Newsletter Evangelism
I recently read the following article about evangelism that could be adapted for our use. “What is the method? I call it newsletter evangelism. It involves passing out a series of about 25 different newsletters to homes in your area by church members who volunteer to have “paper-routes” of the size of their choosing, for about a 3 month period. A... read all »
The Letters From Jesus to the Seven Churches of Asia (Rev. 2,3)
The following points are recurring topics in these letters and they would likely be things that Jesus would say to us today. Jesus knows His churches. He said such things as: “I know your deeds”, I know where you dwell”, “I know your tribulation”. He knew Antipas of Pergemum by name. He knows us very well. He wants churches to... read all »
A Most Reliable Basis For Being Thankful
In this season of the year, we look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a time to remember the reasons we have for being thankful. Among other things for which we should be thankful would include our family, friends, the food and the freedom we have in this great nation. Yet another and most important is remembering all the benefits provided to us by Jehovah Go... read all »
What did Jesus Christ look like?
Have you ever wondered what Jesus the Christ looked like? It is rather amazing that we have much information about what He taught and what He did, but we have no description of His appearance. Artists have over the years given us paintings of what they assumed He looked like, yet not one of them ever saw Jesus. Perhaps His earthly appearance was not important since we... read all »
Keys for partaking in God's Nature
The Apostle Peter gives to each of us some keys for sharing God’s nature with ourselves. These characteristics are to be added to our life since they do not come naturally. In other words, it takes effort on our part. “Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge; a... read all »
The Worship by the Church
The word “worship” is nowhere defined in Scripture. Worship is defined from “proskuneo” meaning to make obeisance, to do reverence to. Worship is an act. It is not an unconscious something or other, not accomplished unthinkingly or accidentally, but by intent and discipline. Worship comes from the heart. While worship is an act, it is not by ro... read all »
The Parable of the Talents
Jesus taught his disciples parable about a man going on a journey and while he was to be gone, he entrusted his possessions to three slaves. To one he gave five talents, to another, two and to another, one, each according to his own ability. Immediately the one who had received five talents went and traded and gained five more talents. In the same manner the one who h... read all »
Applying the Parable of the Sower
We can learn much about our circumstances of life from the parable of the sower. We can learn that as we go through life there is always a real possibility of falling away from God. Jesus said there are those who have heard the word of God and as they go their way, they are choked with worries, riches and pleasures of this life. (Luke 8:14) Mark 4: 18,19 records th... read all »
The Importance of Bible Classes
Our Bible classes are one very important way we can all pursue spiritual growth as our Lord intended for us. Our spiritual growth should include: A. Growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (II Pet.3:18). B. To our faith we are, with diligence, to add moral excellence, knowledge, self control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly kind... read all »
One Of Our Great Challenges - Every Church Family Member Growing In Knowledge of The Scriptures
Your shepherds in this church have a tremendous responsibility in trying to provide you a continuous opportunity to learn the scriptures (Matt. 28:19,20). That learning opportunity includes equipping each one through Bible study so that we can all be built up together in the work of service to the Lord and each other (Eph. 4:11,12). At least three methods of learni... read all »