January 16, 2018

Thank God for His Grace

Don Johnson A very short post today. I’d like you to read the testimony of my friend, Dan Olinger. If you are a believer, you will find blessing in his brief remarks. You will identify — his experience is your experience, just the details are different. No doubt, you aren’t as “exuberant” as Dan (his […]

God or gods?

George Stiekes …the LORD He is God; there is none else beside Him (Deuteronomy 4:35). And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, The LORD, He is the God; the lORD, He is the God (I Kings 18:39). We are living today in a godless society. The goal […]

“Avoiding All Appearance of Evil” 1 Thessalonians 5:22

Kevin Schaal This verse is used commonly to provide a Biblical foundation for condemnation of people and deeds of all kinds. The idea is that this passage forbids not only doing those things that the Bible specifically condemns as sin, but also doing anything that looks like it might be sinful or associated with something […]

The Song of a Faithful Man

Chris Kundert Not far from my childhood home of Onekama, Michigan is a lonely, snow covered road which quietly passes by a dilapidated old farmhouse. The house looked as if it was at any moment willing to give itself over to the constant urging of gravity. Anyone driving by could only assume the derelict is […]

What a God!

Matthew Johnson A personal testimony in honor of our all-sufficient God. A throw-back post… I wrote this poem back in 2009. That was a tough year for me, mostly because as immature as I am now, I was far more immature then. By August of 2009, it had been two years since I had been […]

The Three Dimensions of Discipline — Part 3

Jerry Sivnksty In the last two articles I’ve presented the areas of discipline that are crucial in our lives. First, the discipline of the mind by memorizing and meditating on the Scriptures. Second, the discipline of the body by eating properly and exercising regularly. Now I’m going to discuss the third area of discipline, which […]

The Three Dimensions of Discipline — Part 2

Jerry Sivnksty The second area of personal discipline that is needed in our lives deals with the discipline of the body. This is a very difficult area, and many of the Lord’s people struggle in combating the appetites of the flesh. Many have a desire to see improvement but feel defeated in the constant “battle […]

Leonardo S. Mercado: The Story of a Hispanic Missionary Pioneer

Dick Mercado Leonardo S. Mercado’s family emigrated from Mexico City to Arizona during the days of the Mexican Revolution. Leonardo’s father, Gumecindo Mercado, chose to relocate his family away from the dangers of the Revolution and to the peace and quiet of Northern Arizona. The family’s travel by railway pushcart from Mexico through the El […]

Amid Trials and Earthly Conflicts

Kathleen Barbee It is interesting to watch people from diverse cultural, economic, educational, political, and social levels respond to threatening situations. Their responses, oddly enough, are very similar. Often trials and conflicts aid in bonding those who simultaneously experience such circumstances. Christians must be especially careful during times of trial not to let their guards […]

A Worthy Walk – Part 4

Jim Oesterwind “You are witnesses, and God also, how devoutly and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you who believe; as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, as a father does his own children, that you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own […]