Practical, inspirational resources to help you grow
In this inspiring article Pavel Goia shares lessons he learned from a woman he met in Cuba. Her love for Jesus, her joy, her sacrifice will inspire every reader and begs us to ask the question, "What are we doing with what we've been given? How are we practically living out our Christianity?"
Looking for creative ways to minister to those in the city? Adventist Mission to the Cities has dozens of ideas: Ways you can use your hobbies to serve, ways you can reach children, ideas for classes you could offer, tools for starting a life hope center, ways to serve refugee and immigrants in the city, ways your prayer group can serve the city, ways you can minister to university students, creative ways to meet the health needs of those living in cities, and many many more ideas. These ideas may spark new ideas of your own!
Ellen White writes, "The leprosy of selfishness has taken hold of the Church. The Lord Jesus Christ will heal the Church of this terrible disease if she will be healed. The remedy is found in the fifty-eighth chapter of Isaiah." In this compelling testimony, the late Joy Cho shares her testimony of working in the leper colonies, and how the life lessons she learned there can apply to our own lives. This is part 10 of a 18 part series that Joy shared as director of The Maker Heals program.
Family Togetherness Week of Prayer is taking place September 3-9, 2023. The resource for this year’s event is titled "Keys to Healthy Minds: Flourishing Families" and can be downloaded from www.family.adventist.org in five languages: English, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Please click here to learn more.
Humility, Deeper Walk
Psalm 34:18 says, "The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit." But what does it mean to have a contrite spirit? We believe the following comparisons will give greater understanding to the concept of what it means to walk in humility before God.
Wondering how you can serve God more fully? In this video, Irene shares her beautiful testimony of learning what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus. From distant villages in China to the streets of New York, she knows that God has given her a special purpose to spread His love. You will be inspired and encouraged by her testimony. "In as much as you have done it unto the least of these, you have done it unto me."
Let us introduce you to "Thy Word Creations." Thy Word Creations takes the work out of memorizing classic Bible chapters. Their Chapter Memory Systems™ use word-for-word songs to make the process almost effortless for children, teens and adults. Already these resources have helped many learn to store the Word of God in their hearts.
Fasting is a spiritual discipline mentioned numerous times in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The practice continued with the early Christians, as well as well-known Reformers such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Wesley. Adventist pioneers also advocated fasting. Yet, why do we hear so little today about the spiritual discipline of fasting? You will be blessed as Joseph Kidder and Kristy Hodson talk about why fasting should be part of our spiritual life today.
Total Member Involvement
Want to get involved in the Great Commission? This 5 part seminar series by Kameron DeVasher shares the roots and objectives of "Total Member Involvement" (TMI) and share exciting stories of how God is using the efforts of consecrated lay members to finish His work in this generation. You can be part of God's exciting end time work. There is need for YOU!
“God’s people are to be powerful, but we are distracted.” Dwain Esmond, associate director of the Ellen G. White Estate, took the stage on October 11th, 2022 to introduce a new and revolutionizing Church initiative during the 2022 Annual Council. The Back to the Altar initiative seeks to revitalize and revive the Church by returning to its foundation - the home and the family, with a special re-emphasis on daily worship. More resources will be shared in the coming weeks and months.
Young people can spot fake from a mile away. They can tell very easily if what you are sharing is a “prepared study” or if it’s something that you are actually living out in a relevant way in your life. So what does it mean to have a genuine authentic devotional life? And how can we experience what Jesus longs to give us? Scott Ward discusses this and much more in this inspiring article.
Revival NOW! is a definite "must read" for anyone hungering for revival! This popular booklet, compiled by Dan Augsburger, has already printed over 15,000 copies and has been shared worldwide. Topics covered include: God’s Wonderful Gift of Pardon and Righteousness, Being Transformed, Adopting Christ’s Lifestyle Of Obedience and Service, What Was/Is The Condition Of God’s People, God’s Remedy And The Pathway To Revival, and much more! (All 64 pages are pure gold!)
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