In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says: “ ‘Do not worry about your life’ ” (Matt. 6:25, NIV). This phrase pronounced by Jesus is an imperative, indicating that His followers are constrained to obey this command. It is an obligation.
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” So declared Jesus in Matthew 6:21. This is a precept that has stood the test of time, not only in spiritual matters, but also in every aspect of life.
In 1885, almost 32 years after the organization of the first Sabbath School, the Oakland, California, Sabbath School gave all its income for the first quarter to aid in the establishment of the Australian Mission.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church has accepted the gospel commission given by Jesus Christ to take the gospel “to every nation, kindred, tongue and people” (Matt. 28:18-20), and everyone who becomes a member automatically becomes a missionary in carrying out this mandate.
Isn’t true that most of us use the adjective “holy” exclusively for the 10 percent tithe, and not for offerings? The word “holy” conveys the idea of sacred, set apart, and mandatory. As faithful Seventh-day Adventists, we are prone to respect and honor what is declared to be holy. Are offerings holy? Read more…