Practical, inspirational resources to help you grow
Who are you talking about? When you’re not in the church building, do you ever talk about Jesus? If not, have you considered that you might be avoiding the topic? In this short devotional Tom Parton, from 3ABN, talks about Jesus and encourages us to also take some time to do the same. We pray you are blessed!
In this inspiring article, originally published in Ministry Magazine, Donna Willey, author of the book From Despair to Deliverance, shares some of her personal testimony as she challenges her readers to have faith in God even when difficulties and painful circumstances cloud the vision. We pray that this testimony will inspire your faith!
Happy Sabbath Praise
Today's "Happy Sabbath Praise" is a thought-provoking song titled "My House Is Full." This piece was sung by Marleta and Charissa Fong at GYC in 2015. The Pianist is Sanja Kitevski. We pray you are blessed as you prepare for the upcoming Sabbath. And may we not keep the blessings for ourselves, but step out of our comfort zone to share with others.
In this thought provoking article, Gerald Klingbeil talks about Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the church’s prophetic voice. Klingbeil shares how Bonhoeffer uniquely responded to the immense challenges of his time. In the midst of a world that had opted to look away, he looked more carefully. When we read Bonhoeffer we are reminded of the clear prophetic voice we can hear in the likes of biblical Isaiah, Micah, Amos, or Haggai, and find that these testimonies are still relevant to our lives today.
The city of San Francisco is home to one of the most beautiful, and certainly the most photographed bridges in the world - The Golden Gate bridge. Aesthetically beautiful and structurally sound, the Golden Gate bridge is San Francisco's pride and joy... but it is also the end for many as well. In this newest Reflections of Hope episode Pastor Taj Pacleb explores a powerful and profound lesson that has the potential to save someone's life today! Watch, reflect, and share with someone who needs hope today!
We pray that you are blessed by this short inspirational testimony and sharing time with Pavel Goia on the "Let's Pray" Hope Channel program! As we see how God has led and worked in the lives of others we can be encouraged that He will take care of us as well.
In the final hours of earth's history "one interest will prevail, one subject will swallow up every other--Christ our righteousness." (Sons and Daughters of God, p. 259). The following is Ninety-Five Theses on Christ and righteousness by Faith (Apologies to Martin Luther!) This came out of the archives of Ministry Magazine. We pray you are inspired as you read this download.
Happy Sabbath Praise
In Desire of Ages we are told, "All true obedience comes from the heart. It was heart work with Christ. And if we consent, He will so identify Himself with our thoughts and aims, so blend our hearts and minds into conformity to His will, that when obeying Him we shall be but carrying out our own impulses." (The full quote is available here for download and print!)
In this inspiring article, Janet Page talks about the day that she saw her teenage son soften before her eyes. It started with a call from his school. He had been suspended. What was she to do? Perhaps what happened in this story can also happen in the stories of others who are praying for their children.
In this new Reflection of Hope episode, Pastor Taj looks at one final lesson from the house fire, a profound life lesson that highlights the reality that from the ashes of sin God can bring the beauty of salvation. Listen, learn, and share with someone that needs encouragement today!
Review & Herald, March 22, 1887 par. 1