Sabbath: Crisis in Heaven

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Read for This Week’s Study: Isa. 14:4, 12-15; Ezek. 28:2, 12-19; John 12:31; Rev. 12:7-16; Luke 10:1-21. Memory Text: “‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’” (Revelation 7:10, NKJV). The law of love being the foundation of the government of God, the happiness of all intelligent beings depends … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Introduction – Rebellion and Redemption


Somehow, and we don’t know exactly why, sin arose in God’s perfect Creation, and that sin became the starting point for what we understand as the great controversy. One thing, though, we do know, and very well too: as human beings, we are caught in the middle of this controversy. It’s a battle that none … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Now Is the Time

happy marriage

Debrah, a Seventh-day Adventist, missed her church fellowship after she married and unbeliever and moved with her husband to an area where there was no church. After some years, a group of Adventist laymen calling themselves the Now Is The Time team decided to hold meetings in this area. The first night of the meetings, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Lessons From Jeremiah

Humility Award

Many years ago a Seventh-day Adventist minister named W. D. Frazee preached a sermon called Winners and Losers. In it he went through the lives of various Bible characters, looking at their work and ministry, and then he asked the question regarding each one: Was he a winner or a loser? For example, he looked … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Remnant

Isolated Church

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: Lessons from Jeremiah

Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Lessons from Jeremiah” 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: Twilight of the Idols

Dead Batteries

What was one of the great sins that the people committed that Jeremiah had to deal with constantly? (Jer. 10:1-15). What’s interesting in these texts is not just the way in which the prophet shows how vain and useless and silly these idols are, but how he contrasts them to the living God. These things … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Rituals and Sin

Man With Green Plant Growing From Head

There is a document that records God’s endless, dispiriting struggle with organized religion, known as the Bible.-Terry Eagleton, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate, (Yale University Press, 2010), Kindle Edition, p.8. Not quite true, and that’s because the religion of the Bible, the religion that God has given humanity, has always been an … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Jeremiah’s Lord


Seventh-day Adventists understand that at the center of the great controversy exists a crucial issue: What is the character of God? What is God really like? Is He the arbitrary tyrant that Satan makes Him out to be, or is He a loving and caring Father who wants only the best for us? These questions … [Click to read more …]