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Religious Listen to the audio:  A new Pew Research Center survey finds that most U.S. adults believe the religious aspects of Christmas are emphasized less now than in the past — even as relatively few Americans are bothered by this trend. Compared with five years ago, a growing share of Americans say it does not matter to them how they are greeted in stores and businesses during the holiday season — whether with “Merry Christmas” or a less-religious greeting like “happy holidays.” Currently, 55% []

Today in Prophecy – The Battle for Jerusalem

The Battle for Jerusalem Listen to the audio:  “In that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the … earth be gathered together against it” (Zechariah 12:3). On December 6, President Donald Trump announced the “beginning of a new approach to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.” His statement included a recap of the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Act enacted by the U.S. Congress, urging the federal []

Bread and Cup

Symbols of Jesus Life Listen to the audio:  “And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine” (Genesis 14:18). (All quotes from ASV, except as otherwise specified). by James Parkinson There are hints of the Memorial of our Lord’s sacrificial death early in the Old Testament. About four thousand years ago “Melchizedek [Meleki-tzedeq, King of Righteousness], king of [Jeru]Salem, brought forth bread and wine; and he was a priest of God Most High” (Genesis 14:18). Again, the Memorial emblems are foreshadowed. And []

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

A Remarkable Miracle Listen to the audio:  I Am the Resurrection and the Life “He cried out with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth’ ” (John 11:43).                                                                                                                 []

Honoring Memorial Principals

Remembering Together Listen to the audio:  “This do in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19). by Tom Ruggirello When we come together to observe the Memorial of our Lord’s death, it gives us an opportunity as a group of believers to express our deep appreciation for his loving sacrifice. Doing this as a body emphasizes the great things we have in common. It takes us back to the roots of our faith and the great truth of why and how we can stand []