TRUTH FOR TODAY

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Lesson 3: October 13-19
Lesson 4: October 20-26
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Lesson 6: November 3-9
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Lesson 13: December 22-28

Lesson 13: December 22-28

‘The joy of thy Lord’

 

MEMORY VERSE: ‘Now unto Him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.’ Jude 1:24-25.                      

STUDY HELP:  Great Controversy, pages 674-678.

LESSON SCRIPTURE: Revelation 21-22.

LESSON AIM: To study where God’s way, revealed to us in the sanctuary, leads to.

 

Introduction

 

‘Aaron bore the names of Israel upon his breast. He communicated to the people the will of God. He entered the Most Holy Place on the Day of Atonement, “not without blood,” as a mediator for all Israel. He came forth from that work to bless the congregation, as Christ will come forth to bless His waiting people when His work of atonement on their behalf shall be ended.’ Patriarchs & Prophets, page 426.

 

‘The joy that was set before Him’

 

1. What sustained Jesus as He faced the trials of life? Hebrews 12:2.

NOTE: ‘Christ’s earthly life, so full of toil and sacrifice, was cheered by the thought that He would not have all His travail for nought. By giving His life for the life of men, He would win the world back to its loyalty. Although the baptism of blood must first be received, although the sins of the world were to weigh upon His innocent soul yet, for the joy that was set before Him, He chose to endure the cross and despised the shame.’ Counsels on Health, page 311.

 

2. Is joy set before Christ’s faithful servants? Isaiah 35:10.

NOTE: ‘The Lord sees and understands, and He will use you, despite your weakness, if you offer your talent as a consecrated gift to His service; for in active, disinterested service the weak become strong and enjoy His precious commendation. The joy of the Lord is an element of strength. If you are faithful, the peace that passeth all understanding will be your reward in this life, and in the future life you will enter into the joy of your Lord.’  Christian Service, page 101.

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