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1 This presentation is licensed for use on a single computer and is non-transferable. This presentation works best with Microsoft PowerPoint The teaching guide for this presentation is in a separate PDF file. ADULT SABBATH SCHOOL LESSON IN POWERPOINT PRESENTATION Teach With Power Ministry

2 ADAPT it! Teaching Approach 1st Quarter 2009, The Prophetic Gift Adult Sabbath School Lesson PowerPoint Presentation February 7, 2009 TESTING THE PROPHETS

3 Studying the books of EGW strengthens our faith

4 Memory Verse “Do not despise prophecies. Test all things; hold fast what is good.” I THESSALONIANS 5:20, 21

5 BENEFITS FROM GOD’S PROPHETS STEPS WE NEED TO TAKE Test every light according to the truth of the Bible Study the Spirit of Prophecy Books together with the Bible

6 TEST EVERY LIGHT ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE STEP ONE

7 The Test God used primarily dreams and visions to communicate with His messengers During her 70-year ministry ( ), Ellen White received about 2000 visions and dreams A. How did God communicate with individuals whom He called to the prophetic office? Gen. 15:1

8 The Test What the prophet says must harmonize with what God had revealed already Ellen White constantly referred to the biblical text, and what she wrote is in agreement with the Bible. B. What is one of the most important tests of a true prophet? Isa. 8:20

9 STUDY THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY BOOKS TOGETHER WITH THE BIBLE STEP TWO

10 The Test The fulfillment of predictions Conditional prophecy – fulfillment based on conditions This principle explains why a particular prophecy made by EGW in 1856 did not come to pass A. What another important test is found in Jeremiah 28:9?

11 The Test Every true prophet will point people to Jesus, the God-man Ellen G. White’s life was devoted to pointing people to Jesus B. What fourth test is found in I John 4:1, 2?

12 The Test “Jesus Christ is everything to us,—the first, the last, the best in everything. Jesus Christ, His Spirit, His character, colors everything;... Christ is a living Saviour. Continuing to look unto Jesus, we reflect His image to all around us.”— Messages to Young People, p QOUTATION

13 The Test Jesus applied the principle—that a good tree bears good fruit—to the life of the prophets Being a prophet does not make a person infallible or sinless C. What did Jesus say in the Sermon on the Mount about how true prophets can be identified? Matt. 7:20

14 The Test Mrs. White made mistakes and had character weaknesses, but the trend of her life was such that at her death a local non- Adventist newspaper reported, “The life of Mrs. White is an example worthy of emulation by all... She was humble, devout disciple of Christ and went about doing good.” –St. Helena, California, Star, July 23,1915. QOUTATION

15 BENEFITS FROM THE PROPHETS WE CAN BENEFIT FROM GOD’S PROPHETS By testing every light according to the truth of the Bible By studying the spirit of prophecy books together with the Bible

16 Studying the books of EGW strengthens our faith

17 APPLY How can this lesson about the test of true prophet affect my life today? Do I have the desire to test every light according to the truth of the Bible? Do I have the desire to study the Bible together with EGW books regularly? Q

18 PLAN How can I use this lesson about the test of true prophet this coming week? What are the practical things I can do to study the Bible and the prophecy books regularly? Q

19 TRANSFER TRUTH What changes do I need in my life? What biblical principle from the lesson can we use today? Q

20 TRANSFER TRUTH What changes do I need in my life? I need to study the Bible and the spirit of prophecy books I am busy with my work 1. By appropriating special time for the study 2. By purchasing my personal copy of EGW books This coming week I will start reading the Bible and the books of EGW PRINCIPLEAPPLICATIONPROBLEMDECISION Let’s make the decision! Q

21 ASSOCIATE truth – Why should I study this lesson? DISCOVER truth – What does the Bible say about this truth? APPLY truth – How can this truth affect my life today? PLAN using the truth – How can I use this truth today? TRANSFER truth to life – What changes do I need in my life? ADAPT it! Teaching Approach Teach With Power Ministry Effective for SMALL GROUPS


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