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Dead in Trespasses and Sins

Devotional Studies in Ephesians “And you did he make alive, when ye were dead through your trespasses and sins, wherein ye once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, of the spirit that now worketh in the sons of disobedience; among whom we also […]

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Teeners’ Corner

QUESTION: Much has been said about the evils of today’s youth. What do you think are some of the good points of my generation (I am a teenager)? I especially want to know what you think of our youth movements and organizations.                           […]

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Sealed With the Spirit

Devotional Studies in Ephesians “…in whom, having also believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, which is an earnest of our inheritance…” Ephesians 1:13, 14 Twice in this epistle Paul speaks of believers as “sealed” (cf. 4,30). A similar statement appears in II Corinthians 1:21, 22. In legal documents the seal is placed […]

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The Teener’s Corner

Pay a Girl Friend’s Church Collection? Question: Is it correct for a young man to give his friend collection when he is taking her to church? Also, is it correct for him to give her collection when going to a program where admission is not charged, but a collection is taken for a cause? This […]

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The Mystery of God’s Will

Devotional Studies in Ephesians “…making known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he purposed in him unto a dispensation of the fulness of the times, to sum up all things in Christ, the things in the heavens, and the things upon the earth.” Ephesians 1:9, 10 Several times in […]

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“…in whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of his grace.” Ephesians 1:7 “In whom” refers to Christ, “the beloved” (vs. 6). Jesus, the beloved Son of God, is also the beloved of our souls. He is the chief among ten thousand and altogether lovely. The purpose of […]

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Blessed Be God!

“Blessed be the God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ; even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blemish before him in love: having foreordained us unto adoption […]

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Saints

Devotional Studies in Ephesians …to the saints that are at Ephesus end the faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Ephesians 1:1, 2 Paul addressed this epistle to the “saints and faithful at Ephesus.” Perhaps it was intended to be circulated among other churches in Asia Minor. […]

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Shortages in Education

Oscar Handlin, in a recent issue of the Atlantic Monthly, warns us that we are utterly unprepared to take care of the tidal wave of students now sweeping toward the schools and colleges of our nation, and he presents a gloomy set of statistics to prove his point. “The teacher shortage alone has become so acute,” says […]

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The Meaning of Christmas

“Faithful is the saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners…” I Timothy 1:15 Some years ago Henry Van Dyke published a book entitled, The Gospel for an Age of Doubt. He followed it with another entitled, The Gospel for a World of Sin. There is a […]

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