Sabbath School - July 27 - Witness and Service: The Fruit of Revival
A Sabbath School resource from the Victorian Conference of the Adventist Church in Australia
Note: Earlier this year Nathan Brown and I worked together to produce the 2013 Youth Week of Prayer Guide. He wrote the Youth readings and I wrote an extended discussion guide to accompany the reading. I also wrote a Junior story-based version of each day’s reading. It was titled “Revival that counts” and therefore speaks to many of the same issues as this quarters lesson. The final reading of the YWOP focused on the 3 angels messages in Revelation. They beautifully mirror this week’s lesson. Enjoy the Reading and then use this discussion guide to have a unique discussion on “Witness and Service: The Fruit of Revival”.
The Bible is 75 percent story. Why? What is God trying to accomplish in our lives by giving us the Bible? How do stories help us reach God’s goals for our lives?
A final note: For God’s people—and for all people and places they can influence—the future kingdom of God starts now. Of course, it will only be completed when the world is recreated ultimately by God Himself (see Revelation 21:1-5). But we are called to be agents of restoration and recreation here and now—and by so doing to alert others to the eternal choice they must make.
In the context of the “eternal gospel” and God’s promise of judgment, in light of the assurance of the gospel and the warnings against complacency and the many other temptations of evil, we are called to seek and stand for goodness—and to serve as Jesus did (see Luke 4:18, 19).