Saturday, August 17, 2013

Discernment: The Safeguard of Revival│Lesson 8, August 17-23



Read for This Week’s Study: John 17:3; 1 John 2:3-6; Matt. 23:27-28; 2 Thess. 2:9-12; 1 Cor. 12:4-7.

Memory Text: “Consider how I love Your precepts; revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness. The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever” (Psalm 119:159-160, NKJV).

Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church│Amazing Facts
... and 5 more videos: Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class, Loma Linda UniversityTheological Crossroads

Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. JenningsCome And Reason Ministries

Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell│Communications Department of Andrews University.

Sabbath School University│Sabbath School & Personal Ministries

Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris at the Forest Lake Adventist in Florida│HopeTV

• Sabbath Afternoon│Introduction


Early in my ministry I studied with a family in rural Tennessee. One day a large man walked into the room smoking a big cigar. He then declared that the Lord had healed him from lung cancer!

I have reflected upon this experience often. This man sincerely believed that the Holy Spirit had miraculously healed him. However, did his belief that he was healed make it true? Are signs and wonders always evidence of the Holy Spirit’s working? Can we base our faith on signs and wonders alone? What role might signs and wonders have in a false revival?

In the context of revival, we need to ask, Is it possible that the devil can create a false religious excitement and leave the impression that a genuine revival has occurred?

This week we will study the spiritual indicators of genuine revival and contrast them with the obvious signs of false ones. Knowing the difference between the two will help to save us from the enemy’s delusions ... ► Read the entire Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide lesson



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► Author: Mark Finley. A native of Connecticut, USA, an internationally known evangelist, was a vice president at the General Conference from 2005-2010. After retiring from full-time employment, he became an assistant to the president of the General Conference to work part-time with the Revival and Reformation initiative. Pastor Finley and his wife, Ernestine, have three children and two grandchildren.

► Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide: "REVIVAL and REFORMATION". Standard Edition 3 rd. Quarter 2013
• Editor: Clifford R. Goldstein / Associate Editor: Soraya L. Homayouni / Publication Manager: Lea Alexander Greve / Editorial Assistant: Sharon Thomas-Crews / Pacific Press Coordinator: Wendy Marcum / Art Director and Illustrator: Lars Justinen / Concept Design: Dever Design

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