HopeSS: The Day of the Lord
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Day of the Lord” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Scoffers
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Scoffers

After seeking to make his readers “mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour” (2 Pet. 3:2), Peter gets into his specific warning. Perhaps, knowing how dangerous this teaching would be, he sought to impress upon it the … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Line of Authority
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Open Bible

Peter warned his readers about the kind of dangerous teachings the church would face. He cautioned against those who, while promising liberty, would lead people back into the bondage of sin, the opposite of the freedom that we have been promised in Christ. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the only false teaching that would confront the church. … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Day of the Lord
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Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Pet. 3:1-2; John 21:15-17; 2 Pet. 3:3-13; Ps. 90:4; Matt. 24:43-51; 2 Pet. 3:14-18. Memory Text: “Since all these things are to be dissolved in this way, what sort of persons ought you to be in leading lives of holiness and godliness” (2 Peter 3:11, NRSV). In ages past … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – False Teachers
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Spectacles on Bible

Further Thought: So often we hear Christians talk about “freedom in Christ.” And, of course, this is a valid concept. To be free from the condemnation of the law and to have assurance of salvation because of what Christ has done for us and not from our own works is indeed to be free. The … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: More Old Testament Lessons
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The Word in Our Lives

Read 2 Peter 2:6-16. What other examples does Peter use to give his warning about what wickedness will lead to? The first substantive reference to Sodom in the Bible is Genesis 13:12-13. Lot and Abraham decided to separate for “financial” reasons. Lot chose the Jordan valley, and “pitched his tent toward Sodom” (Gen. 13:12). The … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: False Teachers
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “False Teachers” 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 School Site. … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Peter and Jude
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Studying Scripture

Many people have observed that Jude 4-19 largely repeats the message of 2 Peter 2:1-3:7. Whenever Scripture repeats a message, we should be aware that God wants to convey something important. In these similar passages, Peter and Jude take great lengths to notify us of an important truth: God is in control of the destinies … [Click to read more …]