09: The Pre-Advent Judgment: Discussion starters
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1. Good news. Do you ever consider how the visions Daniel saw compared with the movies and videos and amazing cinematography of our day? How did Daniel describe what he saw so that others could understand the sequence of events that would bring ‘good news’ to succeeding generations? Imagine you were Daniel and this was your vision. … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Responsible Assurance
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Read Psalm 96:11–13. What is the reason for all creation to rejoice? Why would anyone cry out “Judge me, O Lord” (Ps. 7:8, NKJV)? The reason is simple. Judgment means salvation: “ Save me, O God, by Your name, and vindicate me by Your power” (Ps. 54:1, NASB). Psalm 26 is a heartbreaking plea for … [Click to read more …]

Judged by Our Works?
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Since 1981, when I began preaching in high school, I have preached in many churches from Chiclayo, Peru, to Torrington, Connecticut.  I have spoken to large and small congregations with various needs.  I have illustrated to some conservative churches the need to be a little more liberal, and to liberal churches, how to be a … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: When the Judgment Ends
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Read Daniel 7 again. What are the results of the pre-Advent judgment? The judgment results in several far-reaching actions: 1. The Son of Man is crowned. He receives “dominion, Glory and a kingdom” (Dan. 7:14, NASB). 2. The saints receive the kingdom forever. The judgment is for the benefit of the saints who will receive … [Click to read more …]

09: The Pre-Advent Judgment – Teaching Plan
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Key Thought : When God judges His people, He justifies, delivers, and vindicates; but on the other hand, He condemns, punishes, and destroys evil. [Teaching plan for The Pre-Advent Judgment November 25, 2013] 1. Have a volunteer read Daniel 7:8-13 a. Ask class members to share a thought on what the most important point in … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Time of the Judgment
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Read Daniel 7:7–10, 21-22, 25-26. When does the judgment of Daniel 7 take place? Both in the vision and in the angelic interpretation, the judgment follows as God’s response to the horn’s presumption and climaxes with the transfer of the kingdom to God’s saints. The Bible describes the judgment as occurring during the time when … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Judgment Pattern
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Read Genesis 3:8–20. What does God do before He pronounces judgment? The concept of an investigative judgment is biblical. God’s judicial procedure often includes a phase of investigation and inquiry. A first instance is reported in Genesis 3, where God investigates before He pronounces the verdict (Gen. 3:8–19). God’s dealings with Cain (Genesis 4), Babel … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: The Vision and the Judgment
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“A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened” (Dan. 7:10). Read Daniel 7:1–14. What is happening here? After Daniel sees the four beasts, he observed another horn coming up among … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Pre-Advent Judgment
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Read for This Week’s Study: Daniel 7, Gen. 3:8–20, 2 Tim. 2:19, Ps. 51:4, 2 Cor. 5:10, Ps. 96:11–13. Memory Text: “ ‘ “Then the sovereignty, the dominion, and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Christ, Our High Priest
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Further Study: “The Atonement, Part II—High-Priestly Application of Atoning Sacrifice,” pp. 680–692, in Appendix C of The SDA Bible Commentary, vol. 7A. “Step away from Satan’s voice and from acting his will, and stand by the side of Jesus, possessing his attributes, the possessor of keen and tender sensibilities, who can make the cause of … [Click to read more …]