06: What You Get Is Not What You See – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for What You Get is Not What You See February 3, 2015] 1. The fool in us. Our lesson this week opens with a stern warning. “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” How often have you said something like, “He didn’t know … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Joy of the Lord
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Great Joy!

Read Proverbs 15:1-33. Why is joy such an important human asset? Scripture does not promise us a life without trials. As Jesus Himself said: Sufficient for the day is its own trouble (Matt. 6:34, NKJV). Proverbs 15:15 explains that amid evil days, the one who maintains a merry heart will have a better time of … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: What You Get Is Not What You See (Feb 7)
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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 …]

06: What You Get Is Not What You See – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : We can be safe to enjoy true success and happiness only by doing what is right in God’s eyes and understanding what His definition of success is. [Lesson plan for What You Get Is Not What You See Feburary 2, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 14:12-17. a. Ask class members to … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: “The Eyes of the LORD”
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The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good (Prov. 15:3, NKJV). How does this text make you feel, and why? In the next two chapters in Proverbs the tone changes. These chapters are more theological than the preceding ones. The Lord is referenced more often than … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Fear of the Wise
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Compassionate consoling

Read Proverbs 14:1-35 again. What does it say about the wise? The wise speak humbly (Prov. 14:3). The wise restrain the use of their lips. Their silent reflection is motivated by a lack of arrogant self-assurance. The wise give consideration to the other person’s ideas; therefore, the wise will take time to think through and … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Assurance of the Fool
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Read Proverbs 14:1-35. What does it say about the fool? The fool speaks proudly (Prov. 14:3). The first depiction of the fool deals with his proud speech. The image of the rod associated with the fool’s lips implies his eventual punishment. His proud words have resulted in a blow on his lips, an outcome that … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: What You Get Is Not What You See
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Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 14:1-35; Dan. 7:25; Mark 12:30-31; Prov. 15:3; Isa. 5:20; Proverbs 15:1-33; Matt. 20:26–28. Memory Text: There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death(Proverbs 14:12, NKJV). As Paul had said: We see through a glass, darkly (1 Cor. 13:12). We see … [Click to read more …]