Sabbath: Symbolic Acts

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Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 4:3-7, Num. 21:1-9, Isa. 29:16, Rom. 9:18-21, Jeremiah 19:1-15, Heb. 5:14, Jer. 13:1-11. Memory Text: Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? (Romans 9:21). Every student of the Bible knows that it is filled with … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Nothing But Faith – Part 2

Man Climbing Pile of Money to Graduation Cap

The next morning John went to a campus prayer service. Sister Jeremiah was leading out, and she asked for volunteers to pray for all the students. John prayed for the students who had needs, and silently he prayed for his own need. A couple hours later he met a friend on campus. How are you? … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – More Woes For The Prophet

misleading word incorrect

In Jeremiah 18:11-17, we find the Lord telling His people to stop doing the things that they are doing. Jeremiah 18:11 says: So turn from your evil ways, each one of you, and reform your ways and your actions (NIV). Jeremiah 18:12 basically has the Lord saying that He already knows they won’t listen to … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Plans Against the Prophet

Potter and Clay 1,

Read Jeremiah 18:1-10. What important principles about prophetic interpretation do we find here? In those same verses, what crucial spiritual principles do we find as well? Despite all the evil, the Lord was still willing to give people a chance to repent. Hence, here too we see the grace of God being offered to those … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: More Woes For The Prophet

Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “More Woes for the Prophet” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: “Cursed be the Day”

Baby in Jail Ball and Chain

Even the harshest critics of the Bible would have to concede a major point: the Bible does not gloss over human foibles and weaknesses. With the exception of the spotless and sinless Son of God, few Bible characters whose lives are presented in any detail in the Bible come away without their weaknesses and faults … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: A Fire in His Bones

Colorful Heart

Jeremiah’s harsh words to Pashur and the nation (Jer. 20:4-6) weren’t his own; they were not uttered out of his anger at having been locked in the stocks for a day. They were the Lord’s words to him for the people. What comes after, though, comes directly from Jeremiah’s own heart, written down under the … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Jeremiah in the Stocks

Stocks, punishment

The job of the prophets has always been to convey God’s message, not to count how many people accept or reject it. Generally, the number of those who accept what the prophets preach at the time they are preaching it is low. For example, though we don’t know how many were alive at the time … [Click to read more …]