Sabbath: Disciples and Scripture
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 4:1-12, Matt. 12:3-8, Matt. 5:17-39, Luke 24:13-32, Acts 1:16-20.gless01

Memory Text: Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me (John 5:39).

Using a metal detector purchased from a rummage sale, Englishman Terry Herbert discovered gold-plated Anglo-Saxon weaponry and silver artifacts buried beneath a farmer’s field. The estimated monetary value of the find exceeded 5 million U. S. dollars.

Like someone seeking treasure in a field of dirt, rocks, and rubbish, we must be careful not to let things get in our way and make us miss the real treasure above: Jesus Christ. Searching for eternal riches, Pharisees and Sadducees alike excavated the ancient sacred writings. Ironically, their treasure map, Scripture, had been so radically misread that they missed the point, Jesus, completely.

Explicitly and implicitly Jesus incorporated Scripture into His disciple-making methodology. The ultimate treasure quest was rooted in the prophetic writings, which pointed to Him. Thus, to miss Jesus is to miss the mark. All this means, then, is that all our disciple-making endeavors must, ultimately, be about Jesus and that which He has done for us.

 

 

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  1. (1)It's good to understand the Word of God as a Christian so that we can differentiate Antichrist teaching (Luke 4:1-12) (2)let us now focus on what we were called to do. (To preach the Gospel and tell them the good will of God )if we dwell too much on what others are not doing according to Holly Scripture we might loosely loose the point of our Discipleship (preach the Gospel the way it is.(Matthew 12:3-8) the Ward of God have proved that it has power to us free from evil one, it has power to Unchained those who have been chained by Satan (act)

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  2. There is nothing that worries me most than the fact I can be like the Pharisees reading the scriptures and following the Bible and still miss Jesus. That is why our focus should be on Jesus in anything we do whether keeping the Sabbath etc.

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  3. Word of God is two edged sword cutting apart bone and marrow. Our Lord defended himself against Satan with scriptures and Satan ran away from him. No other weapon could be more powerful than the word of God. Christ is our best example to follow. If he needed it to be victorious over temptations, how much more do we need it ?

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  4. (1)It's good to understand the Word of God as a Christian so that we can differentiate Antichrist teaching (Luke 4:1-12) (2)let us now focus on what we were called to do. (To preach the Gospel and tell them the good will of God )if we dwell too much on what others are not doing according to Hlly Scripture we might lose the point of our Discipleship (preach the Gospel the way it is.(Matthew 12:3-8) The Word of God has proved that it has power to free us from evil one, it has power to Unchain those who have been chained by Satan (act)..

    ;;;;;;;;Raphael ngigi kamau /east Africa Kenya kabete SDA church :::

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