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Lesson 4*April 20-26, 2013

Lesson 4*April 20-26Lord of All Nations (Amos)Sabbath AfternoonRead for This Week’s Study: Amos 1-2Isaiah 58Luke 12:47-48, …Continue

Started by Bryan Apr 20, 2013.

Wednesday: Principalities and Powers: Part 2

As we saw, the word translated as principalities could refer to world rulers or supernatural powers that attempt to exercise control over human life.…Continue

Started by Bryan Oct 30, 2012.

The Dead in Christ

Lesson 8 *August 18-24The Dead inChrist (1 Thess. 4:13-18)Sabbath AfternoonRead for This Week’s Study:…Continue

Started by Yvonne Stoudermire Aug 18, 2012.

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Comment by Joseph-Tyler on December 26, 2012 at 5:22am

I posted a blog related to Sabbath School Lesson 4th Quarter Lesson 13 regarding the millennium.

I asked the question of why have the millennium?

I'd love any feedback that might be available.

Comment by Bryan on October 30, 2012 at 1:27pm

Monday: Slaves Set FreeWhen we understand redemption as freedom from a form of enslavement that required external assistance, we may conclude that sinful humanity is bound by a power or influence stronger than itself.

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The question that needs to be answered is, by what power or agency has sinful humanity been so bound?

Study Romans 6:12-23. Notice that in verses 18, 20, and 22, Paul speaks about freedom. What is the context of this freedom? What is Paul talking about here?

Think about what Paul says in the above verses along with what he says in Romans 6:1-11. Paul talks about what happens in Christian baptism. Here he sets forth some things that were to have died with Christ in baptism. Having spelled these out, Paul challenges the Christian, who has been united with Christ, to manifest the lordship of Christ, who has freed him/her from the power of sin.

The bottom line here is that, according to Paul, no matter how corrupted our nature has been by sin, through Christ we can be free from its enslaving power. Who hasn’t seen just how devastating this kind of slavery can be? Who hasn’t seen lives ruined by sin? Who hasn’t struggled with the power of sin in their own lives? It is, by far, the greatest foe that we as human beings will ever face.

What makes it so bad is that it’s a slavery not imposed solely from without; rather, it’s one that comes from within us. How are we freed from a slavery, a bondage, that originates in us, even in our very nature?

The answer, as we’ve seen in the above verses, comes only from the power of Jesus, who won the victory for us and who offers us the power to overcome. Through Christ, we are not only forgiven our sins, we are to be dead to them, and we are freed from them. They no longer have to dominate us. These are amazing promises, powerful promises, promises that all who profess the name of Christ must claim for themselves.

What has your own experience been with the enslaving and brutal power of sin? How can you learn to better grasp hold of the wonderful promises of freedom that have been offered to us in Jesus?

Comment by Bryan on October 27, 2012 at 2:26pm

Sunday: The Redemption

Christianity is a religion of redemption, in which people are saved from the devastation of sin through what someone else − in this case, Jesus − has done for them.

Thus, the Christian religion may be distinguished from a religion of law, where one may rectify his or her doom by one’s own efforts at doing good works. We need this redemption because, according to the Bible, people without Christ are enslaved to sin (John 8:34) and under a death sentence (Rom. 6:23). They cannot free themselves from these two conditions. The sinner’s plight requires outside intervention, and this intervention comes at a price. As the New Testament so clearly teaches, that price was the death of Jesus on the cross.

 

What do the following passages reveal about the concept of redemption? Isa. 35:10Mark 10:45Gal. 4:4-5Titus 2:14Heb. 9:121 Pet. 1:18-19.

From the New Testament’s point of view, Christ’s redemptive death is sacrificial and substitutionary. He took our place, sacrificing Himself in our behalf, suffering our fate for us so that we don’t have to suffer it ourselves. Though some reject this idea because they don’t like the notion of someone suffering in place of another (especially in the place of someone who is guilty), that’s the heart and soul of the gospel message. When the New Testament speaks of redemption, then, unless our linguistics are at fault, it means that Christ has paid the price of our redemption. To the extent that the price paid must be adequate for the purchase in question this indicates an equivalence, a substitution. − Leon Morris, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdman Publishing Co., 1965), p. 61.

Think of some things in your own life that you find are impossible to change, things that you are absolutely helpless to do anything about. In the same way, we are absolutely helpless to save ourselves. How does this realization help us to better understand what Christ did for us on the cross? More important, how should this amazing truth of redemption impact our lives?

Comment by Bryan on October 27, 2012 at 2:24pm

Sabbath: Growing in Christ

27 October - 2 November , 2012

Read for This Week’s StudyIsa. 35:10Mark 10:45Rom. 6:12-23Eph. 6:12Col. 1:16Gal. 4:1-11Col. 2:15.

 

Memory Text: Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it (Colossians 2:15, NKJV).

Key Thought: Christ’s victory on the cross defines the scope of the victory into which the Christian may grow.

The amendment to the church’s fundamental beliefs, voted at the fifty-eight General Conference Session (in 2005), was titled Growing in Christ. When the statement is analyzed, the following significant points become evident Jesus has defeated satanic powers and evil forces; through Christ, victory over these powers, including their past manifestations in a person’s life, is possible; and finally, there are conditions in order for these victories to be realized in a person’s experience.

These points will occupy our attention for the next three studies. This week we will be looking at the nature of the victory that Christ won on the cross. By His victory − not only over sin, but over every other force that works against humanity and God’s creation − Christ has achieved salvation for us.

As we seek to understand what Christ has accomplished in our behalf, we will be better prepared to understand what we can have in our lives now. His victory can be our victory if we claim it for ourselves, because, no matter what Jesus has done for us, we must choose to accept it. Victory is not automatically given to anyone.

 

Comment by Richard Best on September 8, 2012 at 6:49pm

Just discovered this Sabbath School group on AO, so I signed up to check it out.

This past Sabbath (9/8/12) and Sabbath School class (Finishing up 1 Thessalonians) was awesome at the SDA church I attend in New York, USA.  I am looking forward to this group.

Comment by michael Rivera on August 28, 2012 at 5:25pm

i want to be ready when HE returns, not terror stuck by a thief in the night.

Comment by michael Rivera on August 28, 2012 at 5:23pm

i have to say i am enjoying this weeks Sabbath school so far. i have fallen off the wagon & i have not been to Sabbath school in about 7 weeks! This Sabbath marks the start of my repentance. I am so glad that God always is willing to give us another chance.

Comment by michael Rivera on August 25, 2012 at 9:51am

Praise God. Thank you for adding me to your group!

 

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