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1 powerpoint presentation designed by claro ruiz vicente Adult Bible Study Guide Oct Nov Dec 2013 Adult Bible Study Guide Oct Nov Dec 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.

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4 The Heavenly Sanctuary The Picture of Salvation {168} UNQUESTIONABLY, THE greatest revelation of the love and character of God was at the cross, where the Lord offered Himself in the person of Jesus Christ as a sacrifice for the sins of a world that never had to sin to begin with.

5 The Heavenly Sanctuary The Picture of Salvation {168} To help us understand better what this great sacrifice meant, God devised the earthly sanctuary, a pictorial representation of the plan of salvation. This earthly sanctuary, however, only modeled the heavenly one, which is the center of God’s presence and of His activity in the universe.

6 The Heavenly Sanctuary The Picture of Salvation {169} As the key for a complete system of truth, the sanctuary and Christ’s priestly ministry bacame the basis for the Seventh-day Adventist faith— and still remains so. In fact, the sanctuary message is the Adventists’ unique doctrine.

7 The Heavenly Sanctuary The Picture of Salvation {169} No other doctrine of the Adventist Church (with the possible exception of the Sabbath) has faced so many challenges. Fortunately, these challenges have not only been withstood, they have increased our understanding of this crucial teaching and have made us stronger in our understanding of salvation.

8 The Sanctuary Contents 1. The Heavenly Sanctuary 2. “Heaven” on Earth 3. Sacrifices 4. Lessons From the Sanctuary 5. Atonement: Purification Offering 6. The Day of Atonement 7. Christ, Our Sacrifice 8. Christ, Our Priest 9. The Pre-Advent Judgment 10. The Eschatological Day of Atonement 11. Our Prophetic Message 12. The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character 13. Exhortations From the Sanctuary

9 The Great Controversy 488 Our Goal {169} “ THE SANCTUARY in heaven is the very center of Christ’s work in behalf of men. … It opens to view the plan of redemption, bringing us down to the very close of time and revealing the triumphant issue of the contest between righteous and sin. It is of the utmost importance that all should thoroughly investigate these subjects.”

10 The Sanctuary Lesson 1, October 5 The Sanctuary Lesson 1, October 5 The Heavenly Sanctuary

11 The Heavenly Sanctuary Key Text 1 Kings 8:49 NKJV “ ‘[T]HEN HEAR in heaven Your dwelling place their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause’.”

12 The Heavenly Sanctuary Initial Words {171} SCRIPTURE IS clear: the heavenly sanctuary is a real place, and from it we can learn truths about the character and work of our God. Thus, the focus of this week’s lesson is the heavenly sanctuary and what God is doing there for us, because what He is doing in the sanctuary is, indeed, for us.

13 The Heavenly Sanctuary Quick Look 1. God’s DWELLING Room (1 Kings 8:30) 2. God’s THRONE Room (Psalm 103:19) 3. God’s COURT Room (Psalm 9:4-8)

14 The Heavenly Sanctuary 1. God’s Dwelling Room 1 Kings 8:30 NKJV “ ‘AND MAY You hear the supplication of Your servant and of Your people Israel. When they pray toward this place, then hear in heaven Your dwelling place, and when you hear, forgive.’ ”

15 1. God’s Dwelling Room His Residence {172} “ GOD IS everywhere.” He is “omnipresent,” which means that He is present throughout the universe. Complementing God’s attribute of omnipresence is His eternal existence. God has neither beginning nor end (Ps. 90:2). He has always been and will always be (Jude 1:25).

16 1. God’s Dwelling Room His Residence {172} God obviously dwells in heaven in a special way, in His glorious presence and pure holiness. The greatest manifestation of God’s presence exists in heaven. He chooses to reveal Himself in a special way in heaven and, as we will see, in the heavenly sanctuary.

17 1. God’s Dwelling Room His Residence {172} We are limited in our understanding of His physical nature. He is spirit (John 4:24) and, as such, cannot be contained in any structure or dimension (1 Kings 8:27). Even so, the Bible presents heaven (John 14:1–3) and the heavenly sanctuary as real places (Heb. 8:2) where God can be seen (Rev. 4:2, 3).

18 The Heavenly Sanctuary 2. God’s Throne Room Psalm 103:19 NKJV “THE LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.”

19 2. God’s Throne Room God as King {173} THE BIBLE also reveals God as sovereign. God is not only King of heaven but also “King of all the earth” (Ps. 47:7, NKJV), here and now (Ps. 93:2). That God’s throne is established in heaven has several ramifications. One of them is that God is independent and superior to the rest of the universe.

20 2. God’s Throne Room God as King {173} God’s rule encompasses righteousness and justice, as well as love and truthfulness. These moral qualities describe how He acts in the human world. These qualities, which compose His rule, are also the same as those that He wants His people to manifest in their lives (Mic. 6:8, Isa. 59:14).

21 2. God’s Throne Room Worship in Heaven {174} The vision of the heavenly throne room is a vision of the heavenly sanctuary. Revelation 4 point back to the Old Testament worship service, which centered on the earthly sanctuary.

22 2. God’s Throne Room Worship in Heaven {174} The slain Lamb of Revelation 5 points to Christ’s sacrificial death. In these two chapters, centering around God’ throne, is a depiction of God’s work for the salvation of humanity

23 The Heavenly Sanctuary 3. God’s Court Room Psalm 9:4-8 NKJV “YOU SAT on the throne judging in righteousness, You have rebuked the nations, You have destroyed the wicked…. But the Lord…has prepared His throne for judgment, and He shall administer judgment for the peoples in uprightness.

24 3. God’s Court Room God as Judge {175} WHEN GOD judges, the throne room becomes a courtroom and the heavenly throne a judgment seat. The One enthroned is the One who judges (see Ps. 9:4–8), a concept known in the ancient Near East where kings often functioned as judges, as well.

25 3. God’s Court Room God as Judge {175} The classic combination of throne room and judgment appears in Daniel 7:9–14. There, the judgment consists of two strands: a verdict of vindication for the saints and a sentence of condemnation for God’s enemies. God is just, and all our questions about justice will be answered in God’s time, not ours.

26 3. God’s Court Room Place of Salvation {176} The book of Hebrews teaches that Christ is ministering in the heavenly sanctuary as our High Priest. His work there is focused on our salvation, for He appears “in the presence of God for us” (Heb. 9:24, NASB), giving us assurance that we will receive mercy and grace because of what He has done for us.

27 The Heavenly Sanctuary Final Words {177} “ THE ABIDING place of the King of kings…that temple, filled with the glory of the eternal throne…could find…but a faint reflection of its vastness and glory. Yet important truths concerning the heavenly sanctuary and the great work there…were taught by the earthly sanctuary and its services.” GC 414


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