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Is the Sabbath a “shadow”?

Is the Sabbath a “shadow”? A recent BA article said it was. A shadow is a shaded image cast by light rays striking a body or object. In biblical study, the words type and shadow can refer to a person, event, or item that serves as a pattern, preview, or lesser image of a later, […]

A Christian’s Legacy

If I teach you the love of nature — to respect all living things by being kind to animals strangers, and friends — Yet . . . don’t teach you about God, I’ve taught you simply compassion not hope. If I show you the beauty of the ocean — to notice its vastness by exploring […]

THIS ISSUE

Digital PDF: English / Spanish B&W:  English / Spanish Web Version ARTICLES 4 Bestowing Blessings | Laurie R. Crowson 7 The Music of Ministry | Christopher L. Scott 8 Ministries of Glory | Jason Overman 12 The Priesthood | Ramon Ruiz 14 The Red Line | Dorothy Nimchuk 18 A God-Shaped Goal | Amber Mann Riggs 20 […]

Are We Ready?

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure […]

It Is Finished

It has been said that history is His-story — God’s. The same can be said for His book, the Bible. In it is contained the plot that gives meaning and purpose to all things and all time. To know the story well, to find our place in it, is the goal of faith. And like […]

Creation Waits

It wasn’t your intention to send some of your garbage on a tropical vacation. Nevertheless, there it lies, basking in the sun as it floats near Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. In an odd twist, some of its toxic chemicals may wind up back in your home and on your plate, courtesy of the fish […]

The Meaning of ‘Life’

In the English language we get by with a single word for life, but the ancient Greeks realized that the concept can include very different things. As a result, the New Testament uses not one but three words for life, each with a distinct meaning. An awareness of the varied “meanings of life” can help […]

Download a Free Quarterly from BAP

  Dear Brothers and Sisters, With our churches closed and COVID-19 confining us to our homes for the foreseeable future, the Bible Advocate Press is offering a complimentary download of the second quarter adult quarterly in English and Spanish. This quarterly, Prince of Peace, is Part 2 of a four-part series on the ministry of […]

Master Builder

I have seen many kinds of church buildings in my journey. I can remember something about all of them, except the first (my first year of life). Several churches from my childhood stand out in memory. In one of them, we were building a sanctuary while we were there. It was enormous and in the […]

Teachable Moments

When I was a child, my family would visit my grandparents on Sundays at their home. As we departed in the evening, my grandfather would give me a bear hug and instruct me to “be a good listener” in school. I heard this admonition hundreds of times over the years. The importance of listening and […]