The “Oh!” of God

The “Oh!” of God

In January, I resolved to read through the Bible. My journey began well. I cruised through several chapters each day, visited many strong characters en route: Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua. Naomi, a bitter woman turned sweet, grabbed my attention. As … Read the rest

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Music to God’s Ears

Music to God’s Ears

I worship every week in a contemporary church. Hymns occur infrequently during the worship service, but they remain an integral, daily part of my life. That’s because in my youth I acquired (and have since retained) the habit of using … Read the rest

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Living Sacrifices

Living Sacrifices

Worship isn’t just something we do in church. An Old Testament ritual of worship, held in various ways and places from the beginning of the Bible, illustrates the point well. If we comprehend its symbolism, we will have a better … Read the rest

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Why Worship?

Why Worship?

For many atheists and agnostics, the idea of a God who encourages or demands praise and worship (Exodus 8:1, etc.) suggests a selfish and self-centered being. They presume that the divine desire for worship equals the needs of humans, whose … Read the rest

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Our Witness, Our Worship

Our Witness, Our Worship

Like all important endeavors of life, a commitment to evangelism requires that we return to Scripture for instruction. But a Bible verse remains mere words on a page until it sinks deep into the reader’s heart.

Recently, Matthew 28:17, a … Read the rest

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Correction

Correction

There is an error on page 23 of the March-April Spanish Bible Advocate. In the second paragraph, the 2019 GC Convention theme is incorrectly identified as “Obligado por el Amor.” It should be “Motivado por su Amor,” as indicated … Read the rest

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Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt

My name is Ashraf Khalil, but everyone who knows me calls me Ash.

I was born in Cairo, Egypt, in August 1969. My family members were Coptic Orthodox Christians. They worked hard and were well educated. I was the first … Read the rest

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The Unveiled Christ

The Unveiled Christ

The Old Testament is rife with symbols, types, and prophecies that point to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But as Paul notes in his second letter to the Corinthians, those references often are obscure and less than … Read the rest

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Portrait of a Leader

Portrait of a Leader

“I’ve killed a man, and the thing is known!”

On the heels of that thought, the 40-year-old fled, leaving behind the only life he’d known: the best available education, and probable elevation to leadership of a great nation, escaping instead … Read the rest

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On Mission . . . In Sierra Leone

On Mission . . . In Sierra Leone

Here, IMC Secretary John Klassek interviews evangelists Victor Bangura and Manasseh Boima. Victor Bangura is secretary general of CoG7 in Sierra Leone. Manasseh Boima pastors the Church in Grafton, a region within the capital of Freetown. Their radio programs in Read the rest

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