The power and healing properties of essential oils may seem to clash with the advancements of modern pharmaceutical treatments. To most post-modern scientists, herbs and roots have little respect for their medicinal abilities.
From October 30th to 31st, 2017 the Northern California Conference held a 24-Hour Live Online Conference commemorating 500 years of the Protestant Reformation. Studies were presented on the five fundamental principles of the Reformation (the 5 Solas), which are Sola Scriptura, Sola Fide, Sola Gratia, Solo Christo, and Soli Deo Gloria. Other topics covered the historical context of the Reformation and how the Reformation is relevant to us today.
CHILE—A reorganization session for the Chilean Union was held on October 26-29, 2017. It was the 14th reorganization session for that Union. The theme for the session and weekend meetings was "Come, Lord Jesus.
Below are a few photos of the ordination held on October 28, 2017, when Brother Max Eleazar Uribe was ordained as a minister and Brother Franck Vitorassi was ordained as a pastor. Brother Rômulo Borges (the GC Regional Secretary for South America) was present for the reorganization and performed the ordination.
The analogy of the sower and the seed was used by Jesus when speaking of the kingdom of Heaven. This simple correlation between a tiny object and His vast kingdom reveals God’s principle of action. He is the God of all possibilities. The little and insignificant, when directed by His Hand, can exert great influence and ignite powerful change. His mode of speaking, interacting, teaching, and even healing was so divergent from the puritanical practices of His time, that many were offended and stupefied.
This year, 2017, we as a church have been commemorating the quincentennial of the Protestant Reformation, the beginning of which many consider as October 31, 1517, with Martin Luther's 95 theses. Many of our churches worldwide have held conferences and special meetings in celebration (including a few listed below). The subject of this quarter's Sabbath School Lesson is Justification by Faith to further study and better understand a driving topic of the Reformation. This year's Week of Prayer theme will also be the anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.