Saturday, November 29, 2008

The One-Day Church

Source: Adventist News Network

The are many areas of the world where church members don't have church service in a regular church building. Many gather in small groups at other members' homes because they don't have their own church building. Groups in these areas tend to grow very quickly and outgrow their current location, so they have to relocate. The problem is that every time a church relocates, you usually "lose about 30 percent of the original membership."¹ So how do we fix this problem?

Maranatha and ASI² have come up with a solution: the "One-Day Chruch."

For more information on the One-Day Church, please visit

¹ According to Maranatha President Don Noble
² Adventist-laymen's Services and Industries

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Most - The Bridge

Amazing video. How much more must God love you and me!

Video is based on an award-winning Czech short film called "Most."

Saturday, November 8, 2008

The Bible, now featuring teen celebrities. Hmm...

A new audiobook series of the New Testament has been released called, "The Word of Promise Next Generation." Like other audiobooks, it's like listening to a dramatized story from a CD or MP3 player. The twist in this recording of the Bible is that it features the voices of several well-known celebrities.* These actors and singers provide the voices to Bible characters such as Jesus, Peter, John, Mary Magdalene, Matthew, and so on...

Some of the actors include Cody Linley (Hannah Montana, Dancing with the Stars) who plays Jesus, Jordin Sparks (American Idol 2007 winner) provides the voice of Elizabeth, Corbin Bleu (High School Musical) plays Peter, Emily Osment (Hannah Montana, Spy Kids) acts as Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Alyson Stoner (Cheaper by the Dozen, Camp Rock) plays Martha. Of course, more celebrities are involved in the production than those mentioned above.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Amazing Grace

At A Sabbath Blog, we love to share how people are creative in sharing Jesus. Below is an awesome video of Dr. Wintley Phipps at Carnegie Hall singing "Amazing Grace." He explains the fascinating history behind one of the best-known hymns of all time. Almost 5 million people have viewed the YouTube videos of Wintley Phipps' rendition on Amazing Grace.*

Dr. Wintley Phipps is a pastor at Palm Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church in Palm Bay, Florida. He is the founder of the US Dream Academy, Songs of Freedom Publishing Company, and Coral Records Recording Company.

Dr. Phipps is also an internationally known speaker and performer. He has sang for 5 United States Presidents, Mother Tereasa, Nelson Mandela, and has conducted lectures in Africa, Asia, North and South America, Austrailia, and Europe. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Saturday Night Live, and Billy Graham Crusades.

To learn more about Wintley Phipps and how he tells people about Jesus, click here. You can also learn more about the hymn, "Amazing Grace," by clicking here.

*Combined total hits from all YouTube-hosted videos of Wintley Phipps singing Amazing Grace. (As of 10/31/08)

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