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How should we view 1 John 3:17, 18?

How should we view 1 John 3:17, 18 and try to obey it? “But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in […]

Defiant Faith

Defiant Faith             Oh give me, Lord, a faith unbound By doubts and fears that may assail. Grant me, I pray, a faith that’s more Than what’s behind, or what’s before. A heart that longs to see Your face, A soul unchanged by time or place. Oh give me, Lord, with […]

Leaving a Legacy

The second epistle of Paul to Timothy is a letter from a man facing execution. In it he gives a personal testimony as a valedictory — a leave-taking, a farewell — that exults life. At the time of writing, Paul was awaiting execution for a crime he was innocent of. His friends had forsaken him, […]

Leading with a Limp

Jacob holds the distinction of being the only person who wrestled with God and survived (Genesis 32:28). He not only wrestled with God but also strove with everyone around him, beginning in the womb with his twin brother, Esau (25:22). At birth, Jacob grabbed Esau’s heel (v. 26) and later tricked him out of his […]

2022 BA Theme Announced!

2022 Bible Advocate Theme: “Living the Gospel” Our world has no shortage of bad news today. We do not need to list here all the examples we’ve seen the last few years; we’ve experienced them! But for all the bad news, there is good news as well, and Christians are ambassadors of it. Indeed, the […]

Focus on the Faithful – Habakkuk

Habakkuk is a little book written by a little-known prophet. His name might mean “to embrace,” but we aren’t even sure about that. Nor when the obscure book at the back of the Old Testament was written — perhaps during the evil reign of Manasseh, or closer to Babylon’s siege of Jerusalem, from the mid-to-late […]

On Mission . . . in India

India is one of the ancient civilizations in the world, located at the center of South Asia. It shares borders with several sovereign countries: China, Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan in the north and northwest and Bangladesh and Myanmar in the East. India also shares maritime borders with Sri Lanka. India is the second most populous […]

Is Free Speech Important?

Free speech laws in Western nations have supported Christians in spreading the gospel throughout the world. Free speech is a special gift that is underappreciated by all of us. But historically, for most of two thousand years, the church has had to survive without freedom of speech. Opposition to free speech began early in the […]

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. […]