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  • RSS Adult Sabbath School Lessons

    • HopeSS: Who is the Man of Romans 7 November 21, 2017
      You can view an in-depth discussion of “Who is the Man of Romans 7” 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 […]
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    • Wednesday: The Man of Romans 7 November 21, 2017
      “If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me” (Rom. 7:16-17). What struggle is presented here? Using the law as a mirror, the Holy Spirit convicts a person that he or she […]
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    • Tuesday: The Law is Holy November 20, 2017
      Read Romans 7:12. How do we understand this text in the context of what Paul has been discussing? Because the Jews revered the law, Paul exalts it in every way possible. The law is good for what it does, but it can’t do what it was never meant to do, to save us from sin. For […]
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    • Monday: Sin and the Law November 19, 2017
      If Paul is talking about the whole law system at Sinai, what about Romans 7:7, in which he specifically mentions one of the Ten Commandments? Doesn’t that refute the position taken yesterday that Paul was not talking about the abolition of the Ten Commandments? The answer is “No.” We must keep in mind, again, that the word law for […]
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    • Sunday: Dead to the Law November 18, 2017
      Read Romans 7:1-6. What illustration does Paul use here in order to show his readers their relationship to the law, and what point is he making with that illustration? Paul’s illustration in Romans 7:1-6 is somewhat involved, but a careful analysis of the passage will help us to follow his reasoning. In the overall context of the letter, […]
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  • RSS Grace Notes

    • Faithful Dogs? March 30, 2016
      My dog is faithful. He is always glad to see me. He wags his tail and follows me around when I’m home.
    • Golden Rule March 29, 2016
      While in the Marine Corps, I spent some time in Africa conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    • Just Ask March 29, 2016
      It was Saturday night. I was sitting alone in our family’s car, watching the people walking by. I was six years old, and broke.
    • Real Prosperity March 3, 2016
      There is no doubt that the Bible talks about prosperity. God wants to prosper His people.
    • Meaningful Meditations March 3, 2016
      In today’s “information age” when our senses are continuously bombarded with stimuli, silence can be an obscure commodity.