Messages from Young Adults

Archive for July, 2009

Lesson 5: Walking in the Light – Renouncing Worldliness

Lesson 5: Walking in the Light – Renouncing Worldliness

There once lived a young boy, who was very well taken care of by his family. He had all the wealth he could ever imagine to have, all the comfort he could enjoy, and all the service he was offered by the servants of his home. Bottom line, he was living his life like a […]

A Sexy Church

A Sexy Church

So yeah, is it cool for pastors to talk about Sex in church, is it cool for them to have billboards saying Great Sex God’s Way?

Lesson 4: Walking in the Light: Keeping His Commandments

Lesson 4: Walking in the Light: Keeping His Commandments

A pastor had been counseling a husband and wife. The problem was that, the husband had been having extramarital affairs. That’s not an extramarital affair but, in fact, many of them. The husband tried to calm the situation by telling the wife that although he had been with other women, it didn’t mean that he […]

I’m sorry, I can’t hear you!

I’m sorry, I can’t hear you!

I love my coworkers. Really I do. I can almost always count on them to bring me some deep spiritual wisdom in the middle of the week – usually in the midst of some mundane conversation over the photocopier. Like the other day, I was talking with one of the guys I share an office […]

Lesson 2: Experiencing the Word of Life

Lesson 2: Experiencing the Word of Life

The topic of this week’s lesson was on 1 John 1:1-4. Three themes come into focus in this dense, but short, passage: Jesus as the Word of Life, John and the Apostles as eyewitnesses, and Us as those who, in pure joy, join in fellowship with the Father and the Son. That Jesus is the […]

Lesson 1: Jesus and the Johannine Letters

Lesson 1: Jesus and the Johannine Letters

This quarter, we will be reading other people’s mail. It’s all the more exciting because we’re not merely glancing through a stack of old bills or pieces of junk mail. We’re catching a glimpse of the juicy stuff – the stuff that’s typically forbidden and off limits to anyone but the recipients. In this case, […]

Still Slaves

Still Slaves

“We’re all slaves to time,” Pastor Gordon Jones of the Alpha SDA Church declared.  I returned to the Hill Country for a bit of family time this Independence Day weekend, and Sabbath morning I found myself listening to Pastor Jones school me on some legal terms… spiritually speaking, that is. “If you don’t know that […]