Sabbath: Baptism and Temptations


Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 3:1-14; Rom. 6:1-6; Luke 3:21-22; Luke 4:5-8; Isa. 14:13-14; Luke 4:9-13. Memory Text: And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said,You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased (Luke 3:22, NKJV). As we … [Click to read more …]

The Coming of Jesus – Hit the Mark

Where was the pomp and ceremony? Where were the billboards and flashing lights? Where were the parades full of colorfully dressed marchers and floats full of VIPs? Surely, the most anticipated event of the nation would not go unnoticed and uncelebrated. “And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Divine Encounter


ChinaTang Yue Taking her six-year-old son by the hand, Tang Yue didn’t expect anything unusual as she walked from her home to the nearby market. Little did she know that she was about to experience a divine encounter. Tang Yue believed in God, and on Sundays she met together with other Christian believers, but at … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Witnesses to the Savior

Simeon and Anna Honor Jesus

Although writing primarily to the Gentiles, Luke was aware of the importance of the Jewish heritage through the Old Testament. He takes care to link the New Testament story with the Old and provides the scene of Mary and Joseph having the Baby Jesus circumcised on the eighth day and taking Him to the temple … [Click to read more …]

01: The Coming of Jesus – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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1. Introduction. Wouldn’t it be great to have the apostle Luke as a member–and leader–of your local church? What is special today about having one or more doctors in a congregation? In what ways did Luke’s occupation resemble the work of physicians today? How did Luke’s background qualify him for his ministry to the Gentiles? [Thought … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Manger of Bethlehem


Luke begins the story of the Bethlehem manger with a note of history. Joseph and Mary left their home in Nazareth to travel to their ancestral town of Bethlehem as a result of a census decree of Caesar Augustus, the emperor of Rome, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Such historical details must lead Bible … [Click to read more …]

01: The Coming of Jesus – Lesson Plan

Mother Holding Baby

Key Thought : In Luke’s work as a physician, he ministered to the sick and then prayer for the healing power of God. This opened the way for the gospel. It is the divine plan that we shall work as the disciples worked.. [Lesson plan for The Coming of Jesus March 30, 2015] 1. Have a … [Click to read more …]