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Sabbath School Today Lesson No 3 – “Sacrifices”

 

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“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service” (Rom. 12:1).

Notice that our memory text does not say that we are to sacrifice ourselves–we cannot do that, but we are crucified with Christ. He alone is the Sacrifice for the whole world. It does say that we are to “present our bodies.” The word “present” means placing the offering beside the altar facing God in the Most Holy Place and leaving it at the disposal of God. This is not an act of doing, but it is an evidence of faith. Read the rest of this entry »

The Sanctuary

 

 Lesson 2: “‘Heaven’ on Earth”

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The reason for the existence of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is to proclaim the sanctuary truth to the world. It is the third angel’s message. If this truth is simply about some other-worldly, abstract, philosophical notion, having nothing to do with our day-to-day lives, then it loses its “presiding power” in our lives. [1] If the sanctuary truth is our Divine mandate for the church’s existence, then it is imperative to establish its veracity and authenticate its reality in heaven. Read the rest of this entry »