Just before Pentecost, the 11 apostles of Jesus decided that they needed to replace the position that Judas left with another apostle. They chose Matthias by casting lots (similar to rolling dice). Should they have done that? Is it possible that they moved ahead of the Holy Spirit on that one? How does a person discover God’s will?
In the book of Acts, the Holy Spirit was poured out on the apostles and 3,000 people were added to their number in a single day. What happened next? Did they return to life as usual? Nope. They devoted their lives to four things.
The first thing most people think of when they think of Revelation is strange beasts, symbolic numbers, and visions like nightmares. But the first verse of the book says that Revelation is about Jesus. Understanding some basics about what Jesus accomplished during his time on earth will help us when it comes to interpreting Revelation.
Most Christians correctly believe that Matt 28:19-20 is our mission statement, to carry the gospel to the world. But Adventists also believe that there is a further mission statement in Revelation 10 specific to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
If there was a job description for a disciple of Jesus that was formatted like job descriptions you see at an interview, what would it look like? What kinds of duties, objectives, and compensation packages would be included?
The Bible says that God will give us the desires of our heart. But Jesus said that in this world you will have trouble. Trouble certainly is not the desires of our hearts. What is going on? This three-part story of Elijah the prophet will take you on a journey of mountain top experiences to valleys of crisis.
The story of Creation, as recorded in Genesis 1, details the history of the beginning of human life on Planet Earth. But it is not merely a historical account. The story is told in ways that, with some digging, we discover much more going on beneath the surface.