“It is Finished”


“It is finished” John 19:30 When Jesus cried out these last words, He gave up His breath, and rested in the tomb on Sabbath. Four thousand years earlier, He had finished creating the world and rested on the Sabbath. Adam and Eve rested too on that very first Sabbath, though I don’t think they were … [Click to read more …]

11: Sabbath: A Gift from Eden – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith


“For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day.” Matthew 12:8 [Thought questions for Sabbath: A Gift From Eden March 13, 2013] 1. The creation of the Sabbath. What was the final work of Creation Week? Why did God take the time to set aside one 24-hour day after everything that He … [Click to read more …]

The Sabbath In Light of The Cross

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“The sacrifice of Christ as an atonement for sin is the great truth around which all other truths cluster. In order to be rightly understood and appreciated, every truth in the Word of God, from Genesis to Revelation, must be studied in the light that streams from the cross of Calvary. I present before you … [Click to read more …]

The Greatest Evidence There is a God

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“Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves….” Psalm 100:3 I entered the ICU in a Tampa hospital to pray with a family who was about to lose their mother. The mother was a Christian. The daughter was near believing, but I soon found … [Click to read more …]

10: The Law and the Gospel – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

Green Question Marks

[Thought questions for The Law and the Gospel December 5, 2012] 1. The law and the gospel. Do the words “law” and “gospel” seem somewhat contradictory? Why? Does the concept of “love” belong to both the law and the gospel? Under all circumstances? Under any circumstances? When you’re in love, deeply in love, with someone, … [Click to read more …]

What Does it Mean to Live Like an Adventist?


What does it mean to “live like an Adventist?” Here is what inspiration tells us about this name. “No name which we can take will be appropriate but that which accords with our profession and expresses our faith and marks us a peculiar people. The name Seventh-day Adventist is a standing rebuke to the Protestant … [Click to read more …]

The Three Angels Messages and the Triumph of the Gospel Over Babylon’s Legalism Part 2


And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication. Revelation 14:8 [1.Image © Pacific Press from GoodSalt.com] Many say that Babylon means confusion. Well it may, but it is not so much confusion about certain … [Click to read more …]

A Thin Green Line – Christian Environmentalism


I am a Christian who believes that God created everything in six literal days and then literally rested on the seventh day. Having said that, I’m not sure that I’ve spent enough time thinking about how that should shape my interactions with the things that God created in, say, the first five days of Creation … [Click to read more …]

07: Lord of the Sabbath – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

Green Question Marks

Phil and Sherry stared at each other across the after-dinner clutter on the dining room table. “What are we going to do?” Sherry said, her fingers twisting and turning. “Jeremy doesn’t love the Sabbath.”1 “He used to,” Phil said. “Remember when he was thrilled when we told him it was Sabbath and time to get ready … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Holy Ground


How many hours of sleep do you get on an average night? Do you get the full eight, or do you feel lucky to get five? How many hours a week do you work (for pay)? How many more do you work at home? Do you ever feel really rested? I heard someone remembering being … [Click to read more …]