Practical, inspirational resources to help you grow
In the Bible, fasting is not an option. It’s a given. Matthew 6:17 doesn’t say, “If you fast,” but rather, “When you fast.” If you are wondering how to begin fasting, the following document will give some practical inspiration and suggestions as well as tips for doing the “Daniel’s Fast.” As Derek Morris says, “We fast from the world so that we can feast on Jesus.” May God will bless your sincere efforts to clear distractions away so you can have a closer deeper walk with Him.
If our heart has been touched by the Saviour, we won’t be able to keep our joy to ourselves. Just as the disciples went about sharing what they’d seen and heard, we too will long to share. “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). The following booklet, created by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department, will provide some tools to help motivate members to take the Great Commission seriously. Let's be part of Total Member Involvement.
The desire for good health is a personal need of everyone. And ministering to the health needs of others will often be an entering wedge for the gospel, as prejudice is broken down. The following booklet, created by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department, gives some practical keys to Health Evangelism and how to get started in your local church!
In the book Ministry of Healing we are told, “Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, 'Follow Me' ” (p.143). Watch the following video to see how Total Member Involvement can help take Health Evangelism to a whole new level if God’s people work together.
Happy Sabbath Praise
Remember, Jesus has been wounded that by His stripes we might be healed! This week our “Happy Sabbath Praise” Scripture song is titled “Is Anyone Among You Suffering” and is based on James 5:13-16. Sing along and be blessed as we serve the master physician and healer of broken hearts and bodies. This song comes from the album Sing to the Lord by Derek and Bodil Morris.
This booklet, created by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department of the General Conference, gives great tips of how to work effectively through each of the avenues of influence within your church including: Personal Ministries, Children’s Ministries, Youth Ministries, Sabbath School Ministries, Family Ministries, Health Ministries, Publishing Ministries, Women’s Ministries, Men’s Ministries, and more. (35 pages)
Up until now you may have considered yourself a fairly humble person. However, this short “Healthy Heart Challenge” is sure to challenge you in new ways, as you seek to go deeper in your walk with Christ. Remember, true revival can’t begin until we recognize how desperately we need Christ to change our hearts. Then as we fall broken at the foot of the Cross, surrendering our pride and self-sufficiency to Him, it is His joy to encircle us in the arms of His love, and make us new creatures that will display His glory!
Personal Witnessing is a very broad and interesting subject. Many books have been written on it. In this pamphlet we have drawn from a variety of people who have not only written about how to do it, but who have had much practice and have experienced success, by God’s grace. This booklet was created by the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries department at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
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Wondering how to encourage your youth to be active and involved in reaching others for Christ? Prayerfully consider the following ideas in this inspiring short article by Elder Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. We are told, “With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Savior might be carried to the whole world” (Education, p. 271).
Would you like to make your spiritual life come alive? Develop a deeper passion for God? Be able to better discern God’s will for your life? See God move in a powerful way in your life, your family, your church, and your community? Have more energy and feel better? Try fasting and prayer, the Biblical proven key to spiritual breakthrough. Your life won’t be the same if you implement Janet’s simple suggestions in this short article.
The goal of the Holy Spirit’s work in us is to glorify God by reflecting Christ. But how does a sinful human being reflect the divine nature of God? Pastor Gavin Anthony, President of the Iceland Conference, put together the following PDF book on what it means to die to self and receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Topics include: Dying to Self—The Necessity, Dying to Self—The Process, Baptism of the Holy Spirit: Conditions for Receiving and much more.
Have you been struggling to focus spiritually? Has your personal devotional time gotten a little dry? Are you feeling somewhat disconnected from God and from those around you? Maybe it’s time for a “digital detox.” Read this inspiring and convicting article by Frank Hasel to get some practical ideas about how to pull the plug, so that you can re-connect with God and with those around you in more deep and meaningful ways.
Review & Herald, March 22, 1887 par. 1