Wednesday: The Conviction to Return
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Read Luke 15:11-21. What specific attitudes and actions led the prodigal to decide to return home? What principles of revival and reformation do we discover in this passage? Revival can be defined in different ways. However it may be defined, one factor ought not be missed: Revival is coming home. It is a heart hunger to … [Click to read more …]

10: Willingness to Grow and Change – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : Change does not occur without a spiritual battle. Reformation occurs by faith as we choose to surrender our habits and attitudes to Him. [Teaching plan for Willingness to Grow and Change September 2, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read James 4:6,7 a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Confidence and Doubt
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What was wrong with Peter’s attitude before the Cross? Matt. 26:31-35. Peter was no match for the wiles of the evil one. He attempted to face Satan’s temptations in His own strength. Filled with a sense of self-inflated confidence, he had little idea of the crisis that was coming. In the courtyard of the high priest and … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Power to Choose
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Change comes at the point of choice. Reformation occurs as we chose to yield to the convicting power of the Holy Spirit and surrender our will to God’s will. God will never force or manipulate our will. He respects our freedom. His Spirit impresses our minds, convicts our hearts, and prompts us to do right, … [Click to read more …]

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 …]

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 …]