God’s Ambassadors
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“According to new research from the Center for the Study of Global Christianity one out of five non-Christians in North America does not “personally know” a single follower of Christ. That’s 13,447,000 people who don’t have a Christian friend or even acquaintance. The percentages get higher for certain religious groups. For instance, 65 percent of … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Christ, the Law and the Gospel
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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, the Law and the Gospel
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Are the law and gospel opposed to each other? Can people who have never heard of Jesus be faithful to 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(3)Dislikes(0) … [Click to read more …]

09: Christ, the Law and the Gospel – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Christ, the Law and the Gospel May 28, 2014] 1. Memory text. Does the word “but” in the memory text (John 1:17) trouble you in any way? (…the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth…through Jesus Christ…) Could you explain to someone that this does NOT mean that the law has … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Law and the Gospel
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(Rom. 1:16, 17) No matter how good our lives are, none can escape the constant reminders of sin. Inevitably, happiness is interrupted by sickness, death, disaster. On a personal level, feelings of spiritual security are often challenged by memories of past sins and, even worse, by the urge to sin again. In what ways do … [Click to read more …]

The Law and the Gospel are Both God’s Character
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One summer when I was ten years old I spent a week with my grandmother in Western Arkansas. At the end of the week my mother came to pick me up. While we were still visiting, I forget what I said to my mother, but it must have not have been too nice, because I … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Grace and Truth
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(John 1:17) John condensed the history of salvation into one verse: The law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:17, NKJV). As a result of Adam’s sin, all humanity has been affected by the curse of death. The curse is intensified by the fact that no one born … [Click to read more …]

09: Christ, The Law, and the Gospel – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : God’s law, together with His grace, provides the focus of the gospel: God’s love for humanity and His desire to save us into His eternal kingdom.. [Lesson Plan for Christ, the Law and the Gospel May 26, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Romans 7:7-12. a. Ask class members to share a … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Law and the Nations
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(Acts 10:34, 35) Read Acts 10:34-35; Acts 17:26-27; Romans 1:20; and Romans 2:14. What is the central teaching of these texts? Despite Israel’s mistakes, God did not leave the people in other nations without a witness. Those who were not privileged to receive God’s written revelation received divine messages through the pages of natural revelation … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Christ, the Law and the Gospel
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Read for This Week’s Study: Rom. 7:7-12; Deut. 30:15-20; Matt. 7:24-27; Acts 10:34-35; John 15:10; Eph. 2:1. Memory Text: For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (John 1:17, NKJV). A century before Christ, Roman poet Lucretius wrote a famous poem that was lost in history until the … [Click to read more …]