Sabbath: Words of Wisdom
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Read for This Week’s Study: Proverbs 20:1-30; Cor. 12:14–26; Jer. 9:23-24; Proverbs 21:1-31; Matt. 25:35–40; Proverbs 22:1-29. Memory Text: Most men will proclaim each his own goodness, but who can find a faithful man? (Proverbs 20:6, NKJV). To some degree (a great degree, actually), we are all products of our environment. Though heredity plays a big … [Click to read more …]

07: Dealing With Fights – Hit the Mark
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This week’s lesson on Dealing With Fights describes why Sam no longer wants to attend organized church. It’s not that Sam is not interested in God, Jesus and heaven. Quite the contrary. However, in this age of hyper sensitivity and the “take-no-prisoners” approach to life Sam sees in church, he reads this week’s memory text and it speaks to … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Be Truthful
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Partisanship

A king needed to appoint a new minister for the highest office of his kingdom. For this purpose, he organized a special contest on lying: who could utter the biggest lie. All his ministers applied, and each one came and spoke their biggest lie. But the king was not satisfied; their lies seemed lame. The … [Click to read more …]

I’m Offended!
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A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, And contentions are like the bars of a castle. Proverbs 18:19 NKJ This text highlights the issue that conflicts with friends and within church communities are hard and often a cause for division and even separation. In my personal time with God, I am … [Click to read more …]

07: Dealing With Fights – Lesson Plan
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Key Thought : Human relations are built on words. Angry words of contention and lies indicate a broken relationship. Gracious words of truth and encouragement indicate a growing relationship. [Lesson Plan Dealing With Fights February 9, 2015] 1. Have a volunteer read Proverbs 17:4-7. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most … [Click to read more …]