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On the Cover

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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!

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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

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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. …

CREATION Health

Christmas at the Moon

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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 …

MyFaith

A Divine Encounter

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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?

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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

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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. …

Feature

Signs of Hope

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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

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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

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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

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“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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Announcements

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 …

Milestones

70th Wedding Anniversary

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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 …

Obituaries

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

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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 …