Sunday: Keep the Law
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Ten Commandments

Keep the Law Out of 13 occurrences of the word Torah — law or teaching — in the book of Proverbs, four are in Proverbs 28 (Prov. 28:4 [twice], Prov. 28:7, Prov. 28:9). Although this use in Proverbs applies normally to the teaching of the wise man (Prov. 13:14), in the Israelite tradition the word has a spiritual … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Living by Faith
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Read for This Week’s Study: Prov. 28:4; Prov. 28:7; Prov. 28:9; Rom. 1:16-17; Gal. 3:24; Prov. 28:5; 1 John 2:15–17; Prov. 29:13. Memory Text: The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe (Proverbs 29:25, NKJV). So many voices call to us from so many directions. How do people know what … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: “Opening ‘a Lot More Doors'”
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Woman receiving mail

In Bridgeport, West Virginia, the only Adventist church in Harrison county meets each Sabbath in the local Presbyterian church. Although they don’t yet have their own building, members of the Central Hills Seventh-day Adventist Church are certainly building relationships. In response to the Discover Bible School mailings, the Central Hills church has received more than … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Enemy as Friend
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The Selling of Indulgences

The Enemy as Friend Read Proverbs 26:17–23. On the lines below, summarize what is being said. Proverbs, again, gets into the power of words, this time dealing with the harm caused by slander and quarreling. Those who slander your enemy before your face, to make you think they’re on your side, are really like charcoal: … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Friend as Enemy
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Teenage Girls Talking

The Friend as Enemy If we are more disappointed by our friends than by our enemies, it is because we expect good from our friends and evil from our enemies. It doesn’t always work out that way, though, does it? That’s why Proverbs warns us that sometimes a friend behaves like an enemy, and an … [Click to read more …]