Tuesday: O Wretched Man!
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(Rom. 7:21-25) Read Romans 7:13-25. How are we to understand these verses? Is Paul talking about an unconverted man, or is this the experience of the converted? What reasons can you give for your answer? If you were unsure as to whom these verses refer, you are not alone. Theologians also have wrestled with this … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Law and Grace
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(Rom. 6:15-23) One of the most difficult concepts for Christians to comprehend is the continued role of the law for the one saved by grace. If a believer attains righteousness by accepting the sufficiency of the life and death of Jesus, why is it still necessary to keep the law? This question provides another opportunity … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Where Sin Abounded
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(Rom. 5:12-21) Though it points out sins, the law is powerless to save us from them. That very powerlessness, however, shows us our need for Jesus, the only solution for sin. Read Romans 5:12-21. In what way is the message of God’s grace revealed in these texts? Notice in this passage the constant association between … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Christ, the End of the Law
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Read for This Week’s Study: Rom. 5:12-21, Rom 6:15-23, Rom 7:13-25, Rom 9:30-10:4, Gal. 3:19-24. Memory Text: For Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes (Romans 10:4, NRSV). A well-known magazine ran a full-page ad with a headline that read: Achieve Immortality! (we’re not kidding). … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Christ’s Death and the Law
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You can view a 60-minute discussion of the current lesson 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. … [Click to read more …]