T H E P R O P H E T I C G I F T The Prophetic GIFT Adult Sabbath School LessonPowerPoint PresentationJanuary 10, 2009 ADVENTISTART.ORG ADAPT Teaching Approach
Memory Verse “Then He said, ‘Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the Lord, make Myself know to him in a vision, and I speak to him in a dream.” NUMBERS 12:6
SPECIAL MESSENGER • Allow God to use as intercessors • Allow God to use us to prepare people for His second coming STEPS WE NEED TO MAKE
STEP ONE ALLOW GOD TO USE US AS INTERCESSORS
Intercessors A. Why did God raise up prophets? What was their function? Genesis 20:7 • Prophets were not only spokespersons for God but also intermediary between God and the people. • God had used Abraham as a prophet in spite of his mistakes and lack of faith.
Intercessors B. How did Moses demonstrate his intercessory role as a prophet? Exo. 32:11-13 • The prayer of Moses prevented Israel’s extermination as a nation. • In his role as intercessor, Moses stood as a forerunner of Christ.
STEP TWO ALLOW GOD TO USE US TO PREPARE PEOPLE FOR HIS SECOND COMING
Discipleship A. What does Deborah’s story reveal about the way prophets functioned within their community? Judges 4:4-10 • In a society dominated by men, she became a political and spiritual leader. • God chooses women, as well as men, to serve as prophets.
Discipleship B. Why was John the Baptist greater than all the Old Testament prophets? Matthew 11:11 • John the Baptist was the greatest prophet in the sense that it was his privilege to announce the coming of Christ. • God can use us to prepare people for Christ’s second coming.
SUMMARY • By allowing God to use as intercessors • By allowing God to use us to prepare people for His second coming WE CAN BECOME A SPECIAL MESSENGER OF GOD
APPLY How can this lesson about the gift of prophecy affect my life today? Q Do I have the desire to become an intercessor for God? Do I have the desire to prepare people for Christ’s second coming?
PLAN How can I use this lesson about the gift of prophecy this coming week? Q • What are the practical ways I can do to prepare people for Christ’s second coming?
TRANSFER TRUTH What changes do I need in my life? Q • What biblical principle from the lesson can we use today?
PRINCIPLE APPLICATION PROBLEM DECISION This coming week, I will appropriate special times for sharing the good news to others I am busy I need to help in finishing God’s work 1. By distributing evangelistic tracts 2. By joining the evangelistic program of the church TRANSFER TRUTH What changes do I need in my life? Q Let’s make the decision!
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