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 …]

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 …]

Back to Egypt – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : After the destruction of Jerusalem, Israel goes deeper and deeper into sin in line with human nature. Jeremiah stayed with the people as God stays with us. Back to Egypt Lesson December 12-18, 2015/ 1. Have a volunteer read Jeremiah 41:16-18. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most … [Click to read more …]

Back to Egypt, – Discussion questions
Joyce Griffith

Memory text: “May the Lord be a true and faithful witness against us if we do not act in accordance with everything the Lord your God sends to tell us.” Jeremiah 42:25 NIV A sad, sad conclusion to a heroic prophet’s life and witness. Day after day he prayed for guidance, and day after day … [Click to read more …]

The Covenant – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : Jeremiah’s prophecy of the new covenant is the reaffirmation of God’s eternal covenant. God’s covenant has always offered salvation through righteousness by faith. The Covenant December 5 – 11, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 9:13-17. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in … [Click to read more …]

11 The Covenant – Thoughts for Discussion
Joyce Griffith

The Covenants. Were you just a bit surprised to see the introductory comment in our lesson guide stating that there is only one covenant? Have you struggled in school to learn the difference between the 1st and 2nd covenants? The old and the new? Have you ever been confused about the New Covenant occurring in … [Click to read more …]

The Destruction of Jerusalem – Hit the Mark
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The Destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuzar-adan

Jerusalem was destroyed because of bad leadership. In spite of their favored status as a nation, their miraculous deliverance from bondage and their mighty triumphs against their national foes, God’s people forsook Him to worship and serve idols. Yes, the people were culpable in these crimes against heaven, yet had those in leadership been true … [Click to read more …]

Jeremiah’s Yoke – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : Jeremiah lived out his message in a personal way, as he abstained from a lot of social interaction. Jeremiah’s Yoke November 21-27, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Jeremiah 16:1-8. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. Why did God … [Click to read more …]