Sabbath: Lessons From Jeremiah
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Read for This Week’s Study: Jer. 2:13, Jer. 6:20, Jer. 7:1-10, Matt. 9:12, Deut. 6:5, Jer. 10:1-15, Jer. 23:1-8. Memory Text: ‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth’ (Jeremiah 23:5, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – All Things Work Together for Good
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The Ethiopian Is Baptized

Like many young people in Africa, Siyoka had migrated from his home village to a larger town in search of a job. He lived with relatives and sent every penny he could back to his widowed mother and two younger brothers. It was the music that first attracted him to meetings held by Pastor Mbena, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Back to Egypt
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The Game

All through the book of Jeremiah, as through all the Bible, we are confronted with the question of good and evil. And as Christians we know good from evil, because God has defined these terms for us in many different ways. (See, for example, Rom. 7:7, Mic. 6:8, Josh. 24:15, Matt. 22:37-39, Deut. 12:8.) But … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Back to Egypt
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Back to Egypt” 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: Taken Into Exile
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Golden Statue

Read Jeremiah 43:8-13. What did the Lord say through Jeremiah? Tahpanhes was a town at the northeastern border of Egypt, which had significant fortifications and where a great number of Jewish colonists lived. Here again, the Lord wants Jeremiah to act out a prophecy symbolically. Even though words are powerful, sometimes when things are done … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Returning to Egypt
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Man Opening Book With Nothing in It

If you haven’t read ahead, Jeremiah 42:1-22 could be very exciting. What will the people do? Would they reach out in faith, a faith that is revealed in obedience, and remain in Judah? Or would they make the same mistakes that were made in the past, and instead of following a clear thus saith the … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Seeking Divine Guidance
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Man Using Bible As Telescope

Read Jeremiah 42:1-22. What powerful message is found there, not just for them, but for anyone who seeks guidance from the Lord in prayer? Fearful of the Babylonians, the people seek out Jeremiah and ask him to pray for them for divine guidance. They must have known by now that Jeremiah was indeed a prophet … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Political Anarchy
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Two men standing on unstable ground.

One would think that with the destruction of the city and the total defeat by the Babylonians, all the people would have learned their lesson. Unfortunately, not all did, and the drama wasn’t over yet. Read Jeremiah 40:7-16. What message was given (again) to the people? What is the significance of the word remnantused in … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Back to Egypt
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Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: Jer. 40:7-16, Jeremiah 41-43, Exod. 16:3, Num. 16:13, Jeremiah 44:1-30. Memory Text: May the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with everything the Lord your God sends you to tell us (Jeremiah 42:5, NIV). This week’s lesson brings us toward … [Click to read more …]