Thursday: Blame the Victim
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When someone has done wrong, the natural tendency is to try to escape responsibility. Often people try to do this by transferring the responsibility to someone else-including the person who has been wronged. Murderers excuse themselves by pleading self-defense or blaming their upbringing. By saying they were enticed, sexual abusers blame the victim. Husbands and … [Click to read more …]

Juniors – Teens
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Juniors/Teens (10 – 14) Junior Power Points – GraceLinks Lesson Resources for ages 10-12  in English, French and Spanish in the Gracelinks series. The current student lesson is on the home page. GraceLinks Curriculum Guide Magazine Online Stories, games videos, activites Real-time Faith – Gracelink Lesson Resources for ages 13-14in English, French and Spanish. These are … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Weep and Howl
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Derek Morris 14d

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 …]

Tuesday: Cries of the Poor
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Reading through James, we may notice that several different categories of wealthy people are mentioned, including rich merchants who will be cut down in the midst of their pursuits (James 1:11), business people who sue to protect their investments (James 2:6), and agricultural landholders who have withheld wages from their laborers (James 5:4). These verses … [Click to read more …]