Sabbath: Rebuke and Retribution
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Read for This Week’s Study: Jer. 17:5-10, Jer. 17:1-4, Jer. 11:18-23, John 3:19, Jer. 12:1-6, Jer. 14:1-16. Memory Text: Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise (Jeremiah 17:14, NKJV). What has been is what will be, and what has been done … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – The Unexpected Answer
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African Women Grinding Corn

A small group of Adventists in Malawi planned to hold evangelistic meetings. On the first night of the meetings we were disappointed when only a few people came. We prayed, but attendance hovered around 30. Some suggested that we cancel the meetings, but the speaker refused. If we pray earnestly, he said, God will make … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Last Five Kings of Judah
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Rescue

In the closing years of Judah’s apostasy the exhortations of the prophets were seemingly of but little avail; and as the armies of the Chaldeans came for the third and last time to besiege Jerusalem, hope fled from every heart. Jeremiah predicted utter ruin; and it was because of his insistence on surrender that he … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Last Five Kings of Judah
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Last Five Kings of Judah” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Dark Years
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Sheep and Sneaky Predator

What became of Israel and Jerusalem after rejecting God’s message? Jer. 39:8-9. Everything that God had warned them would happen to them is exactly what happened. However much they didn’t want to believe the warnings, they certainly did believe them after it all came to pass. Who hasn’t, even on a personal level, experienced something … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: At the End of the Dead End
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Destruction of Jerusalem

Read 2 Chronicles 36:11-14. What do these verses tell us about the last king of Judah before the final destruction of the nation? What spiritual principles of apostasy are revealed in these texts? Zedekiah (also known as Mattaniah) took the throne at the age of 21, placed there by Nebuchadnezzar as a puppet king. Unfortunately, … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Short Reign of King Jehoiachin of Judah
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Hope With Open Door

The nineteenth king of Judah became Jehoiachin, son of Jehoiakim. He reigned on David’s throne for barely three and a half months. In 598 b.c. Nebuchadnezzar brought his forces to Jerusalem and seized the 18-year-old king with his mother, his wives, and many other royal captives. In 561 b.c., in the thirty-seventh year of his … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Jehoahaz and Jehoiakim: Another Descent
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Israel Enslaved

Jehoahaz (also known as Shallum) was 23 years old when he succeeded his father on the throne. His reign lasted only three months. Pharaoh replaced him with his brother because Jehoahaz was not favorable toward Egyptian politics. Jehoahaz was taken to Egypt, and there he died. (See 2 Chron. 36:4, 2 Kings 23:31-34.) The king … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Under the Rule of Josiah
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money pursuit fortune

Josiah was the sixteenth king to rule in the Southern Kingdom; his dates were 640-609 b.c. He became king at the age of eight, after more than half a century of moral and spiritual decline under his father (Amon) and grandfather (Manasseh), two of the most evil kings in Judah. Josiah’s reign lasted for thirty-one … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Last Five Kings of Judah
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Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: 2 Chronicles 34:1-33, Jer. 22:1-19, Jer. 29:1-14, 2 Chron. 36:11-14, Jer. 23:2-8. Memory Text: He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?(Jeremiah 22:16, NIV). Famed Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky spent four years in a Siberian … [Click to read more …]