For This Cause

For This Cause

Is he a king or not? Pilate wanted to know, but Jesus hadn’t really given him a straight answer. If he is a king, even a wannabe king, one of those messiahs the Jewish rabble is always talking about, he’s Read the rest

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A New Covenant Ordinance

A New Covenant Ordinance

I’m confident that 90 percent of my Lord’s Supper experiences as a child and youth were positive ones. Based on the family I grew up in, the folks in our local church, and the men who served us as pastors, Read the rest

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Memories and Yearning

Memories and Yearning

The year 2018 is my 52nd time observing the Lord’s Supper. Surely this qualifies for “often” (1 Corinthians 11:25, 26), as did the high priest’s entering the holy place every year (Hebrews 9:25). Settings for the Supper have been in Read the rest

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Of Bread and Brethren

Of Bread and Brethren

“Till we meet at Jesus’ feet . . . God be with you till we meet again,” the voices echo in the church’s vestibule. These words often have a difficult time escaping my mouth. Now tears creep into my eyes Read the rest

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The Last Miracle

The Last Miracle

Unlike Jesus’ first miracle when, astonishingly, He changed many large jars of water into wine, or unlike some of the succeeding miracles and signs He performed before His followers, Jesus’ last miracle may seem small by comparison. Yet it is Read the rest

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A Memorial Service

A Memorial Service

As I reflect on the upcoming Lord’s Supper service, I wonder what Jesus was thinking the night of the first Lord’s Supper. How was He feeling, knowing that within a few hours, He would be betrayed by Judas, denied by Read the rest

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What Did the Resurrection of Christ Accomplish?

What Did the Resurrection of Christ Accomplish?

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Article by Kenneth H. Freeman – Bible Advocate April, 1968

An old story worth repeating tells of a Mohammedan speaking to a Christian concerning the advantages of his religion over that of his companion: “On our way … Read the rest

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This We Believe!

This We Believe!

With the November-December Bible Advocate in your hands and the end of 2017 just a few weeks away, you may be wondering what’s in store for next year. Over the last two years, we’ve dedicated twelve issues to closely examining Read the rest

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Sweeter Than Honey

Sweeter Than Honey

A few years ago I asked a church friend if he wanted to partner with me on a beehive. I approached Don because he’d worked bees in North Dakota years earlier and I was only a novice, eager to learn Read the rest

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For Sarah's Sake

For Sarah’s Sake

With the May-June Sola Fide issue in readers’ hands and the July-August Sola Gratia edition wrapping up, I’m thinking today about the inseparable union of grace and faith, particularly witnessed in the first family of faith, Abraham and Sarah.

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