If I had one sermon to preach it would have to be about the character of God. God is love and from the start this is God’s motive for dealing with the sin problem. If I had only one sermon to preach it must include God’s forgiveness for sin, His justification and sanctification of sinners. […]
Does Jesus even care about the church he established almost 2,000 years ago? The opening chapter of the book of Revelation gives us an amazing glimpse of the resurrected Christ. Even more amazing is what it tells us about Jesus’ relationship to the church.
Jesus invites every person to abandon the control of their life to Him. We all want to do so, but, find it most challenging to actually say “I’m Yours!” Yet, there are those who do discover a “dangerous wonder.” Dangerous – because we are not in control. Wonder – because God leads each of us […]
The saddest Adventists I know are those who profess to know Jesus Christ but have no assurance of eternal life. However, the Bible is filled with texts telling us just the opposite. Satan accuses, but Jesus defends. There is an abundance of evidence that “Sadventists” can be “Gladventists.”
We all like to belong to something. We belong to co-ops, club organizations, and churches to name just a few. Most Bible students want to belong to the “Remnant,” God’s last day people. Adventists have wanted to be the remnant people since the founding of the church, however, there have been many in the church […]
While praying, do you ever feel as though you’re talking to a wall? If your prayer life is anything like mine, you’ve experienced seasons of unanswered prayer. While I can’t begin to explain why God chooses to answer some prayers, leaving others unanswered, the Bible does give us some insight into the mind of God.
I am a 4th Generation Adventist. I grew up in the church. The Adventist Church is my life. Here is the question then, is there an advantage for knowing Christianity your entire life or is there benefit having lived life from the “worlds” perspective so as to have an understandable choice? The answer is simple, […]
What makes a church attractive? The building? The landscape? The programming? None of these identities were present at the beginning of the Christian church, yet 3,000 people were added to the church roster in one baptism. Reading through the New testament reveals several traits of “the church” that made it attractive then and now as […]
What motivates the good that you do? As a child it was the list your mother or father and other authorities gave to you. The list was obeyed because of the consequences if you didn’t. My parents would call this “cause and effect.” Good choices produce good rewards. God works that way as well, however, […]
Do you believe God has a solution to the sin problem? Yes! We believe Jesus’ death on the cross provides eternal life to those who believe. (John 3:16). It is a challenge, however, when we face an untimely death. Mary and Martha faced this challenge when their brother died. They blamed Jesus for Lazarus dying. […]