April 30, 2017

God’s Answer to Tormenting Fear

Bud Steadman Fear is perhaps the oldest negative human emotion, based on the experience of our first parents in Genesis 3:10. From the moment Adam and Eve separated themselves from their Creator through an act of disobedience, man has been haunted by fear. While there is a righteous fear of God that leads to blessing, […]

Lord, Help Me

Matt Recker Mark 9:14-29 We do well to never minimize the reality of the devil, his demons, and their work in the world at any time. Today the troubled son in our passage might be considered epileptic, Jesus diagnosed this man’s manic manners as a demonic disorder. We can be sure that Satan still seizes […]

Lord, Save Me

Matt Recker Matthew 14:30 Peter was confident he could walk on the water to go to Jesus, if indeed that was Jesus walking on the water. From the safety of the boat Peter saw it could be done, and His only goal was to go to Jesus. Obeying Jesus’ word, “Come,” Peter began to walk […]

Straight Cuts: “The Just Shall Live by Faith” (Habakkuk 2:4b)

Mike Harding This inspired text penned by the ancient prophet Habakkuk is quoted three times by two NT authors. In the NT, the prophet’s profound utterance comprises the “soul of Pauline theology.”[1] Boice comments, “This is a great text. It could even be called the great text of the Bible. To understand it is to […]

Call Upon that One Who Loves You

Beneth Jones “Sunshine on the Soapsuds” Spring-green everywhere. Skies cloudless and blue. Fruit tree blossoms and lilacs delightfully pleasing the eye and the nose. It was on such a day as this when I experienced my first face-to-face meeting with a monster.

Strength for Today

A Look at the Book by Bob Jones The man who trusts God completely and with unquestioning obedience accepts God’s commands will find that in every circumstance — unfortunate though it may seem at the time — there is a golden link in the chain of blessing.

Does God Love Me?

Comments on Here and Hereafter Bob Jones, Sr. Often in my ministry I have been asked, “How can I know that God loves me?” I always answer by quoting this verse: “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us” (1 John 3:16). The way to know that God […]

God’s Provision of the Lamb

Otis Holmes And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt· offering? And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt-offering; so they […]

Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus

Edited from the files of Grace W. Haight by Guye Johnson This hymn of strength and service challenges Christians entering a new year to march on courageously for Jesus. Its determined spirit was inspired by the life and courageous death of Dr. George Duffield’s friend, Dr. Dudley A. Tyng.

Wesley Sketches

Charles Wesley by George Collins After weathering a severe spiritual crisis, Charles Wesley found a verse in Psalm 40: “He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.” This verse proved to be remarkably prophetic of the life […]