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4 – When Alone – 4/20 – 4/26

This week’s lesson – When Alone

“And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him’ ” (Gen. 2:18, NKJV).

Loneliness is confirmation that we were created by a relational God. It is also evidence that sin has marred God’s original plan for our lives. In that sense, we ought to embrace our loneliness as an experience that could deepen our relationship with God (cf. Rom. 5:3). Rather than pretending that we are not lonely, we need to acknowledge the feeling and allow God to minister to us through it. As we find our primary companionship in Christ, He will lead us to Christian fellowship that will ease the feelings of isolation we may face.  From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss this Sabbath.

 

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3 – Preparing for Change – 4/13 – 4/19

This week’s lesson – Preparing for Change

“Righteousness will go before Him, and shall make His footsteps our pathway” (Ps. 85:13, NKJV).

Life is a journey of turmoil and unexpected events; adaptation and growth. Our human existence is characterized by and will always be fashioned by our choices and our response to change. For unbelievers, it is merely living to die, existing to experience only perfect bliss while being seemingly independent creators of their own destiny, disconnected from the Almighty. However, for Christians, God expects us to be in a constant state of faithful readiness for each phase of life’s journey. Though we will never get accustomed to the inevitable, God has created us with a natural instinct to deal with our challenges by staying connected to Him and trusting Him to decide our paths. From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss this Sabbath.

 

 

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2 – The Choices We Make – 4/6 – 4/12

This week’s lesson – The Choices We Make

“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Josh. 24:15, NKJV).

Job, Daniel, and Stephen all have one thing in common: they chose to follow God. Life wasn’t always easy, though. They faced many trials along the way, but their faith never wavered. When trials come, we cannot falter between two opinions. There is no grey area. There are only two options for us to choose from: one is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, while the other is the path that leads to destruction. The question remains to us as it did to them. Do we choose to stay faithful with eternity in mind or to pursue the fleeting pleasures of this world?  From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss this Sabbath.

 

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1 – The Rhythms of Life – 3/30 – 4/6

This week’s Lesson – The Rhythms of Life

“To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven” (Eccles. 3:1, NKJV).

Life is temporal, having seasons, stages, and chapters. To each of these time periods, there is one or several truths that must be and only can be learned during that time. It is God’s purpose that we experience each of these seasons, from the fresh newness of spring and the glorious warmth of summer to the fading beauty of autumn and silent splendor of winter. As in nature, so in our lives, let us see “every purpose under the heaven” and live our time in fulfilling ways as artfully and gracefully as the Lord intended. From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss it this coming Sabbath.

 

 

 

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Great article on “politics in the church.”

https://dialogue.adventist.org/3077/politics-in-the-church-the-moral-management-of-power
Shared from the Dialogue Mobile Application

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What do you know about evolution?

This, as you may know, is one of my favorite subjects.  I can’t believe I went through 50 of my years not engaged in this subject at all, but once I discovered the vast amount of available knowledge I have become all about it.

Psalms 19: 1-3
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
    the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
    night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
    no sound is heard from them.

“God loves you” is the message of the beauty and the vastness of the universe.  You can’t look at the moon and stars in the dark of night without wondering who we are, where we are going, and how we got here.

Continue reading “What do you know about evolution?”

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13 – “I Make All Things New” – 3/23 – 3/29

This week’s lesson – “I Make All Things New”

“Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful’ ” (Revelation 21:5, NKJV).

In Revelation 21:5 God promises to make all things new. Our troubles, sorrows, and burdens will be finally washed away. We will get to live in a place where there is nothing to sadden our hearts (verse 4). The Lord promised to prepare a place for us, and He stands with open arms, ready to welcome us. He desires to wash away your sins and make you pure. All that He asks is that you accept Him into your heart. From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss it this Sabbath.

12 – Judgement on Babylon – 3/16 – 3/22

This Week’s Lesson – Judgement on Babylon

“And I heard another voice from heaven saying, ‘Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. For her sins have reached to heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities’ ” (Revelation 18:45, NKJV).

A beginning must have an end. No matter how long it takes, God will finally judge the world. The prostitute Babylon, the beast, and all related to them will come to an end. It will be a time for saints to celebrate and to confirm that God is, indeed, just and fair in His ruling. Every Christian, from all corners of the world, looks to that day—when God will finally declare the fate of sin and sinners. From this week’s lesson – Friday.

Read about it, think about it, and let’s discuss this Sabbath.

 

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