Practical, inspirational resources to help you grow
Christ has called us to be sowers of His Word. He has called us to follow His example in service to others by proclaiming His truth and righteousness to the world. "Everyone a sower," a sermon by Ted N.C. Wilson, is a call to God's last day church. This message, complimented with inspiring personal testimonies of young people on fire for Jesus, is sure to challenge you deeper in your walk with God.
The church is already facing many challenges from many directions! How can we stand through the difficult trials yet to come? The following stirring message by Pastor Mark Finley, given during the General Conference Spring Council Meetings in April 2018, challenges each of us to re-evaluate our faith and our footing. May we each be inspired, convicted, and led to a deeper walk with Christ as we watch and listen to this sobering message.
Join Dr. Félix H. Cortez and Ranko Stefanovic as they explore the Revelations of John. The book is called Revelation because it reveals Jesus and also because it reveals the future. Also known as the Apocalypse, the book contains images and symbols that are difficult to understand. What is the ultimate purpose and message of Revelation? What is the key that will help us unlock its treasures? How is Revelation relevant for our daily lives? Explore these and other questions in this free course.
You will enjoy reading "When a Sunday Church Pastor Tried to Convert an Adventist Colporteur." Truly God works in amazing ways. According to the author, he had hoped to learn more about Adventist, and it was then that an Adventist literature evangelist, Hee-Sook Kim, visited his home. When she introduced herself as a representative of an Adventist publishing house, he immediately prayed, “Thank You, God! I was curious about Adventists, and You have brought one to me.”
Happy Sabbath Praise
We are quick to complain to God of our problems, but what about giving Him thanks for His goodness and tender mercies? This week our Happy Sabbath Praise is titled, "Oh Give Thanks to the Lord" and is based on Psalm 105:1-5. This song comes from the album "Sing to the Lord" by Derek and Bodil Morris.
Prayer, Holy Spirit
It happened at Pentecost. It will happen again! Inspiration tells us, "The descent of the Holy Spirit upon the church is looked forward to in the future; but it is the privilege of the church to have it now. Seek for it, pray for it, believe for it. We must have it and heaven is waiting to bestow it." (RH March 19, 1895). May this encourage us all to get on our knees and pray!
How should one read the Scriptures? How do we read the commands given in the Old Testament about how to treat slaves, how to perform sacrifices, or how to interpret the Song of Solomon? In this short article, Dr. Felix Cortez shares how the literal simple use of Scripture should be our mainstay when approaching God's Word.
Looking for fresh opportunities to be a witness? What about helping your visitors at church feel welcome. April 14th, 2018 is official titled "Friends of Hope" or "Visitor Day" by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department of the world church. We pray these leadership materials, prepared by Elder Paolo Benini, Sabbath School Personal Ministries Director for the Inter-European Division, are a blessing, for any Sabbath can be a "Friends of Hope" day!
Are you wondering perhaps what purpose God has for your life? Are you wanting to be used by God? In this inspiring message, filmed at Living Hope SDA church, pastor Mark Finley, talks about the kind of people that God chooses and uses for His glory. We pray you are inspired and encouraged by this message.
Review & Herald, March 22, 1887 par. 1