Spiritual Gifts, Keys to Ministry 

January, February, March 1997

Introduction This quarter's Bible study focuses on The New Testament doctrine of spiritual gifts. The Adult Sabbath School Lessons are prepared by the Sabbath School/Personal Ministries Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The lesson organization provided here (with explanations) is quoted directly from the Adult Sabbath School Lessons (Copyright 1997 by the Sabbath School Department, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists), and is used here by permission.

Dr. James W. Zackrison is the Principal Contributor to this quarter's lessons.

Dr. Zackrison is the director of the General Conference Sabbath School/Personal Ministries Department.
Dr. Zackrison has a B.A. from La Sierra University and an M.A. in religion from Andrews University. Mush of his graduate work was done at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he received an M.A. in intercultural studies and a Doctor of Missiology degree. His major field of study for the doctorate was cultural anthropology and urban church growth. His minor fields were leadership, curriculum development, and mission history.
Having been a missionary in the Inter-American Division for twenty years, Dr. Zackrison has had extensive experience as a mission pastor, youth director, college professor, and administrator. At various times, he served as president of the Honduras Mission, Central America; president of Central American Adventist University in Costa Rica; professor of theology at Colombia Adventist University; and translator and research coordinator at the Inter-American Division headquarters in Coral Gables, Florida. Prior to coming to the General Conference, Dr. Zackrison was director of the Church Growth and Adult Sabbath School Departments of the Southern California Conference.

Dr. Zackrison and his wife, Sonia, have two sons and three daughters. As an experienced missionary, pastor, teacher, and administrator, Dr. Zackrison is eminently qualified to lead the Sabbath School program of the world church.

Lesson Titles for This Quarter:

  1. What the Bible Says About Spiritual Gifts

  2. The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts

  3. Spiritual Gifts and the Church

  4. Spiritual Gifts From Pentecost to the Present

  5. Love: The Universal Gift

  6. Support Gifts

  7. Teaching Gifts

  8. Leadership and Administrative Gifts

  9. Outreach Gifts

  10. Sign or Power Gifts

  11. How to Discover and Verify Your Spiritual Gifts

  12. Converting Spiritual Gifts Into Ministries

  13. Using Your Spiritual Gifts in Your Church

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