Sunday: Mystery of God
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Man's Head Pixelating and Disappearing As He Works on Computer

The Mystery of God Life is full of mysteries. Physicist David Deutsch wrote that everyday events are stupendously complex when expressed in terms of fundamental physics. If you fill a kettle with water and switch it on, all the supercomputers on Earth working for the age of the universe could not solve the equations that … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Behind The Mask
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BehindMask

Read for This Week’s Study: Prov. 25:2-3; Prov. 26:11-12; 1 Cor. 1:20-21; Prov. 26:13–16; Prov. 27:5-6. Memory Verse: Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, and do not stand in the place of the great (Proverbs 25:6, NKJV). Behind the dazzling serpent, who utters sweet words and who seems so concerned with Eve’s happiness, … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: “Helping Mission Succeed”
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People

When Dan Jacko isn’t busy helping people learn to walk again, he’s assisting his church members with their spiritual walk. Pastor Dan, a professional physical therapist, is also serving as lay pastor for the Mountain View Conference in the two church district of Elkins and Parsons, West Virginia. He also teaches biology and chemistry to … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: What We Put in Our Mouths
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Man Trapped in Bottle

It is no accident that the first human temptation concerned food (Gen. 3:3). It was by being disobedient and eating of the wrong thing that brought sin and death into the world (Gen. 3:1–7, Rom. 5:12). We shouldn’t miss the hard fact, too, that the first mention of wine drinking in the Bible is presented … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Being Jealous of the Wicked
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Serpent of Envy Rises From Glass Bottle

What do Proverbs 23:17; Proverbs 24:1-2; and Proverbs 24:19-20 warn us about? Why would someone envy the wicked? Most likely it’s not because of the actual sins that they might be committing. Rather, it’s usually because of the immediate gain (wealth, success, power) that they achieve through their wickedness — that’s what people often covet … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Robbing the Poor
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Micah Pleads for the Oppressed of Israel

Read Proverbs 22:22-23; Proverbs 23:10. What are we warned about here? Though it’s always wrong to steal, this prohibition concerns stealing from the poor and the oppressed, who are the most vulnerable. They are truly helpless, and therefore they qualify for God’s special concern (Exod. 22:21–27). The case of David, who killed Uriah in order … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Knowledge of Truth
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Man Feasting on the Bible

Read Proverbs 22:17-18. What are we being told about how truth should impact our lives? The first duty of the student is to listen and pay attention: Incline your ear and hear (Prov. 22:17, NKJV). In other words:Concentrate! The crucial point is that the seeker of truth must be earnest, must truly want to learn … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Words of Truth
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Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 22:1–23:35, Exod. 22:21–27, Proverbs 24:1-34, Eph. 5:20, Ezek. 33:8. Memory Text: Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, that I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may answer words of truth to those who send to you? … [Click to read more …]