Wednesday: Slow to Speak
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Read James 1:19-20. What important point is he making there? God’s Word is powerful. But so are human words. How often have we spoken words that later we wish we could take back? Unfortunately, just being aware of how hurtful wrong words can be, and how destructive anger is, does little to help us get … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Every Good and Perfect Gift
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Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning (James 1:16-17). Although sin gives birth to death, God is the source of life. He is the Father of lights (James 1:17), … [Click to read more …]

Monday: When Lust Conceives
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Read James 1:13-15 again. When does temptation become sin? Several Greek words are used in this passage to describe how sin begins, and all of them are connected with giving birth. When a wrong desire is nurtured, sin is conceived, like a baby in the womb. Sin, when it is completely grown, gives birth to … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Root of Temptation
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Read James 1:13-14. Why is it important that God does not tempt anyone? Where does temptation originate, and how can this knowledge be helpful in our own struggle with sin? James is emphatic. Not only is God not the author of evil, He is not the source of temptation either. Evil itself is the source … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Enduring Temptation
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Read for This Week’s Study: James 1:12-21, Ps. 119:11, Gen. 3:1-6, Titus 3:5-7, Rom. 13:12, Eph. 4:22. Memory Text: Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him (James 1:12). We all have experienced it. … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Heidy’s Hope
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Juan Caicedo Solis When 13-year-old Heidy Moreno and her cousin, Mirella began questioning their mothers’ rules, Heidy’s mother decided to stop their rebelliousness before it got out of hand. She took Heidy to a spirit medium-a witch. The medium claimed that Heidy had a bad spirit. “I see a gold feather over your head,” the … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Perfecting of Our Faith
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Further Study: Ellen G. White, “The Sermon on the Mount,” p. 298-314, in The Desire of Ages. God would have his servants become acquainted with their own hearts. In order to bring to them a true knowledge of their condition, he permits the fire of affliction to assail them, so that they may be purified. … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Perfecting of Our Faith
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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 …]