Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
First Chronicles 12:32 mentions the tribe of Issachar who “understood the times and knew what Israel should do” (NIV). We need Issacharian pastors today who understand the trends and changes in our culture, and who will reach out to and engage people for Christ in relevant ways.
One day after I returned from Bible study with the group, I opened my heart to God and told Him to show me the truth I needed. In my car I took my phone and opened up YouTube.
In his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey promoted a principle to be considered by every leader and organization. It was called “First Things First.” Through this idea, he advocated for leaders to focus on what would advance the mission of an organization.
Editorial by Gary Gibbs
With the invention of the iPhone, Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, revolutionized the way the world communicates. Yet, days before he died, Jobs wept as he confessed to his adult daughter, Lisa, “I didn’t spend enough time with you when you were little.”
The prosperous story of Facebook is an excellent example of God’s plan to reach every human being with His grace. Our first responsibility is with those in which we daily relate.
What are ways that each of us can make a positive impact? Relationships are incredibly important.
That the legacy of Lucy Byard—who in 1943 was denied care from the Washington Sanitarium (now Washington Adventist Hospital) because she was African-American—would find such a generative expression in the successor to the hospital that failed to treat her is both appropriate and an indication of how her experience has shaped our history.
When I pray, one of my favorite scriptures I repeat is 2 Peter 1:4. God has given us “exceedingly great and precious promises” (NKJV). I know that God had prepared this perfect house for us.
When the Bible became available to the masses, it helped to increase knowledge and understanding and became a source of spiritual food that nourished hungry hearts and thirsty souls. By reading and meditating on its precepts and promises, people came to know Jesus and gained a greater understanding of His mission and the Great Commission.
The reason for both Jesus’ birth and the Seventh-day Adventist Church have something in common.