LandMarks Magazine Contents

2015 September

Editorial – Why do Seventh-day Adventists Exist?

Daniel 2 ends with all governments and kingdoms of this world destroyed and the setting up of the kingdom of God that will last forever and never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44, 45). Daniel 7 ends with the dominion of the little horn being destroyed and the kingdom and dominion being given to the people, the ... Read more Editorial – Why do Seventh-day Adventists Exist?

Lessons from the Heart

The purpose of this article is to give a brief overview of the vast amount of information that Inspired writings provide concerning the natural heart...

Helplessness, Hopelessness … and Hope

“We have no hope but in Jesus. He alone can reach us with His hand to lift us up out of the depths of discouragement and hopelessness and place our feet upon the Rock."

Children’s Story – Esther’s Victory

I copied one lesson out of Jack’s arithmetic; and the book belongs to her because she didn’t cheat,” and with a new sense of honor, Esther laid the beautiful book on Jennie’s desk.

Current Events – The Pope is Coming … Get Social

“Top Vatican adviser Jeffrey Sachs says that when Pope Francis visits the United States in September, he will directly challenge the ‘American idea’ of God-given rights embodied in the Declaration of Independence.”

Keys to the Storehouse – Exercising the Faith Muscle

As the muscles in our bodies need to be exercised, so our spiritual muscles are to be exercised, specifically our “ faith muscle ” and not our “doubt muscle.”

Inspiration – My Son, Give Me Thy Heart

God says, “My son, give Me thy heart” (Proverbs 23:26). Will you refuse Him that which you cannot give with merit because it is His already...

I Met God, My Manager

So no longer do I gleefully proclaim that “God is my Partner.” Now I talk of Him only as my Manager. And even then I sometimes stop to pose the question to myself: “Is He really my manager?”

Question & Answer – Why did Moses and Elijah appear with Christ instead of angels? (Matthew 17:1–3)

“At the transfiguration the Lord sent Moses and Elijah to talk with Jesus concerning His sufferings and death."

Health – Fresh Air

Without an abundance of pure fresh air, the important work of normalizing the blood chemistry could not be successfully performed and the individual would suffer serious consequences. …

Lord’s Prayer Series – Freedom in Forgiveness

The fifth petition in the Lord’s Prayer is a request for forgiveness. It reads: “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors [those who are indebted to us].” Matthew 6:12. We need to ask for forgiveness because we are sinners, because we are dependent, and because our conduct has been unworthy toward the ... Read more Lord’s Prayer Series – Freedom in Forgiveness

Food – Seeds

God works, and man cooperates with God. Then there is seed time and harvest.

Recipe – Seed Recipes

  RECIPES Chia seeds As Pudding: These mild seeds expand when wet. Fill a jar with 1 cup soy milk, 3 tablespoons agave syrup, 1/4 cup seeds, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (for flavor), and a pinch of salt. Cover, and shake; chill for 20 minutes. Serve cold with fruit or nuts. Flax seeds On Oatmeal: ... Read more Recipe – Seed Recipes

Bible Study Guides – God’s Missionary Program to the World

September 27, 2015 - October 3, 2015-“The missionary spirit that God had implanted in the heart of Solomon and in the hearts of all true Israelites was supplanted by a spirit of commercialism."

Bible Study Guides – God’s Sentinels

October 4, 2015 - October 10, 2015-“In ancient times, sentinels were often stationed on the walls of cities, where, from points of vantage, they could overlook important points to be guarded, and give warning of the approach of an enemy."

Bible Study Guides – Reformation in Elijah’s Time

October 11, 2015 - October 17, 2015-What kinds of sermons are needed in calling for repentance and reformation? Isaiah 58:1. What is wrong with smooth sermons?

Bible Study Guides – Tempted to Doubt

October 18, 2015 - October 24, 2015-“The servants of the Lord must expect every kind of discouragement. They will be tried, not only by the anger, contempt, and cruelty of enemies, but by the indolence, inconsistency, lukewarmness, and treachery of friends and helpers."

Bible Study Guides – Called for Service

October 25, 2015 - October 31, 2015-"A man may be in the active service of God while engaged in the ordinary, everyday duties—while felling trees, clearing the ground, or following the plow."