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1 powerpoint presentation designed by claro ruiz vicente Adult Bible Study Guide Jul Aug Sep 2013 Adult Bible Study Guide Jul Aug Sep 2013

2 Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide An Appeal 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, change fonts, 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. P LEASE U SE A S I S.

3 R EVIVAL & R EFORMATION

4 1 Revival: Our Great Need 2 Prayer: The Heartbeat of Revival 3 The Word: The Foundation of Revival 4 Witness and Service: The Fruit of Revival 5 Obedience: The Fruit of Revival 6 Confession and Repentance: The Conditions of Revival 7 Unity: The Bond of Revival 8 Discernment: The Safeguard of Revival 9 Reformation: The Outgrowth of Revival 10 Reformation: The Willingness to Grow and Change 11 Reformation: Thinking New Thoughts 12 Reformation: Healing Broken Relationships 13 The Promised Revival: God’s Mission Completed Revival and Reformation Contents

5 Revival and Reformation Our Goal {5} “A revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs.” —Selected Messages 1:121. Heaven places priority on revival. What could be more important?

6 Revival and Reformation Lesson 8, August 24 Revival and Reformation Lesson 8, August 24 Discernment: The Safeguard of Revival

7 Key Text Psalm 119:159, 160 NKJV “Consider how I love Your precepts; revive me, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness. The entirety of Your word is truth, and everyone of Your righteous judgments endures forever.”

8 Discernment: The Safeguard of Revival Initial Words {91} Are signs and wonders always evidence of the Holy Spirit’s working? Can we base our faith on signs and wonders alone? What role might signs and wonders have in a false revival? Is it possible that the devil can create a false religious excitement and leave the impression that a genuine revival has occurred?

9 Discernment: The Safeguard of Revival Quick Look 1. God’ Will and Love (1 John 2:3-6) 2. Faith and Ministry (2 Thessalonians 2:9-12) 3. Fruits and Gifts (1 Corinthians 12:4-7)

10 Discernment: The Safeguard of Revival 1. God’s Will and Love 1 John 2:3-6 NKJV “Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandment. He who says, ‘I know Him,’ and does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keep His word, truly the love of God is reflected in Him. By this we know that we are in Him.”

11 1.God’s Will and Love His Will in His Word {92} All true spirituality is focused on knowing God and doing His will. The Holy Spirit leads us into the Word. The Word of God is the foundation and heart of all true revival. The essence of true revival is discovering God’s will as manifest in God’s Word.

12 1.God’s Will and Love His Will in His Word {92} Any so-called “revival” that focuses on experience rather than commitment to obey God’s Word misses the mark completely. The Holy Spirit will never lead us where God’s Word does not.

13 1.God’s Will and Love His Love in His Law {93} Revival is all about knowing Jesus. It is a reawakening of the spiritual faculties of the soul. It is a personal and vital experience with the Savior. Knowing God leads to keeping His commandments. Loving God leads to loving one another.

14 Discernment: The Safeguard of Revival 2. Faith and Ministry God send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,…who did not believe the truth….” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 NKJV “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs and lying wonders…among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of truth….

15 2. Faith and Ministry Formalism and Fanaticism {94} One of the challenges of true revival is breaking through the icy surface of cold formalism while at the same time avoiding the fiery flames of fanaticism. Formalism is rigidly locked in the status quo. It is satisfied with the external husks of religion while it denies the living reality of faith.

16 2. Faith and Ministry Formalism and Fanaticism {94} Fanaticism tends to go to extremes. It goes off on religious tangents. It tends to be unbalanced, focusing on one aspect of faith to the neglect of all others. Fanaticism is often self-righteous and judgmental.

17 2. Faith and Ministry Ministry and Miracles {95} False revivals often place their major emphasis on miracles. Genuine revivals focus on ministry. False revivals emphasize spectacular signs and wonders; genuine revivals recognize that the greatest miracle is a changed life.

18 2. Faith and Ministry Ministry and Miracles {95} When the desire for the spectacular is far more important than the desire for a new life in Christ, the mind is open to deception. Spectacular signs and marvelous wonders can never take the place of understanding and then following God’s Word.

19 Discernment: The Safeguard of Revival 3. Fruits and Gifts 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 NKJV “Now there are diversities of gift, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all.”

20 3. Fruits and Gifts Their Purpose {96} The gifts of the Holy Spirit might be divided into two large categories: some gifts are qualities, other gifts are callings. Both categories serve a similar purpose. They have been imparted by the Holy Spirit to strengthen the spiritual life of the church and equip it for its mission.

21 3. Fruits and Gifts Their Purpose {96} Any so-called revival that has little interest in the fruit of the Spirit, but is obsessed with possessing the gifts of the Spirit, is dangerous. If God gave the gifts of the Spirit in abundance to believers who were not manifesting the fruit of the Spirit, the church would become the center of selfish exhibitionism.

22 3. Fruits and Gifts Their Purpose {96} Beware of movements that concentrate on the gifts and power of the Holy Spirit rather than on obedience to God’s will and a transformed character that reveals the fruit of the Spirit.

23 Discernment: The Safeguard of Revival Final Words {97} “It is the absence of the Spirit that makes the gospel ministry so powerless. Learning, talents, eloquence, every natural or acquired endowment, may be possessed; but without the presence of the Spirit of God, no heart will be touched, no sinner be won to Christ.” —Christ’s Object Lessons 328.


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