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Before the Big Break

Imagine the most powerful man in a country. He is the king. He has some major resources. His rule stretches far and wide. And he is evil — so evil that it was said he “did evil in the sight of the Lord, more than all who were before him” (1 Kings 16:30). The passage goes on to […]

Wholly . . . Holy . . . Holey

David was confused. His pastor had said we were to “be holy as God is holy,” but David wasn’t sure what he meant or even which word he meant: W-H-O-L-L-Y, H-O-L-Y, or H-O-L-E-Y. He was pretty sure it wasn’t that last one. That was like the old socks Mom made him throw out for their […]

Wonders of His Holiness

And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:3). From Isaiah’s time until today, trying to explain the person and holiness of God has been a complex undertaking. The prophet Isaiah wrestled with explaining it. He was privileged to […]

Worship Wars

And he [the false prophet] makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed (Revelation 13:12). God rescued Isabella* from a homosexual and destructive lifestyle. Looking back, she realized how even the music she had listened to glorified corruption. The lyrics honored what God calls […]

Fear of the Lord

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding (Proverbs 9:10). From Adam to Noah, God related to humanity as a single community unified by a common language. They were governed, not externally by God’s law but by their conscience. Paul speaks of this internal […]

Jessica’s Legacy

I had the privilege of interviewing a special lady named Jessica recently. I met her at church when she was about nine or so, and I was always touched by her sincerity and quiet strength. Jessica was captured in my wedding video when she was a little girl. We have had a good relationship. With […]

THIS ISSUE

Digital PDF: English / Spanish B&W: English / Spanish Web Version ARTICLES 4 Fear of the Lord | Jody McCoy 7 Worship Wars | Cindy Arora 8 Wonders of His Holiness | Ubong Edet 12 Wholly . . . Holy . . . Holey | Marcia Sanders 14 Before the Big Break | Bonita Hele 18 Where […]

Reflections on the Life of Calvin Burrell

Finishing Well by Whaid Rose   Few, it is observed, finish well. This underscores that finishing well isn’t automatic and that those who do are rare and are among the minority. Such was Calvin Burrell, the General Conference’s preeminent statesman of the last half a century, who recently crossed the finish line just days after […]

Attention Sabbath Schools

FYI The New Quarterly Starts This Sabbath If you haven’t noticed already, there were fourteen Sabbaths in this quarter and there are twelve in the first quarter of 2023. So start the new quarterly on the last Sabbath in December (this Sabbath December 31st) to even up our Sabbaths and complete the lessons in a […]

Winter Morning

Winter Morning A forest sparkles bright in dawning sun amid new-fallen snow this day begun. There’s stirring movement here throughout the trees in rustling boughs . . . a sermon in the breeze in quiet celebration of God’s ways. The faithful trees stand sure in utmost praise — the woodland thriving patient for the Spring […]