Sabbath School
A Foretaste of New Creation

A Foretaste of New Creation

January 27, 2022

God commanded us to celebrate His acts of redemption through Sabbath observance because Sabbath pointed forward to the culmination of Redemption in a new creation. Sabbath observance is an anticipation of heaven in this imperfect world.


Entering Into His Rest

Entering Into His Rest

January 26, 2022

In Deuteronomy Israel is commanded to keep the Sabbath in view of God’s finished work of deliverance from Egyptian bondage. The Exodus from Egypt pointed forward to the ultimate work of deliverance from sin that Christ would accomplish on the cross when He said, “It is finished!” (John 19:30).


Today, If You Hear His Voice

Today, If You Hear His Voice

January 25, 2022

God invites us “today” to enter into His rest. “Today” is a crucial concept throughout Scripture. When Moses renewed Israel’s covenant with God at the border of the Promised Land, he emphasized the importance of “today.”


Because of Unbelief

Because of Unbelief

January 24, 2022

The sad story is that those who were delivered from Egypt were unable to enter into the rest that God had promised them. When the Israelites arrived at Kadesh Barnea, at the border of the Promised Land, they lacked the faith that they needed. 


The Land as a Place of Rest

The Land as a Place of Rest

January 23, 2022

When God delivered Israel from slavery in Egypt, His purpose was to bring Israel to the land of Canaan, where they would be able to serve and obey Him freely, including enjoying the Sabbath rest that Pharoah had prohibited.


Jesus, the Giver of Rest: Overview

Jesus, the Giver of Rest: Overview

January 22, 2022

Hebrews 3 and 4 introduce Jesus as the One who will provide rest for us. This progression makes sense once we remember that the Davidic covenant promised that God would give the promised king and his people “rest” from their enemies (2 Sam. 7:10, 11). This rest is available to us now that Jesus is seated at the right hand of God.


2022 Q1 Lesson 5: Jesus, the Giver of Rest

2022 Q1 Lesson 5: Jesus, the Giver of Rest

January 22, 2022

Join Sabbath School host Eric Flickinger and this quarter's author, Félix Cortez-Valles, as they provide additional insights into this week's Sabbath School lesson, "Jesus, the Giver of Rest."

Jesus, Our Faithful Brother: Further Thought

Jesus, Our Faithful Brother: Further Thought

January 21, 2022

Hebrews 2:13 contains the words of Jesus to His Father talking about His brethren: “‘Here am I and the children whom God has given Me’” (Heb. 2:13, NKJV). Patrick Gray suggests that Jesus is described here as the Guardian of His brothers.


The Brother as a Model

The Brother as a Model

January 20, 2022

Another reason Jesus adopted our human nature and lived among us was so that He could be our Example, the only One who could model for us what is the right way to live before God.


Perfected Through Sufferings

Perfected Through Sufferings

January 19, 2022

Jesus did not have to overcome any kind of moral or ethical imperfection. He was perfect both morally and ethically. Hebrews does say, however, that Jesus underwent a process of “perfecting” that provided Him with the means to save us. Jesus was perfected in the sense that He was equipped to be our Savior.