6) In many instances people can experience the promises of a covenant before all the terms are even met. For instance, a person purchasing a home has the opportunity to live in the home before it is paid for. Or a citizen enjoys the public services offered by the government before he has even … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Covenant and the Gospel
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(Heb. 9:15-22) There were strong consequences for violating certain biblical covenants. Yahweh warned Abraham that any male who was not circumcised would be cut off from the chosen (Gen. 17:14), and a litany of curses was directed toward those who refused to abide by the terms of the Sinai covenant (Deut. 27:11-26). Ultimately, those who … [Click to read more …]