Friday: Further Study: Christ and the Law of Moses

Further Study: For more information on this week’s topic, read Ellen G. White, At the Feast of Tabernacles, pp. 447-454; Among Snares, pp. 455-462, in The Desire of Ages. Three times a year the Jews were required to assemble at Jerusalem for religious purposes. Enshrouded in the pillar of cloud, Israel’s invisible Leader had given … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Law Enforcement

(Matt 5:17-20) As we have seen, Jesus was a faithful citizen who fulfilled His responsibilities as a Jewish male, even when His life was in danger (see, for example, John 7:1, 25-26; 10:31). In fact, Jesus makes it clear that it was not His purpose to abolish the Law or the Prophets (Matt. 5:17-20, NKJV). … [Click to read more …]

Why Circumcision?

Sunday’s section of this week’s Sabbath School lesson, mentions circumcision, which some people in Western cultures now classify as barbaric. I have also heard a few good Christians question why God chose circumcision for a sign of belonging to Him? I’ve heard faithful Christian men ask, “Why the penis of all places?” We all know circumcision is … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Taxes

(Matt 17:24-27) As last week’s lesson noted, the law of Moses had both civic and ceremonial components. The ceremonial aspect means that the temple was at the center of Jewish religious life. In fact, by the first century, the temple was probably the only remaining structure that gave the Jews any sense of national identity. … [Click to read more …]

02: Christ and the Law of Moses – Hit the Mark

Straining to reach through the crowd, a nameless woman refuses to lose her opportunity for healing. Just beyond the crowd was her miracle. Just beyond the crowd was the start of a new life. It would not be an easy task, but it was worth any discomfort to achieve the desire of her life. The … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Christ and the Law of Moses

Current lesson of the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of the Hope Sabbath School “Christ and the Law of Moses” is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. You might want to … [Click to read more …]

02: Christ and the Law of Moses – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : Jesus respected the law and underlined the lessons about God’s grace and power revealed in the law. [Lesson plan for Christ and the Law of Moses April 7,2014] 1. Have a volunteer read John 5:1. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Jesus in the Temple

The New Testament does not tell us too much about the childhood of Jesus. One account, though, that gives great insight is Luke 2:41-52, the story of Jesus and His parents’ visit to Jerusalem during the feast of Passover. Read it over and then answer the following questions: How does this story help to illustrate … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Jewish Feasts

John 5:1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem (John 5:1, NKJV). The first major festival period in the Jewish calendar year is the seven-day Feast of Unleavened Bread, which commences with Passover. The festival commemorates the deliverance of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery, when the angel … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Circumcision and Dedication

(Luke 2:21-24) God established His covenant with Abraham, saying that he would be the father of many nations (Gen. 17:4). When God made this covenant, the ninety-nine year old Abraham had only recently fathered Ishmael and had not yet seen the birth of his promised son, Isaac. Nonetheless, he was commanded to circumcise himself along … [Click to read more …]