HopeSS: The Mission of Jesus
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Derek Morris 14d

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

Thursday: Was Blind But Now I see
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Zacchaeus, Come Down!

The mission statement of Jesus that He came to seek and save that which was lost is an affirmation of a holistic ministry. He came to make men and women whole, to transform them physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. Luke gives us two instances that illustrate how Jesus restored two broken men into wholeness. One … [Click to read more …]

08: The Mission of Jesus – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : At the foot of the cross, remembering that for one sinner Christ would have laid down His life, you may estimate the value of a soul. [Lesson Plan for The Mission of Jesus May 18, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 15:4-7. a. Ask class members to share a thought on … [Click to read more …]

08: The Mission of Jesus – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought Questions for The Mission of Jesus May 5, 2015] 1. To seek and save the lost. How well do these words of Luke define the mission of Jesus? Do we need a sense of dedication like this in our lives as well? Did Jesus know who was lost? Did He know where they were? … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Lost Opportunities
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Lazarus and the Rich Man

Although Jesus came to seek and save those lost in sin, He never forces anyone to accept the salvation He offers. Salvation is free and available to all, but one must accept the free offer in faith, which results in a life in conformity with God’s will. The only time we have for such an … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Parable of the Lost Son: Part 2
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The Lost Son

The return home (Luke 15:17-20) was a journey of repentance. The journey began when he came to himself. Recognition of where he was, in comparison with what his father’s home was, drove him to arise and go to his father. The prodigal son returns home with a four-part speech that defines the true meaning of … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Parable of the Lost Son – Part I
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Prodigal Son and the Slippery Slope

Hailed in history as the most beautiful short story ever told on the forgiving nature of love, the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32), narrated only by Luke, may well be called the parable of the loving father and two lost sons. One son chose the lawlessness of the distant land over the love … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin
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The Good Shepherd - Searching for the Lost Sheep

Read Luke 15:4-7. What does this tell us about God’s love for us? Why is it so important to understand that it was the shepherd who went looking for the lost sheep? In a world that can appear uncaring and indifferent to us, this parable reveals a startling truth: God loves us so much that … [Click to read more …]