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On a Sabbath preceding the U.S. presidential election, Ray Navarro, pastor of the Tempe Seventh-day Adventist Church in Tempe, Arizona, gave a thought-provoking sermon entitled “Should Christians Vote?” He shared Biblical insight into how a Christian is to relate to secular governments and politics as well as the historical views of the Adventist church regarding this issue. Throughout the message, he shared a principle that he wanted the congregation to remember: “Obey God and government.”
Droughts, wildfires, dust storms, hurricanes, floods, derechos, earthquakes, tsunamis; frightening outbreaks of West Nile virus and Hantavirus put large sections of the country on edge; the economic and political arenas are filled with uncertainty and conflicting messages. Today’s world would be alien to those who lived even a few decades ago and completely unimaginable to those who lived a century ago. Even those with little or no knowledge or interest in religion and eschatology have
And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And great grace was upon them all. Acts 4:33, NKJV.
The following excerpt is from The Road to Emmaus: 15 Tips for Effective Witnessing by Don Mackintosh, Director of Amazing Facts’ Center Of Evangelism.
Patience “The most frustrating thing,” a man at a Friendship Evangelism seminar told me a couple of years ago, “is when I have invested time in making friends with someone at work or in the neighborhood, and I spend time using my listening skills, a window of opportunity opens up in their lives, but they close the door.” He found that in his circle it was rare when someone was ready to talk seriously about
There Is Sunlight in the Heart Church Hymnal (#612), Songs of Praise (#131), & Christ in Song (#229) About the Hymn This gorgeous hymn was written, both lyrics and melody, by Mrs. M.T.
The following devotional really struck me as just last night my parents and I were discussing the homeless in our city and the sad lack of charity and compassion our church members have towards them and other needy people. I was determined more than ever that we need to be looking beyond the doors of our local churches and, even if it means sacrificing on our part, to help those in need within our communities.
There Is Sunlight on the Hilltop Church Hymnal (#612), Songs of Praise (#131), & Christ in Song (#229) About the Hymn This gorgeous hymn was written, both lyrics and melody, by Mrs. M.T.
Readiness How do you know when one of your friends, work associates, neighbors, relatives or other acquaintances is ready to talk about spiritual things? If you bring up religious topics when they are not ready, you will simply turn them off and reduce the possibility of real witnessing in the future. If they are ready, and you don’t sense it, they may conclude that you don’t want to talk about spiritual things with them