Unlocking the Bible

Helps you discover the whole Bible story…the breathtaking sweep of God’s plan as it unfolds in the Bible story. It begins in a garden and ends in a city, and all the way through it’s about Jesus Christ.www.unlockingthebible.org 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, […]

Following the Leader

by Brian Mavis Who doesn’t love a road trip? Adventure. Detours. Destination. Life’s ultimate road trip is following Jesus. In fact, “follow me” was His most frequent invitation, and many followed. Fisherman followed (Matt. 4:22); large crowds (Matt. 8:1); the blind (Matt. 9:27); women (Luke 23”49); sinners (Mark 2:15). But what does it mean to […]

The month of January is named after the Roman god Janus, who was pictured as a man with two faces, one looking backward and the other forward. New Year’s Day provides a valuable time to ponder the past while anticipating the future.
--Nelson’s Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, & Quotes by Robert J. Morgan

"While all the promises of God are true and precious, yet it is good to take them one by one and especially commit ourselves to them. If you ask God to give you a special message for the opening year, one that will be made seasonable and real in ever exigency of the unknown future, you will be surprised how faithfully He will fulfill His Word, and how fittingly the Holy Spirit will speak to you of things to come, and anticipate the real needs and exigencies of your life."
-–A. W. Tozer, January 1, 1938

"Another year is dawning:
Dear Father, let it be,
In working or in waiting,
Another year with Thee;
Another year of progress,
Another year of praise,
Another year of proving
Thy presence all the days."
--Frances Ridley Havergal

"Not renouncing, but repeating and ratifying all my former Covenants with God, and lamenting it, that I have not lived up more closely to them; I do in the beginning of this New Year solemnly make a fresh surrender of myself, my whole self, body, soul, and spirit, to God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, my Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier, covenanting and promising, not in any strength of my own, for I am very weak, but in the strength of the grace of Jesus Christ, that I will endeavour this year to stand complete in all the Will of God."
-–Matthew Henry, January 1, 1705

New Year’s

College Freshmen in 2005

The following are highlights from the mindset list of freshmen entering college in 2005. These findings from the class of 2009 were compiled by professors at Beloit College. “Cut and paste” never involved scissors. Pay-per-view television has always been an option. They ever had the fun of being thrown into the back of a station […]

The Costly Call: Modern-Day Stories

– Caner & Pruitt This powerful collection of stories chronicles the lives of Christian heroes who have counted their lives as nothing for the sake of Christ. Caner’s and Pruitt’s compilation provides helpful illustrations and a priceless resource for sharing the love of Christ with the Muslim world. Their stories are commanding, shocking, and life-changing. […]

See No Evil: The Existence of Sin

– Harry Lee Poe In a world that shuns moral absolutes, Poe helps Christians understand how to address sin. He urges believers to see sin as not only a violation of God’s commands, but also as a break in the relationship between God and his people. “Harry Poe is one of the preeminent worldview thinkers […]

Living Together – A Guide

– Jeff VanGoethem Over four million couples in America have now chosen to live together prior to marriage. Though cohabitation is considered socially acceptable, believers know that it provides a faulty foundation for a lifelong commitment. VanGoethem explores the ins and outs of cohabitation and provides specific guidelines for counseling couples who are living together. […]

Discovering the Way of Wisdom

– Curtis & Brugaletta Wading through the wisdom literature of Scripture, Curtis and Brugaletta “explore essential principles for spiritual growth.” They remind readers that the countless little decisions that are made every day are an integral part of growing in godliness. Topics include: balance, priorities, diligence, interpersonal relationships, the fear of the Lord, meditation, suffering, […]

Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome

– Nancy Anderson Anderson examines the reality behind infidelity based on her own personal experiences. “Hello, my name is Nancy, and I am a cheater. I’ve never cheated on a tax return or a final exam, but I did cheat on my husband. That’s why I’m an expert on infidelity—because I have lived it.” After […]

Divine Order

Anyone who truly knows me is well aware that I am not the most mechanically inclined person on planet earth. I have learned the hard way it is best to not even pretend that I am. Several years ago, I had a watch that simply needed the battery changed. I worked for quite a while […]

Onward Christian Spenders

While evangelicals have not fully got their way at the ballot box we may now get it at the cash register. We’re discovering American business is more responsive to our desires than American government.   Business leaders who scoff at the almighty God do not scorn the almighty dollar. I was reading yesterday in the Euro-centered The Economist magazine […]

Lessons Learned in the Ministry

From time to time, as I talk to young preachers, they’ll ask me, “What kind of advice would you give me?” Usually they want a nutshell of wisdom (be careful about anything that can be put in a nutshell; it’s usually for nuts). In fact, I have made a few discoveries along the way. Some are original; […]

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