05: How to be Saved – Hit the Mark


His name was Nelson Mandela. He is enshrined in history as a testament to the greater impulses of man. After being imprisoned 27 years of his life, much of it in brutal conditions, Mandela emerged with a message of forgiveness and tolerance. His witness was so compelling that his name has become synonymous with greatness, … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: How to be Saved


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 …]

04: Salvation – Hit the Mark

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When did we stop believing? When did we begin to take pride in declaring our doubts about our salvation? I was in a Sabbath school class recently when, during a discussion about salvation, a long-time member raised a hand for comment. “We should never say that we’re saved!” A partial but oft-quoted Ellen White statement was … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Salvation


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. You might also want to bookmark the HopeSS Youtube channel. Like(12) … [Click to read more …]

Apostasy! What Is It?

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One Friday morning, I was helping in getting a friend’s house “presentable” by pulling weeds in a flower bed when I found in my hands, not a clump of ugly weeds but, instead, a beautiful begonia! I had snapped it at the root, and there was no way I could now save it. In my mind I … [Click to read more …]

The Secret to Effective Ministry

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There is a way to move from an average Sabbath School class to an extraordinary Sabbath School experience. There is a way to move from simply relaying biblical information to reaching hearts. Here’s the secret – which is really not a secret. Like(16) … [Click to read more …]

The Kingdom That Lasts Forever

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Daniel 2:1-48 is a prophecy that assures us God’s Kingdom is coming, and that it is coming soon. But that is not all it teaches. It also shows us the character of the people who make up God’s kingdom. When the wise men could not tell Nebuchadnezzar his dream, Nebuchadnezzar ordered all the wise men … [Click to read more …]



Have you ever been “compelled” to do something? Have you ever “compelled” anybody else do to anything? Does the word “compel” have positive or negative connotations to you? It’s an important question because we are told in the Matthew 14 parable of the wedding feast, “…, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel … [Click to read more …]