Elijah’s Contest of Jealousy

By Lori Gardner “And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts …” (1 Kings 19:10) We usually think of jealousy as a bad thing. However, the Scriptures give us an example of a man that was jealous in a good way. His name was Elijah,...

That I May Gain Christ – Part 2

By Gregg Bing Continued from last issue. In our last issue we began looking at Paul’s warning to the saints at Philippi about the false teaching of the Judaizers, legalistic Jews who insisted that circumcision and keeping the law were required for salvation....

(Poem) No Longer the Babe

By Dennis Blankenship Jesus, the babe, was born to die, That He might be the Lord on high, Suffering on a cruel cross, To save us from eternal loss. Cradle to cross, it wasn’t long, First, there stood the cheering throng, But at the end, near a friend, The...

Women in the Local Church – Part 3

By Gregg Bing Continued from Nov-Dec 2014 Issue Paul’s first letter to Timothy, who was serving as pastor of the church at Ephesus, was written to instruct him regarding conduct in the local church (1 Tim. 3:14-15). In the second chapter, Paul addressed the...

(Poem) Fathomless Favor

By Robert E. Hanna The outflow of love from the God of all grace Removed every sign, every stain, every trace Of the shame we deserve in our infamous lives, And forever redeems and restores and revives. That which was lost and without any hope, Is committed to...

Ecclesiastes – Part 3 – “Perfect Timing”

By Lori Gardner “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1) The Bible contains many beautiful poems. One of the most familiar is the beginning of Ecclesiastes 3. The first eight verses became well...