11: Living by Faith – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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Introduction. “The fear of man brings a snare…” What is meant by “fear” in this sentence? How can this sort of admiration cause trouble for us Christians? Have you ever noticed a desire by some fellow Christians to please others or to be respected fully? Is that beneficial? or not? Why? [Thought questions for Living … [Click to read more …]

09: Words of Truth – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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Introduction. Are you comfortable with the idea that some of the proverbs in the Bible reflect sayings of the heathen? If not, why not? If the truth espoused by the ancient Egyptians corresponds with truth followed by Christians, should we not embrace that truth as well? [Thought questions for Words of Truth February 24, 2015] 1. … [Click to read more …]

Ellen White and Conspiracy Thinking
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Ellen White Quote

Not too long ago, I wrote a blog titled “The End Time and Conspiracy Theories.” In that blog I shared my thoughts regarding the relationship between Christians in general and the ever increasing popularity of conspiracies. In this post, I would like to more specifically address Seventh-day Adventists and conspiracy thinking by sharing some thoughts from the … [Click to read more …]

13: Christ’s Kingdom and the Law – Hit the Mark
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Entrance to Kingdom

Bound, beaten and bruised he stands as a Royal King. He is in the clutches of the most powerful kingdom on Earth. He has no advocates and a chorus of voices are crying out for a sentence of death. There standing before Him, holding the scales of life or death, is the powerful governor of … [Click to read more …]

Can’t We All Just Get Along?
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In the interest of full disclosure, I hate conflict. I will go to great lengths and do almost anything to avoid it. But I know folks who appear to thrive on conflict. They are not afraid to say exactly what they mean, even if they’re pretty sure it’s going to upset someone. When we talk … [Click to read more …]

Survival of the Fittest vs the Golden Rule
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Where does morality come from? How do humans decide how to behave? As a Christian we see that moral behavior is a product of my belief in a Creator God. But what if a person does not believe in God? What dictates his morality? In a sermon on “Evolution and the Christian Faith,”  Phillip E. … [Click to read more …]

07: Arming for Victory – Thought Starters
Joyce Griffith

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[Thought Questions for Arming for Victory November 14, 2012] 1. Arming ourselves. Before loading yourself down with shields and helmets, wouldn’t you like to be sure you’re really going to battle? I mean, what’s the use of building up your defenses if nobody is going to attack? Even more important, what kind of a battle … [Click to read more …]

“Trust No One”
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How many legs does a spider have? Eight? Do you really know? I mean have you counted them? In 300 B.C. Aristotle said that spiders had six legs and was classified as an insect. All the world believed him, until finally in the 1400s somebody actually counted and saw they had not six, but eight … [Click to read more …]