Sabbath: The Church Militant
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Image © Lars Justinen Goodsalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: Rev. 2:1-7, Hos. 2:13, Rev. 2:8-17, Rev. 2:18-3:6, Isa. 60:14, Rev. 3:14-22. Memory Text: “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20, NKJV). John was … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Peter on the Great Controversy
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The Student

Peter warned that scoffers would say: “‘everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation’” (2 Pet. 3:4, NIV). This was nothing new; the same sentiments were expressed before the Flood. “As time passed on, with no apparent change in nature, men whose hearts had at times trembled with fear, began to be … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Hastening the Day
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Man Splashed With Water

Although the wait for the Second Coming seems never-ending to us, the time is not a concern to God. “With the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Pet. 3:8, NKJV). Throughout the Scriptures the end is always close, whether the day of the Lord in … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Scoffers
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Devil devouring

Read 2 Peter 3:3-7. What is Peter saying here about the past that can help us deal with issues in the present, as well as in the future? The battle between light and darkness, between the followers of Jesus and the promoters of evil, seems about to reach its climax. The devil, as a hungry … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Peter on the Great Controversy
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Peter and the Great Controversy” 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 …]

Tuesday: The More Sure Word of Prophecy
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Two Men Climbing a Ladder on God's Hand

Read 2 Peter 1:16-21. What is he saying about prophecy that’s so important? Peter had seen many things in his time, and he lists some in this passage: Jesus transfigured on the mount (2 Pet. 1:18) and the confirmation of the prophecies concerning Jesus (2 Pet. 1:19). Each of these had impacted Peter deeply; yet, … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Peer Pressure
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Group of Young Adults Teasing Young Woman

Read 1 Peter 4:1-7. Why are our lifestyle choices important, and how do they affect our readiness for Christ’s return? Peter comments that believers have already spent enough of their lives doing what others around them pressured them to do (1 Pet. 4:3). But now things have changed, and believers may be thought “strange” for … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Darkness to Light
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Rescued From Darkness

Read 1 Peter 2:9-10. How is the great controversy seen in these two verses? These verses come from Exodus 19:6, “‘a kingdom of priests and a holy nation’” (NKJV); and Deuteronomy 7:6, (repeated in Deut. 14:2) “a holy people,” “chosen . . . to be a people for Himself,” and “a special treasure” (NKJV). These … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Peter on the Great Controversy
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Image © Lars Justinen Goodsalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: 1 Pet. 2:9-10; Deut.14:2; 1 Pet. 4:1-7; 2 Pet. 1:16-21; 2 Pet. 3:3-14; Dan. 2:34-35. Memory Text: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light”(1 … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Paul and the Rebellion
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People in Sorrow, People Rejoicing

“Not only man but the earth also had by sin come under the control of the wicked one, and was to be restored by the plan of redemption. At his creation, Adam was placed in dominion over the earth. But by yielding to temptation, he was brought under the power of Satan, and the dominion … [Click to read more …]