Sunday: Evangelism Is . . . ?
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Christians Wanted Seven-Day Week

We get a clear picture of what evangelism is as we review the activities of the first evangelists. Regardless of the major differences between their world and ours, both worlds were sinful, fallen, and in disrepair—thus in need of hope and salvation. More than a century ago, German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer somewhat exaggeratedly (he wasn’t … [Click to read more …]

Evangelism and Witnessing Introduction
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Although experts disagree on the exact number, one thing is certain: many Protestant denominations exist today. Hundreds, even thousands. Which leads to such questions as, Why the Seventh-day Adventist Church? What’s our purpose? What relevance do we have? The answer is simple: God raised up this church to proclaim “present truth,” the Three Angels’ Messages … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Defining Evangelism and Witnessing
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Read for This Week’s Study: Acts 4:33, 13:48, 1 John 1:3, Acts 13:1–49, 22:2–21, 1 Pet. 3:15. Memory Text: “ ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I … [Click to read more …]

Hurry Up and Wait!
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“Robby Robins was an Air Force pilot during the first Iraq war. After his 300th mission, he was surprised to be given permission to immediately pull his crew together and fly his plane home. They flew across the ocean to Massachusetts and then had a long drive to western Pennsylvania. They drove all night, and … [Click to read more …]

Creeds and Fundamental Beliefs
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There are many people who think that the “Fundamental Beliefs” of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have turned into a kind of creed or unchangeable set of doctrinal beliefs or Biblical interpretations that supersede the Bible itself in importance and authority.  It has therefore been suggested that the Adventist Church is in danger of falling into … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: The Promise of His Return
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“Another year has almost passed into eternity. A few more days, and we shall enter a new year. My brethren and sisters, employ wisely the remaining hours of the old year. If you have in any wise neglected your duty, repent before God, and return to the path from which you have wandered. Remember how … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Called Out
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Monsuru Akinwande I grew up in a non-Christian family in Nigeria. One of my Christian friends often talked to me about Christ. One day he invited me to give my life to Jesus, but I wasn’t interested. Then I had a dream in which Jesus stood between heaven and earth, touching people who were on … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: “Behold, I Come Quickly”
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That the Lord had not yet come is undoubtedly the basis for some of Paul’s counsel to the Thessalonians. What does Paul counsel the church at Thessalonica as they wait for the promised coming of Christ? 2 Thessalonians 2.  1 Certain events have to transpire in human history before Jesus will return, yet, the hope for the future … [Click to read more …]

13: The promise of His return – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

“When is Jesus coming? Do you know?”1 “No. Do you?” “Mom.” Robert took a breath. “It says right here that He’s coming quickly. Those were His own words. He said, ‘I am coming quickly.’ ” “That’s good enough for me.” “Mom. Other places in the Bible it says Jesus is coming soon. Some guys at school … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: “Where Is the Promise of His Coming?”
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From the earliest days of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Adventists believed that Christ’s coming was soon, “nearer than we first believed.” As it stands, we’re still here, much longer than many among us anticipated. How are we to understand this “delay”?1 First of all, we’re not the only ones whose expectations about when the Lord … [Click to read more …]