BA

Beforehand

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed” (Galatians 3:8). In the above passage, Paul writes that God announced the gospel in advance to Abraham. It’s an interesting statement, and one that raises questions. Why was […]

Offended?

“Which do you want first: the good news or the bad news?” You’ve probably heard that question. It is curious how the news often comes in this pair, especially as it is heard in the gospel. There is a paradox in the biblical presentation of the gospel — a dichotomy, or at least a dynamic […]

Soggy Socks

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are — yet he did not sin (Hebrews 4:15, NIV). My daughter and I walked down the stairs. “Mom, step over here,” she ordered. Absentmindedly, […]

The Audio BA is Here!

Thanks to the initiative and volunteer work of two CoG7 college students, the Bible Advocate Press has realized a longtime dream of producing an audio Bible Advocate. Now that vision has become reality. We are excited to present the AudioBA with the first issue of 2022 (English only). It’s a full 93 minutes of content […]

Growing the Church . . . at Home

Given the impact that the phenomenon called COVID-19 is having on us and the need to respond as a church to this new reality, we recognize, among other things, the great opportunity to fulfill the mission that the Lord Jesus Christ commands us. Likewise, we reaffirm that the church is not a building or house […]

What Shall I Cry?

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6, KJV). It was Isaiah who first penned these God-inspired words. Frederick Handel quoted them, […]

New In ’22 – BAP Bible Studies

The New Year is here and so is the new adult bible study series from BAP on evangelism and discipleship. This four-part series covers the topics of personal witnessing, home group evangelism, and the teachings of the Church of God (Seventh Day). These four 13-lesson study guides are available in paper and digital editions and […]

How to Find the Love of Your Life

At sixteen years old, I found the love of my life at a Salvation Army camp. Three years later, we were married. There aren’t enough words in the English language, not enough words in all the languages on earth, to express how wonderful it is to find the love of your life. I consider it […]

THIS ISSUE

Digital PDF: English / Spanish B&W:  English / Spanish Web Version ARTICLES 4 What Shall I Cry? | Dorothy Nimchuk 7 Soggy Socks | Michelle Heed 8 Offended? | Jason Overman 12 Beforehand | Daniel Flores 14 Psalm of the Cross | R. Herbert 18 Elements of Discipleship | Brian Franks 20 10 Ways to Take in […]

How to Hear from God

Wouldn’t it be nice to hear from God? For students who are struggling to choose a school, a major, a career; for sweethearts contemplating marriage; for a parent who’s worried sick for a child; for an entrepreneur considering a new risk; for nearly anyone who is hurting, floundering, or fearing, it would be so nice […]