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Adventist Worship

Young people say their church is out of touch with the times. Significant numbers of members seem bored with worship. They’re voting for change, and they’re voting with their feet.

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Guiding principles for effective ministry

A leader who is not guided by the Holy Spirit will not be able to give a good representation of Christ.

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Re-election and marrying someone from another faith

The church recognizes that it is the prerogative of the individual to make the final decision relative to the choice of a marriage partner

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The Art of Speech: Brevity

SHORTER SERMONS, MORE MINISTERING Long sermons fail to do good, for both the speaker and the hearer become weary. Discourses should be shortened, and the physical and mental powers of the minister should be preserved for ministering, and a far greater work could be accomplished. TENFOLD GREATER RESULTS If our ministers would preach short discourses,…

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How to make your church irresistible

One year, as a birthday present, I decided to take my dad to a Chicago Bulls play-off game. Like most dads, he’s a very enthusiastic, vocal fan, so I thought he’d love to share that energy with 20,000+ fans in the United Center. We got to our seats and started watching the game. The atmosphere…

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Winning worship wars: Part 3

We continue this short series on the place of music in Adventist worship. In part 1, I proposed what I call the reductionist approach to church music. This view removes music from an inappropriate pedestal of importance in worship and brings it down to the level of a language used for communication. In part 2,…

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Music matters in the church: Part 2

“Music should have beauty, pathos, and power. Let the voices be lifted in songs of praise and devotion. Call to your aid, if practicable, instrumental music, and let the glorious harmony ascend to God, an acceptable offering” (Ellen G. White, Evangelism, 505). Few subjects have generated more conflict than the kinds of music one should…

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Music matters: part 1

As Seventh-day Adventists, we believe we have a wholistic message to share with the world in the end time. We believe this message is relevant to all aspects of human nature and experience in the twenty-first century and that, ultimately, the gospel touches and can heal every part of the human life. Indeed, as Jesus…

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Bishops for the new fields elected

Despite the setbacks and inconveniences caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to the global community, Uganda Union, the supervisory body of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Uganda has registered notable church growth success through the establishment of two new fields namely North Buganda Station and West Buganda station. Yesterday on the 19th of November, 2020, in…

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Proper use of Voice

Right Voice Culture No Idle Tale—The human agentmust take himself in hand. God has given him physical andspiritual powers, and these need to be constantly cultivatedand improved. In a great measure, physical weariness maybe avoided by speaking slowly, calmly, unexcitedly. In speaking, many have made a constant tax upon their vocal organs. The lungs have…

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