Daily Lessons

Sunday: The Authority of Jesus
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The Coming King

As a physician and scholar, Luke was acquainted with the role of authority. He was familiar with the authority of philosophy in Greek scholarship and education. He knew the authority of the Roman law in civil matters and government function. As Paul’s traveling companion he knew the ecclesiastic authority that the apostle commanded with the … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Jesus, the Master Teacher
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 8:22-25, Luke 4:31-37, Luke 6:20-49, Luke 8:19-21, Luke 10:25-37, Deut. 6:5. Memory Text: And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority (Luke 4:32, NKJV). When Christ came to the earth, humanity seemed to be fast reaching its lowest point. The very foundations of society were undermined. Life had … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Food for the Soul
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Hands and Food

South Korea – Daesung Kim When I started pastoring the Seoul Central Seventh-day Adventist Church, office buildings surrounded the church and it was very difficult to meet people in the surrounding vicinity. As I was thinking about how to make contact with the people who work nearby, I thought that it could be very practical … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study
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Religious Stock Image wrongdoer remorseful remorse

Further Study: By the lost sheep Christ represents not only the individual sinner but the one world that has apostatized and has been ruined by sin.-Ellen G. White, Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 190. On the value of one soul: The value of a soul, who can estimate? Would you know its worth, go to Gethsemane, … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Mission of Jesus
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Derek Morris 14d

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Mission of Jesus” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Was Blind But Now I see
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Zacchaeus, Come Down!

The mission statement of Jesus that He came to seek and save that which was lost is an affirmation of a holistic ministry. He came to make men and women whole, to transform them physically, mentally, spiritually, and socially. Luke gives us two instances that illustrate how Jesus restored two broken men into wholeness. One … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Lost Opportunities
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Lazarus and the Rich Man

Although Jesus came to seek and save those lost in sin, He never forces anyone to accept the salvation He offers. Salvation is free and available to all, but one must accept the free offer in faith, which results in a life in conformity with God’s will. The only time we have for such an … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Parable of the Lost Son: Part 2
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The Lost Son

The return home (Luke 15:17-20) was a journey of repentance. The journey began when he came to himself. Recognition of where he was, in comparison with what his father’s home was, drove him to arise and go to his father. The prodigal son returns home with a four-part speech that defines the true meaning of … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Parable of the Lost Son – Part I
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Prodigal Son and the Slippery Slope

Hailed in history as the most beautiful short story ever told on the forgiving nature of love, the parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32), narrated only by Luke, may well be called the parable of the loving father and two lost sons. One son chose the lawlessness of the distant land over the love … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Lost Sheep and the Lost Coin
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The Good Shepherd - Searching for the Lost Sheep

Read Luke 15:4-7. What does this tell us about God’s love for us? Why is it so important to understand that it was the shepherd who went looking for the lost sheep? In a world that can appear uncaring and indifferent to us, this parable reveals a startling truth: God loves us so much that … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Mission of Jesus
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Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 15:4-7, Luke 11-32; Luke 16:19-31; Luke 18:35-43; Luke 19:1-10. Memory Text: The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10, NKJV). If we were to write a mission statement for Jesus, we could not do any better than to repeat His … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story – The Banner Man
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The Seventh Day

South Korea – Song Sungsub: Wherever Song Sungsub goes, people follow-sometimes with stares, other times with their feet-and that’s OK with him because he has a message to share. The idea began when I was distributing literature door-to-door, Sungsub explains. We can give [the literature], but of course some people just throw it out. One … [Click to read more …]

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