Archive for September, 2010
What does the name Seventh-day Adventist mean to you?
Does the name even matter?
As we approach this anniversary how has this name (SDA), or its’ people, affected your life?
Romans is the dearest book of the Bible to me, and I hope that as we end this quarter, you have discovered why. Paul has taken us on a journey from our own sinfulness (Rom. 1-3) to God’s astounding solution of righteousness by faith by the grace of God through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ [...]
Love and Law are connected and everyday of our life, we hear about love. Does this love make us do crazy and great things at the same time? You can be sitting down and watching Television for a few minutes and the things that you will see will not only break your heart but will make you question whether what someone did was out of love or hate. If we have the love that Jesus gave us, we might not have the law that punishes those who do something to others just under the notion of love.
How do you define “Adventist”?
“I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin” (Romans 11:1). Interview already in progress Roman Times: Welcome back. If you’re just joining us, we’ve caught up with the Apostle Paul during his evangelistic crusade in Corinth. [...]
Sabbath done right is about honesty and freedom. Not two hour church services with frowns on our faces or looking over our shoulders when we stop to buy gas. It isn’t defined by the clothes we choose to wear to elicit a response from fellow believers about our status or class; it isn’t about the fake smiles on our faces plastered to portray a peace we don’t truly feel. It is about being spiritually naked and unashamed in front of God who loves us beyond what you can imagine.
How much do you love people? How much do you love your people? Paul starts Romans 9 unusually: by assuring the Romans that what he is about to say is seriously on his heart not once, not twice, but three times. “I’m telling the truth,” “I am not lying,” “my conscience testifies.” (Romans 9:1) About [...]