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 …]

Tuesday: Faith and the Law
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The dominant theme in Scripture is simple: God is love. God’s love is most potently demonstrated in His grace. With His unlimited power, He could easily have wiped humanity from the face of the earth, but instead He chose to exercise patience and give all a chance to experience the fullness of life in His … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Citizens of the Kingdom
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In many nations, those who move there from other countries have to surrender all allegiances to their land of birth if they want citizenship in their new country. However, some countries allow a person to hold dual citizenship; that is, they can pledge allegiance to both places. There’s no such thing as dual citizenship, however, … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Kingdom of God
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When God created the first human beings, He gave them dominion over all things. Adam was to rule the world. However, through violating God’s law, he forfeited his right to earthly sovereignty, and ownership went to the archenemy, Satan. When the representatives from the other worlds gathered before God during the time of the patriarchs, … [Click to read more …]

Working Hard Without Success
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Out of the Sand EB Aug 13

When I first picked up the game of golf over seven years ago, I was excited to get to play with my friend Tom, a buddy from college. I had only been golfing a few weeks when we met one winter on a course in the Chattanooga Mountains. I scored a 137 in the mountains that day and … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Christ’s Kingdom and the Law
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 4:8-9; Dan. 2:44; 1 Pet. 2:11; 1 Cor. 6:9-11; Rev. 22:14-15; 1 Cor. 15:26. Memory Text: But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

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? 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 … [Click to read more …]

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 … [Click to read more …]

12: Christ’s Church and the Law – Hit the Mark
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Baton Handoff

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 … [Click to read more …]