Friday: Inside Story – Now Is the Time
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happy marriage

Debrah, a Seventh-day Adventist, missed her church fellowship after she married and unbeliever and moved with her husband to an area where there was no church. After some years, a group of Adventist laymen calling themselves the Now Is The Time team decided to hold meetings in this area. The first night of the meetings, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – All Things Work Together for Good
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The Ethiopian Is Baptized

Like many young people in Africa, Siyoka had migrated from his home village to a larger town in search of a job. He lived with relatives and sent every penny he could back to his widowed mother and two younger brothers. It was the music that first attracted him to meetings held by Pastor Mbena, … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Cry of the Kalahari: Part 2
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Deer at Edge of Woods

The desert sun streamed down mercilessly as the little man crept forward with his bow. From his thin, wrinkled appearance one might suppose he was in his seventies, but his body was accustomed to the scarcity of food and water, and his reflexes were lightning fast. Steeped in the accumulated wisdom of his ancestors, he … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Cry of the Kalahari ~ Part 1
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Heat waves danced above the burning sands. A tiny, black Bushman strode purposefully eastward across the vast Kalahari Desert, glancing frequently at a small gray cloud in the sky ahead. Sekoba was obeying instructions given to him in a dream. An angel had directed him to look for a man named William, who would teach … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – Jeremiah’s Yoke
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Time of the End

As we have seen, people want to believe good news, not bad. They wanted to believe, for instance, in Hananiah’s message, not Jeremiah’s. Today the same thing happens as well. Many still insist, for instance, that our world will only improve over time. Yet, even an atheist like Terry Eagleton sees just how farcical that … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – God’s Saving Hand: Part 1
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Fire Fist

Wesley Banda pastored several villages in Malawi. The family lived in a two-room house. Because the area had no electricity, Mrs. Banda prepared the family meals outside over an open fire. One evening after dinner Mrs. Banda returned to her fire to prepare the morning meal of sadza (a thick porridge of cornmeal). Her husband … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – A Crisis (Within and Without)
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Imprisioned People Fellowshipping

A Most Satisfying Career – Part 2 Some Christian lay workers visited the prison each week to teach prisoners about God. One of the prisoners invited Harry to join them. He went, but his mind focused on a way to escape from prison. A lay worker gave him a book called The Great Controversy. Harry … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – A Most Satisfying Career (Part 1)
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Their Stealing From Church

Harry and Alex* worked as security guards in Malawi. They often talked to break up the boredom. One night Alex said, I have an idea how we could earn some extra money. What’s that? Harry asked, interested. We could use our rifles in a little side business, Alex said, lifting his gun. Rich people have … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – Providential Bus Encounter
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People Talking About Christianity

Kusumawathie Perera One morning I was riding a bus to Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka. I saw Francis, a long-time family friend, sitting nearby. I hadn’t seen him in a long time, and was surprised to learn that he had become a Seventh-day Adventist. I, too had become a Christian two years earlier. … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Inside Story – The Stolen Sermons – Part 2
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Man Preparing and Giving Lecture

Gamini Mendis I remained in the hospital for two weeks in great pain, but slowly began to recover. Many pastors came to visit me. Some said that God struck me down because I had visited the Adventist church. The Adventist pastor visited me several times and brought me a book titled The Great Controversy. I … [Click to read more …]