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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Are You Posting Evil Thoughts?

Young man surfing the Internet on a laptop.

“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts…” – Matthew 15:19 A brief feature on the news the other day caught my attention. A comment posted by a school administrator on her own Facebook wall, which she thought was set on “private” but was actually public, ended up not only…

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