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The Foolishness of Preaching

By John Thiel, mp3, pdf

Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 1:21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

Are you puzzled by these words and by the title of this message? The foolishness of preaching? Why has the apostle Paul coined this expression “foolishness of preaching”? To try and understand that, may God’s Holy Spirit guide us as it impressed him, by reading the context. He commences with what is foolishness to humanity:

Foolishness?

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. 20 Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. Read the rest of this entry

SSL 2022 (2nd half) – Lessons on the Voice From Heaven

Hello brethren and sisters! Our upcoming Sabbath school lessons for the second half of 2022 are now available! You are once again invited to print your own for your respective localities. The subject that will direct these six last months is: Lessons on the Voice From Heaven. Heavily prophetical and spiritual at the same time, these lessons portray to us the intelligent, biblical understanding of that other voice from heaven, spoken of in Revelation chapter 18, verse 4, that movement once described by Uriah Smith as the fifth celestial messenger, along with its extended array of connected ramifications.

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ssl 2022 second half – lesson on the voice from heaven
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God’s Healing Intervention – The Vaccination Dilemma Part 2

By John Thiel, mp3, pdf

Scripture reading: Psalm 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, [bless] his holy name. 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

I wish to commence this message with a testimony, to testify of the Lord’s work in my life. It is the testimony of Psalm 34:

A Testimony of Life’s Experiences and Divine Guidance

Psalm 34:1 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise [shall] continually [be] in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear [thereof], and be glad. 3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Read the rest of this entry

When the Trial We Feared Happens

By John Thiel, mp3, pdf

Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

I love the words of Jesus to His disciples when He came to them after they had been without Him for a while; He said to them, Fear not. When we come across some experience, some trial, some loss, some threatening doom, as the one which is affecting the world at this present time; when we come across the storms of the last days, then it is that we must hear the voice of the Spirit, saying to us, Fear not. Read the rest of this entry

In Remembrance of Me

By John Thiel, mp3, pdf

Scripture reading: Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake [it], and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

We want to ponder upon the meaning of those words of Jesus: In remembrance of Me. On the surface, every person who is engaging in Christianity understands these words simply as “remembering that Jesus was on earth, that He died for me, and rose again.” But is that all that Jesus meant? What does Jesus really mean when, having broken the bread, He says, I want you to do this “in remembrance of Me”? It can’t hardly mean the surface understanding that is often taken from it; because as we see in the following scripture, there are people who remember Him alright, but whom Jesus totally disowns: Read the rest of this entry

SSL 2022 (1st half) – Heaven and the New Earth

Our new Sabbath school lessons are available! Print yours now, as we prepare ourselves to be launched into these new meditations for the coming year! God bless you all, brethren and sisters. Home is near, for the faithful pilgrims of earth.

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ssl 2022 first half – heaven and the new earth
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SSL 2021 (2nd half) – Preparatory Lessons for Earth’s Final Storms

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ssl 2021 second half – preparatory lessons for earth’s final storms
(on the last two pages you will find the theme song of this whole lesson)
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2021 Conference – The Gathering of God’s Jewels

Listen to our most recent conference (just held in April):
The Gathering of God’s Jewels

SSL 2021 (1st half) – Lessons on God’s Way in the Sanctuary

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SSL 2020 (2nd) – Lessons from the Life of Nebuchadnezzar and His Babylon

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He That Endures to the End

By John Thiel, mp3, pdf

Scripture reading: Matthew 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

Love Grown Cold

There is something that we need to understand for the time in which we are living, that we may be able to conquer this sad announcement of Jesus. Because iniquity abounds, the love of many grows cold. One of the few books I have read in my years was the story of Hunze, a German lady who was in the Hitler’s Youth, and who was converted into Adventism. The story of her conversion and of her simplicity, the way she and her husband trusted God, is beautiful. When it came to give of their tithe, they were out of a job because of the Sabbath-Sunday question, and they just had enough money for tithe, and after that, no job. But they decided that they would give the Lord their tithe even though they had no work, and they claimed His promise. And the Lord provided them with a job; at the last moment, but they got it. There she was with her long hair and all the simple realities of primitive godliness. Then, after the war she and her husband emigrated to the USA. But what a sad story unfolded as I continued to read. Because of her simplicity and primitive godliness, the church in the United States told her it wasn’t necessary to have these kinds of simplicities. She had beautiful long hair, but now there was a picture on the front with her short cut hair. And as she described in her book, primitive godliness was being made small of in her eyes by the members of the church. This story illustrated to me what Jesus had foreseen and expressed in Matthew 24. Read the rest of this entry

When the Heavens Fall

By John Thiel, mp3, pdf

Scripture reading: Habakkuk 3:16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops. 17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither [shall] fruit [be] in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and [there shall be] no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

This is our prayer—to be kept by the Lord; whatever the future bringeth, smiles of joy or tears of grief, still be able to cling and find our soul’s relief in Him. This is what this meditation is about. When the heavens fall, when everything that we have depended upon is suddenly lost, and there is nothing to rely upon by vision. These words “when the heavens fall” come from the following quote: Read the rest of this entry

The Near Consummation of the Everlasting Covenant

In view of the current developments in our world, we want to set afresh before our readers this conference which was held especially for the purpose of preparing us for the things which are now unfolding before our very eyes: The Consummation of the Everlasting Covenant.

It is very late in the gospel day, for we see the four angels loosening their hold of the winds of strife, but God is still now granting us opportunity to make intelligent preparation in cooperation with Him.

You will find in our highlights the sequential order of events we must expect as we are now plunging into the very final scenes.

Highlights:

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The Right Attitude to Tithe

By John Thiel, mp3, pdf

Scripture reading: Malachi 3:10 Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that [there shall] not [be room] enough [to receive it].

In preaching this message I am not presenting it from a perspective of solicitation. This is not to solicit your tithes under any motivation of mine. I am preaching this message to a people who know what God’s word says regarding tithes. We render this to Him, but it is our attitude and motives that we want to examine. We know what God’s word says and we pay our tithes to the Lord, but what is the underlying attitude of paying tithe? What motivates us to return to God tithes and offerings? The following examples are what I have heard people say in reference to tithes, which have given me the indication that they have a false understanding of the right motive and the right attitude for tithe. Read the rest of this entry

11. The Dissatisfied Heart

By John Thiel, Seeking to Please God Series, mp3, pdf

Scripture reading: Deuteronomy 26:11 And thou shalt rejoice in every good [thing] which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that [is] among you.

We live in the antitypical day of atonement, in which God has called His people to afflict their souls, to do a deep heart searching, because we are being investigated. And what is Jesus discovering as He investigates? Investigation is quite a chilling term. In the world around us today there are investigators that investigate into certain people’s lives, and it sends a chill through their system. They wonder if something wrong is going to be found somewhere. But this investigative judgment should not chill us; Read the rest of this entry

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