Tuesday: Jesus’ Early Family Tree
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Escape From Jericho

Beyond David, who else do we find in Jesus’ family tree? Matt. 1:2-3. Women weren’t even typically listed in genealogies; so, why would a woman named Tamar be listed here? Who was she to begin with? Tamar was a Canaanite woman who had been married sequentially to two sons of Judah. Both of these sons … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: A Book of Genesis
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Family Tree

“This is the genealogy of Jesus Christ … the son of David” (Matt. 1:1, NIV). Right from the start, Matthew calls his work a “book” (from the Greek word, biblos, which can mean a “sacred writing”), a “book of the genealogy,” of the ancestry of Jesus. In fact, the Greek word translated “genealogy” or “generation” is … [Click to read more …]

Introduction: The Book of Matthew
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During his birth in Winchester, Massachusetts, Rick Hoyt was strangled by the umbilical cord, leaving him brain damaged and unable to control his limbs. Months later, doctors told the Hoyt family that Rick would live in a vegetative state the rest of his life and should be put in an institution. “But the Hoyts weren’t … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Son of David
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matthew 1; Mark 12:35-37; Isa. 9:6-7, Rom. 5:8; John 2:25; Jer. 29:13; Matt. 2:1-14. Memory Text:“He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21, NKJV). Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Matthew began his book with a genealogy; but not with just any genealogy but with that of Jesus Christ. … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Redemption
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Inspecting the Record

Think about the millennium, and about our understanding of it. Though we are not told a lot, we are told enough to know a few things. First, the millennium occurs before the final destruction of the lost. Second, before that final destruction, the saved spend this time getting a lot of questions answered. So much … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Redemption
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Redemption” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: No More Tears
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Jesus Dines With Friends

Read Revelation 21:3-5. What do the tears there mean? We are all experienced with what it means to cry. We are also familiar with the action of wiping tears from another’s eyes: a mother tenderly comforting her child; a close friend comforting a companion; or one parent comforting the other in the midst of heartache … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: New Heavens and a New Earth
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Children in Heaven

Sin and rebellion have been unwelcome intruders. They were never meant to be here. They inflicted incredible damage, but now that the cause of that damage no longer exists, it is time to restore everything to perfection. Not until that happens will the great controversy be completed. Read Revelation 21:1-2, Rev. 21:9-10; Rev. 22:1-3. What … [Click to read more …]

Redemption – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: Every person has a choice to accept the victory won by Christ, or to reject it and perish Redemption March 19-25, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 20:1-3. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What does the binding of Satan … [Click to read more …]