Sabbath: Christian Life

Read for This Week’s Study: Deut. 8:11-17Phil. 2:3-41 Cor. 15:51-52Rev. 22:1-5;Matt. 22:39Gen. 2:21-25.

Memory Text: “By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1 John 3:16, NKJV).

Key Thought: Anyone can call himself or herself a Christian. What, though, does that mean in practical terms?

What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone?” (James 2:14, NLT).

The Bible emphasizes ‘sound doctrine’; but this emphasis is in the context of holy living (1 Tim. 1:10Titus 2:1-5in order to point out that the true goal of biblical teaching is an ethical life that is manifested in obligations to others. In fact, if you look carefully at those texts in Timothy and Titus, they link sound doctrine with correct living as if correct living itself is sound doctrine!

The Christian is saved in order to be God’s agent for the salvation and good of others amidst the great controversy between good and evil. To be “so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good,” however much a cliché, does represent a reality that Christians need to avoid. Certainly, heaven is our ultimate home, but for now we’re still on earth, and we need to know how to live while here.

This week we’ll look at how some practical ‘hands on’ Christianity should be manifest in our lives.

Study this week’s lesson to prepare for Sabbath, December 15.



Sabbath: Christian Life — 6 Comments

  1. Amidst all the problems from the garden of Eden, God is still faithful by giving His son Jesus to die for our sins. Not good we are than those who have gone to their rest but because of the mission He left us with; to spread the gospel to all the world in my generation. As faithful Christians, we must give out our lives not only the real death but by doing good first to others as He did.

  2. Those who are attached to the live wires of the circuit of heaven can hardly fail to light up the hearts of the hopeless, oppressed, and depressed. Heaven is a source of hope and joy. Let us light up this world which is doomed to darkness.

    • Matt 28:18-20 you teach and when they believe you baptize. At that age they are not capable of going thru that process. m

    • It would be wise to read Mark 10:14 where Jesus is displeased that His disciples turned children away, "Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not for of such is the kingdom of heaven" He tells them. In this late date in earth's history, God can raise up rocks to do His will, if He can do that, why doubt that He moves on the hearts of little children?

  3. The gist of the lesson as specified is not merely upon dying for one another but on living for one another, being ethical, moral & biblical then inevitably death will follow. You cannot make it to heaven without making it here!


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