Even though Saul behaved in an un-kingly manner, he was still the Lord’s anointed—a role that demanded respect. How would David respond to Saul: by kneeling before a king or attacking an enemy?
Really knowing Jesus is essential to consistency. That happens by spending time in the Word, seeing Christ in the pages of Scripture, and experiencing and trusting Him in our daily lives. This is what I want for you and me.
We depend on the faithful prayers and generous donations of our supporters while pursuing Vision 195, our goal of carrying God’s truth into all 195 countries. As we embark into this holiday season, I’d be grateful if you’d take a moment to pray for us and then send whatever amount God leads you to give.
I'm convinced that one of the reasons mountain climbers connect themselves to one another with a rope is to keep the one on the end from going home. Guys out front never consider that as an option...but those in the rear, well....
One reason we might not see Scripture’s relevance is because we focus on the discontinuity between the world of the Bible and our world and conclude Scripture’s irrelevant. Instead, we need to look at the points of continuity.
The happiest people on earth ought to be those of us in God’s service. Even though our work is terribly serious, we ought to have more fun and have a better time doing it than anybody in any other career or calling.
One of the most important purposes we can have is to live a teachable life. As Pastor Chuck Swindoll says, “Our acute need is to cultivate a willingness to learn and to remain teachable."
Your continued financial gifts provide the opportunity for those folks to have the kind of hope the Bible speaks of. Will you make that a continued reality through your support this month?
Every student needs to adopt four strategies to make sure the truth takes root in his or her life: make a personal commitment, become a loyal student of the Bible, practice the truths of Scripture, and share Christ with someone else.