Introduction to the fourth quarter lessons: The Book of James
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“An Epistle of Straw”? The epistle of James has been one of the most misunderstood books of the Bible. In the Leipzig Debate of 1519, Roman Catholic scholar Johann Eck used it to challenge Martin Luther’s view of justification by faith alone, insisting that works needed to be added to the equation. Luther, in response, … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Show Us Your Church
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Ivan and Raveta
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Ivan and Raveta grew up in the traditional church in Macedonia. After their marriage, Raveta continued attending church occasionally, though Ivan didn’t. When the Bible became available in the Macedonian language, Raveta bought a copy. But she didn’t read it; she put it on a shelf and forgot it. Years later Ivan, a lawyer, had … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Second Coming of Jesus
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Further Study: Ellen G. White, On the Mount of Olives, p. 627-636, in The Desire of Ages; Heralds of the Morning, p. 299-316, in The Great Controversy. Soon there appears in the east a small black cloud, about half the size of a man’s hand. It is the cloud which surrounds the Saviour and which … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: When Will Jesus Come?
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When Jesus said regarding the temple that not one stone shall be left here upon another, that shall not be thrown down (Matt. 24:2, NKJV), the disciples were astonished. Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age? (Matt. 24:3, NKJV), … [Click to read more …]

13: The Second Coming of Jesus – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : The promised return of Christ displays the fact of a loving Savior who desires to be with His people. We are admonished to daily spiritual preparation and watchfulness.. [Lesson Plan for The Second Coming of Jesus September 22, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read I Thessalonians 4:13-18. a. Ask class members to share … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: How Will Jesus Come
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In His prophetic sermon, Christ expressed concern about wrong teachings in regard to His second advent, and He warned His disciples against people who would come in His name, saying, I am the Christ (Matt. 24:5, NKJV; see also vss. 23-26). He doesn’t want His followers to be deceived. Therefore, He clearly indicated the way … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Purpose of Jesus’ Second Coming
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The great plan of Redemption will find its culmination in the Second Coming. Without Christ’s return to this earth, His incarnation, death, and resurrection would have no effect for our Salvation. What is one of the basic reasons for the second coming of Jesus? See Matt. 16:27. Life is not always fair; in fact, often … [Click to read more …]

“Occupy Till I Come”
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I was running my shift at UPS early one morning, trying to beat the clock, as we loaded the package cars, and prepared them for their busy day. In the midst of our hustle and bustle an alarm sounded. A sorter spotted flames on a conveyor belt. We safely evacuated the building and made sure everyone … [Click to read more …]