Sunday: Jesus in Isaiah 53

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Read Isaiah 53:2-12. What do these verses teach about what Christ did for us?   Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is a powerful description of Christ’s death for the sins of the world. Several aspects in this passage provide clear evidence that Jesus’ death is atonement in the form of penal substitution, which means that He took the … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Christ, Our Sacrifice


Read for This Week’s Study: Isa. 53:2-12, Heb.2:9, Heb. 9:26-28, Heb. 9:12, Exod. 12:5,Heb.4:15. Memory Text: “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed” (1 Peter 2:24, NASB). Catholic Priest Maximilian Kolbe was imprisoned in … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: A Child Shall Lead

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From infancy, Joelito’s mother taught him to love and serve Jesus. When she led small-group meetings, Joelito watched her and learned from her. When he was 8 years old, he asked to be baptized and to lead others to Jesus. When Joelito was 10, the government of Peru passed a law requiring children to attend … [Click to read more …]

Biblical Hermeneutics: The Interpretation of Scripture

The Historical Adventist Method The historical Adventist method of Bible study, also known as hermeneutics, is detailed in “Methods of Bible Study,” an official document approved at the 1986 Annual Council. This method focuses on reading the Bible literally, except when context indicates that a selection is to be read figuratively. It recognized the divine-human nature of the biblical … [Click to read more …]

Above and Beyond

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I spent some time looking for a good example of atonement, this week. It was more difficult than I expected because so many of the examples I found equate atonement with forgiveness – synonyms. I have to admit, that I have thought of them as the same as well. But when I look at the … [Click to read more …]