Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
As I have the opportunity to talk with members of our Adventist HealthCare team, people will often tell me stories. Some of the stories are funny; some are quite serious. And some of them are so filled with joy that they make everything we do feel important and significant.
Setting aside a specific period of time to focus on mission is a wonderful thing that has the potential to draw you closer to Christ and reach many people with His love. If you can find a way to do it, take the leap! BUT...
En la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día, los capellanes son ministros con credenciales emitidas por la iglesia, a quienes se les concede respaldo eclesiástico para servir en ministerios especializados en escuelas, cárceles, centros de salud, el ejército, lugares de trabajo y en la comunidad.
In the Seventh-day Adventist Church, chaplains are ministers with conference-issued credentials who are granted ecclesiastical endorsement to serve in specialized ministries on school campuses, in corrections and healthcare facilities, the military, the workplace and community.
Jesus often used metaphors, similes and parables to convey the truth about the kingdom of God. He intentionally structured His message so that individuals who desired truth could hear and understand.
As Christians, we possess the head knowledge about God’s promises and plans for our lives. However, many times our belief in His care and protection doesn’t translate into our response to life’s difficulties.
The book of Acts recounts the church’s ability to function together, as well as the struggles and successes encountered when a church body attempts to fulfill the Great Commission. While their involvement took some prodding from the Holy Spirit, they became active agents for the mission of heaven.
Story by Angeline David/Originally published in the March 2018 Adventist Journey magazine.
En la Biblia, el Antiguo Testamento habla acerca del pueblo de Israel. Allí encontramos las experiencias de una nación insignificante (Deut. 7:7), pero escogida por Dios para ser un pueblo especial (Deut. 7:6). Dios ordenó encuentros especiales para su pueblo; por esto los israelitas se reunían por lo menos tres veces al año para adorar y compartir las bendiciones de Dios.
In the Bible, the Old Testament speaks about the people of Israel. In it we find the experiences of an insignificant nation (Deut. 7:7), but chosen by God to be a special people (Deut. 7:6). God prescribed special encounters for His people; this is why the Israelites gathered at least three times a year to worship and share God’s blessings. Today, the New Jersey Conference also has a special time of year when brothers, sisters and friends come to worship together as one big family.