03: A Matter of Life and Death – Lesson Plan
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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
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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
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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 …]

The Jesus No One Wants to Talk About
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We like Jesus. For some that’s too mild of a statement. We love Jesus. We especially love the Jesus who steps in on time, the One who comes to our rescue. We love that Jesus so much we even write songs about Him. Jesus on the main line tell Him what you want… Nothing compares … [Click to read more …]

Written on The Heart
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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
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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 …]

Sabbath: A Matter of Life and Death
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 5:21–30; Prov. 6:21; Prov. 7:3; Prov. 6:23; Prov. 7:2; Prov. 6:24; Prov. 6:30-31; Prov. 7:26-27. Memory Text: For the commandment is a lamp, and the law a light; reproofs of instruction are the way of life (Proverbs 6:23, NKJV). Two brothers were left home alone, but given a strict … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Camp Polaris–A Guiding Star
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After they married, Roland and Jackie started talking about ways to reach out to the native Alaskan community around them, and decided to build a Seventh-day Adventist school on their property by the lake. They called it “The Mission School” and offered grades 1-8. Students and parents were delighted, and kids came from as far … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: From Ears to Feet
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Further Study: Read Ellen G. White, Moral Standards, p. 326–339, in The Adventist Home;In Contact With Others, p. 489–491, in The Ministry of Healing; Other Object Lessons, p. 117–120, in Education. The student of the Bible should be taught to approach it in the spirit of a learner. We are to search its pages, not … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Protect Yourself
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After having warned us against the particular evils that threaten three domains of life — our family, our social contacts, and our work — Proverbs give us a portrayal of the wicked. It is a satire full of irony and sharp psychological observation. The two poems (Prov. 6:12–15, Prov 6:16–19) are parallel and, with the … [Click to read more …]