The morning Manna will be provided at 6am. Thanks.

Studying In the Crucible with Christ in the series Lesson 6, may the Holy Spirit be the speaker to your heart. 

The Topic today is: "The call to make attempts to overcome successfully".

The Opening Hymn will be 229 "Spirit of the Living God"

The Sabbath School Quarterly, downloadable from in the Teacher's Edition is on page 76 and for the laymen edition or Standard Edition, on page 50.

The site allows anyone, anywhere to read the lesson in their own language. Choose your own language to see God speaking also to your heart.

---John Wesley wrote on the Christian's pursuit of holiness in his Sermons and his Works.

---When he came to the subject of sinlessness after justification or regeneration, he heard of Count Zinzendorf who said that if someone is converted, they sin no more. Never. Even if they sin.

---Wesley wrote letters to people to say that total freedom from the guilt of sin and the power of sin is there but from the being of sin not.

---He said that the being of sin is not removed from us. He said that it is unbiblical to say that we are not tempted still, that our thoughts are not teased to sin, and in this explanation of the presence of evil in the saint after conversion, was the same as Calvinists, Lutherans, Barth, Berkhouwer, LaRondelle (Adventist) and Knight (Adventist).

---But just as Ellen White, Wesley also said that it should in the long run, not remain that way since the voice to evil will become more quiet and finally still, resistance stronger, overcoming more sure. It is this last part where LaRondelle and Knight sever ways with Ellen White and Wesley.

---Wesley said that he knew Calvinists in London that said total sinless perfection is never attainable. Wesley then said that if you do not believe sinless perfection is possible, then you cannot reach perfection.

---Origen, the churchfather in 215 AD was converted but struggled with lusts in his body. So he read today's scripture from Matthew 5:29 and thought the Lord said remove the evil in your body and be saved. He did. He took a knife and castrated himself.

---"Jesus isn't calling us to harm our bodies physically. Rather, He is calling us to control our minds and therefore our bodies". Says the lesson today.

---Wesley said that we must strive to love God with all our heart and love everyone as ourselves because that is what Perfection is all about.

---I will add that when temptation of the mind comes [which is Satan using our scars of the past to fabricate his imaginations mixing it with memories of the past] then immediately claim Romans 13:14 and just say: "but be you clothed with the Lord Jesus Christ" and Satan is immediately driven away and peace comes over your mind and body. Very powerful!