Doing Good to All

Doing Good to All

We are living in tempestuous times. The Seventh-day Adventist Church is not immune to the tide of decreased membership, spiritual atrophy and disillusionment that is sweeping sectors of Christianity. If the church is to survive, it needs to be open, relevant, and inclusive in its presentation of the gospel to the world. The local church is key to t

The Victorious Christian Life

The Victorious Christian Life

Do you recall when you first gave your life to Christ? I mean, the kind where you found yourself walking down to the front of the church with sweaty hands, perhaps with a burning sensation in your heart, and a driving need to connect and find out more about God? Maybe you weren’t in a church at all. You may have been down at the beach, on a mountai

Hagar, Sarah, and the Two Covenants

Hagar, Sarah, and the Two Covenants

The apostle Paul discusses two important covenants in Galatians 4:21-31, the topic for this week’s Sabbath school lesson. Why does Paul choose these two covenants, represented by two women in Scripture, Hagar and Sarah, and what does he mean by this? Furthermore, what is the relevance of this to today’s Bible student? I propose that we look closely

From Slaves to Sons and Daughters of God

From Slaves to Sons and Daughters of God

There’s an old saying that goes like this (somewhat modified, as taught to me by my father): “You can lead a horse to drink, but you can’t make it water.” This week’s lesson provides an abundance of good drink. Like animals on a long journey, we need to stop at times and quench our thirst. Let’s face it—life is difficult. It is important that we ta