Chapter Title: Huss and Jerome. Read chapter online.
Favorite Quotes: “He then added these touching admonitions; “May the glory of God and the salvation of souls occupy thy mind, and not the possession of benefices and estates. Beware of adorning thy house more than thy soul; and, above all, give thy care to the spiritual edifice.” page 106
Lessons I’ve Learned:
- There were many lessons I learned from this chapter;
- To make the Bible the supreme authority in my life regarding all decisions I make.
- Not be afraid to stand up for what is right and I know is Bible truth.
- How God has preserved His truth trough-out the years, even during the dark times that Huss and Jerome lived in.
- That God will use me in a mighty way, if I fully surrender to Him.
- These two men, Huss and Jerome, were so devout. They gave everything they had to live by Bible truth and to share it with others. The other thing about this chapter that really stood out to me was how God protected the Hussites from the massive armies of Rome. “The crusaders were in battle with the Hussites whom they had come far to meet, they stood gazing in silence at those warriors. Then suddenly a mysterious terror fell upon the host. Without striking a blow, that mighty force broke and scattered as if dispelled by an unseen power. God will protect us if it is our time, but whether our lives are spared or not, we need to remain faithful to him, just as Daniel reminds us in Daniel chapter 12:1,2.
- How is the scattering of believers by persecution or oppression a good thing? How did many of the truths that both Huss and Jerome learn come to them? An example of this is found in Acts 11:19-21.
- Wycliffe belonged to a family of the nobility, and he had no financial difficulties to face in the acquisition of an education. Huss furnishes an example of a youth from a home of poverty. Both, however, applied themselves diligently to study, and both were exemplary in the purity of their lives. What great impact did education have on Huss?
- What did Huss’ mother do for him right before she sent him away to be educated?
- What did Huss recognize as the greatest need of the congregation to whom he was called to?
- What incident illustrates the power of visual education?
- Considering their previous privations in prison, can the courage and keenness of mind of Huss and Jerome be accounted for on natural grounds? What was the last thing that Jerome did before he was burned at the stake? What were the words of that prayer.
Family Worship Activity:
Spend time reading through various Bible stories of people who stood up for their faith. Make the connection between standing up for Jesus and His Word and how in doing so, God will bless in many ways.
Hi. I’m Adam Keating. I am the associate pastor of the Richardson Seventh-day Adventist Church. I am newly married to the most wonderful woman, Eva (which in English is Eve). We have two adopted dogs, Bella, a 4 1/2 year old, 70 pound Great Pyrenees and Marcy a 1 year old, 45 pound Lab/Retriever Mix. Both of which are inside our small apartment. We are excited to see what plans God has for our future.
The Great Controversy Project- Read It! Share It!
The Great Controversy is a book that gives a Bible-based outline of church history and Bible prophecy stretching from the Fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD to the final events of earth and beyond.
Since it was written in the 1800s it has been published in many languages and titles, including the recent four-part series- 1) God’s Holy Word: Is it still worth dying for? 2) America in Prophecy 3) Cracking the Code: Behind Enemy Lines 4) The World Out of Control.
Read or listen to it online at www.thegreathope.org.