Tuesday: Faith: Be Confident
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Read Hebrews 10:19–25 again. One theme appears again and again, and that is “confidence.” The Greek word for “confidence” (Heb. 10:19) refers to a boldness, courage, and fearlessness that in the New Testament describes our new relationship with God. Originally the word referred to an openness of speech, which, in this context, could specifically mean … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Cleansed and Sincere
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Read Hebrews 10:22. What conditions for approaching God in the heavenly sanctuary are laid down in this verse? According to this verse, worshipers should meet four conditions when they draw near to God: 1. Come with a sincere heart. The heart is our inner being, our thoughts, our motivations, our emotions, our will, and our … [Click to read more …]

Immanuel – God With Us
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And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:  “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” Luke 2:13-14 NKJV What a wonderful message from heaven to fallen man! The angels did not come and say, “God is over in Bethlehem, and you better get … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character
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Further Study: Ellen G. White, “Why was Sin Permitted?” pp. 33–43, in Patriarchs and Prophets; “The Character of God Revealed in Christ,” pp. 737–746, in Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5. “There stood in the world One who was a perfect representative of the Father, One whose character and practices refuted Satan’s misrepresentation of God. … [Click to read more …]

Battleground
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Have you thought about the story of Job lately? Some people don’t like his story because it reminds them that following God doesn’t always make sense. Sometimes following God (being a Christian) finds us experiencing excruciating physical and/or mental distress, for which there is no logical explanation – surrounded by family and friends who say … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Cosmic Spectacle
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During the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus utters these amazing words: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matt. 5:16). With this, He reveals a principle that, though easily misunderstood, is nevertheless seen throughout the Bible. It tells how, as … [Click to read more …]