Thursday: Trusting in Lies
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Man with mask and churches

Hear now, Hananiah; The Lord hath not sent thee; but thou makest this people to trust in a lie (Jer. 28:15). The answer about who was right, whether Jeremiah or Hananiah, came soon enough. Jeremiah 28:16-17 tells the fate of the false prophet, which was just what the true prophet had said it would be. … [Click to read more …]

Jeremiah’s Yoke – Teaching Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : Jeremiah lived out his message in a personal way, as he abstained from a lot of social interaction. Jeremiah’s Yoke November 21-27, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Jeremiah 16:1-8. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. Why did God … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Yoke of Iron
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Hands Raised in Light and Chain

The battle between the prophets wasn’t just one of words, but of deeds as well. In obedience to the command of God, Jeremiah put the wooden yoke around his neck; this was an overt symbol of the message that he had carried to the people. What was the prophetic symbolism of Hananiah’s act? Jer. 28:1-11. … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Jeremiah’s Yoke
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Jeremiah’s Yoke” 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: Jeremiah’s Yoke
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Life and Death

Read Jeremiah 27:1-18. What is the message of the Lord to the people? Why would this seem treasonous to many who heard it? The yoke Jeremiah had to put on his body was an unmistakable sign of the humiliation that the nation suffered; it’s what we call a military occupation. (In Deuteronomy 28:48 and 1 … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: A Solitary Life
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Divorce

No question, Jeremiah’s lot in life wasn’t an easy one (he would be the first to admit it too!). Things, though, were even harder than we might have imagined. Read Jeremiah 16:1-13. What was the Lord’s message to Jeremiah here? However harsh, in what ways would it have been a blessing to the prophet? (Compare … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Jeremiah’s Yoke
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Read for This Week’s Study: Jer. 16:1-13; Hos. 1:1-3; Jer. 27:1-18; Dan. 4:25; Jeremiah 28:1-17; 2 Tim. 4:3-4. Memory Text: And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me (Luke 9:23). As we have already seen, God’s prophets … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Josiah’s Reforms
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Turn around

As the lesson stated, the depth of corruption that had befallen Israel can be seen in the kind of reforms that Josiah had to undertake. How, though, could the nation have fallen so far? In one sense, the answer is easy: it’s because humanity has fallen so far. Just how far humanity has degraded was … [Click to read more …]

Josiah’s Reforms – Hit the Mark
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Josiah Reading the Law

Tapping into the widespread admiration of basketball icon Michael Jordan, a highly successful TV ad named “Be Like Mike” was launched on August 8, 1991. Michael’s effervescent smile, his passion for the game and his superior athletic skills made him a household name all around the world. Everyone wanted to be like Mike, including me at … [Click to read more …]