Sabbath School Lesson 2017 Quarter 2 Lesson 12 Monday
Scoffers—those who ridicule the idea of God and the second coming—how do you deal with such people?
Why do you think Christ has not returned?
Is the time of the second coming something God fixed and He is just waiting on the cosmic stopwatch to run down and then He is coming back—ready or not?
Or, is the time of the second coming determined by events on planet earth, and those events are a result of the choices of humans and thus we are delaying His return by not choosing to prepare for His return?
Is there something happening on earth that is delaying Christ’s return? What?
When Jesus said the gospel of the kingdom will be preached… has the gospel of the kingdom of love gone to the world, or has a false gospel of the kingdom of an imperial dictator gone to the world?
Revelation 7 God tells the 4 angels to hold back the four winds of strife until an event happens—what? Who are God’s servants? What is the sealing of God’s servants?
Could God be waiting for the truth about Him to be presented effectively enough to seal His end time spokespersons and then the four winds loose and these spokespersons present the truth about God and from their witness and great multitude will be saved?
Then what would be the effect of presenting God like this week’s lesson does? Would it be to bring people to a true knowledge of God, or to obstruct the end time truth from healing hearts and minds i.e. delay the coming of the Lord?
And what about us today, as Seventh-day Adventists? Our very name promotes the idea of Christ’s second advent. And yet, He still has not come. And yes, we do face the scoffers, just as Peter had predicted we would.
In your own faith experience, how do you deal with the fact that Christ has not returned yet?
This from one of the founders of our church;
Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of Himself in His church. When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own.
It is the privilege of every Christian not only to look for but to hasten the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, (2 Peter 3:12, margin). Were all who profess His name bearing fruit to His glory, how quickly the whole world would be sown with the seed of the gospel. Quickly the last great harvest would be ripened, and Christ would come to gather the precious grain. Christ Object Lessons page 69
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