Preparing the Apostles

John 15,16 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman” (John 15:1, scriptures from NASBunless otherwise noted.) by Nathan Austin In the Upper Room, Jesus washed the disciples’ feet, predicted his betrayal, and the denials of Peter. He encouraged them, explaining his relationship to the Father and promising the holy Spirit. He then said, “Get up, let’s go from here” (John 14:31). We can imagine them filing out of the upper room and beginning their journey to Gethsemane. Knowing []

News and Views

Religious Recently uncovered notes reveal that Isaac Newton attempted to uncover the secrets of the pyramids in Egypt while proving his theory of gravity. The unpublished notes, thought to have been written in the 1680s and only discovered 200 years after Newton’s death, are now being sold by Sotheby’s. Newton, who studied the pyramids in the late 17th century while at Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire, believed that finding out how the pyramids were made would unlock other secrets about the world. He []

Today In Prophecy

The United Nations at 75 “He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; He breaketh the bow; and cutteth the spear in sunder; He burneth the chariots in the fire” (Psalms 46:9. Scriptures from Revised Version Improved and Corrected unless noted otherwise.) The United Nations (UN) was founded in 1945 after the Second World War. Fifty-one countries committed to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations and promote social progress, better living standards and human rights. []

The Fellowship of Father and Son

Jesus’ High-Priestly Prayer, John 17 “When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, ‘Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you’ ” (John 17:1. Scriptures drawn from the ESV, Rotherham and Barclay’s). by Owen Kindig Three themes will occupy this study: (1) Honor or Glory, which God bestows upon his first-born children — access, protection, transformation — and God receives when all of His creation is thus elevated. (2) []

Resurrection Hopes and Joys

John 20 “The Lord is risen indeed” (Luke 24:34). Edited from a March 1925 Herald article Those who understand the importance of the resurrection of Jesus will perceive the necessity for the very explicit description given in the Gospels. Without faith in the resurrection of Jesus, we must be without faith in the merit of his death, in the sufficiency of his sin-offering on our behalf, and even uncertain in respect to our own resurrection (1 Peter 1:3, 1 Corinthians 15:17). The []