Called to Be Kingdom Builders
Samuel Thomas, Jr

Jesus praying in an olive grove at nigh

Standing before Pilate under intense pressure, Christ stands calm and self-controlled. Unknown to the courtroom is a divine power, a focused mission and ministry they have never seen nor can they comprehend. Standing before worldly power, Jesus Christ unequivocally states to Pilate, “My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Kingdom of God
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 11:2; Luke 1:32-33; Luke 18:16-30; Luke 17:23-24; Rev. 21:1-3; Luke 21:34-36. Memory Text: They will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and sit down in the kingdom of God (Luke 13:29, NKJV). The kingdom of God is a major theme and a … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Mission of Jesus
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 15:4-7, Luke 11-32; Luke 16:19-31; Luke 18:35-43; Luke 19:1-10. Memory Text: The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10, NKJV). If we were to write a mission statement for Jesus, we could not do any better than to repeat His … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story – The Banner Man
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The Seventh Day

South Korea – Song Sungsub: Wherever Song Sungsub goes, people follow-sometimes with stares, other times with their feet-and that’s OK with him because he has a message to share. The idea began when I was distributing literature door-to-door, Sungsub explains. We can give [the literature], but of course some people just throw it out. One … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Women in the Ministry of Jesus (Apr 9, ’15)
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Women in the Ministry 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 … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Being Jealous of the Wicked
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Serpent of Envy Rises From Glass Bottle

What do Proverbs 23:17; Proverbs 24:1-2; and Proverbs 24:19-20 warn us about? Why would someone envy the wicked? Most likely it’s not because of the actual sins that they might be committing. Rather, it’s usually because of the immediate gain (wealth, success, power) that they achieve through their wickedness — that’s what people often covet … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Knowledge of Truth
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Man Feasting on the Bible

Read Proverbs 22:17-18. What are we being told about how truth should impact our lives? The first duty of the student is to listen and pay attention: Incline your ear and hear (Prov. 22:17, NKJV). In other words:Concentrate! The crucial point is that the seeker of truth must be earnest, must truly want to learn … [Click to read more …]