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Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people: for all the earth is Mine: (Exodus 19:5 KJV)
Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: ...
The signs keep on coming… And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise ...
The Seventh-day Adventist church is a prophetic movement which God raised up for the furtherance of the gospel after centuries of apostasy by His church. This makes us special in terms of responsibility. We’re not special because of any intrinsic value that we have, but we have a special message and we are a called people.
The primary purpose of ...
Too often, discussions about the importance, relevance, benefits of the Sabbath focus on what to do (or not to do) on the Sabbath. This inevitably leads to fights arguments which are usually unproductive.
Instead of the Do/Don’t aspect of the Sabbath, let us briefly consider its significant and relevance to us today.
The Sabbath ...
1 Corinthians 13:1-2 KJV
(1) Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
(2) And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove ...
Ephesians 2:8-10 KJV
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Not of works, lest any man should boast.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
One of the greatest challenges ...
Joshua 24:14-15 KJV
Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: …
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me ...
Deuteronomy 12:28-32 ESV
Be careful to obey all these words that I command you, that it may go well with you and with your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the LORD your God. When the LORD your God cuts off before you the nations whom you go in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and ...
1 Corinthians 9:24-25 EMTV
(24) Do you not know that those running in a stadium all run, but one receives the prize? So run, in order that you may win.
(25) And everyone who competes exercises self-control in all things. Now they compete in order that they may receive a perishable crown, but we compete for an imperishable ...
We don’t always pay attention to what we pray for. Too often, we can get caught up in prayers of repetition (which Jesus warned us about in Matthew 6:7), or we don’t actually think through the implications of what we are asking for in our prayers.
“Lord, please grant me more patience…”
How do you suppose one gets more ...
The account of Balaam, the former good prophet, provides us with many lessons.
One key lesson pertains to communication – with both God and man.
Lesson 1 – Don’t Pray for Things You Know Are Wrong
How often do we pray for things that we know are not in God’s will? Why do we presume upon God’s mercy to ask for/about things ...
For what purpose to we study the Word of God?
The typical answer is: “To show ourselves approved unto God.” 2 Timothy 2:15 MKJV
Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth.
Okay, but what does that mean, exactly?
We need to ...
There are so many injunctions against personal misconduct, and yet people still allow greed and wickedness to rule in their lives: Exodus 23:1-2 ESV
(1) "You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.
(2) You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, ...
Is our religion an issue that should be kept to ourselves? Is it a private matter?
Certainly, as it pertains to Christianity, God deals with us as individuals. The Bible teaches that our salvation is effective for us on a personal level, not as a group or team or club or denomination. Ezekiel 14:20
(20) Though Noah, ...
Every now and then, I find that some of my secular reading contains a gem or two that has interesting spiritual connotations. This week, for instance, while I was perusing the May 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review, I came across a very interesting article entitled: Strategy as a Wicked Problem.
Now, I was intrigued by their use of the term ...