Sunday: The Two Ways
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Trees on Lake's Edge

From the earliest chapters of Genesis to the last chapters of Revelation, the Bible presents to us only two options on how to live: we either follow the Lord with all our heart and soul, or we don’t. As Jesus said, in words that many have found troubling, He that is not with me is … [Click to read more …]

What Are You Worth?
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GoodSalt.com-kibas0459

He gave justice and help to the poor and needy, and everything went well for him. Isn’t that what it means to know me?” says the Lord. Jeremiah 22:16 NLT George W. Jenkins not only began his Publix grocery store incorporation during the depression, but he also set up several foundations and charities so that even after his … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Rebuke and Retribution
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Read for This Week’s Study: Jer. 17:5-10, Jer. 17:1-4, Jer. 11:18-23, John 3:19, Jer. 12:1-6, Jer. 14:1-16. Memory Text: Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise (Jeremiah 17:14, NKJV). What has been is what will be, and what has been done … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Last Five Kings of Judah
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Rescue

In the closing years of Judah’s apostasy the exhortations of the prophets were seemingly of but little avail; and as the armies of the Chaldeans came for the third and last time to besiege Jerusalem, hope fled from every heart. Jeremiah predicted utter ruin; and it was because of his insistence on surrender that he … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Last Five Kings of Judah
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Last Five Kings of Judah” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Dark Years
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Sheep and Sneaky Predator

What became of Israel and Jerusalem after rejecting God’s message? Jer. 39:8-9. Everything that God had warned them would happen to them is exactly what happened. However much they didn’t want to believe the warnings, they certainly did believe them after it all came to pass. Who hasn’t, even on a personal level, experienced something … [Click to read more …]

The Last Five Kings of Judah – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Jeremiah’s message addressed a crisis that had been in the making through extended grace and increased apostasy that eventually led to exile. The Last Five Kings of Judah, October 10-16, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read 2 Chronicles 34:29-33. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important … [Click to read more …]

The Last Five Kings of Judah – Discussion Starters
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Josiah discovers the law.

Lesson on The Last Five Kings of Judah 1.       Judah’s last 5 kings. What a disgrace. God’s people. God’s vision for them. Did the people of Judah reveal what they thought of God their ruler? Did God share what He thought of His wayward children? Why didn’t these kings show any sign of angst for … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: At the End of the Dead End
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Destruction of Jerusalem

Read 2 Chronicles 36:11-14. What do these verses tell us about the last king of Judah before the final destruction of the nation? What spiritual principles of apostasy are revealed in these texts? Zedekiah (also known as Mattaniah) took the throne at the age of 21, placed there by Nebuchadnezzar as a puppet king. Unfortunately, … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Short Reign of King Jehoiachin of Judah
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Hope With Open Door

The nineteenth king of Judah became Jehoiachin, son of Jehoiakim. He reigned on David’s throne for barely three and a half months. In 598 b.c. Nebuchadnezzar brought his forces to Jerusalem and seized the 18-year-old king with his mother, his wives, and many other royal captives. In 561 b.c., in the thirty-seventh year of his … [Click to read more …]