Friday: Further Study: Disciples and Scripture

Further Study: Read Ellen G. White, Bible Teaching and Study, pp. 190-192, in Education; The Walk to Emmaus, pp. 795-801, in The Desire of Ages; Thessalonica, pp. 221-230, in The Acts of the Apostles. Christ in His ministry had opened the minds of His disciples to these prophecies. . . . Peter in preaching Christ … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Disciples and Scripture

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 “Disciples and Scripture” is below. You can download the lesson outline, MP3 file and MP4 file from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. Amen!(10) … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Next Generation

Without doubt, as we have seen, Jesus places a heavy emphasis on the Bible. Never did He question the authority, veracity, or authenticity of a single Bible text. And yet, through the centuries, and even today, many people do just that. Read Matthew 12:15-21; Mark 1:1-3; Acts 1:16-20; 3:22-24; and Romans 10:10-11. What do these … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Personal Ministry

Examples of Christ’s public ministry abound. Equally fascinating are Christ’s personal encounters, both with ordinary and elite members of society. These stories offer unique insights into the centrality of Scripture in Christ’s ministry. Read John 13:18-20 and Luke 10:25-28, 24:13-32. What role did Scripture play in these passages? What purpose did Jesus have for quoting … [Click to read more …]

01: Disciples and Scripture – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : The lasting power of Jesus’ ministry is evident in the changed lives of His followers to day.. [Teaching Plan for Disciples and Scripture December 30, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 4:1-4. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Public Proclamation

Jesus attracted people to Himself in various settings, including public ones. Scripture assumed a prominent role in Christ’s public proclamations. Direct quotations and scriptural allusions filled His sermons and public discourse. Read Matthew 5:17-39. In what ways do these verses show how Christ utilized Scripture for public ministry? During Christ’s earthly sojourn, the ordinary Israelites’ … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Authority of Scripture

Read the following texts. What do they tell us about the way in which Jesus viewed the Bible? Matt. 5:17-20, 12:3-8, 15:3-11, John 10:34-37, 17:14-19, Luke 24:44. Whenever Christ debated with the religious authorities, He relied not on abstract philosophy, not even on personal authority, but on the teachings of Scripture. When determining right from … [Click to read more …]

Discipling or Cloning?

While living in Texas I was taking a Texas history class at a community college. In writing a paper for class, I mentioned a political figure who was assassinated. I contrasted the pomp and circumstance of his funeral with the plain funeral of the man who killed him and was killed shortly after. I pointed … [Click to read more …]

01: Disciples and Scripture

This was more than he bargained for. It started out innocently enough, but now things had taken an unexpected direction. With sincerity he had asked the question to which his mind desperately needed an answer. His question, though sincere, was also a potential trap the religious leaders were hoping to use to justify their malice … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Jesus and the Bible

Because Jesus is the example for all believers, His level of commitment to Scripture becomes more than a matter of passing interest. Read Luke 4:1-12 and 16-21. What do these passages suggest about Christ’s attitude toward the Bible? The narrative of Christ’s wilderness temptations shows that, by quoting Scripture, Jesus rebuffed every satanic challenge and … [Click to read more …]