Kathy Schallert I was raised in an alcoholic home where it made perfect sense to follow the same path as my parents—a path of denial and abuse. At thirteen, I’d already learned too much about life the hard way. It seemed much more bearable to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol than to be straight
There are probably plenty of reasons why God waited till He had created everything else, before He created man. Obviously the environment was not inhabitable for mankind earlier, but I would like to suggest another reason. If man had been around while God was creating the earth, he might have come up with the notion that he actually had a part in creation.
“ ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying; and there shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away’ ” ( Revelation 21:4 , NKJV) . Image © Justinen Creative from GoodSalt.com As I read the key verse in this week’s SS lesson , I pause and ask myself, who will wipe the tears from God’s eyes
[Thought questions for Last Things: Jesus and the Saved December 19, 2012] Image © Steve Creitz from GoodSalt.com 1. Pivot point: The cross.
No one can question the importance of forgiveness, in the eyes of God. “But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matt 6:15) We have probably read countless articles and listened to multiple speakers where forgiveness was taught to be extremely important for spiritual healing
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 1 Corinthians 13:11 Many of us became Christians for childish reasons. We just wanted to go to heaven. That is okay.
[Thought questions for Salvation: The Only Solution October 24, 2012] Image © Lars Justinen from GoodSalt.com 1. Salvation the only solution.
Broadcaster face of praise program Adele Nash Personal assistant, communications, marketing and public relations Seventh-day Adventist Church in northern New South Wales Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia Journalist and broadcaster Geraldine Doogue will compere a music program co-produced by an Avondale lecturer to preserve the Christian tradition of hymn singing. Hymns and Songs of Praise
Christ’s Precious Jewels And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Malachi 3:17. The kingdom of heaven is represented as being like unto a merchantman “seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.” This parable has a double significance, and applies not only to man seeking the kingdom of heaven, but to Christ seeking His lost inheritance.