Needing Nehemiah’s (Part 1)

Needing Nehemiah’s (Part 1)

Sincerely Stirred What stirs you? I wish I could ask you this question in person. There must be something. I know I get stirred about many things, but near the top of my list is when I see someone treated unfairly. Anger builds, and it’s difficult for me to stay silent – even if it’s prudent to do so! Just like you and I, Bible characters would get

Matthew 3: Know Your Enemy

Matthew 3: Know Your Enemy

When John the Baptist first began to proclaim the arrival of the Messiah, his message fell on receptive ears. The Jewish people were eagerly awaiting His coming, and earnestly anticipating His work and ministry. At the turn of the millennium, the Jews found themselves in a state of constant anger and unrest, buckling under the weight of Roman oppre

Caring for Our Earthly Home

Caring for Our Earthly Home

Living in a technology-focused era, our daily connection with the earth has dwindled. These days, we spend far more time indoors than outdoors, becoming attached to indoor fulfillments. In the world today, we are faced with many environmental issues and problems. Some of these include natural resources provided by the environment to provide food fo

Matthew 2: Newton’s Third Law

Matthew 2: Newton’s Third Law

The children of Israel existed for 4,000 years in a state of anticipation, waiting for God’s promised Redeemer. But they were not alone in awaiting His coming; darker forces were at play in this great controversy, and the extent of their sabotage becomes crystal clear in Matthew 2. The chapter begins as follows:   Now after Jesus was born in B

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 2)

Bible Prophecy for Atheists (Part 2)

Atheists and Prophecy Now that we've addressed some of the flaws on the part of atheists, we must take a look at some legitimate concerns that atheists have specifically with prophecy. Imagine a book written several thousand years ago that outlines important world events in advance. Let's say the book claims that, at some point in history, nation X

Unity & Love Among Believers

Unity & Love Among Believers

The Spirit of God will not abide where there is disunion and contention among believers in the truth. Even if these feelings are unexpressed, they take possession of the heart and drive out the peace and love that should characterize the Christian church. They are the result of selfishness in its fullest sense. This evil may take the form of inordi

Christ the Secret of Unity

Christ the Secret of Unity

Christ prayed that His disciples might be one even as He and His Father are one. In what does this unity consist? This oneness does not exist because everyone has the same disposition, the same temperament, and thinks in the very same channel. All do not possess the same degree of intelligence. All have not the same experience. In a church there ar

Obstacles and Opportunities: Ministry Leaders Speak Out in Favor of Racial Unity

Obstacles and Opportunities: Ministry Leaders Speak Out in Favor of Racial Unity

Compass Magazine’s inaugural conference, Repairing the Breach: A Pathway to Racial Unity in the Church, held on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, continued its powerful and articulate message of racial unity last Sabbath afternoon with a triad of presenters contributing a series of short, power-packed messages on the su

A Space for Creativity

A Space for Creativity

  Truth-Teaching Devices We should seek to follow more closely the example of Christ, the great Shepherd, as He worked with His little company of disciples, studying with them and with the people the Old Testament Scriptures. His active ministry consisted not merely in sermonizing but in educating the people. As He passed through villages, He