Why Did Jesus Create Wine?

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Or did He create wine – that is what we understand by wine? Some ask, “Why do Seventh-day Adventists teach total abstinence from alcohol when Jesus Himself made wine in His first miracle?” (John 2:1-12) It helps to know that “wine” in the Bible doesn’t mean quite the same thing as it means now. The … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Call His Name John

Zecharia's New Son

For nearly four hundred years after Malachi, divine silence marked the history of Israel. With the birth announcements of John the Baptist and Jesus the divine silence was about to be broken. The birth stories of John and Jesus have parallels. Both are miracles: in the case of John, Elizabeth had gone well past the … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Coming of Jesus

Mother Holding Baby

Read for This Week’s Study: Luke 1:2-3; 2 Tim. 3:16; Luke 1:5-22; Deut. 18:15; Luke 2:9-12, Luke 2:25-32. Memory Text: For with God nothing will be impossible (Luke 1:37, NKJV) . The Gospel of Luke was written primarily to the Gentiles. Luke himself was a Gentile (implied in the context of Colossians 4:10-14), as was … [Click to read more …]

2015 Q2: The Book of Luke

You may download the full lesson quarterly on Amazon in Kindle format. (If you don’t have a Kindle, download the reader for the PC, or the FREE app for mobile devices.) And you can download the Kindle version of the companion book for the lesson by Timothy E. Crosby from Amazon.com. You can order the … [Click to read more …]