Monday: Biblical Romances
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Though the Bible covers a lot of history, it has made time to depict some romances. There was a strong, affectionate bond between Abraham and Sarah. He doesn’t desert her during her long years of barrenness. In fact, it is only at Sarah’s urging that Abraham takes Hagar as a surrogate wife. The ties of … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Love Stories
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Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 2:21–25, Exod. 20:5, Isa. 43:4, 62:5, Song of Songs, John 2:1–11. Memory Text: “The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: ‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you’ ” (Jeremiah 31:3, NKJV). Key Thought: How are we to understand the loving side of God? Love is, perhaps, … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: God as a Sculptor
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God is also a sculptor, but not one limited to granite or marble. Instead, He sculpts our characters. He can take a sinful human being and mold and chisel and hammer away until that person reflects something of heaven’s glory. God has given extensive evidence of such profound skills. From cover to cover in Scripture, … [Click to read more …]

Peter Wannemacher
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Peter is a key member of the SSNET web team. He lives in Lyman, Maine (USA) with Arlene, his beautiful wife of 31 years and Josiah, the youngest of six extraordinary children. Three of those children are married and have blessed them with eight grandchildren ages 15 and younger. They taught them all at home. Peter loves to make music and … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: God as Author
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Inspiration

Bible scholars have often been impressed by the incredible literary quality in the Bible. In fact, many secular colleges teach courses on the Bible as literature. They study it, not because they think it is the Word of God but simply for its literary beauty.1 As Christians, we have the blessing not only of enjoying … [Click to read more …]

For Such a Time as This (Part 1)
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Can we find the picture of our religious ancestors’ birth in Scripture?  Our Adventist pioneers, those intrepid spiritual ancestors who set a pretty high bar in terms of mission, priorities, and love for their Savior, saw themselves in Revelation 10. So I’d like us to take a historical approach to Revelation 10. Oh, the inroads … [Click to read more …]