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To be kind to someone who treats us badly is probably the hardest thing to do. When someone hurts you, the first thing you think of is to plan out your revenge. It takes self-control to honor God by learning to “turn the other cheek.”
In 2020, I performed with Takoma Academy’s chorale at the Capitol Hill church in Washington, D.C. Earlier that week, I had celebrated my 16th birthday. But sadly, I lost a family member the next day. I walked into church that Sabbath with intense emotions.
It was the summer before sixth grade, and almost every night I would wake up with fear and anxiety about the upcoming school year.
I woke up this morning with “The Lord’s Last Supper” on my mind. We participate in this ceremony once a quarter, but do we really think about its meaning? Does it stimulate our remembrance of Christ?
When I read this verse, it reminds me that we can come to Jesus just as we are. There is no need to pretend like we have life all figured out or that we don’t have problems.
Reflections from the Class of 2021 year-end survey reveal the incalculable value of SVA relationships in 2021.
By clinging to 1 John 4:16, and reflecting on Jesus’ sacrifice—love’s ultimate expression—my faith strengthened. May yours too.
It happened in the summer on a Sunday morning. I was awakened by my wife who said, “Wake up, the babies are here!” This was no dream; this was reality. This was the day. You see, we were expecting the surprise of our lives: three babies. Yes, triplets!
Jeremiah 29:11 has become one of my favorite texts. It helps me remember that God is in control of my life. He wants me to rely on Him and to implement His plans.
Since the time I was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church
as a teenager, I must admit my faith has teetered. I finally embraced the fact that having a daily scheduled time with God is imperative to my survival.