HopeSS: Following Jesus in Everyday Life

Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Following Jesus in Everyday Life” 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 …]

Following Jesus in Everyday Life – Hit the Mark

A tiny mustard seed is resting on a fingertip.

“And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith.” Luke 17:5 I still have the keepsake my father gave me as a teen. It’s a mustard seed encased in glass. This trinket obviously symbolizes the power of small faith doing big things. In various ways over the years I have seen this same symbolism … [Click to read more …]

10: Following Jesus in Everyday Life – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought questions for Following Jesus in Everyday Life June 2, 2015] Jesus the theologian. If theology is the study of God, was anybody ever better qualified than Jesus to teach this subject? Why do you think Jesus didn’t seem to be interested in establishing Himself as the world’s leading theological expert? Instead of longing to … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Be a Fruitful Witness

The Sower

The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, in their eternal council before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4), laid the plan of salvation. That is, even before the first human was created and, of course, before the first humans sinned, God had a plan in place to rescue the world. The plan is … [Click to read more …]

10: Following Jesus in Everyday Life – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

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Key Thought : If we are Christ’s, our thoughts are with Him, and our sweetest thoughts are of Him. All we have and are is consecrated to Him. We long to bear His image, breathe His Spirit, do His will, and please Him in all things. [Lesson plan for Following Jesus in Everyday Life June … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Be Prepared and Watchful

Disaster Preparedness

Vigilance and fidelity have been required of Christ’s followers in every age; but now that we are standing upon the very verge of the eternal world, holding the truths we do, having so great light, so important a work, we must double our diligence.-Ellen G. White,Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, pp. 460,461. Read Luke … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Flee Pharisaism

Man With Burden Looks at Flower

Of the more than 80 references to Pharisees in the Gospels, approximately 25 percent of them are found in Luke. Pharisees were noted for their doctrinal conservatism, as opposed to Sadducees, who were known for their liberal ideas. Pharisees were often legalists who, while professing to believe in grace, taught salvation by the keeping of … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Following Jesus in Everyday Life

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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 11:37-54; Luke 12:4-21, Luke 12:35-53; Amos 6:1; Luke 8:4-15; Luke 22:24-27. Memory Text: And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our faith (Luke 17:5, NKJV). Though a great teacher, Jesus did not establish a school of theology or philosophy. His purpose was to seek and to save that … [Click to read more …]

God Puts No Stock in Titles or Positions


Years ago Brett Favre, a famous American football quarterback said in a commercial, “The history books won’t record me as a quarterback, but as a football player.” As well as setting all kinds of passing records as a quarterback, Favre also was not afraid to block or even make tackles, if the other team got … [Click to read more …]