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Lewis C. Sheafe: Apostle to Black America
“My heart’s desire and prayer is that this message may go to my people all over the United States.”—Lewis C. Sheafe.
Born just as the Civil War began, Lewis Sheafe grew to manhood at a pivotal moment in American history. But instead of racial equality, the nation offered its freed slaves further oppression and injustice. Sheafe—strong-willed, dynamic, and seemingly tireless—had but two main objectives: uplift his people spiritually and socially, and consistently adhere to biblical principle in all aspects of life.
His thirst for truth led him first to the Baptists, where he became both an eloquent minister and a prominent leader of the Black community. Then his poor health led him to Battle Creek Sanitarium, where he encountered Seventh-day Adventism. Sheafe saw in the Adventist message the tenets of race relations he already championed, and he embraced it wholeheartedly. He was sent to lead the Black work in Washington, D.C., in 1902, and his evangelistic campaigns drew standing-room-only crowds of both Black and White listeners.
But during his turbulent years of Adventist ministry, he and church leaders could not agree on how to apply biblical principles of racial equality. The conflict eventually proved fatal to his ties with the denomination.
In this gripping biography Douglas Morgan pieces together the life of this forgotten leader whose story sheds light on the reason that no lasting, separate Black Adventist denomination ever formed.
It was an accident, of course. You didn’t mean to drop the glass, but a slight miscommunication between your eyes, brain, and fingers condemned the fragile object to a rapid demise. Before you could blink, the glass was in pieces. Ruined. Useless.
Isn’t that how we feel sometimes? The Christian life is too hard, we’ve made too many mistakes, we are broken and our hopes for healing lie shattered alongside our good intentions. We wonder what value we could possibly be to God in this condition. Why would He even bother with us? We’re ruined. Useless.
So how do you become a genuine Christian when you feel like a pile of shards in need of superglue? (Or when you’re all cracked up, but think you’ve got it all together?) Heather Marie Thompson explores myths that make us feel we’re not good enough for God, external distractions that keep us from spending time with Him, and what it means to be an authentic Christian in a phony world.
Sharpening and Shaping Your Sermon
Preaching follows a biblical mandate as part of God’s plan to communicate His love for humanity. It is much more than a public presentation intended to display the abilities of the preacher or please the senses of the audience. It is a sacred tradition meant to communicate a message from God’s Word to His people and one that places great responsibility on the human communicator. To help inspire those who may be tasked with this endeavor, pastors and doctors Mervyn A. Warren and Benjamin F. Reaves are uniquely qualified to provide focused advice on the major areas of sermon content and preparation as professors of preaching with more than four decades of experience in the classroom and the pulpit of famed Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama.
Message Magazine, US annual subscription
People speak of the power of this missionary journal by saying, 'When Message goes out, souls come in.' Every issue introduces readers to at least one of our major beliefs.
Message gets the attention of your friends and family members by addressing their greatest concerns. It talks about violence, racism, education, money, and marriage. Message addresses the hot issues of today from an ethnic perspective, and shares a Bible-based way to face these issues. It also shares tasty recipes for healthy living.
Friends and Family? This is a full-message journal that the Holy Spirit uses with great power.
Places To Send Message: the neighborhood, family reunions, the gym, a Revelation or Breathe-Free Seminar, a physician's or dentist’s office, a local jail or prison, a small-town library, your coworkers
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Steps to Christ
Thousands have become acquainted with Jesus through this little book, Steps to Christ. And it has helped many more, including those who have walked with Him for years, to know Him better.
In just thirteen short chapters, you’ll discover the steps to finding a forever friendship with Jesus. You’ll read about His love for you, repentance, faith and acceptance, growing like Him, the privilege of prayer, what to do with doubt, and how to spend your days rejoicing in your best Friend, Jesus.
The Gift of Prophecy
Human history is dotted with the exploits of men and women, kings and queens, rogues and despots. Tomes have been written chronicling the rise and fall of empires, but who is able to trace the movements of God between the pages of history? The answer? God Himself. The Bible is a reliable record of God’s unceasing effort to reconcile fallen humanity to Himself through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
Christianity is based on the assumption that God exists and reveals Himself through human prophets, His special spokespersons to fallen humanity. The Gift of Prophecy in Scripture and History provides an exhaustive approach to this subject from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective. After surveying the Bible teachings about prophetic phenomena, this landmark work provides a helpful overview of how these phenomena have been understood within the Christian tradition, culminating with the prophetic ministry of Ellen G. White (1827-1915). This book breaks new ground and should remain a standard text on the subject for many years to come.
Looking for a City
We know how the story ends—we stand before the throne of God on a sea of glass, with voices upon voices of redeemed ones singing 100 billion stanzas of a song of joy.
But we’re not there yet.
God’s people—pilgrims—are still finding their way through a mad world, navigating the chaos of militant atheism, evolutionary theory, lies dressed as doctrine, confusion, and the pain of loss and suffering. We are haunted by the ever-present question: How do we make it from where we are now to the glory of the unveiled presence of God? And furthermore, why are we still here? Where is our rescue?
And yet the hope that lights our way never flickers. Within the pages of this book you’ll find important briefings for pilgrims—inspiration for the quest, course corrections, and peace that defies explanation as we continue looking for a city.
As I Follow Christ
Whether you are leading a ministry, an organization, or a family, God has given you a special mission. To fulfill that God-given purpose, secular leadership principles won’t be enough: you need to know the biblical principles of leadership.
In As I Follow Christ, some of the most notable leaders in the Seventh-day Adventist Church share what they’ve learned about effective leadership. Drawing from the Bible, the writings of Ellen G. White, proven practices, and personal experience, each writer reveals a unique perspective on what it looks like to be a leader who follows God.
Our church is dying. We’re stagnant. We’re not growing. We need revival.
These statements reflect the sentiments of numerous church members in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church as cries for evangelism and church growth are plenteous. While total numerical membership in North America has steadily grown, the per capita number of new baptisms in recent years has not risen in proportion to this overall growth.
What are some of the reasons for this decline? Why has the Seventh-day Adventist Church become ineffective relative to evangelism in the United States? Do we understand the context to which we minister? Are we implementing evangelistic methodologies that are appropriate and relevant to the changing technological and socioeconomic conditions of American society in our postmodern world? Or are we merely performing “Eight Track Ministry in an MP3 Society?”
The Seventh-day Adventist Church must continue to develop and embrace effective methods of reaching the unsaved. These contemporary approaches should demonstrate the relevance of our message to the issues of today and still adhere to the fundamental tenets of our faith.
Dr. Carlton P. Byrd is in a unique position to explore the topic of contemporary evangelism. The attendance at his current church, Atlanta-Berean, quadrupled in a few short months after his arrival. His ground-breaking approach to worship and evangelism together has been a catalyst for growth and change.
In this book, Contemporary Evangelism for the 21st Century, Dr. Byrd has done just that. He carefully outlines the historical successes of evangelistic efforts of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. He goes on to provide a thoughtful, tested means of adapting the key elements of our prior successes to our highly secularized, socially diverse, and economically dissimulated culture.
What We Believe
Ever heard a bull talk?
It really happened and you'll read about it in this book!
What We Believe for Guide Readers has 28 true stories about modern-day Daniels and Esthers who lived what the Bible teaches. Through those stories and the accompanying Bible Studies, learn about the Adventist Church’s 28 fundamental beliefs. Get to know Jesus—and your Church—better than ever before!
Taken from the pages of Guide magazine, these stories answer such life-changing questions as
What if you don't feel that you're good enough to be saved?
Can you be hopeful when your loved one dies?
Should you save someone else's life if it means ending your own?
What if the government threatens your religious freedom?
Through these pages, readers will love getting to know their church and Jesus better than ever before.
For His Honor
"He will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work (2 Timothy 2:21, NKJV).
Terry Johnson was considered useless. In the opinion of his first-grade teacher, he was dumb, retarded, and a troublemaker. Her own prejudice blinded her to Terry's real problem- dyslexia.
But God had a plan for this young man's life.
With the help of a devoted mother, Terry Johnson became a vessel of honor for his country and his Lord at the very highest levels of political power.
For His Honor, by Kay Rizzo, is the inspiring story of how God singled out a special young man to become the first handicapped person to serve in the President's Honor Guard.
At times, however, the struggle to succeed was almost more than Terry could bear.
Determined and unrelentingly cheerful, he baffled his training instructors who tried their best to intimidate him into quitting. Yet Terry succeeded beyond the military's highest expectations and won the hearts of his comrades for Christ by his living witness.
More than a compelling tale of a young man's victory over incredible odds, it is also a story of faith- faith in what God can do for those who refuse to compromise His honor."
Mr. Creator's Borrowed Brown Hands
“God loves the colored roses just as much as He loves the white ones.”
Born a slave and orphaned before his first birthday, George was a sickly child who was deprived of an education because of the color of his skin. But nothing would deter George Washington Carver from asking questions and nothing could keep him from using his brilliant mind to discover the answers. Motivated by the desire to help his people, George had no idea how God would use his inquisitive mind to serve all of humanity.
He has been called Carver, a great American; Carver, the Plant Doctor; Carver, the Wizard of Tuskegee. And indeed he was all these, for God used his strong brown hands with their slender, supple fingers to massage away pain from cramped muscles or legs crippled from polio, and to unlock the secrets stored in such plants as the sweet potato and the peanut.
Mr. Creator’s Borrowed Brown Hands is an inspiring story that shows how a young man overcame tremendous obstacles and succeeded beyond his wildest boyhood dreams because he was willing to follow God’s plan for his life.
This is the beloved story of Alice Princess, a little African girl who lived in a mud hut near Lake Malawi, and how her life was changed by the power of our church's mission program to share the love of God. An autobiography originally published in 1965, this book brings inspiring mission stories to a new generation of young people.