Saturday, November 30, 2013

Seventh-day Adventists in the News│November 2013

Adventist Report bring some of the references to the "Seventh-day Adventists" in the Anglophone World Media, during November 2013



Tacloban SDA Church standing tall in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, PhilippinesAdventist From Kenya, Priscah Jeptoo Wins 2013 New York City Marathon

The Eschatological Day of Atonement│Lesson 10, November 30–December 6


Memory Text:  “And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed” (Daniel 8:14).


Lesson author Dr Martin PröbstleSeminar Schloss Bogenhofen a Seventh-day Adventist seminary in Austria

... and 6 more videos: Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor, Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The Fruit of Thanksgiving. By Ellen G. White



"I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will show forth all thy marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou Most High.”

We should ever remember that thanksgiving is the fruit of true, willing obedience. The Lord is the object of our worship, and to praise His holy name shows respect for His efficiency. God says, “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me.” “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith relies upon God as being able and willing to save to the uttermost all who come to Him. As we speak of God’s power, we show that we appreciate the love that is so constantly shown us, that we are grateful for the mercies and favors bestowed on us, and that the whole soul is awakened to a realization of God’s glory.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Here’s My Plan to Improve Our World — And How You Can Help. By Bill Gates


I am a little obsessed with fertilizer. I mean I’m fascinated with its role, not with using it. I go to meetings where it’s a serious topic of conversation. I read books about its benefits and the problems with overusing it. It’s the kind of topic I have to remind myself not to talk about too much at cocktail parties, since most people don’t find it as interesting as I do. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

What Jesus said about a pre-Advent Judgment. By Morris Venden


What would you think if the first thing you discovered when you got to heaven was that Billy Graham was missing? And then, on top of that, suppose you found out that Adolf Hitler was to be your next-door neighbor. Probably your first question would be "Did I somehow get to the wrong place?" But if you became convinced that you actually were in heaven, you'd have some big questions to ask, wouldn't you?"

Can you imagine going up to one of the heavenly beings passing by at that moment and saying, "Pardon me, but can we ask questions up here?"

"What is it you want to ask?"

Saturday, November 23, 2013

The Pre-Advent Judgment│Lesson 9, November 23-29



Memory Text:  “Then the sovereignty, the dominion, and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.” (Daniel 7:27, NASB).


Lesson author Dr Martin PröbstleSeminar Schloss Bogenhofen a Seventh-day Adventist seminary in Austria

... and 6 more videos: Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor, Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Give Turkeys a Reason to Say, 'Thanks!'

Many Americans have no idea that more than 45 million turkeys are slaughtered each year for Thanksgiving. They're crammed into dark sheds, pumped full of antibiotics, and have their throats slit before becoming holiday centerpieces. Just in time for the holidays, PETA's Thanksgiving video, "Thanks!" takes viewers on a harrowing journey with one boy and a group of turkeys, all destined to become holiday meals. Watch now!



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Forests disappearing since 2000? Google cloud maps global changes. By John Roach

Using Landsat imagery and cloud computing, researchers mapped forest cover worldwide as well as forest loss and gain. Over 12 years, 888,000 square miles of forest were lost, and 309,000 square miles regrew.


In this era of big data, anyone can now see how and where the world's forests are changing thanks to a new mapping project made possible, in part, by the computing resources of the tech giant Google.

The map compiles 100-foot-resolution satellite images of Earth's land area taken each season, every year between 2000 and 2012, to paint a picture of where trees were lost or gained. Globally, the map shows that 888,000 square miles of forest were lost between 2000 and 2012. In the same period, 309,000 square miles were gained.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christ, Our Priest│Lesson 8, November 16-22


Read for This Week’s Study: Ps. 110:1–5; Gen. 14:18–20; Heb. 7:1–3; Rom. 8:31–34; 1 Tim. 2:4–6; Heb. 8:6; Heb. 2:17-18; Heb. 3:6; Heb. 10:1–14.

Memory Text: “Now the main point in what has been said is this: we have such a high priest, who has taken His seat at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, not man” (Hebrews 8:1, 2, NASB). 

Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church│Amazing Facts
... and 5 more videos: Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Caffeine 'Addiction': A Tortured Love. By James Hamblin


The Atlantic's Health editor Dr. Hamblin reviews a history of humans' favorite psychoactive substance.*

Caffeine: For the More Creative Mind

Does caffeine "cramp creativity"? It shouldn't. More likely the opposite, if you do it right.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Would YOUR house be underwater? Terrifying map reveals the devastation that would occur if ALL the world's ice melted

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Ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles make up 10 per cent of our entire planet’s surface, and it’s thought Earth contains five million cubic miles of frozen water - so what would happen if it all melted?

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Christ, Our Sacrifice│Lesson 7, November 9-15


Read for This Week’s Study: Isa. 53:2-12, Heb.2:9, Heb. 9:26-28, Heb. 9:12, Exod. 12:5, Heb.4:15.

Memory Text: “He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed” (1 Peter 2:24, NASB).

Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church│Amazing Facts
... and 5 more videos: Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

Friday, November 8, 2013

NAD Executive Committee Recommendation "Affirms" Men and Women for Ordination


On Monday, November 4, members of the North American Division Executive Committee at their year-end meeting voted by a 6 to 1 margin to “affirm the conclusion that all people, men and women, may receive ordination as an affirmation of the call of God.”

The much-anticipated action, which is a recommendation and does not change current NAD policy or practice, passed by a margin of 182 to 31, with 3 persons abstaining.

A second part of the motion supported “the authorization of each division to consider, through prayer and under the direction of the Holy Spirit, its most appropriate approach to the ordination of women to the gospel ministry.”


Monday, November 4, 2013

McDonald’s McRib Sandwich a Franken Creation of GMOs, Toxic Ingredients, Banned Ingredients. By Anthony Gucciardi

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It’s ‘McRib season’, and thousands across the nation are scrambling to use online websites like the 'McRib locator' to stuff the McDonald’s McRib sandwich down their throats. A sandwich that is not only full of genetically modified ingredients, a medley of toxic fillers and preservatives, but also some ingredients that are actually banned in other nations around the world. But honestly, are you surprised?

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Day of Atonement│Lesson 6, November 2-8


Read for This Week’s Study: Leviticus 16, Lev. 23:27-32, Deut. 19:16-21, Matt. 18:23-35, Isa. 6:1-6.

Memory Text: “Who is a God like Thee, who pardons iniquity and passes over the rebellious act of the remnant of His possession? He does not retain His anger forever, because He delights in unchanging love. He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea” (Micah 7:18-19, NASB).

Central Study Hour with Doug Batchelor at the Sacramento Central Church│Amazing Facts
... and 5 more videos: Dr Ken Hart’s Sabbath School Class; Bible Study Class, with Timothy R. Jennings; Scriptural Pursuit with Glenn Russell; Sabbath School University; and Hope Sabbath School Study with Derek Morris.

The First Woman Conference President Elected, Makes Adventist History.

update • Sandra Roberts Elected President of Southeastern California Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church


• Adventist officers release statement regarding a local conference’s recent election of president.


Moving Forward Together 
A response from the General Conference to recent actions in North America 

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has been called by God as an urgent, end-time voice proclaiming God’s love and last day message to the world. He has commissioned us to proclaim the three angels’ messages of Revelation 14:6-12 to people worldwide desperately looking for hope. The message and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is unique and is heaven-sent. Our top priority as a church is knowing Jesus ourselves and sharing His message of redemption. Nothing is to stand in the way of this proclamation as we unite to reach every “nation, kindred, tongue and people” with the “everlasting gospel.”