When Job Prayed For His Friends
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For examples of patience in suffering, dear brothers and sisters, look at the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Under Arrest! Part 2
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Giovanni Zaldivar At the detention center we were searched, and police took our remaining invitations. Then the police officer took our names and addresses, and the names of the schools we attended. He hinted that our arrest would be reported to our school and could our chances to attend college one day. Meanwhile the woman … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Everlasting Gospel
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Further Study: Read Ellen G. White, The Loud Cry, p. 198-202, in Last Day Events. We need to come up to a higher standard, to go forward and claim our exalted privileges. We should walk humbly with God, make no proud boasts of perfection of character, but in simple faith claim every promise in the … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Climax of the Gospel
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But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets (Rev. 10:7, NASB). Significantly, Revelation 10:7 is the only other verse in Revelation (besides Revelation 14:6) that specifically refers to preaching the gospel … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Everlasting Gospel
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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 …]

13: The Everlasting Gospel – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

[Thought questions for The Everlasting Gospel December 23, 2014] 1. Where we are today. How long has it been since God made clear the essence of the gospel? Did He explain the gospel to Adam and Eve in the garden? How? Could you explain the gospel in 25 words or less? We are saved by faith, by the … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The New Covenant
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Jesus Is the Center of the Law

The book of Hebrews describes the new covenant as better than the old covenant (Heb. 8:1-2, 6, NRSV). The obvious question, then, is Why did God establish the old covenant if it was faulty? The problem, however, was not with the covenant but with the response of the people to it. Read Hebrews 7:19, Hebrews … [Click to read more …]

13: The Everlasting Gospel – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : We are indeed saved by faith which works by love and purified the soul. Every second God is using all His power, grace, and mercy to reconcile us to Him. [Lesson plan for The Everlasting Gospel December 29, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 15:29-32. a. Ask class members to share … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Gospel in Paul
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Like many of his countrymen, Paul thought he was in good spiritual standing. But then he saw Jesus as the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself up for me (Gal. 2:20, NASB). Suddenly he saw himself not saved, but lost; not God’s servant, but God’s enemy; not righteous, but the chief of … [Click to read more …]

What Does a Relationship With Jesus Look Like?
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A member of my New Believer’s Sabbath School class, in the Tampa First Seventh-day Adventist Church, had been struggling with getting Sabbaths off at work so she could observe the Bible Sabbath. She told me she had to work on Sabbath, and I would gently tell her that she did not have to work. She had a … [Click to read more …]