Author Archives: danserns

About danserns

Happily married and father of three great kids. Seventh-day Adventist pastor who invites everyone to accept Jesus as their Savior and Lord, embrace all the teachings of the Bible and join a vibrant Adventist group.

“Our church is financially broke”

Every church goes through lean times financially. Four years ago it was our turn.1 Our church treasurer came to me with the bad news. “Pastor, as you know, we have been falling behind on our bills each month for several … Continue reading

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Baptism for the Dead? 1 Corinthians 15:29

“Otherwise, what will they do who are baptized for the dead, if the dead do not rise at all? Why then are they baptized for the dead?” 1 Corinthians 15:29. So what does “baptism for the dead” mean? What do … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? …Take the 2020 Challenge

Are you ready for the 2020 challenge? As a pastor (or church leader), by the end of 2020 what will you have done, cooperating with the Holy Spirit, to bring people into God’s final movement? There will be a thousand distractions, … Continue reading

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Why Not Try This? …Use Your Israel Trip for Evangelism

Many pastors and church leaders have taken a trip to Israel to walk where Jesus walked and see the Bible lands. Why not use all those pictures and experiences to share Jesus and Bible truths with others? Last month (September … Continue reading

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Five Keys to Strengthen Your Church

The Lord has a great plan for your church family! Your little church can impact eternity for Jesus! “A company of believers may be poor, uneducated, and unknown; yet in Christ they may do a work in the home, the … Continue reading

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Q&A – Why do I never hear about the Adventist churches in my town?

I received this message out of the blue from someone in another state I haven’t heard from in years… Question: Hi Dan, I have a question. I don’t attend the Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) church where I am, but there is … Continue reading

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Making Appeals – Top Ten

An appeal is an invitation to take a next step with Jesus.   Appeal often. At the end of every sermon. At every baptism. At the end of every Bible study. Whenever the opportunity arises. Appeal because of Jesus. Talk … Continue reading

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