12: Prayer, Healing, and Restoration – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : There is nothing that God cannot heal, transform, undo, bind up, or restore. Jesus is interested in the total person in a substantial, lasting healing. [Lesson Plan for Prayer, Healing, and Restoration December 15, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read James 5:13-15. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Getting Ready For the Harvest
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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 …]

11: Getting Ready for the Harvest – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Getting Ready for the Harvest December 9, 2014] 1. Parousia. Does the word “parousia” echo a sense of majesty and anticipation in you? Did it for New Testament Christians as they applied the word to the Second Coming of Jesus? What two conditions does James propose to Christians who want to be ready for … [Click to read more …]

11: Getting Ready For the Harvest – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : As we wait for the Lord to return, James encourages believers to strive to be patient in the face of evil and injustice and not to take heart. [Lesson Plan for Getting Ready for the Harvest December 8, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read James 5:7,8. a. Ask class members to share a … [Click to read more …]

10: Weep and Howl – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Weep and Howl December 2, 2014] 1. Weep and howl! Can you imagine the impression those words made on James’ readers and listeners? What if you went to church one week, and the pastor walked to the pulpit wearing his usual invisible robe of humility but  places his hand in the open Bible … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Weep and Howl
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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 …]

10: Weep and Howl – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Meaningful relationships, job satisfaction, and a purposeful life gives one more happiness than wealth. [Lesson plan for Weep and Howl December 1. 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read James 5:1-5. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text is. b. What kind of wealth … [Click to read more …]

I Am the Rich Person James Is Talking To!
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Look here, you rich people: Weep and groan with anguish because of all the terrible troubles ahead of you. Your wealth is rotting away, and your fine clothes are moth-eaten rags. Your gold and silver are corroded. The very wealth you were counting on will eat away your flesh like fire. This corroded treasure you … [Click to read more …]

09: One Lawgiver and Judge – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for One Lawgiver and Judge November 26, 2014] 1. Introduction. Have you ever complained about a new stop sign in your neighborhood? Or about the lack of stop signs or posted speed limits nearby? Imagine that you live in the capital city of the United States, Washington, DC. What would the term “diplomatic immunity” … [Click to read more …]

09: One Lawgiver and Judge – Hit the Mark
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I thought that I would focus this week on the “not judging” part of the One Lawgiver and Judge lesson. After all, the phrase “judge not” is probably one of the most oft quoted and misquoted Bible verses of our generation. It sometimes serves as our “get out of jail free” card. The discerning of right and … [Click to read more …]