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Church of God (Seventh Day) & the Calvinist’s TULIP – Part 1

Since Artios Christian College and Lead Up are ministries of the Church of God (Seventh Day), it is worthwhile to examine our denomination’s Statement of Faith. In doing so, we consider profound questions related to the relationship between God and humanity. Central to such discussions is the Calvinist vs. Arminian debate, which raises questions regarding God’s […]

Inside Job

Wendi Johnson as told to Karen Foster I pulled my baking sheet out of the oven and inhaled the sweet scent of chocolate chip cookies. When I bit into a warm one, my tears came — again. These cookies were bound for the male inmates in one of our state prisons. Would one of the […]

Why Church? Part 2

Picking up where we left off in the print edition, we must answer three primary questions if we’re to find church community, stay in it, and thrive in our God-given calling within the body of Christ: Can I agree on basic doctrines? Am I able to worship there? Am I able to serve there? As […]

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Biblical Canonization: Authority of Scripture Part 4

How were the books of our Bible selected? Part 4 in this series explains the process.

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We Need to Study God (And Here’s How)

  “There weren’t a lot of books on leadership in those days. So I studied leadership by reading biographies of leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr.” When my mentor shared how he had studied leadership as a young man, it initially took me by surprise. Especially when I mentally surveyed my growing […]

I Surrender All

All to Jesus I surrender,/All to Him I freely give. . . . More like the Master I would ever be . . . Trust and obey, for there’s no other way/to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.   You’re probably familiar with these lyrics. We sing them with reverence and good intentions. However, I’m […]

5 Simple Ways to Increase Sabbath School Attendance

Most Sabbath School teachers share a common frustration: low attendance. They feel like their congregation would benefit from Sabbath School class, but fewer than half of those who attend the worship service show up for class. Here are five tips for attracting more people to class: 1. Let Teachers Teach Many church classrooms consist of […]

Verse Mapping Bible Study Series

A revolutionary new Bible study series from Kristy Cambron will empower individuals to go beyond simply reading the Bible to researching and uncovering how to apply the Word to their everyday lives. Called verse mapping, this technique helps the reader unpack the context of Scripture in a simple way and guarantees a deeper understanding of God’s Word. Luke: Gathering […]

Por El Camino Correcto: Estructurando Su Clase de Escuela Sabática para el Éxito – Parte 1

Una vez al año, los chicos de las clases de Escuela Sabática de mi congregación son llamados al frente del santuario. Con sonrisas en sus caras, reciben certificados y, en muchos casos, son « promovidos » a sus nuevas clases. Un sábado en particular hace varios años, veía esta ceremonia con temor y temblor, ya que marcó […]

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Biblical Inspiration: Authority of Scripture Part 3

How do we know the Bible is from God and reveals God? How did God get the message into the text?