When Job Prayed For His Friends


For examples of patience in suffering, dear brothers and sisters, look at the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. For instance, you know about Job, a man of great endurance. You can see how the Lord was kind to him at the … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Happily Ever After

Job and his family

Oftentimes children’s stories end with the line, “And they lived happily ever after.” In some languages, it’s almost a cliché. The whole idea is that whatever the drama-a kidnapped princess, a nasty wolf, an evil king-the hero and perhaps his new wife triumph in the end. That’s how the book of Job ends, at least … [Click to read more …]

Introduction: The Book of Job


The Perennial Question Despite all the popular propaganda to the contrary, Christians have very logical and rational reasons to believe in God. Though assured by some of the “best and brightest” that the evolutionary concepts of “natural selection” and “random mutation” can explain the complexity, wonder, and beauty of life, many people don’t buy it … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The End

Image © Lars Justinen Goodsalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: Job 42:10-17; Gen. 4:8; Matt. 14:10; 1 Cor. 4:5; Dan. 2:44; Job 14:14-15. Memory Text: “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live’ ” (John 11:25, NKJV). In writing classes, students are taught the importance of … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – How Shall We Wait?

Jesus Dines With Friends

Read Matthew 5:16; Colossians 3:17; Hebrews 13:15-16; read Ellen G. White, “On the Mount of Olives,” pp. 627-636, and reread “ ‘The Least of These My Brethren,’ ” pp. 637-641, in The Desire of Ages. Jesus told us what the signs of the end would be before He returned, and they are not pretty. Wars, … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: How Shall We Wait

Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “How Shall We Wait” 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 … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Wait is Over

The Appearing. Vintage painting showing the second coming of Christ to rescue His people.

Many years ago, English author Charles Dickens wrote a book called A Tale of Two Cities.Those two cities were London and Paris. In a sense, it could be said that the Bible is also a tale of two cities. In this case, the two cities are Babylon and Jerusalem. In Revelation 14:8 and Revelation 18:1-24, … [Click to read more …]

“Occupy Till I Come”


I was running my shift at UPS early one morning, trying to beat the clock, as we loaded the package cars, and prepared them for their busy day. In the midst of our hustle and bustle an alarm sounded. A sorter spotted flames on a conveyor belt. We safely evacuated the building and made sure everyone … [Click to read more …]

How Shall We Wait – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

People Waiting

Key Thought: The gospel calls us to demonstrate God’s love for the world in practical ways. Lesson 13 – September 24, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read James 2:14-17. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. In what ways are faith and works … [Click to read more …]