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Digital PDF: English / Spanish B&W: English / Spanish Web Version ARTICLES 4 Satan’s Lie | Jody McCoy 7 Welcome to Hope | Diana C. Derringer 8 Course Correction | Ubong Edet 13 Hiding From God | Grace Eggebeen 14 The Goodness of Judgment | R. Herbert 18 The Heart of the Matter | Whaid Rose 20 […]

Be Holy!

Among what God expects of His children is a non-negotiable aspect of character: holiness. This trait was introduced in the Old Testament and carried through to the New. If we follow after God, we must be holy as He is. But what is holiness? And how can we possibly imitate this aspect of God? The […]

The Prodigal Daughter

A longer title for my life story could be “A prodigal pastor’s daughter finds her way home after thirteen years in a gay relationship.” All my family and friends were terribly shocked when I left my husband for a woman. It took me a long time to learn that what I thought was love, really […]

Come to the Mount

Imagine! Still climbing mountains at age one hundred twenty! Moses had an appointment to keep with the Lord on Mount Nebo. After forty years of wandering, the children of Israel had reached the doorstep of the Promised Land. Leadership of the people had already passed to Joshua. It must have been a bitter disappointment for […]

Where is the Wonder?

The North American Ministerial Council was held in Covington, Kentucky, recently. During that time, the community surrounding the council was hosting an event called Blink. Each night prominent buildings were lit with laser light shows, and just outside the meeting area a large drone swarm created a three-dimensional display that morphed from one image to […]

Before the Big Break

Imagine the most powerful man in a country. He is the king. He has some major resources. His rule stretches far and wide. And he is evil — so evil that it was said he “did evil in the sight of the Lord, more than all who were before him” (1 Kings 16:30). The passage goes on to […]

Wholly . . . Holy . . . Holey

David was confused. His pastor had said we were to “be holy as God is holy,” but David wasn’t sure what he meant or even which word he meant: W-H-O-L-L-Y, H-O-L-Y, or H-O-L-E-Y. He was pretty sure it wasn’t that last one. That was like the old socks Mom made him throw out for their […]

Wonders of His Holiness

And one cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!” (Isaiah 6:3). From Isaiah’s time until today, trying to explain the person and holiness of God has been a complex undertaking. The prophet Isaiah wrestled with explaining it. He was privileged to […]

Worship Wars

And he [the false prophet] makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed (Revelation 13:12). God rescued Isabella* from a homosexual and destructive lifestyle. Looking back, she realized how even the music she had listened to glorified corruption. The lyrics honored what God calls […]

Fear of the Lord

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding (Proverbs 9:10). From Adam to Noah, God related to humanity as a single community unified by a common language. They were governed, not externally by God’s law but by their conscience. Paul speaks of this internal […]