As you work, pursue excellence so it can be a witness of Gods character. HOW DOES THE PROPHET HABAKKUK DESCRIBE THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST? Now, what is the impossible thing as far as you are concerned? Psalm 119:70, (12) WHAT DIVINE PROMISE IS GIVEN CONCERNING THE STABILITY OF GODS LAW? WHAT WILL CHRIST OUR RIGHTEOUS JUDGE BESTOW ON EACH OF HIS REDEEMED? It is true that provision is made for cleansing in casesin is committed, but Gods perfect plan made it possible for man to overcome every sin and to live a life of perfect obedience through Christ. For instance, there is the prayer of commitment. This agrees with the beloved disciple John who cried out as the Holy Spirit burned in his heart: We know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. I John 5:15. This prayer says, If it be Thy will, then do so and so for me, or for another. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. . If victory over all sin is possible through Christ, it is true, whether the preacher has claimed it or not claimed it. This disciple was not alone in this divine unction. The rich do not have more of it; the poor do not have less, I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. And Christ says, Come to me. HOW DOES THE BIBLE DESCRIBE THE PLAN OF REDEMPTION? So we may ask for these blessings, and believe that we receive them, and thank God that we have received them. Steps to Christ, p. 51 (Army and Navy edition). The gift is in the promise, and we may go about our work assured that what God has promised He is able to perform, and that the gift, which we already possess, will be realized when we need it most. Allot time for group discussion and allow each time to share their answers at the end of the given time. In a subtle way, they have been affected by the prevalent belief that too much concern about obedience is a form of salvation by works. Those who want success in the Christian life must have time to seek for His kingdom and His righteousness instead of just being too busy. WHAT IS THE ONLY SOURCE OF PREVENTION AGAINST DECEPTION? Anyone who believes obedience is unimportant should read again the dramatic story of Adam and Eve. Restoring the image of God in man is a very important part of the everlasting gospel. In each of the churches certain ones received high commendation and glorious promises of heavenly reward. That is when he began to sink. He is waiting to honor your faith and to supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19. It is probably safe to say that the majority of Christians today are resigned to falling short of the moral law. This brings us to the thirdtext, found in Romans 6:11, Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. The word reckon means to believe, or to consider it done. Now would be a good time to review how we have been spending our time so far. What takes up most of our precious time? AY Program Idea: Is it Possible to Live WithoutSinning? But nothing could be farther from the truth. But something is fearfully wrong with this position. Make a guide. STORY. I was ignorant, and went blindfolded on my way to destruction.. They believe Gods love is incompatible with strict rules and penalties for violation. Not all can sing, play a musical instrument, or preach; not all are strong or smart or wealthy or popular, but all have time.
Revelation 16:14; Matthew 24:24, (21) UTILIZING HIS METHODS OF SEDUCTION AND CONTROL, WHAT IS SATANS UNDERLYING GOALIN THIS IMPENDING CONFLICT? Assign a leader and a secretary.
He came, the Bible says, to destroy the works of the devil. Let us return for a moment to the analogy of the hypnotized man. Here is how sure you can be just as sure as Christs words are true! Share discussion points with the congregation and discuss myths and superstitions commonly known about death around us. When we have asked for His blessing, we should believe that we receive it and thank Him that we have received it. The Desire of Ages, p. 200. In fact, the promises of the Bible are so clear and specific on this point that it is hard to get confused.
It will remain there as long as you accept it in faith. Group the congregation into different classes. Incredibly, some seem to be so fearful of keeping the law too closely that they actually make provision to break it. Do you remember how Peter walked on the water? Paul utterly devastates the doctrine that a believer should keep on falling into sin. WHAT DISTINGUISHES THIS GROUP FROM THE MULTITUDE OF THE REDEEMED?
We are assured that all have sinned, that the carnal mind is enmity against God, and that mans righteousness is as filthy rags. The limits are clearly defined in the words of Jesus, According to your faith be it unto you. Matthew 9:29. Group 3: The one thankful leper out of ten vs Achan, Group 4: The Litttle Lad with fish and bread vs Zacchaeus. After the quiz, allow time for Q&A and discussions. Allow time for discussion within the groups. In fact, they are quite satisfied that God doesnt even expect them to fulfill that law completely, either in the flesh or in the spirit. Why could he not do it? The decisive hour is even now at hand. Key Text: So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Spirits of the dead are hovering about their friends on earth to communicate with them, to warn them against evil, or to comfort them in sorrow. Romans 7:7; Romans 3:20, (3) WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF GODS WORD AND THE LAW IT CONTAINS? How do we know we have the victory after we ask Him? In addition, it adds support to the original charge of Satan against God, and gives a paralyzing, false security to everyone who believes in it. As sure as the oak is in the acorn, so sure is the gift of God in His promise. (False), Satan beguiles men now as he beguiled Eve in Eden by flattery, by kindling a desire to obtain forbidden knowledge, by exciting ambition for self-exaltation. And why is it important? One of these promises is, Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. The promises of God. Every particle of faith should be focused on that one request for victory and then it should be accounted as done. (False), The work of dealing with familiar spirits was not pronounced an abomination to the Lord, and was solemnly allowed without punishment. That is a very comfortable doctrine, but completely foreign to what the Bible teaches. WHY HAS GOD PROVIDED PROPHECY IN HIS WORD? We are now at Lesson number 7 out of 13 in our Great Controversy Bible Study, I hope all is well from your end. Peters sinking had nothing to do with the failure of divine power. But all the verses about failure, sin and defeat are in reference to the unregenerateexperience of a person. Commune with God upon arising in the morning and before going to bed at night. The angry multitudes are suddenly arrested. Or the popular, convenient doctrine that no one can really live without sin anyway. WHAT PRINCIPLE WILL INSPIRE THE REDEEMED TO SHARE THEIR TESTIMONY THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE? So, declares our favorite author: As surely as the oak is in the acorn, so surely is the gift of God in His promise. Instead of being told that we can just triumph, we are told that we may always triumph. 2 Corinthians 2:14. Is it important to believe the promises exactly as they read? Let us answer the following questions per class or group and encourage discussions. Faith accepts the fact of deliverance and constantly claims the victory which is in the secure possession of the believer. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. 2 Peter 1:4.
Why do we have to call sin by its right name? In order to endure the trial before them, they must understand the will of God as revealed in His word; they can honor Him only as they have a right conception of His character, government, and purposes, and act in accordance with them. Deliverance is yours for the believing and the asking. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Allot time for groups to answer the following questions: Let the group share their answers to the rest of the congregation after the given time. We are currently/now being judged for the things we do and the things we do not no do. HOW DID PAUL DESCRIBE THE ATTITUDE OF THE LUST DRIVEN MAJORITY TOWARD DOCTRINAL TRUTH? Do you believe He will give you that power if you ask Him? Instead of saying we may be saved, the Bible says we can be saved to the uttermost. Hebrews 7:25. Prepare the following materials: Manila paper, marker pens, scotch tapes. (True), Before the second advent of Christ, there will be similar manifestations of satanic power. Millions are being conditioned to break the great moral law of the universe without feeling any guilt! For this lesson. Righteousness literally means right-doing and applies to a dynamic fulfillment of Gods will. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. The last great delusion is soon to open before us. What are the similarities between the two? Do we indeed make provision for sin by holding that it is impossible not to sin? Wrap up discussion by providing conclusion on what SDAs believe. The final step to victory is described in our fourthtext, Romans 13:14. The prayer of reception does not say, Dear Lord, although I have confessed my sins, and fulfilled the conditions, yet if be Thy will, give me the wisdom I need, because God has already promised, If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. Because they found themselves stumbling in their efforts to be perfect, they finally concluded that it was impossible not to sin. Jesus did not come to save us from the consequences of sin only, but to save us from the sin itself. And when he had said this, he fell asleep. His most strenuous exertions could not lift the glass that was light enough for any child to remove. But if not, then there will also be another reward. When the father left, the girl immediately got to work with the shoes, brush, and shoe polish. Again and again the author of the book Education emphasizes that this kind of payer is based on claiming a Bible promise: For pardon of sin, for the Holy Spirit , for a Christlike temper, for wisdom and strength to do His work, for any gift He has promised, we may ask; then we are to believe that we receive, and return thanks to God that we have received.p, 258. Satan employs every possible device to prevent men from obtaining a knowledge of the Bible; for its plain utterances reveal his deceptions. Prepare a special song for all members of the group to sing. In both the books, Steps to Christ and The Desire of Ages, the author put the word have in italics for emphasis. When Gods requirements lead us to an opposite course from that which our associates are pursuing, go resolutely forward, whether you follow many or few. Because the scientists, after placing him in the trance, had told him that it was impossible to pick up the glass. Gods Peculiar People = The Church Militant, But my righteous one shall live by faith: And if he shrinks back, my soul hath no pleasure in him. He makes it plain that our asking must be according to Gods will; we must ask for the things that He has promised, and whatever we receive must be used in doing His will, the conditions met, the promise is unequivocal. Why is it so hard to believe implicitly that God will do what He promises? Let us remember that our souls are in the balances, as are the souls of thousands that we could have reached with Gods word. Put the hours in. How do we know, and how do we pray for Gods will for us? This year, may we all strive hard and work hard to lead our churches and youth groups. Saith the Lord; Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth, to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the Mighty One of Israel. Education, p. 258. There was once a little girl who was asked by her father to shine his shoes while he was away. They are all big words, but they all have the connotation of being set free, both from the guilt and the practice of sin. I hope you are all doing amazingly with Gods grace. What are these? We do not earn it by our efforts, or deserve it because of any supposed goodness. He is the only one who has ever gained the victory over Satan, and if we ever possess the victory, it will have to come as a gift from Him.
For some people the deliverance is so dramatic that they lose even the appetite for the sin. He not only countsus righteous through the imputation of His atoning death, but He makesus righteous through the impartation of His victorious life.