Dear BA Reader and Friend, I hope this fall support letter finds you and yours safe and well. What a year it has been! I can’t recall one as calamitous as this in my lifetime — and we still have three more months to go! As one crisis mounts upon another and this world seems […]
I’m excited to announce the 2021 Adult Bible Studies Series. The Bible Advocate Press family is praying that this brand new series on the “Faithful” theme will edify and encourage the church of God. To receive quarterly BAP Bible Studies, for personal, family, small group, and congregational discipleship, create a standing order at https://cog7.org/online-store/.
2021 Bible Advocate Theme: Faithful Hello, writers and readers of the Bible Advocate magazine! It is time to announce our theme for 2021. In line with the General Conference convention, our focus will be “Faithful.” Unlike recent years, we’ve decided not to have sub-themes for each of our six annual issues. This is good news […]
We are called to be ambassadors for Christ. We know that. But what might it mean in this season of COVID and change? Make no mistake, we are living in the end. If not The End, an end. Hinges in history — turning points — are tumultuous, but they are also generative. God brings new […]
Dear Brothers and Sisters: The death of George Floyd at the hand of a Minneapolis, Minnesota policeman was brutal, unnecessary, and outrageous. We unequivocally condemn what was done to Mr. Floyd and encourage all members of the Body of Christ to pray for Mr. Floyd’s family and for our community, state or provincial, and national […]
Editor’s Note: This was my original First Word for the May-June BA, written in February before the COVD-19 outbreak. It was replaced with a more timely editorial just prior to publication. Written with “The Ministry” theme in mind, the original is offered to you here as an online exclusive. ….. We have another beautiful cover […]
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 […]
A Message from President Stacy COVID-19 Dear Members & Friends of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day): As we and the entire world are facing the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic, I find guidance from three statements, one by our Lord Jesus Christ and two by the Apostle Paul. Statement 1 […]
Nothing testifies to our unity in Christ like the Lord’s Supper. Many of you are already anticipating our annual service and asking when it will be held. The Church of God (Seventh Day) around the world will be remembering our Lord Jesus Christ and celebrating His redeeming sacrifice on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020. Lord’s Supper […]
Greetings, BA readers! It’s an exciting new year, and we have an exciting new theme to go with it. Following our Great Commission focus last year, 2020 is dedicated to what the apostle Paul called the “ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:14-21). We have all year to explore this profound and demanding text, but here’s […]
The Bible Advocate is excited to announce its first-ever writing contest for young writers. Named in honor of LeRoy Dais, who dedicated himself to the GC Publications ministry and the distribution of God’s Word for nearly sixty years, the contest is one way we can show our commitment to cultivate a new generation of BA […]
Greetings Dear Readers, I’m excited to announce a brand new Adult Quarterly series for 2020 on “The Ministry of Reconciliation” from 2 Corinthians 5. Have a look at the four newly designed covers and find out more details from the series introduction below. In more exciting news, in addition to English and Spanish, the Bible […]
“And, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen” (KJV). With these words from Jesus, we conclude our Resurrection Commission theme, even if Christ’s Great Commission is just beginning for us (Matthew 28:20b). I do hope that you’ve been challenged and inspired by this yearlong journey. I have. “I […]
2020 BA THEMES ANNUAL THEME: “THE MINISTRY OF RECONCILIATION” Greetings readers! I’m excited to announce the 2020 Bible Advocate theme and issue sub-themes. In one of the most profound and exciting passages of Scripture, Paul explains to the church what God has done for us in Christ. Reconciliation restores relationship and is nothing less than “new […]
There is an error on page 23 of the March-April Spanish Bible Advocate. In the second paragraph, the 2019 GC Convention theme is incorrectly identified as “Obligado por el Amor.” It should be “Motivado por su Amor,” as indicated in the page heading. We apologize for any confusion this error has caused. … En la página […]
Exciting news about a new look for CG7.
2019 GC Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The publication schedule for Bible Advocate magazine requires articles to be received by the editor over two months before that issue of the BA arrives in our readers’ hands. Such was the case with my (Loren Stacy’s) “Last Word” article which appears in the September / October issue. This article includes a quotation from Bill […]
2018 BA Themes Annual theme: “This We Believe — Canon and Creed” We’re a Christ-centered, Spirit-formed, and Bible-based church, but what does that look like specifically? What substantive implications follow for faith and practice? In 2018, all six issues of the Bible Advocate will be dedicated to examining details of doctrine and lifestyle and why […]
June 6, 2018 Dear Sabbath School Teachers, It has been brought to our attention that there is a significant error in the Spanish version of the third quarter adult quarterly (July-September). Lesson 4 was accidentally omitted, and Lesson 3 appears twice. We apologize for the error and inconvenience. We are reprinting the quarterlies and will […]
Click Here To Donate May 2018 Dear BA Reader and Friend, It’s been busy here at Publications. Maybe you’ve noticed. While thousands are benefiting from the Bible Advocate magazine, gospel tracts, and Sabbath school curriculum in print every week, Publications is progressively utilizing new technologies to grow readership, improve efficiency, and increase cost savings. We […]
Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure (Psalm 103:21). Here we are “in-between” again. . . . In the most recent Bible Advocate, our theme is the Royal Law. In the July-August BA, out later this month, we’re looking at Christian Living. Sabbath and marriage are two divine […]
Bondage is no archaic reality; it’s alive and well. This fact has been impressed on me repeatedly this week. First, my daily Bible readings have taken me through the early chapters of Exodus and the last chapters of Galatians. Bondage is a key theme in both. These passages remind us that freedom is God’s gift […]
This year we're taking a look at the twelve statements of faith found in "This We Believe". Join us as we examine our creed with conviction and humility.
Dear Fellow Bible Students, It has come to my attention that some of our adult Sabbath school classes are coming up a week short in quarterly lessons due to 53 Sabbaths in ’16. If this is the case at your local church, BAP has developed a convenient supplemental and concluding lesson for December 30, 2017. This […]
Donate to Bible Advocate Dear BA Reader and Friend, As I sit to write this fall support letter, I am reflecting over my first two years in the editor’s chair. What a rewarding journey! My mind struggles to wrap itself around all that our small BA team has accomplished. It’s not that my two years […]
Attention BA Readers! I’m excited to announce a new Bible Advocate feature for 2018 that requires your participation. We’re calling it “We Believe In Miracles,” a page where people can read about the amazing power of God in things only He could do. We invite you to submit a personal testimony of such an event […]
The BA team is wrapping up their work on the final issue of 2017. It’s off to press in a few days, and you should have it — “Soli Deo Gloria,” last in our Reformation 500 Sola series — by the end of the month. Speaking of this month, in October 500 years ago Martin […]
Is Facebook “the new church”? With its 2 billion monthly users rivaling the size of global Christianity, its cofounder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, thinks so. In a recent speech, the god of social media claimed that his technological behemoth offers “purpose” and “community” as church membership sinks. The claim is bogus, of course. As pastor […]
A few years ago I asked a church friend if he wanted to partner with me on a beehive. I approached Don because he’d worked bees in North Dakota years earlier and I was only a novice, eager to learn more about bees and harvest my own honey. I love honey! Don warned it would […]