Sunday: Our Father in Heaven
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Father was not a new name for God. The Old Testament sometimes presented Him as our Father (Isa. 63:16; 64:8; Jer. 3:4, 19; Ps. 103:13). However, it was not the most used name for Him. For Israel, the personal name of God was YHWH (probably pronounced Yahweh), which appears more than six thousand eight hundred … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Our Loving Heavenly Father
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 7:9-11, John 14:8-10, Luke 15:11-24, Matt. 6:25-34, Heb. 9:14. Memory Text: Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him (1 John 3:1, NKJV). Jesus delighted … [Click to read more …]

The Teachings of Jesus – An Introduction to 2014c lessons
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The Divine Teacher Most of us probably remember a great teacher who made an impact on our lives, whom we admired and appreciated. Some teachers transcend their own times and continue to influence subsequent generations. Outstanding teachers have decisively impacted life and thought and are often universally recognized. Jesus, of course, was the greatest Teacher … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: A Place to Share
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When Stephanie found life difficult in her public school in Denmark, her parents enrolled her in the local Adventist school. The family wasn’t Adventist, but Stephanie quickly made friends and settled in to her new school. The school’s religious teachings in Bible class seemed strange, but Stephanie’s new friends talked to her about their faith, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Christ’s Kingdom and the Law
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Further Study: Ellen G. White, Without a Wedding Garment, pp. 307-319, in Christ’s Object Lessons. “Satan had claimed that it was impossible for man to obey God’s commandments; and in our own strength it is true that we cannot obey them. But Christ came in the form of humanity, and by His perfect obedience He … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Law in the Kingdom
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Of all the harsh consequences of sin, death has been the most persistent. Sin can be overcome, Satan can be resisted, but with just two known exceptions (Enoch, Elijah) out of billions, who has escaped the inevitability of death? When it comes to death, wrote an ancient philosopher, we human beings all live in an … [Click to read more …]

13: Christ’s Kingdom and the Law – Hit the Mark
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Entrance to Kingdom

Bound, beaten and bruised he stands as a Royal King. He is in the clutches of the most powerful kingdom on Earth. He has no advocates and a chorus of voices are crying out for a sentence of death. There standing before Him, holding the scales of life or death, is the powerful governor of … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Christ’s Kingdom 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. … [Click to read more …]

Ask the Author: Christ’s Kingdom and the Law
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Will there be a need for the law in Christ’s eternal kingdom? What role does the law play in the lives of those who claim to be a part of his kingdom? Find out what the Sabbath School author has to say on this week’s edition of “Ask the Author.” (If you have missed past … [Click to read more …]

The Kingdom That Lasts Forever
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Daniel 2:1-48 is a prophecy that assures us God’s Kingdom is coming, and that it is coming soon. But that is not all it teaches. It also shows us the character of the people who make up God’s kingdom. When the wise men could not tell Nebuchadnezzar his dream, Nebuchadnezzar ordered all the wise men … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The everlasting Kingdom
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God created a perfect world. Sin entered, and that perfect world became severely marred. The story of redemption tells us that Jesus entered human history so that, among other things, the original perfection will be restored. The redeemed will live in a perfect world where love reigns supreme. As we have seen, love can exist … [Click to read more …]

13: Christ’s Kingdom and the Law – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : In the new kingdom the wages of breaking God’s law will no longer exist.. We are called to be obedient citizens in God’s kingdom. [Lesson Plan for Christ’s Kingdom and the Law June 23, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Ephesians 2:11-16. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the … [Click to read more …]