Sabbath: The Holiness of God
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 11:10; Mark 1:2; Gen. 2:3; Job 42:5, 6; Luke 5:1–11; Luke 4:31–36; Isa. 6:1–3; Rev. 4:8, 9. Memory Text: “Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill; for the Lord our God is holy” (Psalm 99:9). Key Thought: Scripture gives much attention to God’s holiness. What does this holiness tell us about what God is like … [Click to read more …]

Radical Commitment
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What is your attitude toward obedience? a. I’ll do what I want. I don’t care what God wants me to do. b. If God will give me what I want first, then I’ll give Him what He wants. c. I’ll give God what He wants first, with faith that He’ll give me what I want. … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Hour of His Judgment
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“Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known”(Matt. 10:26).1 Looking around at the world, we shouldn’t have a problem understanding the idea of judgment and condemnation. One doesn’t have to be a believing Christian to realize that something is radically wrong with … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Condemnation and Grace
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Most everyone is familiar with John 3:16. What comes after, though, helps flesh it out and explain it even better. Read John 3:17–21. What does it say about judgment? About grace? How do these verses reveal to us how grace and judgment work together?  The word translated “condemn” in verse 17 is also translated in some versions as “judge.” … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Flood
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Critics of the Bible make a big deal of the fact that other ancient civilizations had their own flood stories. They argue that the Bible story isn’t unique, original, or even true but is merely a copy of some previous myth or legend.1 On the other hand, those who believe that the Bible is the … [Click to read more …]