Witnessing: Let Your Light Shine

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8, NKJV). Evangelism and witnessing is the theme for the current Sabbath School quarterly.…

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Danger Ahead: Personal Agendas

I could not believe what I had just heard. Momentarily stunned, I sat in the pew mulling over what had just happened. How could an elder of the church say that during the guest welcome? While the words spoken may have been applauded by a select few and dismissed without…

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Single and Gifted

Let’s be honest. It is downright difficult to be a single adult in the world today, even more so as a single Christian. We are bombarded with images of couples around almost every corner: from movies, television shows, books, walking down the street, Facebook status changes, and even within the…

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Collective Neglect, Individual Indifference

That particular Sabbath was a gorgeous day with golden sunlight falling through the large window above the baptistery. The congregation was electrified with shared joy as the mother and her three teenaged children proclaimed their commitment for Christ through the waters of baptism. After the service, a long line formed…

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A Spiritual Journey

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So many times, we hear about this amazing stories of people who lived horrible lives “finding Jesus” and being changed. But many youth who are raised in a community of faith never have a dramatic experience. They grow conscious of spiritual matters gradually and their decisions on what to believe happen over a span of a few years. This is like Nicodemus. He had a spiritual journey, not a single life-changing moment.

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Moral Ambiguity

Moral Ambiguity: who decides what is Right and what is Wrong?

Many people, even Christians, feel that the Ten Commandments – the Lord’s moral law – is antiquated, a relic of ancient history of mild interest but no longer applicable to the modern world. However, in this age of moral ambiguity, is the Law truly out-dated or does it still hold relevance to our lives?

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What is Faith?

As Christians, we often talk about faith: Faith in God. Faith in Christ. Have faith that the Lord will answer our prayers. Have faith that things will turn out better tomorrow. And so on.

But what is faith? The explanation of “faith” is too often forgotten in discussions about having faith in the Lord, and the word itself has become a sort of catch-phrase or Christian buzzword with no meaning. We can talk about faith until we are blue in the face, but it will be completely pointless unless we understand what faith is!

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