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God's truth in a turbulent world
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30.4 The Trial of Jesus
The Bible testifies of a Man who healed the suffering, blessed the children, uplifted the heartbroken, spoke words of life, and rebuked hypocrisy and oppression. And yet this Man was accused of being a sinner, liar, and blasphemer. Finally, he was falsely condemned, beaten, tormented, and crucified—despite being proclaimed innocent by the prefect Pontius Pilate. We are left to ask ourselves the same question posed to Pilate: “And who do you say that I am?” Will you choose to believe the Bible’s historical account of the life, death, and resurrection of this Man? Listen to our latest audio magazine article, featuring this short allegory of the trial of Jesus. To hear more, subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast platform. Give us a five-star rating so that many more can hear God’s truth in a turbulent world! 
05:44
July 1, 2020
30.4 The Bible's Grand Theme
What is the “golden thread” running through the 66 books of the Bible? This article explores the common theme that encompasses all the stories of the Bible and ties them together in one powerful narrative.  To hear more articles like this one, find us on your favorite podcast platform! Also give us a five-star rating so that many more can hear God’s truth in a turbulent world.
06:20
June 10, 2020
30.4 He Is Risen!
If the Resurrection of Jesus is a lie, it’s one of the biggest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the human race. But if the Resurrection of Jesus is true, everything changes. Why have so many people chosen to believe in this seemingly impossible miracle? Tune in to this article which examines the New Testament’s most audacious claim! “He Is Risen!” was written by Steve Allred, who served as a church pastor for well over a decade and currently practices law in Auburn, California. To hear more, subscribe to our podcast on your favorite podcast platform. And we would love it if you would give us a five-star rating so that many more can hear God’s truth in a turbulent world.
10:21
June 3, 2020
30.4 A Superior Morality
Does the Bible have the power to influence a village of cannibals to give up head-hunting? Is it really a moral compass for humanity?  This short article answers these questions with a brief look at other ancient religions and how they compare to the religion of the Bible. You will find that the Bible’s morality is based on love and impartial justice—unlike anything else written at its time. For more audio magazine articles like this one, subscribe to our podcast through your favorite platform (Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, etc.). Also follow us on Facebook and Instagram to be sure you don't miss out on our latest posts! 
05:35
May 27, 2020
30.3 The Bible's Ultimate Test
"I thought I didn’t like the God of the Bible—if He even existed. But the Bible’s promises were so reassuring. Would they work for me?" Gillian Bethel shares her own personal experience of coming to trust the Bible when she was going through a very dark time in her life. Do you know someone who has turned their back on the Bible or is struggling to believe its claims? Share this article with them to spark hope in their lives!
05:22
May 20, 2020
30.4 Ahead of Their Time
Just when we thought that the war on infectious disease was won, superbugs and viruses like MRSA, H1N1 swine flu, Ebola, and now COVID-19 have emerged with a vengeance! These epidemics and their death tolls strike fear in many, challenging the belief that science and technology will somehow insulate our modern societies from these problems. Is it possible that science and technology may not actually hold the answer to these outbreaks? Could it be that principles for maintaining personal and community health have existed throughout history, and we have been ignoring them? A document written millennia ago outlines principles that could have prevented many past and current epidemics. That document is the Bible.  Listen to this audio magazine article to explore some biblical health principles that are being validated by science today! This article was written by Sabrina Petersen, who is the Associate Editor of Last Generation magazine. She has a degree in Bible instruction from Hartland College and is a certified plant-based nutritionist with the American Fitness Professionals Association. Subscribe to our podcast page to make sure you catch our weekly audio magazine articles! 
13:02
May 12, 2020
30.4 Is the Bible Still Relevant for Our World?
It's hard to ignore that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim thousands of vulnerable victims worldwide. Bare grocery shelves, companies laying off staff or folding up completely—is there anything left to hang on to in these times of uncertainty? Is there something that has withstood calamities far greater than this? There is an ancient book that has shown just such extraordinary resilience. Tune in for an article from our new special edition, “Can We Trust the Bible?” The author of this article, Antonella Pedley, is the principal contributor for this issue. She lives in Sweden and holds an MA in Ancient Religions from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. If you enjoyed this article, please give us a 5-star review and subscribe to our podcast channel to listen to our weekly articles. And share it with your friends! 
04:53
May 5, 2020
30.3 God's Path to Resilience
Resilience is not a personality trait. It is a lifestyle that must be learned and practiced. The good news is that God wants to develop resilience in our lives, enabling us to bounce back from traumatic or challenging circumstances. This article explores the ways in which God helped various Bible characters to develop resilience through the negative experiences in their lives. Trace their journeys while learning principles for becoming a resilient person! Dr. Julian Melgosa, the author of this article, is the Associate Director of Education for the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He is a chartered psychologist and has written many articles and books about emotional health. This article is excerpted from his sermon “God’s Path to Resilience,” given at the enditnow Emphasis Day. For similar resources, visit www.enditnow.org. Please give our podcast a 5-star review and share this article with your friends and family so that more people can receive spiritual encouragement! Learn about us at our website www.lastgen.net.
21:44
April 29, 2020
30.3 Stress—The Ultimate Solution
How would you like a vacation on a palm-fringed tropical island right now? Would it remove your stress? Temporarily, no doubt, but the stress would be back. More practical for most of us would be an evening spent in a relaxed setting, doing something we enjoy. But for how long would that relieve our stress? When it comes to lasting stress management, we definitely need something beyond quick fixes. In this article, Gillian Bethel, PhD, who worked in stress management for many years, shares how Christianity can become practical in combating day-to-day stressors. To read the whole story, check out her pocketbook From Stress to Joy. Please give us a 5-star review and share this article with your friends and family so that more people can receive spiritual encouragement! Learn about us at our website www.lastgen.net.
12:58
April 22, 2020
30.3 A Safe Place
How can we provide a healing space in a broken world? Listen to this new perspective on a classic parable to learn principles for revealing the restorative love of God. "A Safe Place" was written by Pastor Keala Thompson, the speaker/director for A Loud and Clear Call ministry. He also conducts Healing Rain School, a 10-day program designed to help others experience physical, emotional, and spiritual healing in the light of God’s love. Please give us a 5-star review so that others can find this podcast and be blessed by it. Also share it with your friends and family! For more information about Last Generation magazine, including our print and digital editions, visit www.lastgen.net.
10:27
April 14, 2020
30.3 Praying for Restoration
Just as Nehemiah cried out to God in a moment of need, so we can turn to Him in every difficulty that we face. Be encouraged by this vignette of Nehemiah’s experience before King Artaxerxes and the way in which God came through for him. Please give us a 5-star review and share this article with your friends and family so that more people can receive spiritual encouragement! Learn about us at our website www.lastgen.net.
09:51
April 6, 2020
30.3 Nurturing Your Child's Spirituality
Raising children to follow Christ is perhaps more challenging in today’s world than it ever has been. How can you guide your children to love the Lord and follow His ways? Abigail Duman, a young mother from West Virginia, reflects on the ways in which her own parents led her to a personal relationship with Jesus. Know of someone who has children or is expecting one soon? Share this article with them! Also check out our website www.lastgen.net to learn about our magazine’s digital and print editions.
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March 31, 2020
30.3 Preaching from the Grave
Here’s a powerful testimony to provide some perspective on the crises that we face in our lives! Listen as Dr. Phodidas Ndamyumugabe shares his near-death experience during the Rwandan Genocide of 1994, and hear how God used a marked Bible to deliver him! If you enjoyed this article, please give us a 5-star review and subscribe to our podcast channel on your favorite platform to listen to our weekly articles. Also check out our website www.lastgen.net to learn about our digital and print editions.
12:58
March 25, 2020
30.3 Timeless Prayers
The ancient beauty and diversity of the Psalms echo the prayers of our hearts and meet our spiritual needs. In this article, Adriana Zoder shares how the Psalms have impacted her own life and drawn her into a deeper relationship with God. Glean ideas for deepening your own connection with God! If you enjoyed this article, please give us a 5-star review and subscribe to our podcast channel to listen to our weekly articles. Also check out our website www.lastgen.net to learn about our digital and print editions.
05:36
March 16, 2020
30.3 Reflexes
Where do you reflexively turn in times of stress? Some turn to social media to zone out; others veg out in front of the TV. Some find comfort through indulging in food. Others involves themselves in more destructive coping mechanisms: cutting, eating disorders, drug use, etc. And still others turn to seemingly good activities—exercise, serving others, ministry—only to find themselves even more burnt-out. What was Jesus’ coping reflex when stressed? His choice is the best possible option for us too! Tune in to this week’s audio magazine article as you seek to develop healthy reflexes for stress management. “Reflexes” is written by Ken Mindoro and was originally published on www.advindicate.com. If you enjoyed this article, please give us a 5-star review and subscribe to our podcast channel to listen to our weekly articles. Also check out our website www.lastgen.net to learn about our digital and print editions.
09:29
March 9, 2020
30.3 God-Given Resilience
The problem with stress is that many of us try to handle trials, tragedies, and trauma in our own strength. What is the ultimate answer? How can we be empowered through our day-to-day stressors or traumatic life experiences? Listen to this first article of issue 30.3 “Resilience” to find out! “God-Given Resilience” is written by Sabrina Petersen, associate editor of Last Generation. If you enjoyed this article, please give us a 5-star review and subscribe to our podcast channel to listen to our weekly articles. Also check out our website www.lastgen.net to learn about our digital and print editions.
04:47
March 3, 2020
30.2 Back to Basics: The Most Balanced Person
Jesus had the guts to be nice—“two-table nice.” Find out what that means in this podcast episode! This article was adapted from the book Magnificent Disappointment, pp. 151-158, by Dr. C Mervyn Maxwell, a pastor, author, and editor. He served as a seminary professor at Andrews University in Michigan. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to our podcast channel to listen to our weekly articles. Check out our website to learn about our digital and print editions!
08:32
February 25, 2020
30.2 Back to Basics: Is It Possible to Keep God's Law?
Have you ever found yourself feeling like a weak, defeated Christian? Perhaps you have fallen so many times that are tempted to think that victory isn’t even possible! Find hope in this week’s podcast episode! Adapted with permission from Is it Possible to Live Without Sinning? by Pastor Joe Crews, who was an evangelist, author, and founder of Amazing Facts Ministry in Roseville, California. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to our podcast channel to listen to our weekly articles. Also check out our website www.lastgen.net to learn about our digital and print editions.
10:20
February 18, 2020
30.2 Back to Basics: The New Covenant
Ever been confused about the old and new covenants? Wanting to understand them in a deeper way? Check out our latest podcast to have your questions answered! If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to our podcast channel to listen to our weekly articles. Also check out our website www.lastgen.net to learn about our digital and print editions.
13:21
February 11, 2020
30.2 Back to Basics: Shouldn't the Ten Commandments Be the Basis for a Nation's Laws?
If "righteousness exalteth a nation," shouldn't the Ten Commandments be the basis for a nation's laws?If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to our podcast channel to listen to our weekly articles. Also check out our website www.lastgen.net to learn about our digital and print editions.
05:21
February 3, 2020
30.2 Back to Basics: Courthouse Commandments
Would public displays of the Ten Commandments curb the lawlessness of our times?“Courthouse Commandments” is by Eric Betts, a pastor in Washington D.C. at the time of the writing of this article. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to our podcast channel to listen to our weekly articles. Also check out our website www.lastgen.net to learn about our digital and print editions.
08:23
January 28, 2020
30.2 Back to Basics: God's Law
The Ten Commandments—brief, comprehensive, and authoritative—cover our duty to God and to our fellow man. All are based upon the great principle of love.“God’s Law” is excerpted from Patriarchs and Prophets, “The Law Given to Israel,” by Ellen G. White. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to our podcast channel to listen to our weekly articles. Also check out our website www.lastgen.net to learn about our digital and print editions.
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January 24, 2020
30.2 Back to Basics: Belshazzar's Last Party
When do nations, societies, or people cross the line of God's mercy and experience His wrath? The story of the handwriting on the wall provides us with the answer. "Belshazzar's Last Party" was written by Betsy Mayer, managing editor of Last Generation magazine.
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January 17, 2020
30.2 Back to Basics: Ten Commandments or Ten Suggestions?
Taking a casual attitude towards God's Law will place you in more peril than a casual attitude towards traffic laws."Ten Commandments or Ten Suggestions?" is written by Betsy Mayer, managing editor of Last Generation magazine.
04:34
January 9, 2020