Wednesday: Two Sides to a Story
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Man and Many Signs for Truth

Read Proverbs 18:2. Why don’t fools need time to form their opinions? Fools are so sure of themselves and so eager to express their own opinions that they are not interested in learning from others. Their closed minds go along with their open mouths. This is a deadly combination. How careful we need to be … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Interpersonal Relationships: Dealing With Fights (Feb 14)
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Derek Morris 14d

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 …]

07: Dealing With Fights – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Human relations are built on words. Angry words of contention and lies indicate a broken relationship. Gracious words of truth and encouragement indicate a growing relationship. [Lesson Plan Dealing With Fights February 9, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 17:4-7. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Dealing With Fights
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Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 17:1-28, 1 Cor 13:5–7, John 8:1–11, Proverbs 18:1-24, Proverbs 19:1-29, Deut. 24:10–22. Memory Text: Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife (Proverbs 17:1, NKJV). Proverbs again denounces the deception of appearances. We may seem to have everything the world offers — wealth, … [Click to read more …]

Everyone Needs Compassion for the Storms of Life
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This is the Tampa Bay, Florida area I always write from, which is slightly overcast today. You won’t see this picture on a postcard featuring Florida as the “sunshine state.” Even the sunshine state sees its fair share of storms. Likewise, even our most cheerful friends see their fair share of life’s storms. Each heart knows its … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: “They Deserve A Chance, Too”
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When Paul and Christie Brown moved into a less than desirable neighborhood in Elkins, West Virginia, they didn’t know that their home would become a magnet for young people. I’ve always been youth focused, says Paul, so when the neighborhood kids wanted to hang out with our kids at the house, we said, OK, but … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: What you Get is Not What you See
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Further Study: From the beginning Satan has portrayed to men the gains to be won by transgression. Thus he seduced angels. Thus he tempted Adam and Eve to sin. And thus he is still leading multitudes away from obedience to God. The path of transgression is made to appear desirable; but the end thereof are … [Click to read more …]