Setting Our Course by the Stars, not the Lights of Passing Ships
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We  ought to set our course by the stars, not the lights of every passing ship. -Omar N Bradley Jesus does not call us to follow other Christians. He calls us to follow Him.  I was seven years old, lying awake in the middle of the night, thinking about how Jesus died for me. I … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Jesus Won Their Confidence
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Man With a Lot on His Mind

Read Mark 5:18-20; Luke 8:38-39; Acts 5:12-16. Read Ellen G. White, “Our Example,” pp. 17-28, in The Ministry of Healing; “The Grace of Courtesy,” pp. 236-240, in Selected Messages, book 3 (especially pp. 238, 239); “Blessing the Children,” pp. 511-517, in The Desire of Ages; “Relieve the Oppressed,” p. 242, in My Life Today. There … [Click to read more …]

How Can You Tell if It’s a Friendly Church?
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The Invitation to Worship

Back in the ’80s I was invited to preach in a church in Northern Oklahoma. I arrived in time for Sabbath school, and heard the Sabbath School superintendent talking about how everyone should be friendly, and if we have guests, invite them home for lunch. I thought how nice! After my sermon, as I was greeting people … [Click to read more …]