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"…the Scriptures cannot be broken." John 10:35

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Articles by Pastor Nathanael Mayhew:

I still remember that day. I was with three other mission helpers wrapping up our three-week visit to India. We were in our hotel room when one of the other mission helpers called us to the balcony overlooking the busy road below. “Come here, quick!” We rushed to the balcony and we knew immediately why we had been summoned. In the Read More
During the past ten years I have made nine trips overseas to work with our brethren in India and Africa. In the course of those years, I have had people ask me why I feel the need to travel overseas, when there are people all around us in the United States who are lost and need to hear the Gospel. That is a good question, and worthy of a thoughtful Read More

Marangu, Tanzania

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“Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world’”  (John 17:17-18).  
It was Saturday. I was near the city of Marangu, Tanzania, at the eastern foot of beautiful Mount Kilimanjaro. I had conducted a seminar with the pastors and Read More
Can a person be a Christian but not believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus from the dead? The apostle Paul says that denying Christ’s resurrection brings tragic results. We list three of them below. Read More

An Epiphany Psalm

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Jesus knew what was ahead for His followers. When He gave them the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations, to baptize and to teach them all things (Matthew 28:18-20), He did not leave them powerless. He gave them the gifts necessary to carry out that task, and He promised them that He would be with them! Christ’s ascension could Read More

The Christian’s Vital Breath

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The hymnwriter  John Montgomery wrote, “Prayer is the Christian’s vital breath.” How important it is to remember that prayer is a vital sign of the spiritual life of a Christian — much like a spiritual pulse. If prayer-life is lacking, then most likely faith needs a spiritual jump-start from the Word. Or maybe we have been doing a lot Read More
Did you know that God’s people in the Old Testament followed two calendars—a civil calendar and a religious calendar? The Lord instituted the Jewish religious New Year when He delivered them from Egypt (Exodus 12:2). The rest of the festivals and events of the religious calendar are laid out by the Lord for His people at Mt. Sinai (see the Read More
On vacation in Washington D.C. last summer our family visited a number of the famed Smithsonian museums in that city. The one that struck me most was the National Museum of Natural History which was featuring an exhibit on human origins. The director of the Museum, Cristián Samper, said this about the purpose of the 20.7 million dollar exhibit: Read More
Many theories and lies have been advanced throughout the centuries concerning the death and the bodily resurrection of Jesus. Discovered tombs and ossuaries near Jerusalem are supposed to have contained the remains of the body of Jesus. What is fact and what is fiction? With that question in mind, let’s consider some of the facts of the Read More