13: Women and Wine – Lesson Plan
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2015-03-21Sabb

Key Thought : The lifestyle choices we make are not trivial issues, but have major effects. It is best to follow God’s lifestyle directives. [Lesson plan for Women and Wine March 23, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 31:3-5,8,9. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this … [Click to read more …]

More Knowledgeable, or Wiser?
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It is always good to ask at the end of a study session, “What have we learned?” In the case of this quarter’s lessons, which is essentially about wisdom, perhaps we could phrase the question, “Are we wiser now or just more knowledgeable?” We did discuss the difference between knowledge and wisdom at the beginning … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Women and Wine (Mar 28, ’15)
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Hope Sabbath School

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 …]

Monday: A Toast to “Death”
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Read Proverbs 31:6-7. How are we to understand these texts? A quick reading of these verses gives the impression that Lemuel’s mother allows the consumption of wine or any other alcohol for the person who is about to die (Prov. 31:6) or for the person who suffers from depression (Prov. 31:7). This reading, however, would … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: A “Toast to Life?”
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In many cultures, drinking alcohol is associated with life. People raise a glass and wish one another a long life, though the irony is that each glass works toward destroying life. Nicely designed bottles, poetic and funny drinking songs, clever commercials, and even some scientific findings all comfort drinkers in their idea that alcohol is good … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Women and Wine
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2015-03-21Sabb

Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 31, Job 29:15, Proverbs 8, 1 Cor. 1:21, Rev. 14:13. Memory Text: Do not give your strength to women, nor your ways to that which destroys kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for princes intoxicating drink (Proverbs 31:3-4, NKJV). … [Click to read more …]

“You Don’t Love Me. You Love My Accomplishments”
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Studying this week’s Sabbath School lesson, on the humility of the wise, reminded me of a conversation I had, during fellowship dinner in a church I spoke in. A mother told me she was always pushing her daughter to do her best, and win awards and honor roll certificates. She would brag about how wonderful … [Click to read more …]