Wendy Trim

Community Outreach

Over the last week I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel in the footsteps of Paul through Turkey and Greece – beginning in Izmir (Smyrna), we've visited Ephesus, Colossi, Laodicea, Philadelphia, Pergamum, Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, and are now in Athens.

Are We?

This week’s topic is “Witness and Service: The Fruit of Revival”

We are all very familiar with the faith versus works debate. We could go back and forth forever on this topic, getting progressively more frustrated, aggressive and cemented into our own bunkers of “rightness” and still get nowhere.

Let’s be outrageous and assume that both things are important and move on.

"¿Inspirado o máquina de dictado?"

(Traducido por Carlos Enrique Espinosa)

La lección de esta semana se centra en la autoridad de Pablo y el Evangelio, y la sección del domingo habla sobre la cuestión de la naturaleza de la inspiración.  He adaptado parte de una conferencia sobre este tema que di para una clase sobre Elena de White hace unos años; aunque los ejemplos son de la vida de esta autora, los principios son los mismos para cualquier persona inspirada por Dios. 

Hay dos ideas diferentes sobre la naturaleza de la inspiración: 

Inspired or Dictation Machine?

This week’s lesson concentrates on Paul’s authority and the Gospel, and Sunday’s section speaks particularly on the issue of the nature of inspiration.  I’ve adapted part of a lecture on this topic I gave for a class on Ellen White a few years ago; although the examples are from her life the principles remain the same for anyone inspired by God.

There are two different thoughts about the nature of inspiration:

“El gozo del sábado”

(Traducido por Carlos Enrique Espinosa)

Joy in the Sabbath

As a child, Sabbath seemed to be a day of “don’ts”, the focus almost entirely on what we were not allowed to do for that 24-hour period – no TV, no shopping, no swimming, reading was allowed but only “Sabbath” books.  In fact, it often seemed that if something was fun it was automatically disqualified as a Sabbath activity.

“¿No mejor que una flor?”


(Traducido por Carlos Enrique Espinosa)

"Siempre que haya frío y desnudez en la tierra a tu alrededor, no puede haber ninguna duda, en absoluto, de que el esplendor de la vestimenta es un crimen."  John Ruskin

¿La ropa hace al hombre, o a la mujer?  ¿Debería hacerlo? 

No Better than a Flower?

"As long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long can there be no question at all but that splendor of dress is a crime." John Ruskin

Does clothing make the man, or woman?  Should it?


“Medición de la culpa”

Por Daniel Thompson

(Traducido por Carlos Enrique Espinosa)

Daniel Thompson, graduado con el grado de Master of Arts de Newbold College, es pastor de las iglesias de Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, y Welwyn Garden City, en el Reino Unido de Gran Bretaña.

Jesus Laughed

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I was fortunate enough not to grow up in the generation that was taught to picture God as peering down at us, waiting for us to slip up, make a mistake, fail to do a good deed, so he could then shake his finger at us and give us a good scolding. My parents told me stories of coming to Sabbath School when they were young, listing the good deeds they had done, and then having them GRAPHED from week to week! The kind of God who demands that isn’t likely to smile a lot, much less laugh.

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