Sunday: The Flawed Prophet
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Jonah Runs Away

Read 2 Kings 14:25. What does this tell us about Jonah? In what kind of light is he presented? Outside the book of Jonah, the prophet is mentioned in one other Old Testament passage, 2 Kings 14:25. Here he is honored as a prophet that predicted Israel’s recapture of territory taken by Syria. Jonah was … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Jonah Saga
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Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: Jonah 1-4, 2 Kings 14:25, Isa. 56:7, Isa. 44:8, Matt. 12:40, Rev. 14:6-12. Memory Text: I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right (Acts 10:34-35 NIV). The Jonah saga is the … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study – The Unlikely Missionary
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Little Maid With Captain and Lady Naaman

Centuries after Naaman returned to his Syrian home, healed in body and converted in spirit, his wonderful faith was referred to and commended by the Saviour as an object lesson for all who claim to serve God. Many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet, the Saviour declared; and none of … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: A New Believer
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Naaman Tries to Pay Elisha

Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant (2 Kings 5:15 NIV). In what way do these words help reveal the experience of salvation? See Rev. 14:12; 1 John 5:2-3; Rom. 6:1. It would have been easy for Naaman to return … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Unlikely Missionary
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Unlikely Missionary” 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: The Healing of Naaman
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Naaman Washes in Jordan

Read 2 Kings 5:11-14. What does this account teach us about Naaman and some of the lessons he had to learn? What can we take from this for ourselves as well? Had the prophet Elisha personally met his prominent guest Naaman and employed exorcising gestures accompanied by magic formulas and other rituals so common in … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Elisha the Prophet
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Naaman and Elisha's Servant

The ministry of the prophet Elisha in the ninth century B.C. comes to us in a series of 18 episodes, extending over more than fifty years. His ministry was conducted mostly as the head of the school of the prophets and was largely public. It included displays of signs and wonders at both the personal … [Click to read more …]

Monday: An Unlikely Witness
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Naaman's Wife and Servant

Read 2 Kings 5:1-7. What is going on here? Why would the Syrians even have listened to what a captive slave girl had to say? What might be the hidden implications of what transpired? The Bible gives us no real details of how this young girl acted in the home, but it’s clear that there … [Click to read more …]

Reading Through the Bible
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believe-his-prophets

Have you ever felt you would like to read through the whole Bible but didn’t know how or started and then got distracted along the way? So did I. Then I discovered a great plan at Revival and Reformation. Through email you can receive a chapter a day to read. It reminds you, motivates you and is ideal … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: He Had It All . . . But
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Worried King

Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy (2 Kings 5:1 NIV). This verse contains no fewer than … [Click to read more …]