Friday: Further Thoughts – Intimations of Hope
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Further Thought: From cover to cover, the Bible is filled with wonderful words of hope. “ ‘These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world’ ” (John 16:33, NKJV). “ ‘I am with … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Images of Hope
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Read the following texts. What hope does each of them reveal? Gen. 3:15 “And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” Gen. 22:8 “And Abraham said, ‘My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.’ So the … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Intimations of Hope
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Intimations of Hope” 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: Hope Before the Word Began
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Who among us, having gone through what Job did, could utter such a powerful affirmation of hope? His words are an eternal testimony to the reality of his life of faith and obedience. Job had hope, because he served a God of hope. Even amid all the sordid stories of human sinfulness, from the fall … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Intimations of Hope
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“ ‘He also shall be my salvation, for a hypocrite could not come before Him’ ” (Job 13:16, NKJV). This verse follows right after the one we read yesterday. How does it affirm even more the idea that, despite everything, Job had hope, and that his hope was in God? What an interesting line to … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Forgers of Lies
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“Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent” (Prov. 17:28, RSV). Whatever one wants to say about the man Job, one can’t say that he was going to sit there amid his sorrow and quietly listen to what his friends were throwing at him. On … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Intimations of Hope
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Read for This Week’s Study: Prov. 17:28, Job 13:1–15, James 2:20–22, 1 Cor. 15:11–20, 1 Pet. 1:18–20, Gen. 22:8. Memory Text: “ ‘He also shall be my salvation, for a hypocrite could not come before Him’ ” (Job 13:16, NKJV). Man is the only animal,” wrote British essayist William Hazlitt, “that laughs and weeps; for … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Innocent Blood
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Living under the word

Last Sabbath’s introduction began with Albert Camus, who wrote a lot about his struggle for answers, not just to the question of suffering but to the question of life’s meaning in general, which suffering made only more problematic. As with most atheists, he didn’t make much headway. His most famous quote shows how little: “There … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Innocent Blood
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Innocent Blood” 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 …]