Posts by Good Tidings Editor (Page 4)

Posts by Good Tidings Editor (Page 4)

VIC: Winter Food and Clothes Outreach

Matt. 25:40 “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”  On the 22nd of April, Maranatha church had a letterboxing programme. As we know that winter is around the corner we were requesting donations for those that face winter on the streets of Melbourne. Our purpose was to involve brothers and sisters and…

Vegan Cook and Eat

A vegan “Cook & Eat” event was held at the Guildford Church function hall on the 15th of April in Western Australia. The program is one of a few run by a small family-owned charity called “Familia” managed by Gerson and Catherine Robles as part of a vehicle to increase member participation in missionary activities and social networking within their church community.   “We’ve run cooking demos in the past where we teach people and they learn by observation,” Catherine explained.…

SA: Fellowshipment

This past Sabbath, the 26th of May, here in Adelaide we were privileged to have two brethren profess their faith in the Lord and their belief in the truths that we hold dear in the Seventh Day Adventist Reform Movement. Both Br John Warncken and Br Gary Southwell had previously been members of the Reform Movement, but for various reasons had resigned from church membership.  We were privileged to have Br Paul Chapman here in Adelaide, and he gave a…

Condolences to the Foaese and Ah-Ching Families

We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Foaese and Ah-ching families on the loss of their loved one.  May God continue to strengthen each one of you throughout this difficult time.  Our dear Sister Vaovai Foaese had in her heart a wonderful missionary spirit.  Her desire was especially to spread  the good news of the gospel to those of her homeland, Samoa. May she rest in peace until the coming of Jesus when we look forward to seeing…

WA Field Youth Camp – 2018

 Friday About 35 eager campers arrived at the Kirup Valley Farms camping site early enough to setup tents, prepare for Sabbath and welcome the Sabbath in with singing at around 6:15pm.  The WA Field Youth Camp got off to a beautiful start in a lovely bush setting. The theme of the conference was “Victory in Christ” and brother Luke Kneebone opened Sabbath with a meditation about temptation. Luke first defined what temptation is – a strong enticement to do…

Baptism in Queensland

“Baptism is a most solemn renunciation of the world. Those who are baptized in the threefold name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit … declare publicly that they have forsaken the service of Satan and have become members of the royal family, children of the heavenly King.” Lift Him Up, p. 302. “Christ has made baptism the sign of entrance to His spiritual kingdom. He has made this a positive condition with which all must comply who…

Nathan Boje’s Baptism

Matthew 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” “Baptism is a most solemn renunciation of the world. Those who are baptized in the threefold name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, at the very entrance of their Christian life declare publicly that they have forsaken the service of Satan and have become members of the royal family, children of…

Homiletics & Oratory Skills Training Program

Program Report From 21-25  January, 2018, we prepared a “Homiletics and Oratory Skills Training Program” which was aimed to reach the young people in our church from 12 years old onwards. The program was as follows: We met from 4pm to 6pm everyday, and the session topics were: 21 January,  Introduction to Oratory and Homiletics 22 January, Learning the Lesson: Expository Sermon 23 January, Exhaustive Research: Topical Sermon 24 January, Unpacking the Word: Textual Sermon 25 January, Preparation of Sermons…

Righteousness By Faith Symposium Report

Ministers and Bible Workers from accross the AUC were gathered from Monday 5th to Sunday 11th of March at Elim Heights to study and consider the vital topics of the atonement and righteousness by faith. There were presentations on various subjects including: The Nature of Man & the Fall, Faith & Works, The Function of the Law of God, Christ’s Nature and the Nature of Man, Historical Context of the 1888 General Conference Session, Lessons from 1888, Christ’s Intercession and…

A Reconciled World

I have tried to make it clear that at the place which is called Calvary a work was done which set the human family-you and me-free from the penalty incurred by the sin of Adam; that Jesus of Nazareth assumed all the liabilities which were the result of that sin, and met them; and that no one ever has been or ever will be punished for that sin. I wish now to consider the cross as the way of reconciliation…

Elim Missionary College: Month 1 Concludes

Seventeen students from 5 countries gathered at Elim Heights Youth Camp for Month 1 of the Missionary Training Program 2018. The main study classes were in Bible research, home Bible study presentation, and the content of the book Gospel Workers. Students also assisted with practical work on the Elim Heights campus, including building, woodcutting and working in the vegetable garden. Teachers were Peter D Lausevic, Larry Ah-ching, Daniela Balarezo and Nathan Tyler. Catering by Cati Szabo and Moenau Holman provided…

Letter From GC President

December 19,2017  Dear brethren of the Reform Movement around the World May the Lord Jesus Christ be with you as we approach the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018! Inspiration brings to us these timely warnings: “The days in which we live are solemn and important. The Spirit of God is gradually but surely being withdrawn from the earth. Plagues and judgments are already falling upon the despisers of the grace of God. The calamities by land and…

Declared Righteous & Made Holy – Part 3

The plan of redemption is amazing – it is not only reactive, but proactive. God not only removes my guilt for sins that I’ve already committed, but he also removes the corrupt dispositions and defective ideologies that have the potential to lead me to further guilt! Where is this process of cleansing described in the Bible? Look at these verses. “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts,…

Final 3 Days of Music Camp

Thursday With the final concert only two days away, there was much preparation and many last touches to add to the music that the choirs and ensembles were rehearsing. After the previous day of fun and games, all settled down once again to practicing diligently. In the morning, Br. Liviu gave another lecture in his series and Sr. Barbara also gave her final presentation on music in the afternoon. The choir had already made the sound recording in a stoic…

AUC Youth Music Camp 2017 – Introduction

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”     — Colossians 3:16 Here is an interesting verse where Paul associates “teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs” with “singing in [their] hearts to the Lord.”  I truly love this verse because it briefly explains what the AUC Music Camp was…

Music Camp Report – Day 5

Wednesday 26th December, 2017 We woke up to a promising day of sunshine and warmth, which we had been praying for. With the rain clearing out and the sun smiling down on us, we began our day with worship, then breakfast and then prepared ourselves to leave for white water rafting at Penrith. I was really excited because this was the first time I had ever done anything like this. We had been told that we would leave camp at 10am, but…

Music Camp Report – Day 4

Tuesday 26th December, 2017 Tuesday was another big day of the 2017 Music Camp entitled, “Light the Way”, which started with the usual exercise routine at 6am sharp, and some early risers made it there. This was followed by the youth mentor groups meeting at 7am. In my group, led by Br. Nathan Tyler, we were discussing the Lord’s Prayer and how each phrase has a deeper meaning than what we read on the surface. “Thy Kingdom Come” was discussed…

Music Camp Report – Day 3

Monday 25th December, 2017 Monday morning dawned cool and wet, a contrast from the heat of the last couple of days.  Despite the weather, a few brave people met at 6am for exercise.  At 7am the young people met with their respective mentor groups, followed by worship, which was taken by Br Larry Ah-ching.  Worship was entitled “Shine the Light,” and we were reminded that ALL who receive the light of Christ are ordained to work for the salvation of…

Music Camp Report – Day 2

Sunday 24th December, 2017 We awoke early to a beautiful, sunny morning. At 7:00 we split into groups for the meetings with our youth mentors, who had prepared great activities for us. Br. Nathan Tyler had prepared a beneficial worship for us, which was at 7:30, after which we had a hearty breakfast. Br. Liviu Tudoroiu had prepared an educative lecture on the story of Jonah, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all the congregation. Then the choir, led by Sr.…

Music Camp Report – Day 1

Sabbath 23 Dec 2017 We awoke this morning to a beautiful, warm day.  Br Luke Kneebone led worship with a very encouraging message entitled, “Trust in the Lord.”  He reminded us how easy it is for us as humans to place our trust in ourselves or others around us and how important it is to shift our trust completely to God.  Anxiety comes when we take responsibility upon ourselves for things we have no answers or solutions for.  Worrying cannot…