Friday: Inside Story – Enlarge My Vision – Part 2

A Man Praying

After completing high school, I worked as a literature evangelist for three years. One day I visited a hospital, and there I saw someone who looked familiar. I barely recognized him, but it was one of my former drinking buddies, my childhood friend. He was dying of TB and AIDS. I stared at him in … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Crisis Continues

Romans 5:8

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us (1 John 3:16). No doubt we can look around in nature, in human relationships, and in the marvels of the creation itself and get a view of God’s love, however much sin has damaged that creation as well as our … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Jeremiah’s Escape

scream threaten mob

As we saw yesterday, whatever his fears, whatever his own emotions, Jeremiah stood firm, fully aware of the potential death that his stance could bring him. He warned the princes and the people very clearly in Jeremiah 26:15 (know for certain [NKJV], he said) that if they killed him they would face punishment for spilling … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Crisis Continues

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Crisis Continues” 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 … [Click to read more …]

The Crisis Continues – Teaching Plan

Key Thought : Knowing or not knowing God is reflected in practical ways in our lives. Where relational knowledge is lacking, idolatry sets in and brings a need of repentance. The Crisis Continues, November 7-13, 2015 1. Have a volunteer read Jeremiah 10:10-15. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Call for Death


From our perspective looking back, it’s hard to believe the hardness of the hearts of the people. As we saw in yesterday’s lesson, Jeremiah’s message-however strong-was still filled with hope. If they repented, God would avert the horrific punishments that, based on the covenant promises and curses, would come upon them. If only they would … [Click to read more …]

7 The Crisis Continues – Discussion starters

More challenges. Poor Jeremiah. Since Jeremiah was a godly man, we‘re sure he wasn’t being punished. But he suffered as if he were a lawbreaker or a rebel. Why do trials keep falling on the prophet of God? Do you and I ever get in trouble without doing anything wrong? How do you feel when … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: A Call to Repentance

people wife married

Read Jeremiah 26:1-6. What hope is the Lord offering the people here? The message here was the same as the message all through the Bible, Old and New Testament, and that is the call to repentance, to turn away from our sin and find the salvation that God offers to all. What is the message … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Creatures or the Creator?

Man and Woman Praying to a Car

As we have seen already, God’s people had been called out to be different from the nations around them, which were all steeped in paganism, idolatry, and false teachings. So many of the warnings in the first five books of Moses were especially against following the practices of their neighbors. Instead, the Israelites were to … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Let Him Who Boasts. . .

In Jeremiah 9:1-26, the prophet began his lamentation because he saw the inevitable catastrophe coming to his country and people. God pronounced judgment over Jerusalem, and when God says something, He does it. What they would face wasn’t something fortuitous, not just one of those terrible and inexplicable things that happen from time to time. … [Click to read more …]