God Has Always Been Graceful

… knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law; for by the works of the law no flesh shall be … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Redemption

Inspecting the Record

Think about the millennium, and about our understanding of it. Though we are not told a lot, we are told enough to know a few things. First, the millennium occurs before the final destruction of the lost. Second, before that final destruction, the saved spend this time getting a lot of questions answered. So much … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Redemption

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Redemption” 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. You … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: No More Tears

Jesus Dines With Friends

Read Revelation 21:3-5. What do the tears there mean? We are all experienced with what it means to cry. We are also familiar with the action of wiping tears from another’s eyes: a mother tenderly comforting her child; a close friend comforting a companion; or one parent comforting the other in the midst of heartache … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: New Heavens and a New Earth

Children in Heaven

Sin and rebellion have been unwelcome intruders. They were never meant to be here. They inflicted incredible damage, but now that the cause of that damage no longer exists, it is time to restore everything to perfection. Not until that happens will the great controversy be completed. Read Revelation 21:1-2, Rev. 21:9-10; Rev. 22:1-3. What … [Click to read more …]

Redemption – Teaching Plan

Key Thought: Every person has a choice to accept the victory won by Christ, or to reject it and perish Redemption March 19-25, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 20:1-3. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What does the binding of Satan … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Final Judgment

Jesus Key

In Bible times, there were two places for judgment: the city gate and before the king’s throne. The elders at the gate decided all the small cases, but the king decided all the large issues. His was the final word in ensuring justice. Similarly, the Bible pictures God enthroned as King of the universe, guaranteeing … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The “Why” Questions

Man Juggling Questions

The opening verses of Genesis describe the earth as being “without form, and void” (Gen. 1:2). This same phrase is repeated by Jeremiah to describe the earth after its destruction by the seven last plagues and the Second Coming, with every city on earth “broken down at the presence of the LORD”(Jer. 4:26, NKJV). In … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Redemption

Read for This Week’s Study: Rev. 20:1-3, Jer. 4:23-26, 1 Cor. 4:5, Rev. 20:7-15, Phil. 2:9-11, 2 Pet. 3:10. Memory Text: “‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away’”(Revelation 21:4, … [Click to read more …]