A Leader Reflects

The BA talks with outgoing G. C. President Whaid Rose about his eighteen years of service and his future. BA: For the benefit of those who are unfamiliar, briefly review your personal spiritual journey. WR: I was born on the island of Jamaica and raised by my staunch Seventh-day Adventist grandmother. I accepted Christ at […]

This Issue’s Poet

Jewell Johnson (“Higher,” p. 23) and her husband, LeRoy, have six children and nine grandchildren. In addition to numerous articles and poems, Jewell has published three devotional books for women. She lives in Fountain Hills, AZ.

Shine Completes 10th Mission

  People generally need to know first that you care — before they care what you know. SHINE Medical & Dental missions first treat people’s physical conditions, and then, Lord willing, spiritual needs are met. The missions follow James 1:22’s advice: “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own […]

March-April 2015

BA extras: This Issue’s Poet Remembering LeRoy Dais Tribute to LeRoy Dais Read it online now, or download the PDF in English or Spanish

Viewpoint Responses

The two articles in the BA of a passionate appeal by Elder Loren Stacy and Elder Whaid Rose on the future structure of the Church in the US is of much interest to all of us outside the US. The greatest question that seems to be asked by all of us is why the Church […]

Theology of the Sabbath

  Our eternal God was the first Sabbath observer. He who rested on that first seventh day was also the Designer and Maker of all things for His good pleasure. Prior to the assembly with Israel at Mount Sinai, the self-existent Lord [Yahweh], whose nature is holy, ordained that one day in the weekly cycle […]

Sabbath Acts

  Oftentimes we tend to define the Christian life more by what we don’t do rather than what we do do. It’s understandable, as God often does the same. At Sinai He told Israel not to kill or commit adultery. On another mountaintop Jesus went even further. He commanded His disciples not to be angry […]

This Issue’s Poet

Stephen Keller (“Early Light”) has been published in such publications as The Old Red Kimono, Clark Street Review, The Poet’s Pen, Writers’ Journal, Offerings, and Time of Singing. He lives in Englewood, NJ.

The Paradox of Isaiah 58

  In Sabbathkeeping circles, Isaiah 58:13, 14 looms large, being partially quoted and haphazardly applied. The text reads: “If because of the Sabbath, you turn your foot from doing your own pleasure on My holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy day of the Lord honorable, and honor it, desisting from your […]

Study Guides (Curriculum)

Click here for our new Curriculum page     Our Bible curriculum and study guides on various Bible topics help local churches and study groups deepen their knowledge of God and His Word. Lessons are available for adults, junior high, and senior high youth; intermediate students (grades 4, 5, and 6); primary students (grades 1, […]