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Hijacked by God

It’s Thursday night. There is something important I need to do tonight, but I am dreading it with every fiber of my being. You see, Thursday night in our house is family Bible study night. I shudder as I remember last Thursday’s attempt at Bible study. I close my eyes and say a quick prayer: […]

Brother Calvin Burrell

With much sadness, we announce the death of our dear brother, Elder Calvin Burrell, a great man of God. His wife, Sister Barbara Burrell shared, “Calvin passed away peacefully, surrounded by our children and grandchildren at 9:30pm on June 29 in our home. He passed as we were singing ‘The steadfast love of the Lord […]

How do we reconcile divine grace and human responsibility in the work of salvation?  

How do we reconcile divine grace and human responsibility in the work of salvation?     Ephesians 2:8 is maybe the best verse for understanding the divine-human dynamic in the work of salvation. Through this text we can assert, by introduction, that these two are reconciled within a particular covenant relationship. Let’s look: “For by grace […]

Living the Gospel

Living the Gospel Reach out each day, extend your hand — as though a bough upon a trail. Let nature of His way command the sharing of your heart — a sail from copse to sea and further on — from shore to shore. With every hour, reflect His love with each new dawn. Be […]

THIS ISSUE

Digital PDF: English / Spanish B&W:  English / Spanish Web Version ARTICLES 4 Despising the Word? | Marcia Sanders 7 Seeing as Jesus Sees | Lydia E. Harris 8 O Foolish Galatians! | Ramon Ruiz 12 ‘Crowing’ the Apostles’ Doctrine | Mike Wallace 14 Hardening of the Heart | Joseph Willie 18 Go Work in the Vineyard […]

Church and Evangelism

There are five main areas in the Great Commission that Christ gave the church: evangelism, teaching, worship, fellowship, and service. However, it is important to highlight that, today, evangelism is not only the first but also the most urgent area of the whole mission that we must fulfill. The reason for this statement is simple: […]

Failure to Strength

One of the most memorable failures in the Bible is recorded in Mark 14:27-31 and 66-72. Just after the Last Supper, Jesus told the disciples that they would all be scattered and desert Him. The apostle Peter assured Him that if everyone else were to deny Him, he would not, and was prepared to die. […]

We Would See Jesus!

The recent resurrection of Lazarus had caused quite a stir in Jerusalem among the throngs gathered for Passover. A number of Greeks, probably Jewish proselytes, had also come to Jerusalem to worship and heard of the miracle. They approached Philip: “Sir, we would see Jesus” (John 12:21, KJV). Jesus’ followers didn’t know it then, but […]

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). A right understanding of the gospel makes all the difference in how we live out our salvation experience. So what is the nature and core content of the gospel? The goal of this article is to show […]

Gratitude

Prison life has beat the hellion out of me. It has helped me to learn not to be hardheaded when God is trying to teach me something. For these lessons, I thank God. Life is a painful struggle, but only the dead need not struggle. For these struggles, I thank God. Trials and tribulations have […]