2023 Bible Advocate Theme(s)

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2023 Bible Advocate Theme: “Come and See”

I am excited to announce a new theme for the Bible Advocate in 2023.

Jesus invited would-be disciples to “come and see” (John 1:39). He still bids us to “come and see” today. But when we follow after Jesus, what is revealed? What do we see and experience? The BA dedicates our year to asking and answering this wonderful question. Come and see!

The six 2023 issues of the Bible Advocate will progressively delve deep to understand what Jesus wants to show us when we follow Him. Once we come and see, we encounter God in His holiness and are confronted with our sinfulness. He is life, but we are lost. We see in part, but there is more. God is love. And the fullness of His grace and truth is seen in Jesus Christ, the salvation of God.

How do we respond to such a great and good God as this? Come and see! Repent and believe. Trust and turn from sin and death to Jesus, our Savior and Lord. See and serve God and neighbor in newness of life through the Holy Spirit. Come and see! God is at work saving and sanctifying. We follow to the end and see our final destination with Him forever. 

That is the story. That is what we learn and experience and hope for as we follow Jesus. Come and see for yourself. Join the Bible Advocate as we see our God and ourselves, together. Help us tell the wonderful story. Review subthemes, deadlines, and topic tips below. 

Send your article submissions to jason.overman@cog7.org

Click to download flyer:
2023 BA Themes-Flyer

January-February: Wonder and Worship

Come and See God’s Holiness (Isaiah 6; Revelation 4)

Write about God: attributes, acts, names, promises, etc.

Submission deadline: October 14, 2022


March-April: Unclean and Undone 

Come and See Humanity’s Fate (Isaiah 1; Romans 3) 

Write about man: rebellion, fall, death, judgment, etc.

Submission deadline: December 16, 2022


May-June: Light and Lamb

Come and See God’s Love in Christ (John 1; Romans 5)

Write about Jesus: who He is and what He has done, etc. 

Submission deadline: February 13, 2023


July-August: Repent and Believe 

Come and See Your New Start in Christ (Matthew 3; Mark 1)

Write about our response: faith, call, confession, new birth, etc.

Submission deadline: April 14, 2023


September-October: Salvation and Service

Come and See Your New Life in Christ (Galatians 6; 2 Corinthians 5)

Write about discipleship: purpose, sanctification, good works, etc. 

Submission deadline: June 15, 2023


November-December: Life and Glory 

Come and See Your Future in Christ (1 Thessalonians 4; Revelation 21)

Write about our destiny: resurrection, kingdom, rewards, eternity, etc.

Submission deadline: August 15, 2023 

Send your article submissions to jason.overman@cog7.org

Click to download flyer:
2023 BA Themes-Flyer

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Jason Overman is Editor of Publications of the Bible Advocate Press. After 24 years in the publishing industry (in sales and management) with the Harrison Daily Times, Jason left his general manager’s position to join the BAP family in 2015. He has served in ministry for 30 years and currently pastors the Church of God (Seventh Day) in Jasper, Arkansas, with his wife, Stephanie, and two children, Tabitha and Isaac. Jason enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, reading theology, playing his guitar, and taking in the beautiful Ozark Mountains he calls home.