Jesus: The Master of Missions – Hit the Mark
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Announcement From the Temple Steps

His disciples and the crowd gathered around Him must have been shocked. Never in their lives had they heard anyone speak to their revered religious leaders as Jesus was doing. For their generation there was no higher religious authority than the scribes, Pharisees and lawyers. From cradle to grave they were taught to revere them … [Click to read more …]

Jesus: the Master of Missions – Discussion Starters
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Image © Phil McKay from GoodSalt.com

Sent to save.  Your lesson editor calls the incarnation of Jesus “a radical  change.” Was His change into human form necessary for our salvation? Why? Do you believe that Jesus retains His humanity today? forever? The Old Testament Jesus. How important was our Creator and Savior in the saga of the Old Testament? What is the Lord’s dominion? We think of ourselves … [Click to read more …]

Jesus the Master of Missions – Teaching Plan
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Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

Lesson for August 8-14, 2015 Key Thought : God still calls on men and women to be available as His representatives in promoting life and the values of the kingdom of heaven. 1. Have a volunteer read Mathew 15:24. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Great Commission
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The World As Chess

Jesus spent the 40 days between His resurrection and ascension primarily in preparing the disciples and His church for worldwide evangelism. The best-known and most quoted resurrection account is Matthew’s. However, during this period there were other occasions during which the risen Christ could have given further details on the gospel commission. There were two … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Jesus the Master of Missions
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Jesus the Master of Missions” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Mission to the Gentiles
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Blueprints With Drafting Tools

Although Jesus spent the major part of His time among the Jews, serving them in their cultural context, He made clear in His teaching and ministry that His mission was universal. The gospel should be preached to the nations, with Israel as the initial base. The salvation of the Gentiles is part of God’s plan. … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Mission to the Jews
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Fresh Growth, New Start

I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel (Matt. 15:24 NIV). Between His first public appearance and His crucifixion, Jesus focused His ministry almost solely on the Jewish, particularly in Galilee. The Lord addressed Himself first to Israel. Before the Cross, there are very few messages of good news to the Gentiles. Apparently … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Jesus in the Old Testament
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Sacrifice

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Desire of Ages
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Children Praying

Jesus Christ is Lord of both the church and the world. His coming is a fulfillment of the Old Testament expectations of a saved community that would extend far beyond the Jewish people. The coming of Jesus, especially His suffering and resurrection, ushered in a new age in which the distinction between Jew and Gentile, … [Click to read more …]

Giving the Appearance of Evil or Just Being Misjudged?
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Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 KJV A misunderstanding of this verse has crippled the success of many missionaries. A young student loses his parents, and his teacher is afraid to put her arm around his shoulder and comfort him for fear she might be accused of evil. A pastor is having studies … [Click to read more …]