When Jesus Urged Patience

Christ is risen! The disciples finally got wind of the news and still didn’t believe…that is until Jesus appeared to them in person. After speaking with them and commissioning them to preach and spread the gospel of Jesus unto all nations, Jesus gives them a disclaimer, to wait on the Holy Spirit. I’m almost certain […]

The Early Explosion

It is attributed to Einstein that compounding interest is the greatest force in the universe. Lets take the example of Britney. 20-year-old Britney makes a one-time $5,000 contribution to her Roth IRA and earns an average 8% annual return, and if she never touches the money, that $5,000 will grow to $160,000 by the time […]

Discipleship and Prayer – Lesson Summary

Further Study: Read Ellen G. White, A Reformatory Movement, p. 126, in Testimonies for the Church, vol. 9; By Personal Efforts and Living Faith, pp. 244, 245, in Medical Ministry. He who does nothing but pray will soon cease to pray, or his prayers will become a formal routine. When men take themselves out of […]

The Revolutionary’s War

There was a father who was stricken with poverty.  He wanted to do something special for his son to demonstrate his love for him. He spends countless hours, days, and weeks working extra hard to be able to make him the “perfect” gift. The day arrives when the father completes his project and presents this […]

Architectural Wisdom

There is a successful man dressed in an expensive suit. He is intelligent and probably resourceful. Now picture a man dressed in an old pair of jeans and an overused button down shirt. He is from the neighborhood, which is economically challenged, and is familiar with the people in town. He too is educated. Both […]

The Church as the Sanctuary

1 Corinthians 3:16, 17; 6:19, 20; 2 Corinthians 6:16; and Ephesians 2:19–22. Notice the sanctuary imagery in these texts. What truth does the Bible teach us here? Like father like son As a child I watched everything that my dad did. My father was a builder and he was always doing something around the house […]

The Need for Training

Read Matthew 4:19 and Mark 1:17 in the context of Matthew 28:19. What significance do you see in the fact that the first recorded command of Jesus was “ ‘Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men’ ”? What should those words mean to us today as Seventh-day Adventists with our understanding of […]