The Crisis (Within and Without) – Hit the Mark
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I’m having a hard time understanding this week’s lesson on The Crisis Within and Without. My confusion starts with the first three verses of Jeremiah chapter 2. Jeremiah gets a direct message from God to tell His people that He reminisces about the good old days – the days when they started out together into … [Click to read more …]

The Crisis Within and Without – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Jeremiah’s message addressed a crisis that had been in the making through extended grace and increased apostasy that eventually led to exile. Lesson for October 3-9 1. Have a volunteer read Judges 2:1-3. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. … [Click to read more …]

The Crisis (Within and Without) – Discussion Starters
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Current Lesson The crisis. How long can a crisis last? Consider the crisis in the Garden of Eden when our destinies were set in turmoil for thousands of years to come. In this quarter’s lessons, we look at the plight of human beings who deal with constant crisis. Were crises faced during Jeremiah’s service caused … [Click to read more …]

The Prophetic Calling of Jeremiah – Hit the Mark
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God always has a plan. There is never an emergency that He has not already provisioned a solution. There is never a crisis that can find Him unaware or unprepared. He never sleeps nor slumbers. And often, as is the case with Jeremiah, He chooses leaders who are unsuspecting of the role they will play … [Click to read more …]

The Calling of Jeremiah – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Jeremiah knew the difficulties he would face and that he wouldn’t be able to handle it. But God calmed his fears and empowered him to speak God’s words. The Calling of Jeremiah Sep 26 – Oct 2, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Jeremiah 1:4,5. a. Ask class members to share a … [Click to read more …]

Paul: Mission and Message – Hit the Mark
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Soldier wearing armor holding sword while praising God.

There are few things more depressing and debilitating than a false sense of hope that is dashed to pieces on the rocks of reality. Just give it to me straight or don’t give it to me at all. Don’t boost my ego at the expense of my destiny. Don’t tell me things you think I … [Click to read more …]

Paul: Mission and Message – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : God invites us to share the good news of salvation in ways that will be attractive and meaningful to different people. Paul : Mission and Message, September 12-18, 2015 Have a volunteer read 2 Corinthians 1:21-24 a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Newsflash: Lessons on Jeremiah Now Available
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The Kindle version of the new 2015d quarterly on Jeremiah is now available, along with the Ellen White notes, and the companion book by Timothy Joseph Golden. See our Index page for the Jeremiah lessons. (You can also see the lesson titles for the next quarter, but the lessons themselves won’t be available online for … [Click to read more …]

Paul’s Background and Call – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Paul drew strength from his experience of God’s mercy and drew on his knowledge of unbelievers to communicate with them about Jesus. Paul: Background and Call – Sep 5 – 11, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read 2 Corinthians 11:23-28. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most … [Click to read more …]

Paul: Background and Call – Questions for discussion
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The Lesson Fair warning. Do you believe that Paul was the most important person in the New Testament aside from Jesus Christ Himself? Why? Back before Christ came to live among us, why do you think the Jewish people of the Old Testament really needed to follow such a strict pattern of behavior? What were … [Click to read more …]