Inside Story: God’s Guiding Voice
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Jacques Cesaire As teens my friends and I enjoyed the pleasures of the world. We partied and drank, but I was not satisfied. I was searching for something meaningful, but didn’t know what it was or where to find it. Often when we were away from the crowd, our conversation drifted toward religious topics. Frequently … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: James, the Lord’s Brother
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Further Study: “His brothers often brought forward the philosophy of the Pharisees, which was threadbare and hoary with age, and presumed to think that they could teach Him who understood all truth, and comprehended all mysteries. They freely condemned that which they could not understand. Their reproaches probed Him to the quick, and His soul … [Click to read more …]

01: James, the Lord’s Brother – Hit the Mark
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I have thought a lot about James over the last week. The discussions about his identity have been interesting. The evidence seems to support the view that James was actually a brother of Jesus, although no one can say with 100% certainty that he was. As a leader of the early church, James distinguished himself … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: To the Twelve Tribes Scattered Abroad
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Read James 1:1; Acts 11:19-21; and 1 Peter 2:9-10. Who are these twelve tribes, and how did they become so widely scattered? As we have seen, James wrote to believers. At first, the gospel work was focused in Jerusalem (Luke 24:47); but, as a result of persecution, which intensified after the stoning of Stephen, these … [Click to read more …]

01: James The Lord’s Brother – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought: James, the Lord’s brother, gives us an excellent example of moving from unbelief to faith and action. He was a well-respected leader in the early Christian church. [Lesson Plan for James the Lord’s Brother September 29, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read John 7:2-5 and Mark 3:21. a. Ask class members to share a … [Click to read more …]

We Are Brothers – Muslim Adventist Connection in BC
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Former Muslim religion teacher, now a deacon in the Cornerstone Seventh-day Adventist church, Abbas believes that all Adventists are Muslims, because being a Muslim means being “submitted to God.” And when you are Muslim and learn of the Seventh-day Adventist faith, you have no choice except to become an Adventist. In this interview of Abbas … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: James and the Gospel
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Unfortunately, perhaps because of Luther’s influence, many Christians have been unable to see the important message James’s epistle contains. Without diminishing the contribution Luther made for the church of his day, we must remember that the Reformation did not . . . end with Luther. It is to be continued to the close of this … [Click to read more …]

Monday: James, the Believer
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Read 1 Corinthians 15:5-7 and Acts 1:14. What do they tell us about the changes that happened to James? Jesus appeared to many after His resurrection, including Peter and the Twelve (minus Judas Iscariot). Then he appeared to over five hundred people at one time. James, apparently, wasn’t at this meeting with the five hundred; … [Click to read more …]

Are We Still Preaching the Three Angels’ Message?
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After Evangelist Steve Wohlberg1 held some meetings at our church, we had several baptisms. One of those was “Wayne.” Wayne and I started hanging out as he loved to talk to me about prophecy. More specifically he liked talking about the mark of the beast. Okay, all he wanted to talk about was the mark of the … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Second Coming
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You can view a 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 …]