Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
October is Pastor Appreciation Month, a time when we have the opportunity to recognize and affirm the work and ministry of our pastoral workforce who have accepted the call to be “co-laborers” with Christ.
For the first 10 years of his ministry, Roger Hernandez says he was a terrific pastor and a terrible husband. Here are three practical solutions that helped him and some suggestions that might help you.
If you invest your resources just as a farmer sows seed, God promises that you will always be blessed with a harvest. Beyond material things, what greater blessing could there be than seeing lives transformed by the gospel?
No one—other than Jesus—has ever lived on this earth with a mission to save the entire world. No one has ever had an agenda as important as Christ. His mission was clear: “The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10, NIV).
Editorial by Rick Remmers
Wayne Gretzky, the famous and retired Canadian hockey player, is credited with the quote, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” A corollary to this would be, “People can’t accept an invitation that’s never given.”
From the seashore, Jesus called out to Peter and Andrew: “‘Follow Me, and I will make you shers of men.’ They immediately left their nets and followed Him” (Matt. 4:19, 20, NKJV).
How do we protect ourselves from a very real threat of terrorism without surrendering to irrational prejudice? Wally Carson, Columbia Union vice president and General Counsel has a wise perspective.
We are inviting and encouraging every conference entity—every church, school, officer, department leader and church member—to embrace this great movement that Jesus Himself began.
Hope is an interesting word. We hope for a lot of different things. We hope it won’t rain on the day we’ve planned a picnic. We hope there are no traffic jams on our commute to work. We hope to be able to find our favorite socks. We hope our teacher doesn’t give us a pop quiz.
This year marks 500 years since Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, Germany (Oct. 31, 1517), challenging the established religious beliefs and practices of his denomination, and launching the Protestant Reformation. Conscientiously, he could not reconcile church practices with biblical teachings as he understood them.