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The contrast was stark.  The underlying message was startling.  Two newspaper headlines, one on either side of the fold, told two very different stories.  Read More
“Treasuring Our Heritage of Truth” - Second of Three… “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall Read More

Wedding Address

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Dear family and friends of the bride and groom, and especially today, dear Jackie and Mac: The text you’ve chosen is a most appropriate one for your wedding day. The setting is Old Testament Israel, where the people had recently conquered the Canaanites under the leadership of Joshua. The Lord, going before them, had won the battles. He had Read More
Christian education is, first and foremost, an activity for the home. God has called parents to train their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4) and make them wise for salvation (2 Timothy 3:15). A Christian fellowship is able to support the home by providing Sunday School, Christian Day school, Vacation Bible School, Read More
There is a change that takes place somewhere between 4th grade and High School. When we were young, going back to school was an exciting time—new folders, new pencils, and we got to spend the day with our friends! But as we grew older, we realized how fun the summers could be and how much hard work came with going back to school. What once was 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
Where were you on Saturday, May 21, 2011, the day the world did NOT end? Another scholar got it wrong, deceived by his own intellect. We expect more from a Bible student, but things haven’t changed much since the days of Moses (read Deuteronomy 18:22). While Mr. Camping claimed too much for himself (we claim only what the Bible allows us to Read More
“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.” 1 Corinthians 15:19 Whenever I read this Word of God, I can’t help but shake my head at the striking example of hypocrisy. Throughout this dying world, millions of people believe that Jesus Christ is dead. They may think that Read More
What is fatherhood? What does it mean to be a father? Those interested in learning the meaning of this important role in life would be well advised not to study the current examples of the unbelieving world. By observing the practice of a growing number of men, we might be led to think that fatherhood involves no more than biologically Read More
In this world we can expect tribulation. So Jesus informed all His followers. As the world seeks to celebrate Mother’s Day with flowers and sweet candy, we remember that troubles and bitter sorrow also come with the job. Blessed are all godly mothers who bear their cross with faithful patience. If we were to ask, ‘Who is the most notable Read More