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God’s Word is Beyond Wonderful!

In Psalm 19:7-11, we can read of some of the incredible aspects of God’s word: “The law of the LORDl is perfect2, converting the soul3; The testimony of the LORD is sure4 I making wise the simples; The statutes of the LORD are right6, rejoicing the heart7; The commandment of the LORD is pure8, enlightening…

Faith Despite Persecution

Approximately 64 A.O., The Great Fire of Rome devastated the city. If you were alive during that time, it would have had the sort of shock value that we all experienced in our own national tragedy. Before then, Christianity was growing. However, it was thought of as “just another religion” in the mixing pot of…

My Brother

“Afterwards the LORD asked Cain, “Where is Abel?” “How should I know?” he answered, “Am I supposed to look after my brother?” (Genesis 4:9 CEV) In 1964, a young woman was stabbed and raped outside her Queens apartment while witnesses observed and did nothing. The perp even left and returned to resume stabbing her. The…

overcoming Temptation

We are constantly tempted with sin. How do we prepare? How do we cope? Scripture says, “No temptations has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you…

Past, Present, Future

I’m sure you’ve heard the old riddle about the 1 po ar bear when he looked forward was looking south whe h 1 ‘ n e ooked back was looking south, and when he looked all a d . roun was also looking south. Of course, he was standing on the North Pole to make…

A Dogged Servant

If you were to go to the Shibuya train station in Tokyo, Japan, you would see a bronze statue hono~ing a dog named Hachiko. Hachiko was born in 1923. His master was a professor at the Tokyo Imperial University. The professor would commute home on the train, get-ting off at the Shibuya train station. Every…

Amazing to Think About I

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a…

Depending Upon God’s Grace

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that ,, A d God ,s a e 0 n tt· • ency in all things at all times, you may abound having all su ,c, . ) in every good work” (2 Corinthians 9:8 • After these forty-two years of ministry, I…

Who Ate We?

Many seem to be confused as to what it means to be a member of the church of Christ. The following observations will be helpful in clearing their minds . • we are a band of imperfect followers of Jesus. We have been saved, not because of our goodness or merit, but by the wonderful…

Galatians 5:4 -Fallen from Grace

“Once saved, always saved” is a convenient way of viewing God’s redemptive plan, but is it Biblical? Hear what the apostle Paul has to say about “falling from grace.” Those who have been influenced by the dogma of John Calvin believe that a child of God can never apostatize to the point of being lost.…