Wednesday: James and the Law
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Do they not blaspheme that noble name by which you are called? If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors (James 2:7-9, NKJV). There is only … [Click to read more …]

Ask the Author: The Apostles and the Law
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Did Christ’s apostle teach that we no longer have to keep the law? 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 prefer. Likes(9)Dislikes(0) … [Click to read more …]

11: The Apostles and the Law – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought: The apostles made no mention of the law being changed. They mention that grace that comes through Christ compels us to obey the law. [Lesson Plan for The Apostles and the Law June 9,2014] 1. Have a volunteer read 1 Peter 2:9-15. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: John and the Law
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John is second to Paul in the number of books contributed to the New Testament. This is the same John who wrote the Gospel, three letters, and the book of Revelation. Like Peter, he was among the first disciples Jesus chose, and he also had a special relationship with Jesus. Because of his closeness to … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Peter and the Law
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(1 Pet. 2:9) Peter was one of Jesus’ closest apostles. Among the first selected, Peter was present at many of the major events in the ministry of Jesus. It was he who, at Caesarea Philippi, made the declaration that Jesus was the Messiah; and Peter followed his Savior to the house of Caiaphas on the … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Paul and the Law
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Paul, it has been said, was the true founder of Christianity. That is wrong, of course. Though Paul contributed much to our theological understanding of Christian doctrine, including 13 of the 27 New Testament books, practically all the teachings in his writings can be found elsewhere in Scripture. The main reason why some claim that … [Click to read more …]

Better Promises Make a Better Covenant
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The story goes of a man who got a job chopping down trees. The first day his foreman noticed he had cut down only ten trees while the other men had cut down a hundred or so. “Oh well,” thought the foreman, “it was his first day,” But the next couple days went the same … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Apostles and the Law
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Read for This Week’s Study: Rom. 3:31, Rom 6:15, Acts 10:9-14, John 15:1-11, James 2:1-26, Heb. 3:7-19, Jude 5-7. Memory Text: Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy and just and good (Romans 7:12, NKJV). With so much evidence for the continued validity of God’s law, why do so many Christians argue against … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Christ, the Law and the Covenants
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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 …]

10: Christ, the Law and the Covenants – Hit the Mark
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prom•ise: an express assurance on which expectation is based. From the moment man found himself in trouble, God has come beside humanity with a promise of remediation. No crime has been too large, no offence to great. It has always been about the promise. To Adam, who had unleashed the curse of death on mankind, … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: They Need to Hear
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While sitting in class in his Papua New Guinea high school, young Willie Siso noticed that he was having difficulty hearing. A doctor told him he had an inflammation in his ear. But Willie’s hearing continued to fail. Why is God allowing this? he wondered. As his hearing deteriorated, Willie began learning sign language. He … [Click to read more …]

A personal message from Joyce Griffith
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[Joyce is the one who authors the Thought Starters posts each week for Sabbath School teachers.] I’m sorry I missed contributing to SSNET this week. My computer died. It was not a natural death but was caused by my moving it to a better part of the house. After a few days without a working … [Click to read more …]