Blessings from Heaven (Part 3)

Blessings from Heaven (Part 3)

The Sermon on the Mount is Heaven’s benediction to the world—a voice from the throne of God. (Ellen White, Preface to Thoughts from the Mount of Blessing, pg. vii)   Jesus continued His discourse with the people on the mountain side, saying, “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth" (Matthew 5:5).   Meekness was not somethi

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Terry Swenson (Part 2c)

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Terry Swenson (Part 2c)

Introduction Pastor Swenson and I go back as far as 2007, when I was the President for Restoration Ministry, a student-led evangelism ministry on the campus of Loma Linda University (LLU). He was a faculty sponsor for our ministry and was responsible for guiding the approval process at the University for the speakers we wanted to bring on campus fo

A Vision for the Church

A Vision for the Church

The church is God's appointed agency for the salvation of men. It was organized for service, and its mission is to carry the gospel to the world. From the beginning it has been God's plan that through His church shall be reflected to the world His fullness and His sufficiency. The members of the church, those whom He has called out of darkness into

What Is the Church? Ephesians’ Cosmic Vision

What Is the Church? Ephesians’ Cosmic Vision

“The church is not just a building, it is the people.” “The church is a hospital for sinners, not a club for saints.” “The church should be the safest place on earth.”   That’s it. Those three statements exhaust the popular understanding of the church. Ecclesiology has essentially been reduced to a few catchphrases. They work well because they

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Steve Wohlberg (Part 2b)

The One Project: In Their Own Words – Pastor Steve Wohlberg (Part 2b)

Introduction In my previous article, Pastor Sam Leonor mentioned that he had met with Pastor Steve Wohlberg and conversed with him about his concerns with the One Project. I emailed Pastor Wohlberg’s ministry a few days after I returned from the One Project, to hear his side of the story. He emailed me back within a day or two, however, I was runni

The Lord is Risen

The Lord is Risen

The night of the first day of the week had worn slowly away. The darkest hour, just before daybreak, had come. Christ was still a prisoner in His narrow tomb. The great stone was in its place; the Roman seal was unbroken; the Roman guards were keeping their watch. And there were unseen watchers. Hosts of evil angels were gathered about the place. H