2018-2019 Testimonies for the Church

The Desire of Ages – Day 40

Chapter 38—Come Rest Awhile This chapter is based on Matthew 14:1, 2, 12, 13; Mark 6:30-32; Luke 9:7-10 . On returning from their missionary tour, “the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told Him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. And He said unto them, Come ye yourselves…

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The Desire of Ages – Day 39

Chapter 37—The First Evangelists This chapter is based on Matthew 10; Mark 6:7-11; Luke 9:1-6 . The apostles were members of the family of Jesus, and they had accompanied Him as He traveled on foot through Galilee. They had shared with Him the toils and hardships that overtook them. They had listened to His discourses,…

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The Desire of Ages – Day 38

Chapter 36—The Touch of Faith This chapter is based on Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:21-43; Luke 8:40-56 . Returning from Gergesa to the western shore, Jesus found a multitude gathered to receive Him, and they greeted Him with joy. He remained by the seaside for a time, teaching and healing, and then repaired to the house…

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The Desire of Ages – Day 37

Chapter 35—“Peace, Be Still”  This chapter is based on Matthew 8:23-34; Mark 4:35-41; Mark 5:1-20; Luke 8:22-39 .  It had been an eventful day in the life of Jesus. Beside the Sea of Galilee He had spoken His first parables, by familiar illustrations again explaining to the people the nature of His kingdom and the…

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The Desire of Ages – Day 36

Chapter 34—The Invitation This chapter is based on Matthew 11:28-30 . “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” These words of comfort were spoken to the multitude that followed Jesus. The Saviour had said that only through Himself could men receive a knowledge of God. He…

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The Desire of Ages – Day 35

Chapter 33—Who Are My Brethren? This chapter is based on Matthew 12:22-50; Mark 3:20-35 . The sons of Joseph were far from being in sympathy with Jesus in His work. The reports that reached them in regard to His life and labors filled them with astonishment and dismay. They heard that He devoted entire nights…

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The Desire of Ages – Day 34

Chapter 32—The Centurion This chapter is based on Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-17 . Christ had said to the nobleman whose son He healed, “Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.” John 4:48. He was grieved that His own nation should require these outward signs of His Messiahship. Again and again He had…

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The Desire of Ages – Day 33

Chapter 31—The Sermon on the Mount This chapter is based on Matthew 5; Matthew 6; Matthew 7 . Christ seldom gathered His disciples alone to receive His words. He did not choose for His audience those only who knew the way of life. It was His work to reach the multitudes who were in ignorance…

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The Desire of Ages – Day 32

Chapter 30—“He Ordained Twelve” This chapter is based on Mark 3:13-19; Luke 6:12-16 . “And He goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto Him whom He would: and they came unto Him. And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach.” It was beneath…

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The Desire of Ages – Day 31

Chapter 29—The Sabbath The Sabbath was hallowed at the creation. As ordained for man, it had its origin when “the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.” Job 38:7. Peace brooded over the world; for earth was in harmony with heaven. “God saw everything that He had made, and,…

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