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In November 2014 Doug Batchelor, director/speaker of Amazing Facts, presented the Landmarks of Prophecy seminar series to a live audience of more than 1,000 people. The series also aired on …

Point of View

Remember—Jesus is the Focus of Prophecy!


When the subject of prophecy comes up there can be mixed reactions. The books of Daniel and Revelation usually conger up pictures of beasts, war, bloodshed, and a terrible time …

Stepping Stone

December 2014 Stepping Stone to Success


LM: The transition from high school to college and life beyond can seem daunting. Many travel across the U.S., and some, like Vesa, across the world, to obtain their education. …


Christmas at the Moon


Apollo 8 was the first manned spaceflight to leave Earth's orbit; and her three-man crew was the first to voyage back to the Earth from another celestial body, the Moon. Apollo 8 …


A Divine Encounter


When Moses had died, God gave the troubled Joshua a promise, saying, “The Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest” (Joshua 1:9, KJV). God always brings light and …

Pass it On

How Does Prophecy Lead Us to Christ?


In February of 1989, I was sleeping soundly at 3:00 a.m. when the voice of our Creator woke me to begin a conversation about my wholeness in Christ. I was …

Visión Hispana

Prosperidad Familiar Con Dios


Yo no sé cómo están las finanzas de tu hogar, lo que sí sé es que la mayoría de las familias tienen problemas cada mes para balancear su presupuesto familiar. …


Signs of Hope


When we study the Bible’s prophecies and the signs Jesus gave to us regarding His second coming and then compare them with current events, we see a hand-in-glove relationship. Christians …

Landmarks of Prophecy


A steady stream of people flowed into the Marriott Pyramid Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as people from many different states, backgrounds and religions were eager to hear Doug Batchelor, …

Why God Uses Prophets - Sidebar


Why God Uses Prophets Down through the ages God has used prophets to speak messages of importance regarding past, present, and future events to His people in every generation, including …

Why God Gave the Prophecies - Sidebar


“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope” (Romans 15:4). “Surely the Lord God will …

Landmarks of Prophecy Impacts Lives


Naomi was new in town. She had moved to Albuquerque two months before the meetings began and was living with some friends. Her friends had received two Landmarks of Prophecy …

Then Shall the End Come!


In the Bible Jesus gave many prophetic signs to indicate that His coming is near, many of which we see happening in the world around us today. The last and …

Arkansas-Louisiana Conference

Ozark Adventist Academy Assisting Others


Gentry, Ark. » The assist program at Ozark Adventist Academy is about serving God while helping others. I have been so blessed to daily work with the assist program during …

Ultimate Workout Mission Trip


Bonnerdale, Ark. » Ultimate Workout Mission Trips are organized by Maranatha Volunteers International for high school teenagers. It is a grueling two weeks of work in different locations of the world, …

A Window to the Past, Present, and Future


When the word “prophecy” is mentioned, most people immediately think of some aspect of predicting the future. The general understanding is that prophecy puts a magnifying glass on future events. …

Baton Rouge Church Wears "Walking With Jesus" Shoes


Baton Rouge, La. » Mike Martinez, pastor of the Baton Rouge church, challenged church members to wear their “walking with Jesus shoes” for some Sabbath afternoon outreach on June 14, …

Lake Charles Women's Ministries Project


Lake Charles, La. » As one of the Lake Charles church's women’s ministries department's annual projects, the women chose to collect and make hygiene packs for the Oasis Women’s Shelter. The …

Oklahoma Conference

God's Diamonds: Oklahoma Conference Outdoor School 2014


Oklahoma City » What is more fun than learning in the outdoors? Nothing! At least, that’s the thought from Oklahoma students who attend Outdoor School every year.  This year Jack …

Fall Into Fitness Day


Bristow» » Hafer Field in Bristow has become the choice location for the Oklahoma Pathfinder/Adventurer Fall Into Fitness Day. On October 19 the Bristow High School football field buzzed with …

News From the Wagoner Church


Wagoner »  The geographic borders for the Wagoner church district have changed and consequently, the congregation has a new pastor, Perry Flerchinger, who is often affectionately referred to by the …

Bible Prophecy Gives Us Confidence


I would like to say that I was seeking God, but it would be more correct to say that God was seeking me. After My initial contact with  a member of …

Southwest Region Conference

Domestic Violence Education


Little Rock, Ark. » Rebecca Bennett is a parent of two of students, Daniel (seventh grade) and Samuel (fifth grade) at Shiloh Adventist School. Bennett is also the education coordinator …

Shiloh Church Holds Crusade


Little Rock, Ark. » As part of the Impact Ark-La for Christ evangelistic outreach, the Shiloh church was home to a wonderful “His Way of Hope” Bible prophecy seminar from …

Hebron Stars Basketball Team


Houston, Tex. » What happens when your son’s friends are constantly at your house and you want to find a positive way to keep them occupied? You start a basketball …

Shiloh Student Attends Leadership Forum in Washington D.C.


Little Rock, Ark. » Daniel Usoroh, a seventh-grade student at Shiloh Adventist School, was selected by the principal as one of the outstanding students to represent the school as a …

Texas Conference

Younger Generation Church Celebrates Decade of Young Adult Ministry


Arlington » “It was an absolute joy for us to be a part of Younger Generation Church’s anniversary celebration,” lauded Mike and Gayle Tucker of Faith for Today. “We loved …

West Houston Maranatha Mission Trip


Houston » For six days I got up early in the morning, far earlier than I normally would in the summer. I would wake up to the annoying sounds of …

The Rise of the Faithful


In Daniel 12:1 we read the following words: “At that time Michael shall stand up, the Great Prince Who stands watch over the sons of your people. And there shall …

Texico Conference

New Members in Santa Fe Get Spiritual Sisters, Brothers


Santa Fe, N. Mex. » A new tradition at the Rabbit Road church in Santa Fe is aimed at nurturing new members and integrating them fully into the life of …

Corrales Church Enjoys Worship in the Mountains


Corrales, N. Mex. » Twice a year, at the beginning and end of summer, the Corrales church holds “Church in the Mountains” at the Jemez Falls National Recreation Area. Some …

Revive and Reach: Española 2014


Española, N. Mex. » On January 10, 2014, Jose Rojas, NAD volunteer ministries director, made a special visit to the Española Valley bilingual church to prepare members for a “cosecha” …

Graduation: Diploma of Applied Theology


El Paso, Texas » On September 13, 2014 the El Paso district held the first graduation for students of the “Diplomado en Teología,” a lay pastor training program developed by …

Adventists and Prophecy


Seventh-day Adventists are ardent students of the Bible and prophecy. We are considered the people of the Book. From our study of the Bible, we have found that Christ is …

Southwestern Adventist University

Latest News and Headlines


New University President Inaugurated Southwestern Adventist University inaugurated new president Dr. Ken Shaw on November 7. Delegates and sponsors for the benefit gala came from around the country, creating a …

Southwestern Union

Texas, Oklahoma, and Southwestern Adventist University Honored at Annual Communication Convention


Jacksonville, Fla. » The Texas Conference, Oklahoma Conference, and Southwestern Adventist University were all honored at the 25th annual Society of Adventist Communicators awards banquet on October 18 in Jacksonville, …

North American Division News

Pray One Million


So here’s the deal. I’ve got this prayer list in hand with a lot of names on it—nearly everyone I’m close friends with who are not believers and many who …

Classified Ads

December 2014 Classified Ads

Real Estate/Housing Summit Ridge Retirement Village is an Adventist community in a rural setting but close to Oklahoma City medical facilities and shopping. Made up of mostly individual homes, the …


December 2014 Announcements

Lighthouse Brazilian Church Hosts Christmas Choir Festival: Spend an evening getting into the Christmas spirit while enjoying a variety of musical styles at the 2nd Charitable Christmas Choir Festival on Saturday, December 13 at 6 p.m. Hosted by the Lighthouse Brazilian Seventh-day Adventist Church (6000 Bentwood Trail, Dallas, TX 75252), the festival will feature …


70th Wedding Anniversary


Anniversaries On August 2, 2014, the Hillsboro church hosted a 70th wedding anniversary with family, relatives, and friends of pastor Paul and Lillian Proctor. Paul was a young hospital corpsman in …


December 2014 Obituaries

Ehrlich, Melvin A., born March 4, 1917, in Hitchcock, Okla., and died October 9, 2014 in Del Norte, Colo. He was a member of the Shawnee, Okla., church. He was …

On the Record

Let’s Heed the Signs


God gives us signs for a reason. But if we ignore those signs, what good are they? Let me share an illustration. I wear one of those “fancy” devices on …