God's Amazing Grace (Evening Devotional)
As we make Christ our daily companion we shall feel that the powers of an unseen world are all around us; and by looking unto Jesus we shall become assimilated to His image. By beholding we become changed. The character is softened, refined, and ennobled…The soul that turns to God for its help, its support, its power, by daily, earnest prayer, will have noble aspirations, clear perceptions of truth and duty, lofty purposes of action, and a continual hungering and thirsting after righteousness. By maintaining a connection with God, we shall be enabled to diffuse to others, through our association with them, the light, the peace, the serenity, that rule in our hearts” (p. 290).
Authentic (Adult Devotional)
Each entry in Authentic is a moment of reflection, a brief peek at one small facet of the stunning picture of Jesus provided to us in the three angels’ messages.
In preparing to claim the belief of the Adventist movement as the foundation for their faith, baptismal candidates are asked to claim thirteen vows as their own. This new devotional by Pastor Shawn Boonstra is dedicated to highlighting these thirteen truths in the light of glory of Jesus Christ, our Creator and our Redeemer.
According to Boonstra, understanding our Adventist doctrines—from the sanctuary and the Sabbath to the health message and the state of the dead—leads us to a better understanding of the mind of God and to a more intimate knowledge of Christ.
Pastor Boonstra states, “It is my prayer for you this year, that you will find yourself drawn ever closer to the One who stepped down from glory to be closer to you.”