Winning the Battle

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 … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Christ’s Death and the Law


Further Study: Ellen G. White, It Is Finished, pp. 758-764, in The Desire of Ages. The law requires righteousness,-a righteous life, a perfect character; and this man has not to give. He cannot meet the claims of God’s holy law. But Christ, coming to the earth as man, lived a holy life, and developed a … [Click to read more …]

Justification: Just Declared Right or Made Right?

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While working as a supervisor for a world-wide delivery company, I had an employee who was just a few minutes late every morning. I asked my supervisor what I should do to get him to be on time. His answer shocked me. “Change his start time a few minutes so he will be on time.” … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Curse of the Law

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(Gal. 3:10-14) What do the following texts tell us about human nature? How do we see the reality of this truth every day? Ps. 51:5, Isa. 64:6, and Rom. 3:23. With the exception of Christ, all human beings have a common experience in that all have been infected by Adam’s sin. Consequently, no natural person can … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Impotent Law

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Though in one sense, as we saw, the law empowers sin, in another real way the law is terribly impotent. How can the same object be both powerful and impotent at the same time? Here again, the difference lies not in the law but in the person. For the one who discovers that he is … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Christ’s Death and the Law


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. … [Click to read more …]

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.” Click here if you would prefer to view this video on YouTube. Like(14) … [Click to read more …]