HopeSS: The Unlikely Missionary

Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Unlikely Missionary” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Healing of Naaman

Naaman Washes in Jordan

Read 2 Kings 5:11-14. What does this account teach us about Naaman and some of the lessons he had to learn? What can we take from this for ourselves as well? Had the prophet Elisha personally met his prominent guest Naaman and employed exorcising gestures accompanied by magic formulas and other rituals so common in … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Elisha the Prophet

Naaman and Elisha's Servant

The ministry of the prophet Elisha in the ninth century B.C. comes to us in a series of 18 episodes, extending over more than fifty years. His ministry was conducted mostly as the head of the school of the prophets and was largely public. It included displays of signs and wonders at both the personal … [Click to read more …]

Monday: An Unlikely Witness

Naaman's Wife and Servant

Read 2 Kings 5:1-7. What is going on here? Why would the Syrians even have listened to what a captive slave girl had to say? What might be the hidden implications of what transpired? The Bible gives us no real details of how this young girl acted in the home, but it’s clear that there … [Click to read more …]

Reading Through the Bible


Have you ever felt you would like to read through the whole Bible but didn’t know how or started and then got distracted along the way? So did I. Then I discovered a great plan at Revival and Reformation. Through email you can receive a chapter a day to read. It reminds you, motivates you and is ideal … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: He Had It All . . . But

Worried King

Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy (2 Kings 5:1 NIV). This verse contains no fewer than … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Unlikely Missionary

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Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Kings 5; Mark 1:40-45; 2 Kings 2:1-15; John 15:5; Rom. 6:4-11; Rom. 6:1. Memory Text: And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed-only Naaman the Syrian (Luke 4:27 NIV). The books of Kings, covering the … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study

Lot and His Daughters

God called Abraham, and prospered and honored him; and the patriarch’s fidelity was a light to the people in all the countries of his sojourn. Abraham did not shut himself away from the people around him. He maintained friendly relations with the kings of the surrounding nations, by some of whom he was treated with … [Click to read more …]