Saturday, April 12, 2014

Christ and Religious Tradition│Lesson 3, April 12-18

Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 23:1-7, Matt. 15:1-6, Isa. 29:13, Matt. 5:17-20, Rom. 10:3.

Memory Text: "This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the percepts of men." (Matthew 15:8-9, RSV).

Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor│Amazing Facts ... and 5 more videos: Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris; Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class, Loma Linda University; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; and Sabbath School University.

Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class, Loma Linda University

Bible Study Class with Timothy R. JenningsCome And Reason Ministries

Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris│Hope Channel

Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn RussellCommunications Department of Andrews University.

Sabbath School University│Sabbath School & Personal Ministries

P-C-Q2-L03: The Unknown God│I serve God when I tell others about Him. “God . . . is not far from each one of us” (Acts 17:27, NIV).Sabbath School & Personal Ministries

• Sabbath Afternoon│Introduction

John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, suggested that one's theology is influenced by four factors: faith, reason, Scripture, and tradition. He didn't mean, however, that all sides are equally authoritative. He acknowledged that the Bible was foundational, but he also recognized that one's individual faith, ability to reason, and religious tradition affect the way in which the Bible is interpreted. If Wesley were brought back to life today, he would be shocked to discover that many modern theologians in the Wesleyan tradition (and other traditions, as well) now value reason, tradition, or personal opinion over the clear teaching of Scripture.

This week's lesson investigates the religious traditions upon which the scribes and Pharisees based many of their teachings. The rabbis who originally penned these traditions greatly respected the Scriptures and had no intention for these traditions to be elevated to the status of God's Word. However, some of their zealous disciples confused the method with the message and in so doing shifted the focus from God's written revelation to human tradition
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P-C-Q2-L03: The Unknown God│I serve God when I tell others about Him. “God . . . is not far from each one of us” (Acts 17:27, NIV).Sabbath School & Personal Ministries
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► Author: Keith Augustus Burton is a professor of religion at Oakwood University where he also serves as the coordinator of the Center for Adventist-Muslim Relations. He is President of Life Heritage Ministries, an adjunct of religion at the Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, and an Adventist Peace Fellowship advisor.
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