08: Words of Wisdom – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Mercy and truth will help you make the best choices in life and help those in your community grow. [Lesson Plan for Words of Wisdom February 16, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 20:6-11. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Waiting for the Lord
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Read Proverbs 20:17, 21:5. What practical lesson can we find in these texts? The thief who steals bread gets it faster than the one who has to work for it. Salespeople who lie to sell their bad merchandise may become rich faster than the honest merchant (compare Proverbs 21:5 to Proverbs 21:6). Yet, says the … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Test of Life
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Helping Grandfather

Their works follow them, says Revelation 14:13 (NKJV) about the reward of the righteous. Only the future will testify to the real value of the individual. People may boast now of their wealth, their knowledge, their physical prowess, and maybe that is all true. But what does it mean in the sight of God? So … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: We Are All Equal
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Man Looking at Christians As Primitive

Read Proverbs 20:12. What does this teach us about the value of all humans? Unlike the theory of evolution, which considers us all to be nothing but chance products of a mindless cosmos, the Bible teaches that all humans were created by God (see also Acts 17:26). It is no accident, either, that Thomas Jefferson … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Words of Wisdom
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Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 20:1-30; Cor. 12:14–26; Jer. 9:23-24; Proverbs 21:1-31; Matt. 25:35–40; Proverbs 22:1-29. Memory Text: Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man? (Proverbs 20:6, NKJV). To some degree (a great degree, actually), we are all products of our environment. Though heredity plays a big … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: “Your Parents Should Be Very Proud of You”
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My dog’s been shot! Brayden* blurted out in tears to his friend Payton. Would you speak at his funeral? Twelve-year-old Payton had never conducted a funeral, but wanting to help his friend, he agreed to do what he could. I planned the whole thing out, he said. The dog is buried in my yard–Brayden and … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Dealing With Fights
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2 Women Gossip

Further Study: The spirit of gossip and talebearing is one of Satan’s special agencies to sow discord and strife, to separate friends, and to undermine the faith of many in the truthfulness of our positions. Brethren and sisters are too ready to talk of the faults and errors that they think exist in others, and … [Click to read more …]

07: Dealing With Fights – Hit the Mark
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Photo by Charlie Balch

This week’s lesson on Dealing With Fights describes why Sam no longer wants to attend organized church. It’s not that Sam is not interested in God, Jesus and heaven. Quite the contrary. However, in this age of hyper sensitivity and the “take-no-prisoners” approach to life Sam sees in church, he reads this week’s memory text and it speaks to … [Click to read more …]