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Faithful Parent Power

What would you do to get help for your child who was sick and near death? In John 4 we read about a royal official whose son was sick and who likely had exhausted his local contacts and resources to heal his son. The man was desperate for help. This royal official was in Capernaum […]

The Joshua Model

If I could time travel and meet any Old Testament character, Joshua would be a contender on my list. The contrast between Joshua and his generation is clearly seen in one of the Bible’s most significant chapters. In Numbers 13, twelve spies were selected to scout out the Promised Land. Joshua was one of them. […]

Seven Love Letters

Have you ever received a love letter — one that was honest? Probably not. Love letters usually express deep affection and extol the virtues of another. Jesus sent seven such letters to churches mentioned in Revelation. In them He made numerous observations, revealing honesty about His people’s spiritual condition and readiness for His return. Jesus’ […]

Amazing Grace

“Unclean, unclean!” Lepers had to scream when they saw someone healthy coming near to them. The best way against leprosy in Jesus’ day was to isolate them from society and let them die alone, far from their families. Lepers did not receive health care or spiritual care, since the priests couldn’t go near them. Nor […]

Great Expectations

Philippians is a wonderful book. We have heard references to this letter of Paul’s many times and know familiar verses: He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ (1:6). Therefore God also has highly exalted Him [Christ] and given Him the name which is above […]

The Cross-Eyed Watchman

Picture a castle perched high on a hill, massive walls surrounding it as protection from invading forces. There’s only one way into that castle: through the huge drawbridge, controlled by a watchman who determines if that bridge should be lowered. The watchman must be loyal to the king, highly educated as to who is friend […]

THIS ISSUE

Digital PDF: English / Spanish B&W:  English / Spanish Web Version ARTICLES 4 The Cross-Eyed Watchman | Marcia Sanders 7 Great Expectations | Dr. David R. Downey 8 Seven Love Letters | John Klassek 12 The Joshua Model | Kelsey Gjesdal 14 Faithful Parent Power | Christopher L. Scott 15 Is Free Speech Important? | Dr. Erwin […]

Do Christians Lose Salvation When They Sin?

Do Christians lose salvation when they sin? We do not lose our salvation by sinning. If we did, none of us could remain saved very long. More than a few scriptures affirm the reality of sin’s presence in us all — all our earthly lives (1 Kings 8:46; Psalm 53:3; Isaiah 64:6; Romans 3:23). The […]

Weald Song

Weald Song In summer’s hall, a sweetened air here permeates my garden walk; in ancient words of vibrant prayers — by hand of God, the flowers talk of Eden and of Genesis . . . such flows the realm of nature’s bliss. From roots to blooms, a thriving course, reflections of my own being — […]

The Faithfulness of God

Editor’s note: The following two articles were written as class assignments given by Martha Rohrbaugh to her English students at Spring Vale Christian School for this issue. Find more student submissions on the faithfulness of God in Online Exclusives. The Faithfulness of God by Nathaniel Fedoriw Author David Jeremiah said, “God is faithful, and that […]