A New Commandment That Was There All Along
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There is a trick question I love to ask people. What was the tallest mountain in the world before Mount Everest was discovered? I get all kinds of answers, like “Mount McKinley “and so forth, but you know what the answer is? Mount Everest! Mount Everest was the tallest mountain in the world (Now I … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: The Promised Revival: God’s Mission Completed
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“The message will be carried not so much by argument as by the deep conviction of the Spirit of God. The arguments have been presented. The seed has been sown, and now it will spring up and bear fruit. The publications distributed by missionary workers have exerted their influence, yet many whose minds were impressed … [Click to read more …]

13: God’s Mission Completed – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for The Promised Revival: God’s Mission Completed September 25, 2013] 1. Up, Up, and Away. Billions of dollars have been spent over the years to explore space. The stated purposes vary from wanting to find other inhabitable worlds due to solve an over-populated earth to discovering new energy sources. Both Christians and non-Christians … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The Great Controversy Ended
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The entire book of Revelation can be summarized in just a few words: Jesus wins, Satan loses . Read Revelation 12:17; 17:13-14; 19:11-16. What is the central message of these passages? Here is good news: the same Jesus who defeated Satan on the cross will come again and triumph over the powers of hell and put a full … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Baptism of Fire
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Both the Old and New Testaments use a variety of symbols, such as water, wind, and oil, to describe the work of the Holy Spirit. John the Baptist links another image, that of fire, to the work of the Holy Spirit (Matt. 3:11,Luke 3:16). There are many who have misunderstood John’s statement. The passage does not … [Click to read more …]

13: God’s Mission Completed – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Jesus promise of the Holy Spirit in the latter rain enables His people to complete His mission on earth. [Teaching plan for God’s Mission Completed September 23, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Matthew 28:18-20. a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in this text … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Prerequisites for the Latter Rain
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What do the following texts tell us about the preparation needed in order to receive the Holy Spirit’s power in its fullness? Acts 1:14,Zech. 10:1, Acts 3:18-20, 4:31, Ps. 119:25,John 6:63. The Scriptures invite us to ask God for the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13). The disciples believed Christ’s promise, waited in unity, and prayed for the outpouring of the Holy … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Early and Latter Rain
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Both the Old and New Testament use the symbolism of water to represent the Holy Spirit. The prophet Isaiah quotes the words of our Lord, “‘“I will pour water on him who is thirsty. . . . I will pour My Spirit on your descendants”’” (Isa. 44:3, NKJV). Isaiah uses a common Hebrew literary device called … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Promised Power
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Christ’s Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 is accompanied by His great promise. What is that promise, what does it mean in a practical sense, and how can we draw comfort from it? Why is that promise so important to us? The disciples preached not in their strength but in Christ’s. According to Paul, in fact, the gospel was … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Promised Revival: God’s Mission Completed
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Read for This Week’s Study: Matt. 28:18-20; James 5:7, 8; Zech. 10:1; Matt.3:11; Rev. 18:1; 19:11-16. Memory Text: “Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming … [Click to read more …]