Evangelism -- Study Guide


Chapter 8 — Preaching the Distinctive Truths


A. Read pages 217-278 in EVANGELISM. Ev-SG 22.1

B. Test Your Comprehension Ev-SG 22.2

Supply the proper words in the quotations below, and answer the questions in the spaces provided. The numbers at the end of each question indicate the page and paragraph where the answer can be found.. Ev-SG 22.3

1. “The truth must not languish upon our _______________________________. We must rouse people to immediate preparation, for we little know what is before us.” (217:3) Ev-SG 22.4

2. “We have no time to lose. The powers of darkness are working with intense energy, and with stealthy tread ____________________________ is advancing to take those who are now asleep, . . . We have warnings ___________________________ which we may give, a work _____________________________ which we may do, but soon it will be more difficult than we imagine . . .” (218:5) Ev-SG 22.5

3. What is the wonderful theme which must be kept before the people? (220:3) ____________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 22.6

4. What are we cautioned against when speaking of the second coming of Christ? (221:1) _____________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 22.7

5. What is the very center of Christ’s work in behalf of men? (222:1) ____________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 22.8

6. What false doctrine will the enemy disseminate? (224:3) ____________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 22.9

7. “The last message of warning to the world is to lead men to see the importance that God attaches to His ____________________.” (225:3) Ev-SG 22.10

8. “I am instructed to say, Gather from the Scriptures the proofs that God has sanctified the ____________________ ____________________, and let these proofs be read before the congregation.” (226:1) Ev-SG 22.11

9. “Avoid running down the ____________________; do not let the people receive the idea that your work is to ____________________ ____________________, but to ____________________ ____________________, and to present the truth as it is in Jesus.” (227:1) Ev-SG 23.1

10. Satan is trying to thwart the proclamation of what message? (230:2) _____________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 23.2

11. “Do not make prominent those features of the message which are a condemnation of the customs and practices of the people, until they have opportunity to know that we are ____________________ in ____________________, that we believe in His divinity and in His pre-existence. Let the ____________________ of the world’s ___________________ be dwelt upon.” (231:1) Ev-SG 23.3

12. “Those who know that they have the ______________________ should not, by the use of ____________________ and ____________________ expressions, give Satan one chance to misinterpret their spirit.” (236:2) Ev-SG 23.4

13. What surety is given to those who faithfully observe the fourth commandment? (240:1)_______________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 23.5

14. What Bible incidents demonstrate that the heavenly Father cares for His children and provides for their physical needs? (241:1)______________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 23.6

15. “___________________ up to every __________________ of __________________ that you have received. Your eternal interests are involved here, . . . On your knees ask Christ to impress your heart by His ___________________ ___________________, and turn not away from His law.” (243:2) 16. “Do not think that if you take your position for the __________________ _______________________ you will lose your ______________________. You had better ___________________ your position than lose ______________________.” (243:3) Ev-SG 23.7

17. “Great _______________________ should be used in the presentation of a truth that comes directly in opposition to the opinions and practices of the people.” (246:2) Ev-SG 23.8

18. “When once the _______________________ of the people is gained, then it is time enough to introduce publicly the _________________ and ___________________ questions.” (246:3) Ev-SG 23.9

19. “It is part of your work to ____________________________ those whom you bring into the truth to bring the _____________________________ into the storehouse as an acknowledgment of their dependence on God. . . . If you neglect to give the new converts instruction on this point, you leave undone a _____________________________ _____________________________ part of your work.” (250:2) Ev-SG 24.1

20. When instructing new converts, what must we not keep back, and why? (251:2, 3) _____________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 24.2

21. “Should ______________________ flow into the treasury exactly according to God’s plan, — a tenth of all the increase, — there would be ____________________ to carry forward His work.” (252:3) Ev-SG 24.3

22. What activities should we avoid when gathering means for the church? (253:1) _____________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 24.4

23. New believers must have a clear understanding of ________________________ _____________________________________________________________ (255:2) Ev-SG 24.5

24. What place do the testimonies have in relation to the Bible? (256:2)______________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 24.6

25. What is the purpose of the testimonies? (256:4-257:0) _____________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 24.7

26. “Those who live in the ______________________ ________________________ of this earth’s history need to be fully established in the principles of ______________________ _________________________ . . .” (262:1) Ev-SG 24.8

27. Why does God include health reform in His work? (263:3) _____________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 24.9

28. “The subject of temperance, in all its bearings, has an ______________________ place in the working out of our ________________________. Because of wrong habits of eating, the world is becoming more and more immoral.” (265:2) Ev-SG 24.10

29. “Self-denial in dress is a part of our Christian duty. To dress _______________________, and ________________________ from display of jewelry and ornaments of every kind is in keeping with our faith.” (269:3) Ev-SG 25.1

30. “There is no need to make the dress question the main point of your religion. There is something richer to speak of. Talk of Christ, and when the ________________________ is ____________________________, everything that is out of harmony with the Word of God will drop off.” (272:1) Ev-SG 25.2

31. Which two ordinances are monumental pillars of the church? (273:2) _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 25.3

32. What did the early Adventist believers do on the day before the celebration of the Lord’s supper and the foot washing service? (274:3) _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 25.4

33. Why was the foot washing ordinance instituted? (275:1) __________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ Ev-SG 25.5

C. For Meditation Ev-SG 25.6

1. Do I constantly hold the hope of Christ’s Second Coming in my heart and mind as I go about my daily activities?

Ev-SG 25.7

2. Am I aware of the fact that Satan has many ways in which to tempt me to be disloyal to God's Law?

Ev-SG 25.8

3. Could it be that by my lack of faithfulness I am hindering the progress of the Lord’s work?

Ev-SG 25.9

4. Am I following sound health principles?

Ev-SG 25.10

5. In my personal attire and conduct am I in harmony with Christian modesty?

Ev-SG 25.11