Friday: God’s Saving Hand – Part 2
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The Chair

Treating the wounds was nearly as painful as the burns themselves. Every day nurses removed the bandages and soaked the burns in salt water. Then they gently scraped the burns to remove the dead skin. This would help prevent infection. The nurses taught Mrs. Banda how to wash the wounds and apply the medicine. She … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Jeremiah’s Yoke
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Time of the End

As we have seen, people want to believe good news, not bad. They wanted to believe, for instance, in Hananiah’s message, not Jeremiah’s. Today the same thing happens as well. Many still insist, for instance, that our world will only improve over time. Yet, even an atheist like Terry Eagleton sees just how farcical that … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Trusting in Lies
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Man with mask and churches

Hear now, Hananiah; The Lord hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie (Jer. 28:15). The answer about who was right, whether Jeremiah or Hananiah, came soon enough. Jeremiah 28:16-17 tells the fate of the false prophet, which was just what the true prophet had said it would be. … [Click to read more …]

Jeremiah’s Yoke – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

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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 …]

Wednesday: The Yoke of Iron
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Hands Raised in Light and Chain

The battle between the prophets wasn’t just one of words, but of deeds as well. In obedience to the command of God, Jeremiah put the wooden yoke around his neck; this was an overt symbol of the message that he had carried to the people. What was the prophetic symbolism of Hananiah’s act? Jer. 28:1-11. … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Jeremiah’s Yoke
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “Jeremiah’s Yoke” 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 …]

Monday: Jeremiah’s Yoke
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Life and Death

Read Jeremiah 27:1-18. What is the message of the Lord to the people? Why would this seem treasonous to many who heard it? The yoke Jeremiah had to put on his body was an unmistakable sign of the humiliation that the nation suffered; it’s what we call a military occupation. (In Deuteronomy 28:48 and 1 … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: A Solitary Life
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Divorce

No question, Jeremiah’s lot in life wasn’t an easy one (he would be the first to admit it too!). Things, though, were even harder than we might have imagined. Read Jeremiah 16:1-13. What was the Lord’s message to Jeremiah here? However harsh, in what ways would it have been a blessing to the prophet? (Compare … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Jeremiah’s Yoke
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Read for This Week’s Study: Jer. 16:1-13; Hos. 1:1-3; Jer. 27:1-18; Dan. 4:25; Jeremiah 28:1-17; 2 Tim. 4:3-4. Memory Text: And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23). As we have already seen, God’s prophets … [Click to read more …]