Sunday: Who Do You Think You Are?
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Man Looking Into Heart Shaped Tunnel

Read Proverbs 30:1–3, Prov. 30:32-33. Together, what are they saying? The self-negation seen in these texts is quite a break from the usual self-exaltation of kings in the ancient Near East, who often liked to boast of their wisdom, achievements, and military victories. Solomon himself is recorded as surpassing all the kings of the earth … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Humility of the Wise
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Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 30, Luke 18:9–14, Job 38:1–40:2, 1 John 1:9, Rev. 3:14–18, Psalm 104:24. Memory Text: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3, NKJV). In the Bible, humility is considered an important virtue. The greatest of prophets, Moses, is singled out as the most humble … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Kindness Always Comes Back
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Miranda Starr, principal and teacher at Parkersburg Academy in West Virginia, wanted to do an experiment with her first and second grade students. In Bible class, we were studying about kindness, and how it is contagious, she says. We wanted to see if it really works. Then Miranda had an idea–why not go to Eagle … [Click to read more …]

11: Living by Faith – Hit the Mark
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Loaves and Fishes Are Blessed

“Ye seek Me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.” John 6:26 This was an abrupt reality check to the gathered throng. Just one day prior their enthusiasm for Jesus was at a fever pitch. Many in the crowd had witnessed the miracle of the … [Click to read more …]

11: Living by Faith – Thought Starters
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Introduction. “The fear of man brings a snare…” What is meant by “fear” in this sentence? How can this sort of admiration cause trouble for us Christians? Have you ever noticed a desire by some fellow Christians to please others or to be respected fully? Is that beneficial? or not? Why? [Thought questions for Living … [Click to read more …]