Sunday: The Assurance of the Fool
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Angry man

Read Proverbs 14:1-35. What does it say about the fool? The fool speaks proudly (Prov. 14:3). The first depiction of the fool deals with his proud speech. The image of the rod associated with the fool’s lips implies his eventual punishment. His proud words have resulted in a blow on his lips, an outcome that … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: What You Get Is Not What You See
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Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 14:1-35; Dan. 7:25; Mark 12:30-31; Prov. 15:3; Isa. 5:20; Proverbs 15:1-33; Matt. 20:26–28. Memory Text: There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death(Proverbs 14:12, NKJV). As Paul had said: We see through a glass, darkly (1 Cor. 13:12). We see … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: A Light in the World
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Heather Ueeck grew up in Delta Junction, a small town at the end of the Alaska Highway. As a child, Heather loved going to camp every summer, and kept a record of her experiences, listing her daily activities. Early on she wrote, And of course we had to do worship, and that was dumb. But … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Blessings of the Righteous
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Further Study: It is not enough to make a profession of faith in Christ and have our names registered on the church roll. . . . Whatever our profession, it amounts to nothing unless Christ is revealed in works of righteousness. — Ellen G. White, Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 312, 313. The greatest deception of … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Reward of the Righteous
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Jesus with family in heaven

As we have seen in Proverbs, so much of the instruction and teaching given has been presented by contrasting two types of people. The wise person does this, the fool does that. The godly man does that, the wicked man does this. Of course, in reality, there’s often a bit of wisdom and foolishness in … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Blessings of the Righteous
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You can view a discussion of the current lesson 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: The Truth of the Righteous
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Man with mask and churches

Read Proverbs 12:1-28 and focus on the theme of words, especially in the context of telling truth or telling lies. What message do we find here about honesty and lying? Philosopher Sissela Bok has convincingly demonstrated how lying can be harmful for society. She writes: A society, then, whose members were unable to distinguish truthful … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Hope of the Righteous
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The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them (Prov. 11:3). What evidence do we have of the truth of this verse? What examples have you seen or heard about in which this spiritual truth has been revealed? By contrast, what things have you seen that mean that, … [Click to read more …]