Wednesday: What We Put in Our Mouths
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Man Trapped in Bottle

It is no accident that the first human temptation concerned food (Gen. 3:3). It was by being disobedient and eating of the wrong thing that brought sin and death into the world (Gen. 3:1–7, Rom. 5:12). We shouldn’t miss the hard fact, too, that the first mention of wine drinking in the Bible is presented … [Click to read more …]

09: Words of Truth – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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Introduction. Are you comfortable with the idea that some of the proverbs in the Bible reflect sayings of the heathen? If not, why not? If the truth espoused by the ancient Egyptians corresponds with truth followed by Christians, should we not embrace that truth as well? [Thought questions for Words of Truth February 24, 2015] 1. … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Words of Truth (Feb 28, ’15)
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Derek Morris 14d

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 …]

09: Words of Truth – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Truth is the surest and the simplest way to live one’s life. God recognizes and blesses those who live truthfully. [Lesson Plan for Words of Truth February 23, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 22:16-18. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Being Jealous of the Wicked
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Serpent of Envy Rises From Glass Bottle

What do Proverbs 23:17; Proverbs 24:1-2; and Proverbs 24:19-20 warn us about? Why would someone envy the wicked? Most likely it’s not because of the actual sins that they might be committing. Rather, it’s usually because of the immediate gain (wealth, success, power) that they achieve through their wickedness — that’s what people often covet … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Robbing the Poor
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Micah Pleads for the Oppressed of Israel

Read Proverbs 22:22-23; Proverbs 23:10. What are we warned about here? Though it’s always wrong to steal, this prohibition concerns stealing from the poor and the oppressed, who are the most vulnerable. They are truly helpless, and therefore they qualify for God’s special concern (Exod. 22:21–27). The case of David, who killed Uriah in order … [Click to read more …]