We’re All Okay, Right?


…but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 2 Corinthians 10:12 A couple of years ago I attended the “Best Weigh” program at my church. While I wanted to lose a little weight I was not aware of just how much weight I really needed to lose. The doctor … [Click to read more …]

The Crisis (Within and Without) – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith


Current Lesson The crisis. How long can a crisis last? Consider the crisis in the Garden of Eden when our destinies were set in turmoil for thousands of years to come. In this quarter’s lessons, we look at the plight of human beings who deal with constant crisis. Were crises faced during Jeremiah’s service caused … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Two Kingdoms

Revolt of Jeroboam

After the division of the nation, things went from bad to worse. In the Northern Kingdom, King Jeroboam made some terrible spiritual choices that had a long-lasting impact for evil. Read 1 Kings 12:26-31. What should this tell us about how immediate circumstances can so blind our judgment? The king’s introduction of idolatrous worship helped … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: A Quick History

Signs Showing Directions to Many Paths

When the Israelites had finally entered the Promised Land, after years of wandering in the wilderness, it wasn’t long before troubles began. All it took was for a new generation to arise, one that didn’t know the Lord (Judg. 2:10), and a spiritual crisis started that, in many ways, infected the nation all through its … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Crisis (Within and Without)

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Read for This Week’s Study: Judg. 2:1-15; 1 Kings 12:26-31; 2 Chron. 33:9-10; Jer. 2:1-28; Jer. 5:2-3. Memory Text: ‘Israel was holiness to the Lord. The firstfruits of His increase. All that devour him will offend; disaster will come upon them,’ says the Lord (Jeremiah 2:3, NKJV). If we could pick one word to describe … [Click to read more …]

The Prophetic Calling of Jeremiah – Hit the Mark

Country pathway

God always has a plan. There is never an emergency that He has not already provisioned a solution. There is never a crisis that can find Him unaware or unprepared. He never sleeps nor slumbers. And often, as is the case with Jeremiah, He chooses leaders who are unsuspecting of the role they will play … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Crisis (Within and Without)

Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Crisis (Within and Without)” 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 lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. You … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Prophetic Calling of Jeremiah

Men Accusing Each Other

Martin Luther wrote about the prophet in the introduction of his commentary to the book of Jeremiah: Jeremiah was a sad prophet, who lived in a deplorable and difficult period and, what is more, his prophetic service was extremely difficult as he was struggling and fighting with a bad-tempered and stubborn people. Apparently he did … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Almond Branch

Arrows to the Bible

The prophet is God’s witness; his job is to speak not for himself but for God alone. Jeremiah wasn’t called to find solutions to the problems of the nation, or to become a great personality or charismatic leader whom the people would follow. Jeremiah had the singular mission to transmit the words of God to … [Click to read more …]

The Calling of Jeremiah – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : Jeremiah knew the difficulties he would face and that he wouldn’t be able to handle it. But God calmed his fears and empowered him to speak God’s words. The Calling of Jeremiah Sep 26 – Oct 2, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Jeremiah 1:4,5. a. Ask class members to share a … [Click to read more …]