Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Potomac Conference
God wants us to have joy because He wants us to be happy. God is happy when we are happy. Let me tell you a story of how God used two people to make one man’s life joyful.
On two consecutive weekends, a Washington Adventist University student and an employee have made this commitment publicly through baptism at Sligo church.
Given the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s history and distinctive focus on the second coming of Jesus Christ, it’s not surprising that, during tough economic times, after natural disasters or amid seasons of great uncertainty, many members speculate how “near” the end is. The Visitor team talked with four pastors and captured excerpts of their perspectives.
A little over five years ago Victor Rivera was given one of the most dreaded diagnoses; cancer. He was given no more than six months to live.
When I think about the fruit of the Spirit, some fruits stick out more than others. They are all important, but love, patience, faithfulness and self-control are the ones that mean the most to me.
The text states that as I grow in Christ and my life is built on Him, then the natural overflow will be thankfulness, for the fruit of a mature Christian is thankfulness.
We should not be afraid during this time, because, if we listen to God, then we will have the same faith that Daniel had when he was thrown into the lion’s den. We can trust in Him during good and bad times.
Do you see His hand in your life? Do you feel Him picking you up?
We are accustomed to saying “I’m fine” whenever we are asked how we are doing, when, in reality, we could be feeling angry, sad, confused and helpless—the complete opposite of fine.
From this experience, I learned that I do not have to fear when taking a test, doing something new or when I feel alone.