Monday: Judas

Judas Takes Thirty Pieces of Silver

Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve (Luke 22:3, NIV). No doubt Satan worked hard to get all of the disciples. What was it about Judas, though, that enabled the adversary to succeed so well with him, in contrast to the others? Luke tells how Jesus prayed alone all night in the … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Crucified and Risen

Image © Lars Justinen

Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 3:1-6, Luke 22:39-46, 2 Cor. 13:8, Luke 22:53, Matt. 12:30, 1 Cor. 15:14. Memory Text: The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again (Luke 24:7, NKJV). From childhood Jesus was conscious that He had come to this … [Click to read more …]

Jesus in Jerusalem – Hit the Mark

Jesus riding a donkey, surrounded by many people.

This was the day the disciples had waited their whole lifetimes for. Years of hoping and longing, decades of expectation were now being realized in this very moment. Since they had been small children the promise of a deliverer was instilled into them. From childhood they had learned that one day, hopefully in their lifetime, the Messiah … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Lord’s Supper

Remember Me

Read Luke 22:13-20. What is the significance of the Lord’s Supper taking place at the Passover? Jesus founded the Lord’s Supper against the historic context of the Passover feast. The Passover setting underscores human impotence in contrast to God’s great power. It was as impossible for Israel to free itself from Egyptian bondage as it … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: God versus Caesar

Roman Coin

Read Luke 20:20-26. How do we take what Jesus taught here and apply it to our own situation in whatever country we live? During the time of Jesus, taxation by Rome was a volatile issue. Around A.D. 6, according to Josephus, Judas the Galilean, a revolutionary leader, declared that paying taxes to Caesar was treason … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Jesus in Jerusalem

Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Jesus in Jerusalem” 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 … [Click to read more …]