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An Invitation to Study

Lesson 7*February 6-12

Jesus' Teachings and the Great Controversy

Read for This Week's Study: Matt. 11:29; Rom. 4:1-6; Matt. 13:3-8, 18-23; Matt. 7:21-27; James 2:17; Matt. 7:1-5.

Memory Text: "'Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest'" (Matthew 11:28, NIV)

When we think of the great-controversy theme, we tend to think of it in grand, overarching terms. That is, it's a big-picture view. It can be called a "meta-narrative," a story that covers and explains a large portion of reality, as opposed to a local narrative or story that explains something much more limited in scope. For instance, Paul Revere's famous ride is a local narrative, in contrast to the much grander and larger one of the American Revolution itself.

And yet, however grand and all-encompassing the great- controversy theme is, and however immense the issues, it is played out daily, here on earth, in our own lives, in how we relate to God, to temptation, and to others. Just as people's daily existence is impacted, sometimes to a great degree by the grander and bigger events of politics and economics, each of us faces the same from the great controversy, as well.

In this week's lesson, we will look at some of Jesus' teachings on very down-to-earth and practical matters as we all struggle to know and do God's will amid the great controversy.


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