2018-September/October

In the Beginning

The Life of Christ Listen to audio  It is imperative for believers to study the life of our Lord, not only for his doctrinal teachings but also to learn from his dedicated lifestyle. Our world is far different than the one he lived in. So, we need to understand how to apply the principles he left us and live a sanctified life. There are many approaches to studying our Lord’s life. It is not possible to cover every feature in the limited []

Jesus’ Biography and Character

The Life of Christ “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God” (John 1:1). by Joe Megacz Listen to audio  The story of the Life of Christ (from the Greek christos, meaning “anointed”) technically begins at Jordan, when Jesus was baptized and begotten, or anointed, with the holy Spirit at age thirty. At that moment, Jesus became Jesus Christ, Jesus the anointed. But in a very real sense, the Life of Christ began much earlier, long before even []

Character Teachings of Jesus

Deep Lessons “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21) Listen to audio  When we study the life of our Lord, we often turn to the doctrinal truths that are so important. An understanding of the ransom and sin-offering gives us a wonderful perspective on the meaning of salvation. We rejoice to know of the resurrection of mankind and the prospect of a perfected earth. The high calling is still open and the hope of sharing in []

Three Key Parables

Rich Man, Wheat and Tares, Ten Virgins “But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples” (Mark 4:34). by Nathan Austin Listen to audio  The teachings of our Lord and the lessons granted us by the writings of his apostles are all important to us. Comparing the various lessons and parables is like comparing our children. We love them all; one is not of greater value than another. And so, []

News and Views

Listen to audio  Religious The Museum of the Bible, the newest tourist attraction near the National Mall, has drawn 565,000 visitors since it opened six months ago, according to museum figures. By comparison, other museums have had a smaller draw in their first half-year. The Broad, a new contemporary art museum in Los Angeles, attracted fewer than 500,000 within six months of its 2015 opening. — RNS, 5/17/2018 A new survey by the Pew Research Center looks past the headlines that worry []