4:32am Eastern Time Zone. I joined the Zoom meeting with our OTG brethren from Australia last night. We studied the Sabbath lessons dated 1904 of the early Adventists. I learned valuable lessons by reading Scriptures and understanding the meaning of the texts with believers. I am very grateful for the fellowship and sharing.
When I woke up and looked at the time, my mind was directed to share the messages found in the gospel of John 8. I have been reading Bible study topics this week and shared it via livestream. And I was impressed to read chapter 8 again for our Sabbath service today. Prayerfully and humbly with believers.
I learned that the gospel of Christ is both practical and personal. When Jesus said to the woman caught in adultery, “Neither Do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more (v.11).” My thoughts focused on Jesus, the Son of God. He not only absolved the woman but charged the woman to live a new life.
The message of Chapter 8 also tells me the reality of those who come to find fault and to accuse Jesus. They will do everything to test and tempt the Lord. They are the people who serve the temple or church but they deny the fact that Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. This is the heart of chapter’s controversy. The scribes and the pharisees not only obscures the personality of Jesus but denies His claim being the true Son of God. Will you believe the claims of learned men or the lowly Christ?
I will ask today’s participants of our Sabbath meeting to read assigned verses of Chapter 8 and harmonize it with other Scripture to learn and extricate practical principles for our Christian walk this week.
My goal is for us to read and reread again Scripture and to share insights that will be helpful and beneficial in our understanding of who Jesus is and His message not just for the woman, the scribes, the pharisees, and onlookers but also for us today.
See you at 11am Eastern Time Zone. ID: 916 891 5581 PW: TrueGod via Zoom.
May the love of the Father and the grace of His Son be with you all. And their Spirit comfort us at this solemn time.
A Blessed Sabbath to you.
Sincerely in the Blessed Hope.