Sabbath: The Covenant
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Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 9:1-17; Gen. 12:1-3; Gal. 3:6-9, Gal. 3:15-18; Exodus 24:1-18; Jer. 31:31-34; 1 Cor. 11:24-26. Memory Text: ‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah’ (Jeremiah 31:31, NIV). Although the Bible speaks of covenants … [Click to read more …]

The Destruction of Jerusalem – Hit the Mark
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The Destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuzar-adan

Jerusalem was destroyed because of bad leadership. In spite of their favored status as a nation, their miraculous deliverance from bondage and their mighty triumphs against their national foes, God’s people forsook Him to worship and serve idols. Yes, the people were culpable in these crimes against heaven, yet had those in leadership been true … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Seventy Years
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Woman Walking over Clocks

Jeremiah’s prophecies should have had a double effect on the thinking of the captives: on the one hand they should not believe what the false prophets were saying, and on the other hand they should not be dispirited. He asked his captive countrymen to pray for Babylon. This request might have surprised those who had … [Click to read more …]