03: A Matter of Life and Death – Hit the Mark

For the commandments are like a lamp, instruction is like a light, and rebukes of discipline are like the road leading to life Proverbs 6:23 NET We have an unhealthy relationship with the word discipline. It connotes the worst in our emotions. Pain and some form of suffering are usually associated with this word. And … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: A Matter of Live and Death

Further Study: Satan offers to men the kingdoms of the world if they will yield to him the supremacy. Many do this and sacrifice heaven. It is better to die than to sin; better to want than to defraud; better to hunger than to lie. — Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 4, … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Threat of Death

Most people don’t think of death when they sin; they have other things on their minds, usually the immediate gratification and pleasure that they derive from their sin. It doesn’t help, either, that popular culture often extols adultery and other iniquities. In contrast, the book of Proverbs places sin in the right perspective, a view … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: “You Shall Not Steal”

Right after his warning about adultery (Prov. 6:24–29), the author starts talking about another sin: stealing (Prov. 6:30-31). The relationship between the two commandments (stealing and adultery) shows how disobedience to one commandment can affect our obedience to the others. The attitude of compromise, to pick and choose in regard to God’s law, could be … [Click to read more …]

03: A Matter of Life and Death – Lesson Plan
Michael Fracker

Key Thought : God teaches us His principles of living for our own good. Understanding the guidance from God’s law is essential for our ultimate survival. [Lesson Plan for A Matter of Life and Death January 12, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 6:20-23. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Fighting Temptation

As we have just seen, the author of Proverbs 6:23, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, directly links light and life to God’s law. In the next verse he gives a solid example of how the law, as light and life, can offer us powerful spiritual protection. What are we being warned about in … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: A Matter of Life and Death

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 …]

Written on The Heart

My son, obey your father’s commands, and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. Keep their words always in your heart.Tie them around your neck. Proverbs 6:20-21 NLT Obey my commands and live! Guard my instructions as you guard your own eyes. Tie them on your fingers as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart. Proverbs … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Law in Our Life

Read Proverbs 6:21 and Prov. 7:3. How are we to understand the bodily images used in these texts regarding how we should relate to God’s law? As we saw in an earlier lesson, in Proverbs the heart represents the seat of emotions and thoughts. By telling us to bind the law upon our hearts (Prov. … [Click to read more …]