“We can be so thankful we are accepted by God. No matter the situations, no matter the sorrows, no matter the joys we can be thankful because God loves us.” —Pastor Nate Elias
“God invites us to rejoice at all times. God invites us to be thankful at all times. God invites us to love at all times. We, together as the collective body of Christ known as the church, are the ultimate witness in the way we rejoice in thankfulness through loving God and mankind.”
Dr. Everton A. Ennis, President of Conflict Ministry Consulting Service
—– AAA Sabbath
Home, Church, and School–we are all better together!
“As every action has an opposite and equal reaction, so the action of the gift of God’s grace draws us to react by being givers just as God gave to us.”
–Pastor Ray Hartwell
“What if we could answer this question: ‘What if I don’t follow God’s call for my life?’ Ellen White shares this thought: ‘There are many who try to reform by correcting this or that bad habit, and they hope in this way to become Christians, but they are beginning in the wrong place. Our first work is with the heart.’ ” –Pastor Nate Elias
“What if my spiritual journey is for God rather than with God? Too many times in the life of a Christian, efforts to be like Christ turn into trying to do something for Christ. The God-given invitation is to “abide in Christ.” This change in effort requires surrender of control and results in the greatest freedom and peace of the soul.” – Pastor Nate Elias
God’s conception of church and its purpose and function versus ours–what does that look like? What could it look like?
“When I was a teenager, one of my goals was to become a professional basketball player, and I spent hours practicing and playing. I would also watch as many professional games as I could in an effort to become better. As hard as I tried, though, I could not make up for my lack of elite athleticism. Over the years God has helped me develop new goals. These goals are focused more on eternal things and reaching out to others. What are your goals?” – Grant Wolters, SCAS Principal & Teacher
“Jesus often used common things to illustrate great truths. Today we will examine the ‘living water’ that Jesus offers to those who believe. If you have ever spent time in the desert of the Georgia heat, you know how refreshing water can be when you are hot and thirsty. Whoever drinks this ‘living water’ that Jesus offers will never thirst again. It will flow like a river through you.” –Kevin Lilly