July August 2019

All We Need

Christian leaders are well acquainted with the word need. It permeates the atmosphere of the church as we contemplate our culture. It tugs at our hearts, pulls out our tears, and weighs down our shoulders. At times, it pits us in a race against time that taxes our lungs’ ability to breathe. It seems that […]

Rescue Mission

After forty years of wandering in the wilderness, Israel was finally ready to enter the Promised Land. Moses told them that if they loved and obeyed God, He would drive out the nations before them. No one would be able to stand against them, and every place they set their foot would be theirs (Deuteronomy […]

THIS ISSUE

Digital PDF: English / Spanish B&W:  English / Spanish Web Version ARTICLES 4 All In! | Calvin Burrell 8 Let Your Life Shine | Robert R. Hostetler 10 Strangers Bond | Sandy K. Keeton 12 How Isaiah Delivered the News | R. Herbert 14 Supernatural | Ramon Ruiz 16 Rescue Mission | Jody McCoy 18 All We […]

Supernatural

In the story of Jesus’ ascension in Acts chapter 1, the Lord gives last instructions to His disciples. He asks them specifically not to leave Jerusalem until God’s promise of the Holy Spirit is fulfilled in them, so they can fulfill the mission God entrusted to them. Verse 8 says: But ye shall receive power, […]

How Isaiah Delivered the News

When Jerusalem lay under the shadow of the brutal Assyrian Empire, which had already conquered the northern tribes of Israel, the prophet Isaiah was given the difficult task of taking bad news, as well as good news, to the people of Judah. The book of Isaiah not only records those messages but also shows us […]

Strangers Bond

I tried diligently to recalibrate my brain away from the evangelical call I was hearing from my Master. Unsuccessful. My plethora of excuses seemed valid to me. Retirement loomed around the corner as old age knocked on the door of my body. However, the words of Dr. Hawkins’ sermon took permanent root in my heart: […]

All In!

Any short list of the Bible’s great texts should include the creation account in Genesis 1, the Twenty-Third Psalm, John 3:16, and the Love Chapter of 1 Corinthians 13. Expanding our list to the five or ten greatest texts, would we add Christ’s Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer? Probably. His great commandments to love God and […]

July-August 2019

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The Gospel According to Isaiah

Christians, rightly, give emphasis to the New Testament as their principal source of doctrine and their guide for daily living. The four Gospels describe clearly the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. And they lay down a pattern for disciples in every generation to follow. The Epistles, as well as Acts and Revelation, give added […]

Catch the Fire!

It was a time of great spiritual awakening. If you lived during this period (late 1700s to 1950s or 60s), you would have felt the fire of evangelism sparking in the hearts of so many around you. You might have been caught up in the fire yourself, like tens of thousands of others. These left […]