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1 powerpoint presentation designed by claro ruiz vicente Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2009 Adult Bible Study Guide Jan Feb Mar 2009

2 Dear User … This PowerPoint Show is freely shared to all who may find it beneficial. While intended primarily for personal use, some find it useful for teaching the lesson in church. There are those, however, who add illustrations, change background, adjust font size, etc. While their intention may be good, this is not right. Slide #1 says “designed by claro ruiz vicente.” For honest Christians, it is not necessary for another’s creation to be copyrighted in order to be respected. PLEASE USE AS IS. The Prophetic Gift An Appeal

3 Contributor Gerhard Pfandl Principal Contributor

4 The Prophetic Gift Contents 1. Heaven’s Means of COMMUNICATION 2. The Prophetic GIFT 3. SPIRITUAL Gifts and Prophecy 4. The Gift of Prophecy and God’s REMNANT Church 5. The INSPIRATION of the Prophets 6. TESTING the Prophets 7. The WORK of the Prophets 8. The AUTHORITY of the Prophets 9. The INTEGRITY of the Prophets 10. The MESSAGE of the Prophets 11. INTERPRETING the Prophetic Writings 12. The BLESSINGS of the Prophetic Gift 13. CONFIDENCE in the Prophetic Gift

5 The Prophetic Gift Our Goal {5} The real focus is on the Gift-Giver. We’ll learn about the Lord who loves this world so much He gave Himself, in the person of Jesus, as the sacrifice for our sins. That’s the God we serve, and that’s the God we seek to reveal in this quarter’s lessons.

6 The Prophetic Gift Lesson 10, March 7 The Prophetic Gift Lesson 10, March 7

7 The Message of the Prophets Key Text 1 Timothy 4:16 NKJV “Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.” “Watch your life and doctrine closely” (NIV).

8 The Message of the Prophets Initial Words {124} The doctrinal framework of the Seventh-day Adventist Church largely was created by a small, dedicated group of Adventist pioneers. Their meetings were characterized by earnest Bible study and prayer. At times they could go no further, Ellen White would supply answers given to her in vision, though never initiated doctrinal formulation.

9 The Message of the Prophets Quick Look 1. The Blessed Faith (Romans 3:23-28) 2. The Blessed Day (Exodus 20:8-11) 3. The Blessed Hope (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)

10 The Message of the Prophets 1. The Blessed Faith Romans 3:23-28 NKJV “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth to be a propitiation by His blood, through faith…. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith apart from the deeds of the law.”

11 1.The Blessed Faith Righteousness by Faith {125} The chief problem of humanity is sin. Sin destroys happiness and peace of mind. Sin kills and no modern medicine can cure it. From the moment we are born, we begin to die. The only cure is Jesus Christ and the Cross.

12 1.The Blessed Faith Righteousness by Faith {125} Christians are always in danger of running afoul of either legalism or cheap grace. The balanced Christian will have assurance of salvation in Jesus and lead a victorious Christian life at the same time.

13 1.The Blessed Faith Righteousness by Faith {125} Whomever God justifies, He also sanctifies. We cannot have one without the other. We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is not alone; good works follow, even though those good works, even done under the unction of the Holy Spirit, can never justify us before God.

14 1.The Blessed Faith The Sanctuary {127} In the Old Testament the sinner received forgiveness through faith in the atoning blood of the Promised Seed, who was foreshadowed in the animal sacrifice of the sanctuary service. And just as in a Day of Atonement, there is a day of judgment prior to Christ’s second coming. This judgment vindicates the justice of God in saving those who believe in Jesus.

15 The Message of the Prophets 2. The Blessed Day Exodus 20:8-11 NKJV “ Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy. … The seventh day is the Sabbath of the L ORD your God. … For in six days the L ORD made the heavens and the earth … and rested the seventh day. Therefore the L ORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.”

16 2. The Blessed Day The Sabbath {129} The fourth commandment is in a sense, a test commandment. It tests humanity’s spirituality. Because it deals with time, which is invisible, rather than tangible objects, it is well suited to measure humanity’s attitude toward God. How we feel toward the Sabbath is an indicator of how we feel toward God.

17 2. The Blessed Day The Sabbath {129} In a sense, the Sabbath is arbitrary. Why the seventh day over any other? It’s because God said so. There’s a lot of obvious and apparent logic in not stealing, not killing, not coveting, and so forth. You don’t have to be a Christian to follow those precepts, many non-Christians do.

18 2. The Blessed Day The Sabbath {129} To obey the seventh-day Sabbath is to reveal a willingness to obey simply because God tells us to. Sabbath keeping is an act of faith. We truly rest in Christ’s work of salvation for us in a special way each week. We reveal the fullness of our assurance in Christ by resting on the Sabbath. Sabbath keeping is an outward expression of our rest in Christ.

19 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 NKJV “But I do not want you to be ignorant … concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. … For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout … and the dead in Christ will rise first. … And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” The Message of the Prophets 3. The Blessed Hope

20 State of the Dead {131} Inspiration teaches that only God is immortal (1 Tim 6:16) and that human beings apart from God are subject to death. Jesus taught that death is a sleep that ends in one of two resurrections—a resurrection of life and a resurrection of damnation (John 5:28, 29).

21 3. The Blessed Hope The Second Coming {133} The concept that Christ’s coming consists of two stages has captured the thinking of many Protestants today. The first supposed stage involves a secret rapture, when all Christians will be caught up with Christ, and the second focuses on Christ’s appearing seven years later to rule on earth for 1,000 years.

22 3. The Blessed Hope The Second Coming {133} According to the New Testament, Jesus return will be an indivisible, single, literal, audible, and visible event (1 Thess 4:16, 17; Rev 19:11-21). The word Adventist in our church name means that we believe in the second coming of Christ so much that it’s a part of our identity.

23 The Message of the Prophets Final Words {124} The crucial point to remember is that our church’s doctrines are based solely on the Bible. They are not dependent upon Ellen White’s writings, however helpful she has been in clarifying some of those teachings.

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