Sunday: The Grace to Grow
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The lives of the disciples show constant spiritual growth as they walked with Jesus. When Christ called His disciples, their attitudes and actions certainly did not reflect the loveliness of His character. Read Luke 9:51-56 and Matthew 20:20-28. How do these passages reveal James’ and John’s thinking? James and John had some serious character flaws. They were … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Reformation: The Willingness to Grow and Change
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Read for This Week’s Study: 1 John 2:1-9, Phil. 2:12-14, Matt. 26:31-35, John 20:24-29,Luke 15:11-21, John 5:1-14. Memory Text: “But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:6, 7, NKJV). Before Pentecost, the disciples had significant spiritual … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Reformation: The Outgrowth of Revival
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“A revival and a reformation must take place under the ministration of the Holy Spirit. Revival and reformation are two different things. Revival signifies a renewal of spiritual life, a quickening of the powers of mind and heart, a resurrection from spiritual death. Reformation signifies a reorganization, a change in ideas and theories, habits and … [Click to read more …]

One God — One Goal — One Glory
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Have you ever been part of a musical group of some kind – like a choir, band or orchestra? Making music together is an amazing experience. Practicing together somehow brings the members together into almost a single organism. Each person has their specific part to play or sing. It may be similar to someone else’s … [Click to read more …]

09: The Outgrowth of Revival – Thought Starters
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For both He who sanctifies and those who are being sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren.” (Hebrews 2:11, NKJV). [Thought questions for Reformation: The Outgrowth of Revival August 28, 2013] 1. What a promise! Look at the Memory Text for this week’s lesson, above. God the Almighty, God … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Heaven’s Appeal for an End-Time Reformation
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The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a reform movement. It was raised up by God to restore biblical truths lost sight of many centuries ago. Although the Holy Spirit worked powerfully through the Reformers, there were vital truths that they did not fully understand. God still had more truth to reveal to His people. God is … [Click to read more …]

Repairing the Potholes
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We’ve had a tremendous amount of rain this year, with five inches just last Friday.  When I was driving in the pouring rain with the grandchildren, I told them we needed a boat, as every now and then, the water splashed up 20 feet or so on either side of the van. When the sun … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Luther’s Appeal for Reformation
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When we think of the word reformation , our minds are naturally drawn to the Protestant Reformation and Martin Luther. Until then, western Christianity was for the most part locked in tradition. The tenets of the church overshadowed the teachings of Jesus. Tradition became more quoted than Scripture. Multitudes were dominated by fear. They had … [Click to read more …]

09: The Outgrowth of Revival – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Reformation is a change in our thinking whereby we see sin as it is and surrender any practice, habit, or attitude that is not in harmony with God’s will. [Teaching plan for The Outgrowth of Revival August 26, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read 2 Corinthians 7:8-12. a. Ask class members to … [Click to read more …]