Sabbath: Christ, the End of the Law
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Read for This Week’s Study: Rom. 5:12-21, Rom 6:15-23, Rom 7:13-25, Rom 9:30-10:4, Gal. 3:19-24.

Memory Text: For Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes (Romans 10:4, NRSV).

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A well-known magazine ran a full-page ad with a headline that read: Achieve Immortality! (we’re not kidding).

In a sense they were kidding, because the ad went on to say, To find out how you can [...]

Inside Story: A New Life
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Moses Ntekereze
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Ten-year-old Moses stared out the airplane window at the large city below. This would be his new home. What will it be like to live in the United States? Moses wondered. Will I make friends here? Will I even be able to talk to them?

Moses Ntekerezecourtesy of CG Office of Adventist Mission

For as long as Moses could remember, his family had lived in one refugee camp after another in central Africa. His home had been a plastic tarp [...]

Friday: Further Study: Christ’s Death and the Law
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Further Study: Ellen G. White, It Is Finished, pp. 758-764, in The Desire of Ages.

The law requires righteousness,-a righteous life, a perfect character; and this man has not to give. He cannot meet the claims of God’s holy law. But Christ, coming to the earth as man, lived a holy life, and developed a perfect character. These He offers as a free gift to all who will receive them. His life stands for the life of men. Thus [...]

Justification: Just Declared Right or Made Right?
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While working as a supervisor for a world-wide delivery company, I had an employee who was just a few minutes late every morning. I asked my supervisor what I should do to get him to be on time. His answer shocked me. “Change his start time a few minutes so he will be on time.”

At first that did not seem right to me. Why change the standard to make a wrong person look right? My boss explained to me that [...]

06: Christ’s Death and the Law – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Christ's Death and the Law May 7, 2014]

Intro. Are you like me in that you dread reading or hearing about how cruel people were to the kindest Being in the universe? If Jesus had gone around beating people up and knocking them around, that would be one thing, but did He ever do anything that wasn’t an expression of love? Love for all? Love all the time? Was there ever a more gentle Person than Jesus? Why, oh why [...]

Thursday: The Curse of the Law
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(Gal. 3:10-14)

What do the following texts tell us about human nature? How do we see the reality of this truth every day? Ps. 51:5, Isa. 64:6, and Rom. 3:23.

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With the exception of Christ, all human beings have a common experience in that all have been infected by Adam’s sin. Consequently, no natural person can ever claim to be fully righteous. There are some such as Elijah and Enoch who lived exceptionally close to God, [...]

Wednesday: The Impotent Law
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Though in one sense, as we saw, the law empowers sin, in another real way the law is terribly impotent. How can the same object be both powerful and impotent at the same time?

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Here again, the difference lies not in the law but in the person. For the one who discovers that he is a sinner, the law forces him to acknowledge that he is going against God’s will and is consequently on a [...]

HopeSS: Christ’s Death and the Law
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You can view a 60-minute 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.

Ask the Author: Christ’s Death and the Law
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Did the death of Christ do away with the law? Hear what the Sabbath School author has to say in this week’s edition of the new thirty minute talk show, “Ask the Author.”

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06: Christ’s Death and the Law – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, we all can experience victory over death, which is the result of breaking God’s law..

[Lesson plan for Christ's Death and the Law May 5, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Romans 7:1-6.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What does it mean in this passage that we are delivered from the law? Does this mean we don’t have [...]