No Other Name

Salvation in Jesus Listen to the audio:  “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. He is ‘the stone you builders rejected, which []

Lessons from the Master Teacher

An Example of Humility Listen to the audio:  “Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am” (John 13:13). by Tim Thomassen Before celebrating his last Passover feast, Jesus spoke our theme text to his disciples. The Greek word used for “Master” (Strong’s 1320) means “instructor,” and is sometimes rendered “teacher.” John 13:13 refers to Jesus as our Master. Thus it is appropriate to think of Jesus as our Master and our Teacher. Jesus, knowing that the time []

Jesus’ Last Questions

Engaging His Listeners Listen to the audio:  by Todd Alexander A question from Jesus during his earthly ministry was powerful enough to sanctify a growing faith in each of his Apostles, redirect the heart of a potential disciple, and quiet the Pharisees. During his last week, Jesus’ questions included an urgency that the Apostles would only appreciate much later. Today, as we near the end of the Harvest of the Gospel Age, Jesus’ last questions are especially meaningful as we, too, seek to submit to []

News and Views

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 []