HopeSS: The Great Controversy

Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Great Controversy” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Job as a Microcosm

Satan the Accuser

The opening scenes of the book of Job show us a few crucial points. First, as we have stated, they reveal the reality of another dimension beyond what, of ourselves, we can now know-a heavenly dimension with heavenly beings other than God. Second, they also show just how interconnected our earthly life here is with … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Conflict on Earth

Jesus keeping the devil away as a teenage boy reads the Bible.

The book of Job pulls back a veil and reveals a dimension of existence that our eyes and ears and worldly philosophies could never show us. (If anything, these verses should show us just how limited our eyes and ears and worldly philosophies are when it comes to understanding the big picture!) And what these … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Cosmic Conflict

Cosmic Conflict

The book of Job begins on earth, in a place of peace and tranquility. However, by the sixth verse of the first chapter, the venue changes. It instantly shifts to an entirely different aspect of reality, one that is not seen by humans unless through divine revelation. And interestingly enough, this other aspect of reality, … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: A Little Heaven on Earth

Job in his prosperity

The book of Job begins on a relatively positive note. From a worldly perspective at least, we see a man blessed in every way. Read Job 1:1-4. What do the texts reveal about the kind of life that Job lived? What were the positive aspects of Job’s existence? Job certainly seems to have it all, … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Great Controversy

The Great Controversy

Read for This Week’s Study: Job 1:1-5, Job 1:6-12, Zech. 3:2, Matt. 4:1, Ezek. 28:12-16, Rom. 3:26, Heb. 2:14. Memory Text: “And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan; even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not this a brand plucked out of the fire?” (Zechariah 3:2). Scattered … [Click to read more …]

The Book of Job – Discussion Starters
Joyce Griffith

Lessons from the Bible.

What is the book of Job? (Lesson for October 1, 2016)The book of Job is written as poetry, loaded with symbolism and parallel structure. The book is carefully constructed, as if it is intended for memorizing and even public presentation. Far greater than that, however, is the message of Job. What does Job have to say … [Click to read more …]

The End – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Image © Lars Justinen Goodsalt.com

Key Thought: The gospel calls us to demonstrate God’s love for the world in practical ways. Lesson for October 1, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 42:10-17. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. Why did Job’s captivity turn “when” he prayed … [Click to read more …]