Inside Story: Taking God at His Word
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Austin
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Austin’s parents worked hard, but finances were difficult. The family had other problems, too, and felt little peace in their home. Then they met a Global Mission evangelist who shared the Bible with the family. Although the family had been Christians for years, this man taught a message they had never heard before. He visited the home and studied with Austin’s mother. After the man left, she read the Bible passages for herself to be sure that what the man […]

Friday: Further Study: Christ’s church and the Law
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Further Study: The three angels of Revelation 14 represent the people who accept the light of God’s messages and go forth as His agents to sound the warning throughout the length and breadth of the earth. Christ declares to His followers: Ye are the light of the world.  Matthew 5:14. To every soul that accepts Jesus the cross of Calvary speaks: Behold the worth of the soul: Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. […]

Compelled
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Have you ever been “compelled” to do something? Have you ever “compelled” anybody else do to anything? Does the word “compel” have positive or negative connotations to you?

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It’s an important question because we are told in the Matthew 14 parable of the wedding feast, “…, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.’” Matthew 14:23

Does that mean that we’re to go grab people […]

Thursday: From Jesus to the Remnant
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Since Eden, God’s church has always been filled with fallible people. The very institution that was supposed to be a witness to God’s righteousness was itself in need of that same righteousness. As the baton passed from generation to generation, no runner was worthy enough to cross the finish line. None who received the law was able to reach its level of righteousness. Humanity, it appeared, was trapped in a wheel of futility in its quest for God’s approval.

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12: Christ’s Church and the Law – Hit the Mark
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Constantly on the go, they are best known by the attributes of teamwork, planning and perseverance. From one generation to the next they focus on their primary goal. Although often challenged with huge obstacles they find a way to overcome.

Theirs is not a life of inactivity. Theirs no stopping and basking in the accomplishments of yesterday. Theirs no static mission, but one that goes from one victory to the next.

Many seem to serve only rudimentary purposes and appear far removed from […]

HopeSS: Christ’s Church and the Law
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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. You might also want to bookmark the HopeSS Youtube channel.

Ask the Author: Christ’s Church and the Law
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Are Christians still expected to keep the law? Can those who refuse to observe God’s law be saved? Find out what the Sabbath School author has to say on this week’s edition of “Ask the Author.”

You can view the same video on YouTube if you

Wednesday: From Moses to Jesus
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Though ancient law codes found in Egypt and Mesopotamia also provide evidence for a widespread knowledge of the principles and precepts found in God’s law, none of them is complete. In fact, many of these codes also contain laws that promote idolatry and other practices that God later condemned. So, God chose a people to be the stewards of His true law. These people were the Hebrew nation, the descendants of Abraham and heirs to the covenant promise made to […]

12: Christ;s Church and the Law – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : In every generation, God has a called out people to reflect His will by living lives of faithfulness, trust, love, and obedience.

[Lesson Plan for Christ’s Church and the Law June 16, 2014]

1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 6:5-9.

a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is.
b. How was Noah determined to be perfect in his generation? Was it by his works and lifestyle, or because he had […]

Tuesday: From Abraham to Moses
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After the Flood, it was the responsibility of Noah and his sons to share God’s will with their descendants. Noah’s family knew that global destruction had come to the world as a result of humanity’s refusal to obey God’s law and, having experienced God’s grace, they could do something to help develop a more faithful generation. Unfortunately, not too long after the Flood, the inhabitants of the earth again rebelled (Gen. 11:1-9). Many of them denied the existence of God […]

Monday: From Noah to Abraham
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(Gen. 6:5-9)

The world into which Noah was born was worse than any society that has ever existed, which means that it must have been pretty bad. With people living for almost a thousand years, it is not difficult to see how evil could become ingrained in society to the point that God became sorry that He ever created people to begin with!

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Read Genesis 6 and then answer the following questions:

1.How are we […]

Sunday: From Adam to Noah
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In one sense, we can speak of a church of Christ only since the New Testament era, when believers first testified to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. However, we can see Christ’s church in a broader context. The Greek term for church is ekklesia. Borrowed from the secular world, it refers to those who have been called out. In every generation God has called out a people to reflect His will by lives of faithfulness, trust, love, and […]