2017 Issues

My Grace is Sufficient For Thee

November/December 2017, Volume 99, Number 6 “So tremendous, however, were the revelations that God gave me that, in order to prevent my becoming absurdly conceited, I was given a physical handicap — one of Satan’s angels — to harass me and effectually stop any conceit. Three times I begged the Lord for it to leave me, but his reply has been,”My grace is enough for you: for where there is weakness, my power is shown the more completely.” Therefore I have cheerfully []

Count Your Many Blessings

November/December 2017, Volume 99, Number 6 “Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done … If I would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count” (Psalms 40:5 NASB). Ryan, Lisa, and Rosalie Hangs Listen to audio… Note: It has been seven years since Lisa Hangs suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, caused by a ruptured cerebral aneurysm. Thankfully, the Lord overruled the matter and despite being at a work conference several hours away, it was []

Rejoicing With Unbearable Sorrow

November/December 2017, Volume 99, Number 6 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4 NASB). (The following article is based on a personal testimony written by a mother who lost her young son in a tragic accident. The article appears as a personal testimony edited for publication. Consistent with the mother’s request, we include a brief tribute to her son at the close of the article.) Rachel Kraynick Listen to audio… We all face hardship, challenges, and difficulties []

Thanksgiving

November/December 2017, Volume 99, Number 6 Gratitude “Praise the LORD! Sing to the LORD a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones” (Psalms 149:1. All scriptures from NASB). Kent and Sean Humphreys Listen to audio… The word “Thanksgiving” has a far-reaching meaning. Typically, when one hears this word, they envision a banquet table overflowing with delicious food and surrounded by hungry appetites! In the United States, the annual celebration of Thanksgiving takes place in the month of November. It is a time when families come []

A Psalm For Thanksgiving

November/December 2017, Volume 99, Number 6 “The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want. … Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever (Psalms 23:1-6, all texts from NASB).” — Ray Charlton Listen to audio… “The LORD is my shepherd,” David remembers the lifelong blessing of having Jehovah as his caretaker and guide. Isaiah echoes, “Like a shepherd He will tend His flock, In His arm []