Sabbath: The Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character
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Read for This Week’s Study: Ezek. 28:12–17, Isa. 14:12–15, Job 1:6–12, Zech. 3:1–5, 1 John 4:10, 2 Tim. 4:8, Ezek. 36:23–27. Memory Text: “And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments” (Revelation 16:7). Seventh-day Adventists understand reality through the biblical concept of the … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: The Ghost Dancer, part 1
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I am Daniel-at least that is the name I have taken. I live in the country of Benin, the birthplace of voodoo. My grandmother was a voodoo priestess; so was my mother. People would come and whisper their problem or their wish into a seashell, which the priestess throws on the ground. How it lands … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Our Prophetic Message
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Further Study: For the view of the three angels’ messages by Ellen G. White, see “Heralds of the Morning,” pp. 299–316,” “An American Reformer,” pp. 317–342, “Light Through Darkness,” pp. 343–354, “A Great Religious Awakening,” pp. 355–374, in The Great Controversy for the first angel’s message. For the second angel’s message, see “Prophecies Fulfilled,” pp. … [Click to read more …]

11: Our Prophetic Message – Thought Starters
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[Thought questions for Our Prophetic Message December 11, 2013] 1. “I saw another angel.” What do the messages of the three angels of Revelation have in common? Or are their messages distinct and different? How do the angels communicate their urgent messages with believers on Planet Earth? Would you rather see them flying in the sky … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The “Patience” of the Saints
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The second and third angels’ messages of Revelation are a warning to all who do not heed the divine call of the first angel’s message. If people continue on their wrong path, they will partake of God’s seven last plagues, which are seen as “the wine of the wrath of God” (Rev. 14:10), and this … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Worship the Creator
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The heart of the book of Revelation is about worship. While the dragon, the beast from the sea, and the beast from the earth (often called “the false trinity”) join forces to unite the world in worshiping them (see Rev. 13:4, 8, 12, 15; 14:9, 11), God calls the human race to worship the Creator … [Click to read more …]

11: Our Prophetic Message – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : The three angel’s messages prepare people to face the last day deceptions and be ready for the second coming of Christ. Life and death are bound up in our attitude toward these messages.. [Teaching plan for Our Prophetic Message December 9, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Revelation 14:6,7.. a. Ask class … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Rage of Nations
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Read Revelation 14:7. What judgment is this verse talking about? The judgment proclaimed here begins before the return of Christ, which is described in Revelation 14:14–20. It is, therefore, the same as the pre-Advent judgment of Daniel 7. Its beginning, which Daniel 8:14 anchors in the year 1844, coincides with the fact that the three … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Time of Disappointment
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Read Revelation 10. What is the message of the angel with the little scroll? What does it mean to “prophesy again”? The portrayal of the angel recalls the description of Christ (Rev. 1:13–16) and of the divine-like “man in linen” in Daniel’s last vision (Dan. 10:5-6; 12:5–7), suggesting that they are identical. In Daniel 12:6-7, … [Click to read more …]