Winning the Battle
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Battle for the mind

Do you struggle in your Christian walk? Do you get discouraged because you see the great difference between your character and the character of Christ? Do you feel that you can never “win” the battle?

Recognizing our sinfulness is a good sign, because it demonstrates that we have some understanding of the beauty of Christ’s character. And it seems that if we struggle, we are in good company for Paul writes in Romans 7:14-23:

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07: Christ, the end of the law – Thought Starters
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[Thought Questions for Christ, the End of the Law May 14, 2014]

Intro. Read the title of this week’s lesson again. What does it mean that Christ is the “end” of the law? Hasn’t the law existed forever? Don’t we love God’s law in the same way the psalmist David did? Doesn’t the law reflect the character of Christ? Then how can Christ be the end of it? Take a long hard look at this week’s lesson because there are blessings around [...]

Ask the Author: Christ the End of the Law
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What does Paul mean in Romans 10:4 when he says Christ is the “end” of the law? Does this suggest that the law has been done away with? Find out what the Sabbath School author has to say on this week’s edition of “Ask the Author.”

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HopeSS: Christ, the End of the Law
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You can view a 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.

07: The End of the Law – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Being obedient to the law is not in conflict with grace. Loving obedience is the result of receiving God’s grace in our lives, not the means to salvation.

[Lesson plan for Christ, the End of the Law May 12,2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:19-24.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. What law was added because of transgressions? What is the Bible definition of sin? [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

HopeSS: Christ and the Sabbath
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You can view a 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.