Monday: True Education

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Read Proverbs 1:8–19. What two contrasting ways of education are presented in these verses? What’s the basic message here, not just for parents, but for everyone who fears the Lord? Education is, first of all, a family matter, and true education comes, first and foremost, from the parents. In these verses, this education is called … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Beginning of Wisdom

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In Proverbs 1:1–6 the title the proverbs of Solomon the son of David (Prov. 1:1) establishes a link between this proverb and 1 Kings 3:5–14. In Kings (as in the book of Proverbs), Solomon is presented as a son seeking wisdom from God. In addition to both referring to Solomon as the son of David, the … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Call of Wisdom


Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 1–3, Gen. 1:1, Exod. 19:16, Exod. 20:20, Prov. 11:30, Prov. 13:12, Prov. 15:4. Memory Text: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction (Proverbs 1:7, NKJV). From Eden onward, the root of human tragedy lies in wrong choices. Man lost all because … [Click to read more …]

Introduction to Proverbs: Words of the Wise

by Jacques Doukhan While many books of the Bible are filled with deep spiritual and theological truths, the book of Proverbs is filled with practical and down-to-earth advice for daily living. Brief, well-balanced, poetic, salty, and often humorous, the proverbs are universal, are easy to memorize, and make their points well, sometimes even more efficiently than … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Under Arrest! Part 2

Giovanni Zaldivar At the detention center we were searched, and police took our remaining invitations. Then the police officer took our names and addresses, and the names of the schools we attended. He hinted that our arrest would be reported to our school and could our chances to attend college one day. Meanwhile the woman … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Everlasting Gospel


Further Study: Read Ellen G. White, The Loud Cry, p. 198-202, in Last Day Events. We need to come up to a higher standard, to go forward and claim our exalted privileges. We should walk humbly with God, make no proud boasts of perfection of character, but in simple faith claim every promise in the … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Climax of the Gospel

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But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God is finished, as He preached to His servants the prophets (Rev. 10:7, NASB). Significantly, Revelation 10:7 is the only other verse in Revelation (besides Revelation 14:6) that specifically refers to preaching the gospel … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Everlasting Gospel

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 …]

Wednesday: The New Covenant

Jesus Is the Center of the Law

The book of Hebrews describes the new covenant as better than the old covenant (Heb. 8:1-2, 6, NRSV). The obvious question, then, is Why did God establish the old covenant if it was faulty? The problem, however, was not with the covenant but with the response of the people to it. Read Hebrews 7:19, Hebrews … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Gospel in Paul

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Like many of his countrymen, Paul thought he was in good spiritual standing. But then he saw Jesus as the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself up for me (Gal. 2:20, NASB). Suddenly he saw himself not saved, but lost; not God’s servant, but God’s enemy; not righteous, but the chief of … [Click to read more …]