Sunday: The Little Horn’s Attack

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Read Daniel 8, focusing especially on verses 9-14 and 8:23-25. What does the little horn power attack? The horn power interferes with the worship of the divine “Prince of the host” (vs. 11, compare with Josh. 5:13–15). It removes from Him (Dan. 8:11-12) “the daily” (in Hebrew tamid)—a word that refers over and over to … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Eschatological Day of Atonement


Read for This Week’s Study: Daniel 8; Rev. 14:6-7; Num. 14:34; Dan. 9:24–27. Memory Text: “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed” (Daniel 8:14). For a better understanding of the sanctuary message, study this chart, which shows how the great judgment scene of Daniel … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Spreading the Light

High on a lush mountaintop in Papua New Guinea (PNG) stands the village of Kora. People live in simple houses made of roughly cut wood and a thatched roof. They raise crops of yams, bananas, and sweet potatoes. Most of the older people can’t read, and they speak only the local language, which we call … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: The Pre-Advent Judgment


Further Study: “He who dwells in the heavenly sanctuary judges righteously. His pleasure is more in His people, struggling with temptation in a world of sin, than in the host of angels that surround His throne.”–Ellen G. White, Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 176. “Satan has an accurate knowledge of the sins that he has tempted … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Pre-Advent Judgment


You can now see the current lesson of Pastor Derek Morris’s Sabbath School Class on the HopeTV. It is an hour-long  “an in-depth, inter-active study of the Word of God.” If you don’t have satellite TV, you can download the video (MP4) or audio (MP3) files and the lesson outlines (PDF) to your computer from … [Click to read more …]

09: The Pre-Advent Judgment: Discussion starters


1. Good news. Do you ever consider how the visions Daniel saw compared with the movies and videos and amazing cinematography of our day? How did Daniel describe what he saw so that others could understand the sequence of events that would bring ‘good news’ to succeeding generations? Imagine you were Daniel and this was your vision. … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Responsible Assurance

Read Psalm 96:11–13. What is the reason for all creation to rejoice? Why would anyone cry out “Judge me, O Lord” (Ps. 7:8, NKJV)? The reason is simple. Judgment means salvation: “ Save me, O God, by Your name, and vindicate me by Your power” (Ps. 54:1, NASB). Psalm 26 is a heartbreaking plea for … [Click to read more …]

Judged by Our Works?


Since 1981, when I began preaching in high school, I have preached in many churches from Chiclayo, Peru, to Torrington, Connecticut.  I have spoken to large and small congregations with various needs.  I have illustrated to some conservative churches the need to be a little more liberal, and to liberal churches, how to be a … [Click to read more …]