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P R O P H E T I C G I F T The Blessings of thePROPHETIC GIFTS Adult Sabbath School LessonPowerPoint PresentationMarch 21, 2009 ADAPT Teaching Approach
Memory Verse “Surely the Lord Jehovah will do nothing, except he reveals his secret unto his servants the prophets.” AMOS 3:7
BLESSINGS TO OTHERS • Preach God’s last warning message • Share God’s plan of salvation STEPS WE NEED TO MAKE
STEP ONE PREACH GOD’S WARNING MESSAGE
God’s Warning Message A. What is the mission of the Christian church, and how well is it carrying out this mission? Matt. 28:19, 20 • MISSION. Within 100 years it increased from 18% in the year 1800 to 34 per cent in 1900. • Today, out of 229 countries, SDAs have an established work in more than 200 of them. EGW greatly helped in our growth as a denomination.
God’s Warning Message B. In what ways have Christian education benefited our church? • EDUCATION. At the beginning of 1872 EGW received a vision on the proper principles of education • Today, more than 6000 Adventist schools, colleges, and universities serve more than one million students around the world
God’s Warning Message C. How have we as a church benefited from prophetic guidance about health? • HEALTH MESSAGE. On June 6, 1863, EGW received a vision in which she was shown the need for health reform • Today, there are about 300 hospitals, clinics, and dispensaries which the church operates today
STEP TWO SHARE GOD’S PLAN OF SALVATION
God’s Plan of Salvation A. What role did publishing play in the early history of SDA church? • PUBLISHING. In 1848 EGW had a vision. “I have a message for you. You must begin to print a little paper and send it out to people.”—Life Sketches of EGW, p. 125 • Today, the SDA church owns more than fifty publishing houses, and the message is printed in more than 220 languages
God’s Plan of Salvation B. What does the OT teach about origins of human life? Gen. 1:1-3 • THEOLOGY - God has used the prophetic gift to protect His people from theological errors • According to OT the Lord created life on our earth in six days • EGW “I was then carried back to the creation and was shown that the first week, in which God performed the work of creation in six days and rested on the seventh day, was just like other every week.”—Spiritual Gifts, vol. 3, p. 90
BLESSINGS TO OTHERS • By preaching God’s last warning message • By sharing God’s plan of salvation WE CAN BECOME BLESSINGS TO OTHERS
APPLY How can this lesson about prophetic gift affect my life today? Q Do I have the desire to preach God’s warning message? Do I have the desire to share God’s plan of salvation?
PLAN How can we use this lesson about prophetic gift this coming week? Q • What are the practical ways I can do to become a blessing to other people?
TRANSFER TRUTH What changes do I need in my life? Q • What biblical principle from the lesson can I use today?
PRINCIPLE APPLICATION PROBLEM DECISION This coming week, I will appropriate special time and money for God’s work I am poorI am busy I need to become a blessing to other people • By joining the church community work • 2. By supporting God’s work financially TRANSFER TRUTH What changes do I need in my life? Q Let’s make the decision!
ADAPTit!Teaching Approach Effective for SMALL GROUPS 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? Teach With Power Ministrywww.teachwithpower.comInfo@teachwithpower.com