Presentation on theme: "Ellen White: The Journey of Faith Module II “Meeting God” Dr John Skrzypaszek Director Ellen G. White Research Centre Avondale College."— Presentation transcript:
Ellen White: The Journey of Faith Module II “Meeting God” Dr John Skrzypaszek Director Ellen G. White Research Centre Avondale College
Tracing the Journey Life Changing Experience/ Searching for Meaning First Vision Commission: Call to Ministry Spiritual Preparation for the Second Coming
Life Under the Umbrella of God’s Promises Umbrella of God’s Promises Christ’s Presence Disperses the gloom and sorrow of people with sore and breaking hearts Softening, subduing influence The rainbow of Christ’s promises reflects light to others Enmity changed to sympathy and love Challenges of Life’s Journey
First Vision/Meeting the God of Hope October 22, 1844/ The Great Disappointment December 1844/ Ellen White’s First Vision Meeting the God of Hope Time of spiritual upheaval and soul searching Waiting, praying, studying the Bible
Preparation for the Second Coming Life Changing Experience/ Searching for Meaning First Vision Commission: Call to Ministry Spiritual growth involves: Awareness of God’s presence Trust in God’s unfailing promises Knowing God Discovering His purpose for life The First Vision God’s vision ignites sparkles of burden and passion for what matters most to Him Spiritual Preparation Prayer and Reflection Caring attitude Prioritized interest Assurance of Forgiveness and Acceptance Joyful anticipation
Call to Ministry Burden Fear/Awareness of personal limitations Promise of God’s grace Growth in Passion and Trust in God
The Purpose of Ellen White’s Prophetic Ministry The Narrow Pathway The Purpose of the Prophetic Gift Comfort Encouragement Hope in the Second Coming The purpose of Ellen White’s prophetic gift was to, a)Provide comfort and encouragement b)Remind of Christ’s continual presence and His promises in the Bible c)Remind the believers about the hope of Christ’s Second Coming
The Bible “Genuine Faith is founded on the Scripture” Ellen White, RH, November 25, 1884.
The Principles Emerging from Ellen White’s Meeting Points with God Life Changing Experience/ Searching for Meaning First Vision Commission: Call to Ministry The early stages of Ellen White’s spiritual journey gave birth to two important principles a)The principle of attachment b)The principle of helping hand
Conclusion Jesus became God’s extended hands to the world. In His presence we discover the picture of ministry par excellence, the vision and inspiration of what it means to become God’s extended hands to the world.