2020 Q2 | How to Interpret Scripture


PROGRAM 1 (SSPP200001)

(March 28 – April 3, 2020)

Lesson 1: The Uniqueness of the Bible

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Reading: Deut. 32:45-47; Gen. 49:8-12; Isa. 53:3-7. 1 Cor. 15:3-5, 51-55; Rom. 12:2

Memory Text: “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105, NKJV).


Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “The Living Word of God
Monday (Kenny Shelton) - “Who Wrote the Bible, and Where
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “The Bible as Prophecy
Wednesday (Ryan Day) - “The Bible as History
Thursday (Jason Bradley) - “The Transforming Power of the Word


PROGRAM 2 (SSPP200002)

(April 4 – 10, 2020)

Lesson 2: The Origin and Nature of the Bible

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Reading: 2 Pet. 1:19-21. 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Deut. 18:18; Exod. 17:14; John 1:14; Heb. 11:3, 6

Memory Text: “For this reason we also thank God without ceasing, because when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you welcomed it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which also effectively works in you who believe” (1 Thessalonians 2:13, NKJV).


Sunday (John Lomacang) - “The Divine Revelation of the Bible
Monday (Jill Morikone) - “The Process of Inspiration
Tuesday (Kenny Shelton) - “The Written Word of God
Wednesday (John Dinzey) - “The Parallel Between Christ and Scripture
Thursday (Ryan Day) - “Understanding the Bible in Faith


PROGRAM 3 (SSPP200003)

(April 11 – 17, 2020)

Lesson 3: Jesus and the Apostles’ View of the Bible

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Reading: Matt. 4:1-11; Matt. 22:37-40; Luke 24:13-35, 44-45; Luke 4:25-27; Acts 4:24-26

Memory Text: “But He answered and said, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” ’ ” (Matthew 4:4, NKJV).


Sunday (Ryan Day) - “It Is Written
Monday (Kenny Shelton) - “Jesus and the Law
Tuesday (Jill Morikone) - “Jesus and All Scripture
Wednesday (John Lomacang) - “Jesus and the Origin and History of the Bible
Thursday (Danny Shelton) - “The Apostles and the Bible


PROGRAM 4 (SSPP200004)

(April 18 – 24, 2020)

Lesson 4: The Bible–the Authoritative Source of Our Theology

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Reading: Mark 7:1-13; Rom. 2:4. 1 John 2:15-17. 2 Cor. 10:5-6; John 5:46-47; John 7:38

Memory Text: “To the law and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah 8:20, NKJV).


Sunday (John Lomacang) - “Tradition
Monday (Greg Morikone) - “Experience
Tuesday (Kenny Shelton) - “Culture
Wednesday (Jill Morikone) - “Reason
Thursday (Ryan Day) - “The Bible


PROGRAM 5 (SSPP200005)

(April 25 – May 1, 2020)

Lesson 5: By Scripture Alone—Sola Scriptura

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Reading: 1 Cor. 4:1-6; Titus 1:9. 2 Tim. 1:13; Mark 12:10, 26; Luke 24:27, 44-45; Isa. 8:20

Memory Text: “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12, NKJV).


Sunday (Kenny Shelton) - “Scripture as the Ruling Norm
Monday (Jill Morikone) - “The Unity of Scripture
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “The Clarity of Scripture
Wednesday (John Dinzey) - “Scripture Interprets Scripture
Thursday (Ryan Day) - “Sola Scriptura and Ellen G. White


PROGRAM 6 (SSPP200006)

(May 2 – 8, 2020)

Lesson 6: Why Is Interpretation Needed?

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Reading: Luke 24:36-45. 1 Cor. 12:10. 1 Cor. 14:26; Acts 17:16-32; John 12:42-43

Memory Text: “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6, NKJV).


Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “Presuppositions
Monday (John Lomacang) - “Translation and Interpretation
Tuesday (Ryan Day) - “The Bible and Culture
Wednesday (Danny Shelton) - “Our Sinful and Fallen Nature
Thursday (Kenny Shelton) - “Why Interpretation Is Important


PROGRAM 7 (SSPP200007)

(May 9 – 15, 2020)

Lesson 7: Language, Text, and Context

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Reading: Deut. 32:46-47. 1 Kings 3:6; Num. 6:24-26; Gen. 1:26-27; Gen. 2:15-23; Gen. 15:1-5

Memory Text: “ ‘Take this Book of the Law, and put it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there as a witness against you’ ” (Deuteronomy 31:26, NKJV).


Sunday (Ryan Day) - “Understanding the Scriptures
Monday (John Lomacang) - “Words and Their Meanings
Tuesday (John Dinzey) - “Repetition, Word Patterns, and Meaning
Wednesday (Kenny Shelton) - “Texts and Contexts
Thursday (Jill Morikone) - “Books and Their Message


PROGRAM 8 (SSPP200008)

(May 16 – 22, 2020)

Lesson 8: Creation: Genesis as Foundation—Part 1

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Reading: John 1:1-3, Gen. 1:3-5, Exod. 20:8-11, Rev. 14:7, Matt. 19:3-6, Rom. 5:12

Memory Text: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (John 1:1–4, NKJV).


Sunday (John Lomacang) - “In the Beginning....
Monday (Kenny Shelton) - “The Days of Creation
Tuesday (Ryan Day) - “The Sabbath and Creation
Wednesday (Jill Morikone) - “Creation and Marriage
Thursday (John Dinzey) - “Creation, the Fall, and the Cross


PROGRAM 9 (SSPP200009)

(May 23 – 29, 2020)

Lesson 9: Creation: Genesis as Foundation—Part 2

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Reading: Job 26:7-10; Genesis 1; Genesis 2; Genesis 5; Genesis 11. 1 Chron. 1:18-27; Matt. 19:4-5; John 1:1-3

Memory Text: “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork” (Psalm 19:1, NKJV).


Sunday (Ryan Day) - “A Flat Earth?
Monday (Jill Morikone) - “Creation in Ancient Literature
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “Genesis Versus Paganism
Wednesday (John Dinzey) - “Creation and Time
Thursday (Kenny Shelton) - “Creation in Scripture


PROGRAM 10 (SSPP200010)

(May 30 – June 5, 2020)

Lesson 10: The Bible as History

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Reading: 1 Samuel 17; Isa. 36:1-3; Isa. 37:14-38; Daniel 1; Daniel 5; Matt. 26:57-67; Heb. 11:1-40

Memory Text: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt” (Exod. 20:2 [also Deut. 5:6], NKJV).


Sunday (John Lomacang) - “David, Solomon, and the Monarchy
Monday (Kenny Shelton) - “Isaiah, Hezekiah, and Sennacherib
Tuesday (Danny Shelton) - “Daniel, Nebuchadnezzar, and Babylon
Wednesday (Jill Morikone) - “The Historical Jesus
Thursday (Ryan Day) - “Faith and History


PROGRAM 11 (SSPP200011)

(June 6 – 12, 2020)

Lesson 11: The Bible and Prophecy

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Reading: Dan. 2:27-45; John 14:29; Num. 14:34; Dan. 7:1-25; Dan. 8:14. 1 Cor. 10:1-13

Memory Text: “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed” (Daniel 8:14, KJV).


Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “Historicism and Prophecy
Monday (Ryan Day) - “The Year-Day Principle
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “Identifying the Little Horn
Wednesday (John Dinzey) - “The Investigative Judgment
Thursday (Kenny Shelton) - “Typology as Prophecy


PROGRAM 12 (SSPP200012)

(June 13 – 19, 2020)

Lesson 12: Dealing With Difficult Passages

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Reading: 2 Tim. 2:10-15. 1 Chron. 29:17; James 4:6-10; Gal. 6:9; Acts 17:11

Memory Text: “And consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation—as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures” (2 Peter 3:15-16, NKJV).


Sunday (Ryan Day) - “Possible Reasons for Apparent Contradictions
Monday (Kenny Shelton) - “Deal With Difficulties Honestly and Carefully
Tuesday (John Dinzey) - “Deal With Difficulties Humbly
Wednesday (John Lomacang) - “Determination and Patience
Thursday (Jill Morikone) - “Deal With Difficulties Scripturally and Prayerfully


PROGRAM 13 (SSPP200013)

(June 20 – 26, 2020)

Lesson 13: Living by the Word of God

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Reading: Phil. 2:12-16; Luke 4:4, 8, 10-12; Ps. 37:7; Ps. 46:10; Ps. 62:1-2, 5; Col. 3:16

Memory Text: “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves” (James 1:22, NKJV).


Sunday (Jill Morikone) - “The Living Word of God and the Holy Spirit
Monday (Ryan Day) - “Learning From Jesus
Tuesday (John Lomacang) - “Jesus Versus Scripture?
Wednesday (Yvonne Shelton) - “Quiet Times With the Word of God
Thursday (Kenny Shelton) - “Memory and Song