I Don’t Need What the World has. The World Needs What I Have.
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Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from … [Click to read more …]

Why I Don’t Want to Be a “Historic” Adventist
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“I miss the good ol’ days of the church.” “I wish we could go back to the way things were.” “I want my church back!” Chances are, if you are an Adventist, you have run into phrases like this. In fact, you may even have said them. In my early twenties I went through this … [Click to read more …]

Justification and Beyond!
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As a second grader walking home from school with a couple of other boys, for some reason I cannot explain, I thought it would be a good idea to throw some rocks at a car parked near a house. The lady in the house ran outside and demanded that I go get my mother and … [Click to read more …]

70 X 7 Turns out to be a Great Deal After all!
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When Jesus told Peter to forgive his brother 70 X 7 times, Peter may have raised his eyebrows, questioning if that was a little much. But after Peter cut off a man’s ear, and denied he even knew Jesus, while weeping in bitterness for his own sins, I imagine 70 X 7 didn’t seem too … [Click to read more …]

Equal But Not The Same
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We were in our last couple nights of evangelism meetings when a water pipe burst, flooding a room behind the sanctuary, near the baptistry entrance. One of the deacons told a local elder to help the other deacons pump the water out. The elder politely replied that he could not do that, because he had … [Click to read more …]

When Was The Last Time You Invited Someone to Your House?
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When was the last time you had people from your church over to your house?  The New Testament speaks of churches in homes. See Romans 16:5, 1 Corinthians 16:9, Colossians 4:15,Philemon 1:2.  Years ago, when I became a Bible Worker at a church in Texas, an elderly saint informed me of a group of people … [Click to read more …]

Dear Tommy: You Didn’t Leave Us, We Left You
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In conversation with a young adult I’ll call Sophie, we talked about the suicide of a friend of hers I’ll call Tommy. “He was the life of the party!” Sophie said, “He lit up the room. Everyone felt like his best friend.” Clearly this Tommy’s relational life thrived. “But he didn’t know what to do … [Click to read more …]

Do I Really Need to Know God’s Plan for my Life?
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While many people ask why God does not show them His will for their lives I have come to a simple conclusion. He does not need to. He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk … [Click to read more …]