Inside Story: The Power of Many
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The Temryuk, Russia church and members
Courtesy of GC Office of Adventist Mission

Believers in western Russia work together to win their neighbors—and sometimes thieves—to Jesus. They write the names of people for whom they are praying in a book at church. Then they deliver tracts or newsletters to those people during the week. One woman who owns a goat farm asked God who to pray for, and … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Son
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Further Study: Ellen G. White, Divine-Human Saviour, p. 1126-1128 in TheSDA Bible Commentary, vol. 5. While God’s Word speaks of the humanity of Christ when upon this earth, it also speaks decidedly regarding His pre-existence. The Word existed as a divine being, even as the eternal Son of God, in union and oneness with His … [Click to read more …]

02: The Son – Hit the Mark
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Jesus & Apostles

I never really thought about this until this week’s lesson on The Son. Hyperbole in speech is so common that unconsciously I took for granted some of the words Jesus spoke to His disciples. But this week, examining who Jesus is, gave me an opportunity to look deeper into my beliefs and convictions. Jesus had … [Click to read more …]

Heavenly Credentials
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When Jesus returned to the Temple and began teaching, the leading priests and elders came up to him. They demanded, “By what authority are you doing all these things? Who gave you the right?” Matthew 21:23 NLT That makes me think of what a friend told me about when she was first sitting on a church … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Christ’s Mission
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After considering who Jesus was, we are in a better position to understand what He came to do for us. Satan made accusations against God. In order to meet those accusations, Jesus came to represent the Father’s character, and to correct the false concept that many had developed about the Godhead. He wanted us to … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Christ’s Divine Nature: Part 2
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Jesus declared and demonstrated that He had the same power as the Father to overcome death. As the Father raises the dead and gives life to them, even so the Son gives life to whom He will (John 5:21, NKJV). Only God can state: I am the resurrection and the life (John 11:25, NKJV). Another … [Click to read more …]

02: The Son – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : The Lord Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, existed from eternity, a distinct person, yet one with the Father. [Lesson plan for The Son July 7, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 24:30, 25:31. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Christ’s Divine Nature: Part 1
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The deity of Christ is the foundation of our faith. A human being could never be our savior, no matter how extraordinary his life may have been. Throughout the entire New Testament, we have evidence of His divinity. We will focus on what Jesus Himself taught about this subject. It was, for starters, not a … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Son of Man
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This title, the Son of Man, was Jesus’ favorite designation for Himself. He referred to Himself as Son of Man more than eighty times. Other people never addressed Him that way. He, of course, selected this special designation for Himself with a purpose in mind. This idiomatic expression was common in the Old Testament. With … [Click to read more …]

I Could . . .
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Today in the U.S. we commemorate the signing of America’s Declaration of Independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. When we finally won the war in 1783, America (named the United States in 1777), became a “sovereign state.” Notice the word “reign” in “sovereign,” indicating that we reign over ourselves. Are you thankful as … [Click to read more …]