Inside Story: “Helping Mission Succeed”


When Dan Jacko isn’t busy helping people learn to walk again, he’s assisting his church members with their spiritual walk. Pastor Dan, a professional physical therapist, is also serving as lay pastor for the Mountain View Conference in the two church district of Elkins and Parsons, West Virginia. He also teaches biology and chemistry to … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Our Responsibilities

distracted woman steps into manhole

“When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you shall surely die!’ and you do not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand” (Ezek. 33:8, NKJV). What basic spiritual principle is revealed here? How do we … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: What We Put in Our Mouths

Man Trapped in Bottle

It is no accident that the first human temptation concerned food (Gen. 3:3). It was by being disobedient and eating of the wrong thing that brought sin and death into the world (Gen. 3:1–7, Rom. 5:12). We shouldn’t miss the hard fact, too, that the first mention of wine drinking in the Bible is presented … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Words of Truth (Feb 28, ’15)

Hope Sabbath School

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 …]

Tuesday: Being Jealous of the Wicked

Serpent of Envy Rises From Glass Bottle

What do Proverbs 23:17; Proverbs 24:1-2; and Proverbs 24:19-20 warn us about? Why would someone envy the wicked? Most likely it’s not because of the actual sins that they might be committing. Rather, it’s usually because of the immediate gain (wealth, success, power) that they achieve through their wickedness — that’s what people often covet … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Robbing the Poor

Micah Pleads for the Oppressed of Israel

Read Proverbs 22:22-23; Proverbs 23:10. What are we warned about here? Though it’s always wrong to steal, this prohibition concerns stealing from the poor and the oppressed, who are the most vulnerable. They are truly helpless, and therefore they qualify for God’s special concern (Exod. 22:21–27). The case of David, who killed Uriah in order … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Knowledge of Truth

Man Feasting on the Bible

Read Proverbs 22:17-18. What are we being told about how truth should impact our lives? The first duty of the student is to listen and pay attention: Incline your ear and hear (Prov. 22:17, NKJV). In other words:Concentrate! The crucial point is that the seeker of truth must be earnest, must truly want to learn … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Words of Truth


Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 22:1–23:35, Exod. 22:21–27, Proverbs 24:1-34, Eph. 5:20, Ezek. 33:8. Memory Text: Have I not written to you excellent things of counsels and knowledge, that I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may answer words of truth to those who send to you? … [Click to read more …]