Lesson 8: Light From the Sanctuary (Hebrews 8-10)

Last week, we discussed the 2,300 day prophecy. Part of that prophecy has been proven to be extremely accurate, but the end of it, as understood by William Miller, turned out to be absolutely wrong. Miller and friends believed it predicted the end of the world in 1844. Had I been alive then, I would have agreed with Miller's Bible calculations. What if he had his calculations right, but was wrong about the event? What if Daniel 8:14 should be read precisely as it is written, so that when it says "the sanctuary shall be cleansed [or restored to its rightful state]," it means the sanctuary and not the earth? An obvious problem for that conclusion is that the Second Temple sanctuary was destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. Surely it cannot be cleansed after it is destroyed. Another mystery! Let's dive into our study of the Bible and see what we can learn!

The Current Quarter’s Bible Studies on The Great Controversy.

Lesson 7
Motivated by Hope
(1 Thessalonians 4, Luke 12)
This past week we had graduation ceremonies at Regent University School of Law. One of the things I love about working with young people is the hope they have about the future. The future also crea...
Lesson 6
The Two Witnesses
(Revelation 11, Zechariah 4)
One of the most unusual prophecies in the Bible is the Revelation 11 prediction about the "two witnesses" who are involved in astonishing displays of power. Revelation 11 tells us, "Fire pours from...
Lesson 5
Faith Against All Odds
(2 Timothy 3, 2 Peter 1, 2 Corinthians 4, Ephesian
How do you understand the title, "Faith against all odds?" Is faith a gamble? When a person considers whether to believe in God, is belief unlikely? If you understand the title of our lesson in tha...
Lesson 4
Standing for the Truth
(Acts 5, 2 Timothy 2, Revelation 3)
Are you afraid to acknowledge your Christian beliefs at work or in public? To my knowledge, no one in the United States has recently been killed for being a Christian. Generally, terrible situation...
Lesson 3
Light Shines in the Darkness
(John 14, Deuteronomy 4, Acts 20, Luke 9)
Do you remember hearing stories of Christian heroes who were told to deny Christ or die? Have you put yourself in the story? It would be terrible to be killed. But what a nice, clear, choice - righ...
Lesson 2
The Central Issue: Love or Se
(Luke 19, Acts 2-5, Hebrews 11)
On Easter weekend I began writing this lesson. Such unfathomable love God has shown us! Recall that last week we studied the war in heaven and the conflict between God and Satan over the allegiance...
Lesson 1
The War Behind All Wars
(Revelation 12, Ezekiel 28, Genesis 1-3)
Introduction: How many people have trouble believing in a good and all-powerful God because terrible evil exists? How many individuals reject God because of an awful thing that happened to a friend...

Emotional Intelligence

Can the Bible help you get promoted at work? Can the Bible increase your pay? Can the Bible help you keep your job? Improve your marriage? The answer is “Yes!” The Bible teaches principles of “emotional intelligence” that can actually help you to be smarter and get along better. Bruce Cameron, the writer of these Bible studies and a law professor, has published a paper written for lawyers which presents 17 Bible-based rules of emotional intelligence which God gave us to improve our lives. Best of all, Professor Cameron’s paper is free and you do not have to be a lawyer to understand it. To get your free copy, first click on this link. Second, when you see the title of the paper (EI, EI, Oh What an Employee), click on the “One-Click Download” and the paper will download to your computer as a PDF. If you have friends who want to read the paper, have them go to the website and download it as well.