Monday: Sin and Death
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In Genesis 3:19, Adam was told that, at death, he would return to the dust from which he was made. The same thing happens to us. Notice—we do not return to being apes, because we were not made from apes. We were made from dust, and it’s to the dust, at death, that we return. … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Grace in the Garden
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As we all know so well, the first humans, perfect beings created in the “image of God,” fell into sin, which brought death. They had been warned, and they understood what they had been told. Eve even repeated to the serpent what God had said. Yet, they sinned anyway. At times we, like Eve, are … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Creation and the Gospel
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Read for This week’s Study: Gen. 3:21; Ps. 104:29, 30; John 1:4; Rom. 5:6-11;Gal. 3:13; Matt. 27:46. Memory Text: “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22, NIV). In the biblical account, Adam and Eve were created in God’s image, without any moral defect. But they … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: A Psalm for the Sabbath
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Read Psalm 92. What does this tell us, at least in part, about what the experience of Sabbath keeping should be like? Why, when thinking about the Lord, should we express the kind of joy expressed in this psalm? The psalmist obviously knew the Lord, knew what the Lord was like, knew what the Lord had … [Click to read more …]

The Evidence for Creation
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It has been more than 150 years since Darwin published his theory of evolution, and many bookshelves could be filled with books discussing evolutionary theory as it has subsequently developed and giving purported evidence to support it. But when the scientists who write these books analyze the evidence that might tell us something about the … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Sabbath and the Last Days
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Read 2 Peter 3:3-7. Compare the description of the last day scoffers with our contemporary society. What do the scoffers deny, and why? The scoffers claim that nature has continued on without interruption, a claim known among scientists as “uniformitarianism.” This is equivalent to denying that miracles occur. This claim is then used to deny that … [Click to read more …]