Practical, inspirational resources to help you grow
Deep on the plains of the African savannah, are some of the bravest warriors on earth! Pastor Taj Pacleb had the privilege of spending two weeks with the Maasai warriors of Kenya, learning from their incredible experiences and encounters. Watch and consider the life and spiritual lessons from the ultimate warriors of Africa!
We have the Bible. Do we really need Ellen White? The following article, by Tim Poirier, sheds light on this question as he shares how the Holy Spirit has worked through prophets down through the ages, and how He still works through the Spirit of Prophecy today. This short read will be a blessing. This article was originally published in the Adventist World March 2011 issue.
In this inspiring article, Esther M. Bailey talks about how being willing to be genuine, authentic and humble actually strengthens the influence of those in leadership. Esther also shares practical ways that leaders can humbly lead and instruct others to a higher standard. This is a must read!
Want to teach your little ones how to store God's Word in their heart through song? My Bible Guides, a production of the Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department, would like to share a few samples of the new musical memory verses with you that are part of their program. We hope these are a blessing!
Ellen White writes, "In giving the Holy Spirit, it was impossible for God to give more. To this gift nothing could be added. By it all needs are supplied. The Holy Spirit is the vital presence of God, and if appreciated will call forth praise and thanksgiving, and will ever be springing up unto everlasting life." The following reading from the pen of Ellen White, gives us some beautiful inspiration on how to pray for the Holy Spirit. You will not be the same after this reading.
In this "Heart to Heart" Melody shares real life struggles from her daily life along with short spiritual lessons and words of encouragement."By watchfulness and prayer, [we] may so guard [our] weakest points that they will become [our] strongest points. Through the grace of Christ [we] may acquire moral stamina, strength of will, and stability of purpose...to rise above the alluring, infatuating temptations of Satan, and to become loyal, devoted Christians." (By EGW, Gospel Workers, p. 126)
In this podcast, Pr Gary Blanchard encourages young people to live dangerously for God. He provides practical advice on how to hear and respond to the callings of the Holy Spirit and how to find the balance between taking risks in ministry while being wise and counting the cost. Gary shares frankly from his own experience as a young person as well as from his years of work in ministry.
The “Promise” card is a key resource that could be used during a special stewardship program or training event to help members and leaders commit to putting God first in their lives. It can also be used at revival events to call believers to commit to putting “God First” in every area of their lives. There are several categories of commitment that include spiritual, physical, and financial stewardship. The cards can be collected and the members prayed for, or they can be kept by the individual “Promisor” as a reminder. They can be placed in their Bibles. Multiple languages are available!
In this handbook, produced by the General Conference Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department, Calvin Smith outlines five types of Bible studies, how to find Bible study contacts, how to give a Bible study, what to do when you arrive at the study, gaining decisions for Christ, and much more. We pray this resources is a blessing!
This new Reflections of Hope episode takes us to the ancient Phoenician city of Tyre. As Taj Pacleb takes time to walk thru the ruins of this ancient city of the past, he reminds us of some powerful principles so relevant to the modern, materialistic world we live in today. Please pause and ponder these profound life lessons from the past.
In this second message on the Holy Spirit, filmed at the Godhead Symposium in Dinuba CA, Dr. Frank Hasel talks about the personal characteristics of the Holy Spirit. Inspiration tells us: "We cannot use the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is to use us. Through the Spirit God works in His people 'to will and to do of His good pleasure.' Philippians 2:13. But many will not submit to this. They want to manage themselves. This is why they do not receive the heavenly gift." (DA 672) We pray this message is a blessing!
In this practical and inspiring message, filmed at the "God We Worship" Godhead Symposium in Dinuba California, Dr. Frank Hasel talks about the amazing work of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives. Truly the Holy Spirit is a gift we should seek after with all our heart.
Review & Herald, March 22, 1887 par. 1