04: Salvation – Hit the Mark
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When did we stop believing? When did we begin to take pride in declaring our doubts about our salvation? I was in a Sabbath school class recently when, during a discussion about salvation, a long-time member raised a hand for comment. “We should never say that we’re saved!” A partial but oft-quoted Ellen White statement was … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Free From Sin
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Without Christ, we were slaves of sin, slaves to the evil impulses of our fallen human nature. We lived in a self-centered way, pleasing ourselves instead of living to the glory of God. The unavoidable result of this spiritual slavery was death, because the wages of sin is death. But Jesus came to proclaim liberty … [Click to read more …]

04: Salvation – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : As we review the gift of God’s grace through Christ, let us renew our faith in Jesus as our personal Savior. [Lesson plan for Salvation July 21, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Luke 18:9-14. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Required Death
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John the Baptist described Jesus as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29, NKJV). This image was easy for any Israelite familiar with the sacrifices offered in the temple and the sacred history recorded in the Old Testament to understand. Abraham had revealed his faith that God will … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Salvation Is a Gift From God
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In John 3:16 two verbs are used to describe what God did for our salvation. How do these verbs relate to each other? What do they reveal regarding the origin of our salvation? The English verb to love, especially the casual way it is often used today, is totally inadequate to express the depth of … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Salvation
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 18:9-14; John 6:44; Luke 15:3-10; Matt. 20:28; John 8:34-36; John 6:35, John 6:47-51. Memory Text: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16, NKJV). Death, we often say, is just … [Click to read more …]

“It is Finished”
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“It is finished” John 19:30 When Jesus cried out these last words, He gave up His breath, and rested in the tomb on Sabbath. Four thousand years earlier, He had finished creating the world and rested on the Sabbath. Adam and Eve rested too on that very first Sabbath, though I don’t think they were … [Click to read more …]