The Law and Love – An Introduction to 2014b lessons

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by Keith Augustus Burton From the very beginning of the great controversy in heaven it has been Satan’s purpose to overthrow the law of God.”-Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 582. Why? Because the law, as the foundation of God’s government, expresses the moral integrity of the cosmos; and to overthrow that law would … [Click to read more …]

Repairing the Potholes


We’ve had a tremendous amount of rain this year, with five inches just last Friday.  When I was driving in the pouring rain with the grandchildren, I told them we needed a boat, as every now and then, the water splashed up 20 feet or so on either side of the van. When the sun … [Click to read more …]

Loving the Fence

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Have you ever seen those dogs who can go outside with their people and they don’t need a leash or a fence? They just stay right in their yard or beside their person. We had a dog like that once. He was a border collie and his name was Shadow. He knew exactly where our … [Click to read more …]

Who Are the Anti-Christs?

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Monday’s section of this week’s Sabbath School lesson asks the question, “In what subtle ways are each of us susceptible to having the same kind of attitude as we see revealed here in this “man of sin”? As Adventists, we often think of the anti-Christ as the leader of a system revealed in the book … [Click to read more …]

Too Much Commentary


I know a woman who is a fabulously good cook. Not only is the food delightful to taste – it is seriously good for you. The problem is that all her food comes with commentary. Did you know that this food has Vitamin K? And you get 85.6% of your selenium requirements from this kind … [Click to read more …]

08: The Priority of the Promises – Discussion Questions
Joyce Griffith


Darrel: This week the seven billionth life began breathing on this earth. What do you think about that?” Matt: Terrible, terrible news. Population growth is all messed up because most of the new lives are starting out in poverty with no education. You know where that leads. Darrel: Where? Matt: The smart end up ruling … [Click to read more …]

06: Priority of the Promise – Teaching Plan


Key Thought: The law serves to reveal God’s character and show our deficiencies, leading us to our acceptance of Christ’s righteousness and our redemption by faith. [Teaching Plan for Priority of the Promise November 2, 2011] 1. Have a volunteer read Galatians 3:15-18 A. Ask class members to share a short thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

What Is a Covenant?

My Covenant

In this sin-ridden world we, keeping a promise is not looked upon with much respect. Therefore, in order for society to insure that promises would be kept, man has devised simple ways to enforce such things. Two of those ways are the ancient covenant and today’s contract. The difference between the two of them basically … [Click to read more …]