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A Sabbath in Paris

France is renowned for its churches and cathedrals, and I admit that as a Christian and armchair historian, I’m fascinated by them. On a recent vacation to Paris, two weeks after the fire at Notre Dame, my family got to visit a few of the centuries-old Gothic wonders, witnessing their awesome beauty firsthand. Their ability […]

When We Don’t Understand

by Gordon Feil Job isn’t a mythical character. There’s ample reason to regard him as a historical person (Ezekiel 14:14, 20). Job’s worldview was turned on its head by the events he endured and the emotions he experienced. The story of these related in the book of Job teaches us that God is sovereign. He […]

Where Standeth Thou?

by M.S. Marrs The Master left a task to do, To test our faith and patience too, And train us for a life anew; — Supernal.   With longing voice He makes the call, And offers peace to great and small, And happiness to one and all; — Eternal.   Then do you wish to […]

Thoughts on the Sabbath School Lesson

LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 6, 1937 TRUE LOVE Scripture Reading: 1 John 3:9-16. Golden Text: 1 John 3:11. Last week we learned from the first verse of the reading, 1 John 3:1, that we are children of God by adoption, that is, God calls us His children. Now with the beginning of the reading we have […]

Why Church? Part 2

Picking up where we left off in the print edition, we must answer three primary questions if we’re to find church community, stay in it, and thrive in our God-given calling within the body of Christ: Can I agree on basic doctrines? Am I able to worship there? Am I able to serve there? As […]

God and My Money

“How irresponsible you are!” My mother-in-law’s face flushed red below her graying curls. “You’re expecting the rest of the family, or me, to pick up your bills! I can’t believe it!” Her words put a nasty spin on our most recent decision.   Job loss A few years earlier, my husband resigned his long-held overseas […]

Not of This World

Standing, unafraid before the haughty Roman governor, we find our Lord declaring one of the great truths of His kingdom. It is not of this world! His servants do not fight for His cause here. They are not of the world, even as He was not of the world. The centuries have passed and still […]

Standing for Moral Marriage

Is there any difference between love, desire, and lust? If we’re listening to today’s conversations, not much! Tolerance and equality, it seems, can also be tainted to mean accepting what isn’t moral or good. Allow me to explain. A friend — we’ll call him George — dearly loved three young women. This reciprocal relationship quickly […]

Day of Worship Patterns in the Book of Acts

Did early Christians have a set day of worship and rest? If yes, was it the biblical Sabbath, the seventh day of the week? Or was it Sunday? Even a casual reading of Acts shows that the Sabbath is prominent. There are ten occurrences of the word sabbaton, “Sabbath,” as compared with one for the […]

A Call to Holiness

From the archive • March 1968 A Call to Holiness • by John Kiesz   There should be seen a vast difference between sinners and saints. According to the Scriptures a sinner is one who transgresses the law (1 John 3:4), while a saint is one who keeps the law (Rev. 14:12). Eventually sinners will […]