2016 Issues

In The Beginning

September/October 2016 Listen to audio: The promises of God are unlike any made by man. Vast in number, their scope and meaning are beyond what man could offer. With God, a promise is a guarantee to action. He will do all that He has promised, in His due time. A key to believing in God is understanding that His wisdom will not always give the answer we want, or in the time frame we prefer. He never makes a mistake in the []

Growing Into Christ

September /October 2016 Promises Related to Character Growth The One who created the universe has chosen to create something new in us — a new creation that is more glorious than anything He has ever created. God’s call is to a life of change, growth, and transformation into the image of his Son (Romans 8:29). No greater honor and privilege could be granted to a humble child of God! Listen to audio:  To our natural mind it might appear unattainable, and if []

Always Pray and Never Lose Hope

September/October 2016 Promises Regarding Answers to Prayer Always Pray and Never Lose Hope “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6 NASB). Paul Lagno Listen to audio:  God wants us to develop faith, hope, and love, but especially love (1 Corinthians 13), in order to fulfill His will for our complete sanctification. The process of sanctification is only []

Spiritual Growth through Trials

September/October 2016 Precious Promises to Help in Trials Spiritual Growth through Trials  “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).1 Tom Gilbert Listen to audio:  There are those who believe that God intends for Christians to have a life of ease and prosperity. If that were the case, He would have been a miserable failure. The reality is that those who follow the teachings of his Son seem to have more than their []

News and Views-September/October 2016

September/October 2016 Listen to audio:  V Religious A total of 89 individuals and religious communi­ties across Russia are known to have been brought to court in 2015 for possession of literature dealing with religion or beliefs. None of this literature appears to incite the violation of human rights, vio­lence or hatred. Of these, 79 ended up with punishments, including four individuals who received jail sentences. These figures represent an increase on the previous year, when 56 punishments (all fines) resulted from 65 []