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  1. Jesus's forerunner, John the Baptist, came forth and was filled with Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb, the scripture states. Our church body just completed the 40 Days of prayer for the infilling of the Holy Spirit. I pray for the body that each of us become like John 'in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

  2. I thank God for the awesome transition of last quarters lesson to this lesson from the Book of Luke.

    Lesson Picture: We see a woman holding a baby and she looks very happy. This is in contrast to last weeks picture of a woman holding a glass of wine and she looked very seductive. "Women and Wine"
    If I have to use another title for this lesson, i would suggest "The Woman and her Child" in the light of Revelation 12:1-5.

    The Topic: "The coming of Jesus" This was the most anticipated time for all the Jews because to them were committed the oracles of God (Romans 3:1,2). Not only to the Jews but to all humanity and even of heaven and the un-fallen worlds (Romans 8:22-39) when the type will meet anti-type (Colossians 2:17) .

    Memory Verse: Luke 1:37 Last weeks lesson we saw how many are in captivity to liquors and other health and soul damaging lifestyles. This weeks memory verse is showing us that what ever weaknesses, evil habits or traits of character one poor soul is having a hard time with, you have a hope in Jesus, "For with God, nothing is impossible".

    The Lesson: Im glad that Luke (A gentile) wrote his epistle to the gentiles for I am one of the many gentiles in the flesh. A wild olive branch (Romans 11: 17) grafted in to the true vine through the gospel in the fulfillment of Gods promise to Abraham.
    Genesis 12: 2,3.
    "The Coming of Jesus" as the Lamb of God was in fulfillment of that promised blessing given to Abraham thousands of years before. Acts 3:25-26.
    To save His people from their sins (Matthew 1:21).

    May God bless our study in the Book of Luke.

  3. Usually we think of Luke as a physician, it is really interesting the evidence he was also a historian. To know History is an important tool to deepen our faith through the knowledge of the prophecy´s fulfillment.
    The pioneers of the Adventist movement had the Bible in one hand and a History book in the other.

  4. 1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things which have been accomplished among us, 2 just as they were delivered to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word, 3 it seemed good to me also, having followed all things closely for some time past, to write an orderly account for you, most excellent The-oph'ilus, 4 that you may know the truth concerning the things of which you have been informed....Luke's introduction to the gospel is unique among the four gospels. Luke speaks in the first person who encountered with Christ.

  5. I agree with Regina. Jesus is real if he lives within us now. If we regard Jesus as a bit of interesting history or indeed persuasive theology then he may as well be a myth.

    When Jesus comes into our lives and makes a difference then Jesus is real. The issue for us is that we need to understand the meaning of "Jesus living in us". I think that some Christians think that it means that we have a feeling of satisfaction - a bit like the feeling after eating an enjoyable meal. Rather, I suspect that "Jesus living in me" is more of a challenge to grow and to share, to search out new and creative ways of extending that relationship with Jesus to others - even with people we do not like. The reality of Jesus is something that others should see in us.

  6. I find this quote from EGW very insightful, it summarizes some of the most important reasons why Jesus came to this earth. Just look at the words - divine principles - power - regeneration - applied - it is the gospel in a nutshell.
    Divine principles - not man's
    Power - not week, divine power
    Regeneration - completely changing us
    Applied - we must accept the LORD into our heart so He can live out His life in us

    This quote is very similar to 2 Peter 1:2,3.

    I am going to put this quote up at my desk so I can see it daily.

    Christ came to demonstrate the value of the divine principles by revealing their power for the regeneration of humanity. He came to teach how these principles are to be developed and applied. Education, p. 77.


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