Are Sabbath School Lessons Enough?

Are you reading your Bible?

Are you reading your Bible?

Seventh-day Adventists pioneers spent days and nights earnestly studying the Bible to arrive at the truths that now define us as a body of believers. They became known as a people who knew their Bibles.

But how is it with you and me? Is our faith anchored firmly in the Word of God, or does it rest on tradition and Sabbath sermons? Is studying the Sabbath School lessons enough?

The lessons are largely based on looking up “proof […]

How Did the Boy Jesus Learn the Scriptures?

Since this interesting question came up in our comments, I did a little research. And it leads me to conclude that the contemporaries of Christ were far more literate than we like to give them credit for.

Now I’m not an expert in history or biblical languages, nor a mathematician, but I’m thinking that we can draw a few deductions from the biblical story and other sources. The Bible demonstrates that Christ had an intimate knowledge of the Scriptures as early […]

Relationships: Life Changing or Time Wasting?

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In her post, Life-Changing or Time Wasting, Lillianne Lopez cites that only 31% of Americans believe the Bible is inspired. Why do you think that is? I received a clue while I enjoyed reading Lillianne’s post.

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A lady friend of mine instant-messaged me, saying she was frustrated with the singles websites, because the men contacting her were only after one thing – sex. She was disappointed she could not find anyone interested in a genuine relationship. […]

Life-changing or Time Wasting?

Would you be surprised to learn that only 31% of Americans believe that the Bible is the literal word of God. That number shrinks to a mere 10% if we’re only asking people who claim no religious affiliation. In addition to that, 19% of Americans feel the Bible is nothing more than a compilation of myths and legends.

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What do you think? Do you believe the Bible is the literal word of God or a […]

Are We Marked by Time With Jesus?

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“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

True confession time – I don’t know how to study. I know how to look stuff up and to read things … but I just don’t get the whole concept of “studying” something. Once I’ve read it, I don’t really know what else to do.

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That’s become kind of a frustration for […]

I Love Simple

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I love simple. Everything I own fits in the back of a small U-Haul truck with plenty of space left over. Still, about twice a year, I go through my apartment just looking for things to throw away to keep life simple and clutter free.

When I was a kid I loved Taco Bell. Back then they had 7 items on the menu board, and that was all I needed. I would choose the bean […]

Obedience and Christian Living

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. (Hebrews 11:8 NKJV)

He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” (John 3:36 NASB)

For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but […]

How Did Paul Get His Knowledge


Bible students know from Paul’s own testimony that he was well educated. “I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel” (Act 22:3 NKJV). Luke also has this comment concerning Gamaliel, “Then one in the council stood up, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in respect by all the people” (Act 5:34 NKJV) and from the SDA Commentary we learn:

“Gamaliel was the […]

NIV December Bible Reading

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Micah 6-7 & 2 Peter 1
Nahum 1-3 & 2 Peter 2
Habakkuk 1-3 & 2 Peter 3
Psalm 139-142
Zephaniah 1-3 & 1 John 1
Haggai 1-2 & 1 John 2
Zechariah 1-3 & 1 John 3
Zechariah 4-6 & 1 John 4
Zechariah 7-9 & 1 John 5
Zechariah 10-12 & 2 John
Zechariah 13-14 & 3 John
Malachi 1-4 & Jude
Psalm 143-146
Daniel 1-2
Daniel 3-4
Daniel 5-6
Daniel 7-8
Daniel 9-10
Daniel […]

NIV November Bible Reading

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[ August] [ September] [ October] [ November] [ December]

Ezekiel 7-9 & Titus 1
Ezekiel 10-12 & Titus 2
Ezekiel 13-15 & Titus 3
Ezekiel 16-18 & Philemon
Psalm 127-130
Psalm 131-134
Ezekiel 19-21 & Hebrews 1
Ezekiel 22-24 & Hebrews 2
Ezekiel 25-27 & Hebrews 3
Ezekiel 28-30 & Hebrews 4
Ezekiel 31-33 & Hebrews 5
Ezekiel 34-36 & Hebrews 6
Ezekiel 37-39 & Hebrews 7
Ezekiel 40-42 & Hebrews 8
Ezekiel 43-45 & Hebrews 9
Ezekiel 46-48 & Hebrews 10
Hosea 1-3 […]