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    • Thursday: Speaking the Truth August 23, 2017
      Read Galatians 4:16. What powerful point is Paul making there? In what ways might you yourself have experienced something similar? (See also John 3:19; Matt. 26:64-65; Jer. 36:17-23.) The expression “speaking the truth” often has negative connotations, especially in our day and age, when it can be viewed as a hard-hitting, no-holds-barred, spare-no-enemies tactic of telling someone the facts, no […]
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    • HopeSS: Paul’s Pastoral Appeal August 22, 2017
      You can view an in-depth discussion of “Paul’s Pastoral” 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. […]
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    • Wednesday: Then and Now August 22, 2017
      Paul’s relationship with the Galatian believers was not always as difficult and frigid as it has now become. In fact, as Paul reflects on the time when he first preached the gospel in Galatia, he speaks in glowing terms of how well they treated him. What happened? What event seems to have led to Paul’s […]
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    • Tuesday: I Have Become as You Are August 21, 2017
      Read 1 Corinthians 9:19-23. What does Paul say in these verses that can help us understand better his point in the latter part of Galatians 4:12? (See also Acts 17:16-34, 1 Cor. 8:8-13, Gal. 2:11-14.) Galatians 4:12 can seem a little confusing. Why should the Galatians become like Paul, if he had already become like them? As we saw in yesterday’s study, […]
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    • Monday: The Challenge to Become August 20, 2017
      Read 1 Corinthians 11:1; Philippians 3:17; 2 Thessalonians 3:7-9; and Acts 26:28-29. What is Paul saying there that is reflected in Galatians 4:12? How are we to understand his point? Several times throughout Paul’s letters, he encourages Christians to imitate his behavior. In each situation, Paul presents himself as an authoritative example that believers should follow. In 2 Thessalonians 3:7-9, Paul […]
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    • Faithful Dogs? March 30, 2016
      My dog is faithful. He is always glad to see me. He wags his tail and follows me around when I’m home.
    • Golden Rule March 29, 2016
      While in the Marine Corps, I spent some time in Africa conducting missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
    • Just Ask March 29, 2016
      It was Saturday night. I was sitting alone in our family’s car, watching the people walking by. I was six years old, and broke.
    • Real Prosperity March 3, 2016
      There is no doubt that the Bible talks about prosperity. God wants to prosper His people.
    • Meaningful Meditations March 3, 2016
      In today’s “information age” when our senses are continuously bombarded with stimuli, silence can be an obscure commodity.