Week Of Prayer, 2016

Victorious Lives Another year is about to close. Considering this, shall we not pause to echo the words of the inspired man after God’s own heart: “Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty.” “O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done […]

God saw that is was not good for man to be alone. Genesis 2:18. Therefore, He established the marriage institution and enunciated the law of marriage for all the children of Adam to the close of time. God Himself gave Adam one wife as a companion. “He ordained that men and women should be united […]

After Christ’s ascension, and after the disciples had surrendered themselves fully to God, through faith and prayer, and after they had come into perfect unity, the Holy Spirit was poured out on them in fullness. Luke 24:49; Acts 2:1-4. Spiritual gifts were then committed to them, to be used for the common good of the […]

A few years prior to the end of the period of 2300 years (Daniel 8:14), shortly before Christ as our High Priest entered into the most holy place of the heavenly sanctuary, there began a worldwide revival in expectation of the soon coming of Christ. Faithful Advent believers recognized the message of Revelation 14:6-8 as […]

The Lord directed the Israelites to build a sanctuary, or tabernacle, which was a type of the heavenly ministration. Exodus 25:8; Psalm 77:13. It was composed of a court with an altar of burnt offerings and a laver for the priests to wash themselves before entering the sanctuary. The tabernacle itself contained two apartments, the […]

A. FEET WASHING Before the emblems of Christ’s body and blood were distributed among the disciples, Christ washed their feet. “By the act of our Lord this humiliating ceremony was made a consecrated ordinance.”—Desire of Ages, p. 650. The purpose of this ordinance, which is binding upon all Christians, is to lead the participants to […]

Since there is only one God, one Lord, one Spirit, one faith, one hope, and one body, there can be only one symbol (one type of baptism, by immersion) to represent the beginning of a new life and our identification with these great facts of Christianity and our acceptance into the body of Christ, the […]

“God is love.” His nature, His law, His government, His dealings with man, and every one of His manifestations are expressions of His love. 1 John 4:16. And God’s love is associated with other qualities of His character. See chapter I. Then how could God permit evil to originate? All intelligent beings were created free […]

After the Lord had completed the works of creation, He rested on the seventh day. He then blessed it and sanctified it for the benefit of man to keep it holy and to cease from all his secular labor. Thus the Sabbath was instituted as a memorial of the works of the Creator. This is […]

The Bible presents moral, ceremonial, and other laws. The writers of the New Testament books are not always specific; but we understand from the context to which law(s) they refer.