In light of the Second Coming, God's mission mandate for the Naples Seventh-day Adventist Church is to
connect people to Christ, enabling them to be
transformed into His likeness and
Much of the Apostle Paul's writing focuses on teaching the saving actions of God. In his world, much like ours today, the focus of religious people was on trying to please God. Paul's theology clearly taught the great gracious act of Jesus on the Cross to save sinners.
Frequently, Paul would make his case for grace and then use the word "therefore." Usage of this word indicated a transition from his message of God's grace to us that would then lead to some response from us.
This week we shall look at just such a passage of Scripture where Paul calls upon all of who are saved by grace to respond to each other in love.
The bumblebee. It has been said that aerodynamically the bumblebee should not be able to fly at all, since his body is large and heavy and his wings so small. Nevertheless, not having read those dismal reports, the bumblebee goes ahead and flies anyway! And today, as we feature three of our prominent universities, we stand in awe at "what God hath wrought." For a denomination of our size should not be able to have such a powerful influence in the world as we do through these very special entities. But we do, and it is a direct result of the faithfulness and dedication of our people. This, of course, is also reflected in our worldwide system of medical and educational institutions, as well as publishing houses and numerous other ministries. It all comes about because for years we have had a strong emphasis on faithfulness in tithing and other giving. We can be justly proud of what the Lord has accomplished through us, and at the same time be challenged to move forward steadily as we see the Day of the Lord approaching. Let us then not only give to assist the educational work carried forward around us, but also strive to be shining lights wherever God has placed us, through consistency in tithes and offerings and in other forms of service to the cause of God.
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