When you hear the phrase “mission offering,” what do you think of?  Perhaps you think of funds to support a missionary shipping out to a far-off place, Bibles being purchased for an unreached people group, or perhaps you might hear the word “offer
Are you the type of person who wakes up as soon as their alarm goes off, jumps out of bed, and is ready to take on the day?  Or are you more the slow wakeup type, needing a few extra minutes and a warm drink before you are ready
Have you watched the news lately?  Our world is in a state of panic right now!  We see the words of Jesus come true before our very eyes:  “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars.
There’s an old adage that says, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.”  While we know that it’s impossible to judge a person’s character without getting to know them or understand a situation with no background knowledge, how many times do we succ
Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence.
Imagine it’s cold, snowy Friday night.  You have just gotten home from a long day’s work, you kick off your shoes in front of the fire place, and breathe in deeply as you prepare to enjoy a cup of your wife’s famous hot cocoa.  You smile as you wa
When you were in school, by which form of medium did you read?  Unless you’re fairly young, there’s a good chance that you read only by book.  If you are younger, perhaps you read a mix of books and information on computers.  Li
Have you ever gone driving in the country during the spring?  If you have, it’s likely you have seen a farmer working out in his fields.  You may have seen him plowing the soil, preparing it for the growing season.  You may have seen him planting
“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7
Ryan likes to attend his small local church with his family because he knows everyone well; members call the family to be sure everything is okay if they miss a week.  However, he gets frustrated sometimes because there are very few people his age
But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season,
When something good happens to you, what do you do?  Do you stay quiet, keeping the good news to yourself?  No!  Of course not!  You want to tell everyone what has happened to you; sometimes it feels as if you could burst if you
Smart phones and social media expand our universe. We can connect with others or collect information easier and faster than ever.
Have you ever prayed for someone who was “lost?”  Maybe this was a coworker with a hard heart, a family member who was living in sin, or a friend who had turned his back on the church and the Lord.
Twenty-eight. Eighty-eight. Twelve. What is significant about these numbers?
  There’s a moving song by the Christian Contemporary group Casting Crowns called “Voice of Truth.”  The lyrics read as follows:
  We are in the middle of a war. 
Ah, the age-old creation v.
“Lift up the trumpet, and loud let it ring: Jesus is coming again! Cheer up, ye pilgrims, be joyful and sing: Jesus is coming again! Coming again, coming again, Jesus is coming again!”
Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
“The B-I-B-L-E - Yes, that's the book for me! I stand alone on the Word of God, The B-I-B-L-E!”
If you’re anything like many life-long Adventists, ever since you were small – through Sabbath school, Adventure Club, Pathfinders, and beyond – you have been taught the importance of helping those in need.  As Christians, we kn
Have you ever gotten angry?  I mean really angry.  I’m talking “smoke-coming-out-your-nose” angry!  And what about holding a grudge?  Have you ever entertained bitterness in your heart?
“Garbage in, garbage out.”
When it comes to the way we dress, the Bible is full of advice!
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”
The famous philosopher and poet Friedrich Nietzche once said, “Without music life would be a mistake.”
As Christians, it is easy to get a false sense of security about how protected our children and young people are.  It is easy to think that because our children are “in the church,” they are not going to be exposed to things tha
Sex.  It’s a topic that is pervasive in our culture today.  It seems you can’t flip on the TV without it being discussed or shown, can’t flip through social media without it being mentioned, or can’t watch the news without seein
It’s marketing at its finest.  A clever camel with witty sayings.  An elegant lady who exudes nothing but class.  A cool hip-hop star rapping some catchy lyrics. 
The statistics are daunting.
Health is a huge topic of discussion in our society today.  There’s always some new product to help you lose weight, keep you looking younger, make your life better.  However, most products can’t compare to the simplicity of mak
“Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “Money doesn’t grow on trees?”  Of course you have!  This is probably one of the most used idioms in the English language!  There are many other idioms based on money.  However, if we were to look
Twitter. Instagam. Facebook. YouTube. Snapchat.
When God created the Sabbath, He intended it to be a day of rest and reflection – a day to commune with Him.  However, for some people, instead of viewing it as a gift, bringing rest and peace in the midst of our hectic lives, i
Think back to when you were a young person.  What did you value most?  Mostly likely, your friends ranked right at the top of the list.  For many young people, their peers are one of the most important parts of their lives. 
There’s an old song in the Happy Songs for Boys and Girls songbook called “Dare to be a Daniel.”  The lyrics read:
During Jesus’ time on Earth, He had a seemingly magnetic appeal to the outcasts of society.  When He encountered a Samaritan woman gathering water in the middle of the day, He sat and talked to her (John 4).  She was not only a
When you think of groups of people who “love” the church, does “youth” come to mind? But that is, in fact, what SDA youth report.
It’s no secret that church attendance and membership in the United States and Canada is decreasing.
In Luke 15:3-7, Jesus tells the parable of the lost sheep:
The Bible tells us in Proverbs 22:6 to, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” (ESV).  This verse is something that is taken very literally by many Adventist families across th
In a recent (ICM, 2014) study conducted by the Institute for Church Ministry, researchers found that slightly more than half (53%) of the churches in the NAD had a Sabbath Church service attendance of 50 people or less.
Have you ever walked into Sabbath School or the midweek service and wondered, “Where is everyone?
What percentage of young people in the North American Division would you guess are aware of Insight magazine?
Do you remember the story of the widow’s mites found in Mark 12:41-44?  Jesus is sitting at the temple, watching people give their tithes and offerings.
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