Tuesday: The (Partial) Restoration
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Woman on path the shape of a questio mark

Yes, the story of Job ended on a positive note, in contrast to the story of other Bible characters and often of other people in general. Bible scholars sometimes talk about the “restoration” of Job. And indeed, to some degree, many things were restored to him. But if that were the complete end of the … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Happily Ever After
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Job and his family

Oftentimes children’s stories end with the line, “And they lived happily ever after.” In some languages, it’s almost a cliché. The whole idea is that whatever the drama-a kidnapped princess, a nasty wolf, an evil king-the hero and perhaps his new wife triumph in the end. That’s how the book of Job ends, at least … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The End
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Image © Lars Justinen Goodsalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: Job 42:10-17; Gen. 4:8; Matt. 14:10; 1 Cor. 4:5; Dan. 2:44; Job 14:14-15. Memory Text: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live’ ” (John 11:25, NKJV). In writing classes, students are taught the importance of … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – How Shall We Wait?
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Jesus Dines With Friends

Read Matthew 5:16; Colossians 3:17; Hebrews 13:15-16; read Ellen G. White, “On the Mount of Olives,” pp. 627-636, and reread “ ‘The Least of These My Brethren,’ ” pp. 637-641, in The Desire of Ages. Jesus told us what the signs of the end would be before He returned, and they are not pretty. Wars, … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: How Shall We Wait
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “How Shall We Wait” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Wait is Over
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The Appearing. Vintage painting showing the second coming of Christ to rescue His people.

Many years ago, English author Charles Dickens wrote a book called A Tale of Two Cities.Those two cities were London and Paris. In a sense, it could be said that the Bible is also a tale of two cities. In this case, the two cities are Babylon and Jerusalem. In Revelation 14:8 and Revelation 18:1-24, … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Preparing for the Final Harvest While We Wait
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Church planting. Farmer sowing field with churches.

Jesus used farming language in His teaching about the kingdom, as pointed out in lesson 5. As we have seen, farming is not merely an event; it is a patient process! It is a regularly repeated cycle with different stages and different jobs for different people at different times. We need to be open to … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Mission of the Church While We Wait
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The Remnant. Christ commissionning the last-day saints to spread the gospel.

Read James 2:14-26. In what ways do these verses encapsulate who we are and why we are here? In Sunday’s study, the disciples start out pointing to the beauty of the temple buildings. Jesus points their attention to the condition of the church within and its mission to an ending world. The fact is that … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Revival and Reformation While We Wait
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Woman prays i the presence of Fire of God.

Read 2 Peter 3:1-18. Summarize the teachings in this chapter that pertain to revival and reformation. How do these verses fit in with the topic we have been studying all quarter? God’s desire is that “everyone” will “come to repentance” (2 Pet. 3:9, NIV). Though we cannot do the work of the Holy Spirit in … [Click to read more …]