Living By The Spirit

He was an innocent man condemned to die. To ensure his execution, on his last night of life he was locked deep within prison walls, chained between two guards. His crime? He was an ardent disciple of Christ. His name? Peter. His reaction to his impending death the next morning? He was sleeping like a […]

An Inheritance Incorruptible

I recently had a conversation with a man that I greatly admire by the name of Pastor T. Marshall Kelly. Not only is he a world renowned Christian singer (Youtube Video Here); he is a man that exudes love and encouragement. During our talk, he told me, “Curtis, if you are doing what God wants […]

Why the Church Needs Sabbath School

There are many reasons why the church needs Sabbath School. Our foundation as a denomination is an outgrowth of serious Bible study. It led to an appreciation of the Heavenly Sanctuary, an understanding of the still-binding Moral law, including the seventh-day Sabbath. It led to a proper understanding of the state of the dead and […]

Out of the Whirlwind

“Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,” Job 38:1 This one verse from our lesson Out of the Whirlwind is so full of instruction that time will not allow for anything beyond that. The story of Job and his unexplained suffering is one we can all relate to on some level. While we may not […]

Intimations of Hope

Running and crawling through waves of artillery, mortar, grenade and rifle fire, a young man risked his life to save his wounded comrades. Not just one time, but scores of times. Putting his own safety aside, he made his way through hellacious gunfire and mortar shelling to rescue the dying. He was a man on […]

The Curse Causeless?

Words matter. That’s the takeaway I received for this week’s lesson on The Curse Causeless. This week our attention is on the words of Job’s friend Eliphaz. He was one of the three, who in their concern and respect for Job, came to see him after his life was turned upside down. I imagine it […]

Curse the Day

“42,773” That’s the number of people who commit suicide each year in the United States where suicide is the 10th leading cause of death [1]. Depression, which has many causes, may not lead to suicide but it wears down the life forces of many. It is the leading cause of disability in the US among […]

The Great Controversy

If the story of Job is a microcosm of The Great Controversy anticipated, we, the church, are in serious trouble. Please allow my generalities for the sake of discussion. May it be true that you are an exception to the following. As a church we talk often about the Great Controversy scenario of the end-time – […]

The Bait & Switch Church?

It is called the bait and switch. That’s when one thing is advertised, usually at a great price, with the intention of substituting either something more costly or of less value. This tactic has been used for everything from automobiles to grocery store bargains. The goal is to get people in the door who otherwise […]

Jesus Won Their Confidence

“Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow Me.’” – Ellen G. White, The Ministry of Healing, p. 143. Usually when I […]