Practical, inspirational resources to help you grow
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.
Total Member Involvement
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.
What would happen if we set aside our distractions and put our relationship with Jesus first? To set aside the things that are artificial, and receive something wonderful from Christ himself? Join several different families and individuals in this inspiring 3-minute video as their story unfolds. This video is sure to challenge and convict you in new ways as you seek a closer walk with Christ.
Happy Sabbath Praise
Each Friday as we prepare to welcome the Sabbath, we want to share a Scripture praise song here on the Revival and Reformation website. The first song that we want to share is titled “Ask the LORD for Rain” and comes from the album Green Pastures by Derek and Bodil Morris. The song is based on Zechariah 10:1, as well as Joel 2:28-29 and Matthew 7:7-8. Sing along and be blessed!
In Mark 11:17 it says, “My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer.” The question you may be asking though is, “How do I help create a house of prayer in my church?” In this inspiring video, produced by Ministry in Motion, Sabine Vatel shares some practical ideas. She also shares what “A House of Prayer for All People” looks like at the Forest Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church near Orlando Florida. You will be blessed!
Did you know that the divorce rate among couples who pray together on a daily basis is less than one per thousand. That makes prayer an almost fool-proof way to secure your marriage! Unfortunately, the statistic show that only 4% of Christian couples actually do pray together. But you don’t have to be part of that statistic. Read more to learn how to incorporate praying together into your marriage.
Review & Herald, March 22, 1887 par. 1