Harbingers of Hope

Harbingers of Hope

The key word in Revelation 14:6 is “gospel.”  Simply put, the gospel is “good news.”  If we are not careful, however, we can misrepresent the gospel to make it something other than that. This is not an exclusive challenge for Seventh-day Adventists, but it is a significant challenge for Adventists for several reasons. 

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I Shall Be in the City

I Shall Be in the City

Did you know there are over 58 cities or conglomerates with 1 million or more people in the North American Division territory? Perhaps, if I called some of these out, you would recognize them: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C, Philadelphia, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Virginia Beach, Calgary, and Louisville among others, many others, there are 58 of them, with over 1 million people.Why are these cities and urban conglomerates such a big deal?

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Padres y Pastores, por Favor, Hagamos Espacio!

Padres y Pastores, por Favor, Hagamos Espacio!

Alrededor decinco añosatrás, 16 estudiantes de la AcademiaAdventistade South Lancaster, habían pedido ser bautizadosdurante una semana de oración.La ceremonia bautismal había comenzado  en la Iglesia Adventista de la Villa en South Lancaster, Massachusetts, cuando algo inimaginableaconteció.Nuestro hijo de 6 años, Joel, logró separarsede mi esposa Joanne, quién siempre lo cuida muy bien y lo mantenía al lado de ella,y corrió hacia la plataforma, y ​​comenzó a escalar tratando de meterse enel bautisterio.

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Listo Para Jugar, No Para Sentarme

Listo Para Jugar, No Para Sentarme

El juego de sóftbol entre los pastores y los jóvenes es una tradición en el campestre hispano de la Asociación del Gran Nueva York. Yo era el nuevo director de Ministerios de Jóvenes y me encantaba el béisbol, por lo que estaba listo para jugar. Recuerdo que me puse la camiseta, la que mi esposa me había dado, con mi apellido, CORTES, en la espalda y un gran número 1.

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Desarrollar Profundidad Espiritual en las Nuevas Iglesias

Desarrollar Profundidad Espiritual en las Nuevas Iglesias

En este video Pastor Manuel Rosario habla de como desarrollar profundidad espiritual en las nuevas iglesias. Pastor Rosario divide el título del tema en tres variables: 1) El Desarrollo. 2) La profundidad. 3) Y las Nuevas Iglesias. Con audacia y bien basado en la Biblia y el mensaje profético, él explica las tres variables para desarrollar una espiritualidad ferviente y verdadera en las nuevas iglesias. 

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Good deeds: Compassion, Good will: Connection, and Good News: Conversion – a blueprint for Evangelism

Good deeds: Compassion, Good will: Connection, and Good News: Conversion – a blueprint for Evangelism

In this video, Pastor Roger Hernandez shares the why, the how, and the what of Evangelism and how ultimately, it takes time. He speaks on Evangelism as a process similar to pregnancy, rather than a singular event.

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The Appearing is coming to churches throughout the NAD October 11-15

The Appearing is coming to churches throughout the NAD October 11-15

This fall, join hundreds of churches across North America for The Appearing, a five-part seed-sowing experience from the Voice of Prophecy. During this all-new outreach event October 11-15, Pastor Shawn Boonstra will share timely truth about the Second Coming with your guests, comparing what the Bible says with several of the most popular end-time theories today.

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It Should Not Be An Option

It Should Not Be An Option

There is no substitute for proclamation! If we want people to learn about Jesus’ love and His grace offered freely to each one of us, sinners, we must not only show them with our actions but also tell them with our words. If we want people to understand the plan of redemption, and Jesus’ command to love others, as well as the hope of His Second Coming and a resurrection, we must tell them about these things.

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Why Plant More Churches? Don’t We Have Enough Already

Why Plant More Churches? Don’t We Have Enough Already

“Why plant more churches? Don’t we have enough churches already?” The most common initial responses I’ve heard when church planting is mentioned, often spoken within the same breath. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Perhaps, these questions represent one of Satan’s most harmful myths, created in the pits of hell, to keep the church from fulfilling its mission in his desire to make the church disappear from this earth.

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Ready to Play, Not Sit

Ready to Play, Not Sit

The softball game between Pastors and Youth is a tradition at Greater New York Conference Hispanic Campmeeting. I was the new Youth Ministries Director and I love baseball, so I was ready to play! I remember I wore my jersey, the one my wife had given to me, with my last name, CORTES, on the back and a big #1, remember it was a gift from my wife. 

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