Friday: Further Thoughts – Intimations of Hope
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Further Thought: From cover to cover, the Bible is filled with wonderful words of hope. “ ‘These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world’ ” (John 16:33, NKJV). “ ‘I am with … [Click to read more …]

Intimations of Hope – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought: This lesson dwells in the hope of a resurrection. The reason for this hope can be found only in the resurrection of Jesus Christ.. Lesson 9, November 26, 2016 1. Have a volunteer read Job 13:3-10. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Intimations of Hope – Hit the Mark
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U.S. Corpsmen carry a wounded Marine on a stretcher to an evacuation boat on the beach at Iwo Jima while other Marines huddle in a foxhole during the invasion of the Japanese Volcano Island stronghold in this file photo of Feb. 25, 1945.

Running and crawling through waves of artillery, mortar, grenade and rifle fire, a young man risked his life to save his wounded comrades. Not just one time, but scores of times. Putting his own safety aside, he made his way through hellacious gunfire and mortar shelling to rescue the dying. He was a man on … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Images of Hope
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Read the following texts. What hope does each of them reveal? Gen. 3:15 “And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.” Gen. 22:8 “And Abraham said, ‘My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.’ So the … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Intimations of Hope
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Intimations of Hope” 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 …]

Wednesday: Hope Before the Word Began
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Who among us, having gone through what Job did, could utter such a powerful affirmation of hope? His words are an eternal testimony to the reality of his life of faith and obedience. Job had hope, because he served a God of hope. Even amid all the sordid stories of human sinfulness, from the fall … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Intimations of Hope
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“ ‘He also shall be my salvation, for a hypocrite could not come before Him’ ” (Job 13:16, NKJV). This verse follows right after the one we read yesterday. How does it affirm even more the idea that, despite everything, Job had hope, and that his hope was in God? What an interesting line to … [Click to read more …]

Intimations of Hope – Discussion starters
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The cross

“ ‘He also shall be my salvation, for a hypocrite could not come before Him’ ” (Job 13:16, NKJV). Seven days of silence. Have you ever kept quiet about some issue in order to stay out of trouble with others at work or in the church? If so, did it work? Did Job follow that procedure? … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Forgers of Lies
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“Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise; when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent” (Prov. 17:28, RSV). Whatever one wants to say about the man Job, one can’t say that he was going to sit there amid his sorrow and quietly listen to what his friends were throwing at him. On … [Click to read more …]