Great Controversy Project – Light through Darkness

Chapter: Light Through Darkness

Favorite Quotation:  “Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness.” I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness Light before them, and crooked things straight.  These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.” Micah 7:8,9; Psalms 139:12; 112:4; Isaiah 42:16

Lessons I’ve Learned:

a.)  We have a purpose – Men are instruments in the hand of God – each has his part to act to accomplish God’s purpose.

b.)  We are not left in darknessTo each is granted a measure of Light, adapted to the necessities of His time, and sufficient to enable him to perform the work which God has given him to do.

c.) We need faith – Only God knows all – “I am God, and there is none like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done.” Job 11:7; Isaiah 55:8, 46:9,10.  We must trust in the Lord with all of our heart. Prov. 3:5.

d.)  Don’t neglect God’s Word – Get to know Him personally.  1.  It is our own indifference (love of ease, love of the world) which is content to declare that the prophecies cannot be understood!  2.  People are often blinded by human opinions, traditions, and false teachings and fail to study God’s word prayerfully for themselves.  3.  But, the Psalmist says, “The entrance of thy words giveth Light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.”  Ps. 119:30.

Comments:

  1. “No truth is more clearly taught in the Bible than that God by His Holy Spirit especially directs His servants on earth in the great movement for the carrying forward of the work of Salvation.”
  2. “The hope of the Lord’s return is not just mere hope, but the Bible calls it the Blessed Hope. (Titus 2:13)  It is a special hope that energizes believers and helps them through this life” and keeps them longing for the life to come.  Let His light shine!

Discussion Questions:

a.)  What prophecy regarding the Messiah did the disciples miss?

b.)  How may Psalms 30:5 be applied to Jesus’ disciples and to William Miller and his associates?

c.)  What are some traditions and/or popular teachings in our day that can lead people away from Bible truths?

d.)  How can we fully prepare for Christ’s return?  How can we be a light to others?

Family Worship Activity:

Angel of Light/Angel of Darkness:  One member is to be blindfolded.  Have another family member try to lead them the right way (Bible truths), and another member try to lead the blindfolded member the wrong way (False teachings).  You can pick a destination to see who was more influential.

Short Personal Biography:

Nick & Tammy Cox

Hi.  My name is Tammy (Hamilton) Cox.  I was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  I married my High School sweetheart, Nicky Cox, after graduating from Southwestern Adventist College.  In 1999, we moved to Richardson.  I’ve been teaching at our school, North Dallas Adventist Academy, now for 13 years.  Nick and I have been blessed with 2 children, Nicholas (11) and Destiny (9), who have recently been baptized and have given their lives to Jesus.

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