The God-forsaken God
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Friday’s section of this week’s SS lesson asks the question, “Critics of Christianity will often argue that Jesus knew beforehand that, though He would die, He would be resurrected to life. Thus, they ask, what was the big deal about His death when He knew it would be only temporary?” My mother knows that flying … [Click to read more …]

He Grew the Tree He Knew Would be Used to Make the Old Rugged Cross
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Around a hundred years ago, when I was a teenager, a country singer by the name of Barbara Mandrell, sang, “He grew the tree that He knew would be used to make the old rugged cross.” The song brought out, that even at creation Jesus was planning our redemption. This song could not be any … [Click to read more …]

Check Mate (Delayed)
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I have been known to be kind of a klutz … not altogether undeservedly, I’m afraid. Well, this week I cut my finger while fixing lunch. The sad part thing was that I knew it was going to happen, but could not seem to make my hand move out of the way of the knife. … [Click to read more …]

04: Salvation: The Only Solution – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Salvation: The Only Solution October 24, 2012] 1. Salvation the only solution. Since we can’t have a solution without a problem, what is the problem that salvation addresses? If you said, “sin,” what sin or sins are you including? Did Satan’s sin and rebellion long ago define the need and set the stage … [Click to read more …]

01: The Great Controversy: The Foundation – Thought Starters
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A surprise inside the cover “What a surprise that is!” Susan held the lesson guide above her head. “There’s a surprise in the lesson guide for the final quarter of the year?” “Yes, dear, there is.” “Do we get a balloon or a lollipop?” “No, it’s not that. It’s just that when I saw the title to this … [Click to read more …]

“When My Trophies At Last I Lay Down”
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Several years ago, when I first became a literature evangelist, I was attending an awards banquet for the best sales persons in the Southwest. I was awe struck by the nice shiny plaques and trophies the winners were receiving for leading the region in sales, hours worked, and other categories. I was so impressed that … [Click to read more …]

02: How it all Began – Thoughts and Questions by jg
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The creation story is one of the most beautiful passages of Scripture. Imagine Moses, wrapped up in the awe of an Almighty God sweeping the history of time. With humility and awe Moses describes the beginning of earth and all that is within it.1 Day 1 God establishes light. Three days later, on Day 4, God … [Click to read more …]

14: Boasting in the Cross – Thought Starters
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Stan: Can you believe it? We have fourteen Sabbaths this quarter!1 Pam: And one of the shortest books in the Bible. Stan: You’re right. I think that’s made a big difference in our study this quarter, don’t you? Pam: Sure. I think most of us have been blessed by studying the book of Galatians so intensely. … [Click to read more …]