Practical, inspirational resources to help you grow
In Adventist circles, the story of Desmond Doss's bravery and how he faced persecution from fellow soldiers is repeated over and over. Now, seventy-one years after his heroic efforts, saving the lives of so many in Vietnam, the Desmond Doss story is being shared with the world. So how do we respond to the questions that many may ask as a result of this movie? Here's some pointers. (This article is reprinted and shared from the magazine: "For God and Country: A Journal for Seventh-day Adventists in Military and Public Service" Issue 3, 2016.)
In this short video devotional, Brenda Walsh warns of the dangers of not only sharing gossip, but listening to it as well. Let this make us think twice before we engage in conversations that defame or wound or bring division and discord. The Bible has some very pointed things to say about how we use our words. Let us pray to always speak for His glory!
Prayer, Daily Discipleship
Scuba diving is nothing short of spectacular! While there are many things you need to know before scuba diving, you might find it surprising that the number one and most important rule in scuba diving is simply this: Don’t hold your breath! Whatever happens, just keep breathing! As long as you are breathing, you can deal with any difficulty below, The same is true for our spiritual life above the surface. Listen in as Taj Pacleb shares.
The words of Scripture can be full of surprises. Sometimes the thoughts God reveals to us in the Bible are challenging to our understanding because there is more in God’s Word that needs to be explored—and obeyed. But sometimes it is not the words of Scripture that pose the biggest challenge to our faith. It is God’s silence. So what do we do when God is silent? This article, by Dr. Frank Hasel, offers some new perspectives to grow our eyes of faith.
In this sixth episode of "United Prayer Works," we find the early church facing some serious practical problems. However, with prayer the problems were solved and the church continued to flourish. Might we learn some lessons from the early church in this regard?
How do we find a faith that won’t flounder in fear? It is said that the canary learns to sing in the dark. We also learn a life of faith when we are alone in the quiet, often in the dark times. In stillness before God, we learn to wait on Him, even if there are storms all around.
Ubake’s charming and colorful artwork helps to make the Adventist church in the Maolin valley in Tawain stand out. However, it’s not the metal, wooden, or cloth ornaments that make this church so well known in the community. It's the church's prayer ministry. Watch this short testimony and be inspired of what one small church can do!
In this 3ABN episode of "Raw Questions, Relevant Answers," Dee Casper, Mark Paden, and Michelle Doucoumes tackle the tough questions relating to suffering and pain! Why does God allow suffering if He's able to stop it? Straight from the Bible to you, we pray this short discussion is a blessing.
In this inspiring article, Jill Morikone shares a personal testimony about how the Word of God can calm a restless and broken heart. She also shares practical tips for how we can incorporate the Word of God into our own daily life and experience a more vibrant walk with Him. This articles was originally featured in "The Journal: A Resource for Ministerial Spouses," Vol. 32. Fourth Quarter 2015.
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