Friday: Further Thought – Lessons From Jeremiah
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Humility Award

Many years ago a Seventh-day Adventist minister named W. D. Frazee preached a sermon called Winners and Losers. In it he went through the lives of various Bible characters, looking at their work and ministry, and then he asked the question regarding each one: Was he a winner or a loser? For example, he looked … [Click to read more …]

13: Lessons from Jeremiah – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

A Branch of Righteousness. What beautiful promise does the Lord share with Jeremiah to give him a sense of stability and strength as he enters the final phases of his ministry? Is this the only prophecy in the Old Testament of the coming of a Savior to this earth? See the next-to-last paragraph on the … [Click to read more …]

Can the Bible Be an Idol?
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This is my very first Bible. I received it before I could even read. It has pictures, and I remember one Sabbath while the preacher was preaching, I was studying a particular picture of Jesus on the cross, and I gave my heart to Jesus.  I was taught that my Bible was holy and not to … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Twilight of the Idols
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Dead Batteries

What was one of the great sins that the people committed that Jeremiah had to deal with constantly? (Jer. 10:1-15). What’s interesting in these texts is not just the way in which the prophet shows how vain and useless and silly these idols are, but how he contrasts them to the living God. These things … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Rituals and Sin
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Man With Green Plant Growing From Head

There is a document that records God’s endless, dispiriting struggle with organized religion, known as the Bible.-Terry Eagleton, Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate, (Yale University Press, 2010), Kindle Edition, p.8. Not quite true, and that’s because the religion of the Bible, the religion that God has given humanity, has always been an … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Jeremiah’s Lord
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Beach

Seventh-day Adventists understand that at the center of the great controversy exists a crucial issue: What is the character of God? What is God really like? Is He the arbitrary tyrant that Satan makes Him out to be, or is He a loving and caring Father who wants only the best for us? These questions … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Lessons From Jeremiah
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Read for This Week’s Study: Jer. 2:13, Jer. 6:20, Jer. 7:1-10, Matt. 9:12, Deut. 6:5, Jer. 10:1-15, Jer. 23:1-8. Memory Text: ‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord, ‘that I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; a King shall reign and prosper, and execute judgment and righteousness in the earth’ (Jeremiah 23:5, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Back to Egypt
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The Game

All through the book of Jeremiah, as through all the Bible, we are confronted with the question of good and evil. And as Christians we know good from evil, because God has defined these terms for us in many different ways. (See, for example, Rom. 7:7, Mic. 6:8, Josh. 24:15, Matt. 22:37-39, Deut. 12:8.) But … [Click to read more …]

Back to Egypt – Hit the Mark
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Man standing at a fork in a road with a choice to make

Fear: a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. Anticipation of the possibility that something unpleasant will occur. Fear is something we all know intimately. It manifests itself in our lives in various ways and when it does, we … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Back to Egypt
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Back to Egypt” 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 …]