May 2020, Vol. 39, No. 5

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Christ Over Conspiracy

Christ Over Conspiracy

[267 words] When tragedies and disasters occur—like our present pandemic—conspiracies abound. The temptation to believe them is strong because they make sense of an otherwise senseless event. They grant us the power to place blame at the feet of someone, rather than remain a victim of confusion. They provide comfort in the calamity by legitimizing…
What Made Him Pray?

What Made Him Pray?

[339 words] The scriptures show us clearly that Daniel was a man of prayer (Dan. 6:10), so it’s no surprise to see him pouring his heart out to God in Daniel chapter 9. Several clues in this chapter teach us what motivated Daniel to pray on this occasion.  Scripture made him pray (Dan. 9:2,11-13). Realizing…
Take Time to Be Holy

Take Time to Be Holy

[429 words] In this current crisis, some people are experiencing challenges using time wisely. Many people have time on their hands! But one benefit of this change is that our “no time” excuse for not devoting time to God has been taken away. While contemplating this thought, the old song, “Take Time to Be Holy”…
Expressions of Faith

Expressions of Faith

[386 words] Isn’t it frustrating when our plans get hindered? As the apostle Paul was writing the letter to the Romans, he told them that he had often planned to come to them, but had been hindered (Romans 1:13). Many of us today during this current crisis are feeling the weight of altered plans. Careers,…
David’s Prayer in the Cave

David’s Prayer in the Cave

[264 words] It was in one of the lowest points in his life that David finds himself hiding in a cave praying to God. He says, “With my voice I cry out to the Lord; with my voice I plead for mercy to the Lord” (Psa. 142:1). David describes the circumstances that have caused him…
The Ocean Waves of Life!

The Ocean Waves of Life!

[273 words] Have you ever stood in the ocean when the waves are rolling in? If you are not prepared and standing with your feet firmly set, the waves can easily knock you down. The Bible uses this idea of “standing firm” and “holding fast” when describing how we need to be living our lives.…
Eternal Spring

Eternal Spring

[405 words] Of all the seasons, I think I enjoy watching springtime come more than any of the others. After the long slumber of gloomy winter, it’s so wonderful seeing the earth awaken with the grass greening, trees budding, flowers blooming, busy birds flitting about, etc. Truly, spring is a time of rebirth, renewal, and…
His Eyes Are Upon You

His Eyes Are Upon You

[343 words] Recently, I read a story about an 11-year-old boy up north. He was eagerly looking forward to attending a friend’s birthday party. Days before the event, he and his mother had picked the perfect gift. They had carefully wrapped it. Friday night, all was ready for the occasion. But, Saturday morning, everyone awoke…
Our Strength

Our Strength

[359 words] There are a number of interesting scenes presented in the book of Nehemiah. One, often overlooked, is found in chapter 8. People were gathered in an open square to hear God’s word read to them. Ezra was the reader and it was an extensive reading, to say the least. All morning long he…
The Destructive Nature of Selfishness

The Destructive Nature of Selfishness

[428 words] “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Phil. 2:3-4). Two locations are widely recognized as the most likely spots for the resurrection of Jesus Christ. One, the…
Giving to Thee

Giving to Thee

[115 words] As I progress through my life,more clearly do I see,it is not what I gather, Lord,but what I give to Thee. I give to Thee by pouring out,my body, heart, and soul,in glory and devotion,trusting Thee to make me whole. I give to Thee by kindly helping,all others, great and small,humbly loving, serving,…
Honey, or Venom?

Honey, or Venom?

[388 words] Honey has a very sweet, pleasant taste. It can be eaten by itself. It can also be used to sweeten other foods. Some believe that there are some healing benefits to honey as well. Most people would welcome having a jar of honey in the house. Venom? Well, venom is poison. When I…
Things You Will Never Regret

Things You Will Never Regret

[198 words] Every one of us has done something in our life that we regretted deeply. We must deal with those things in the best way that we can and move on. Several years ago I saw a note in a church bulletin that challenged its readers to strive to do things that we would…
No One Wants Society Based on Unbelief

No One Wants Society Based on Unbelief

[175 words] For some, religion is a fairy tale for children and a false hope for the aged. To those folks, God is the product of a weak mind and Jesus is a fanatic who demonstrated this characteristic. They believe heaven is a Christian’s wishful thinking and hell only a believer’s nightmare. They charge that…
A Good Christian Attitude

A Good Christian Attitude

[171 words] A good Christian attitude will mean that we love the Lord, and are growing as a Christian. This kind of attitude will help you win in your struggle against sin. A good Christian attitude will help you be humble, and submissive toward God and His word. As a general rule, persons who have…
What to Do With Treasures

What to Do With Treasures

[407 words] In one of Jesus’ parables a servant was handed a mina (a piece of valuable currency). There were clear instructions on what to do with it: “Put this money to work…until I come back” (Luke 19:13). Some of his fellow servants did a great job with this. They used what talent they have…
Words Matter

Words Matter

[299 words] We have so many ways in which we use our words. We have the spoken word. We have the written word. We have the texted word. We have the emailed word. We have the posted word. Thank-fully, we have the Inspired Word! James 1:19-20 is clear when it comes to how we are…
Let’s Read the Writing on the Wall

Let’s Read the Writing on the Wall

[303 words] In Daniel chapter 5, we read about how a man was stripped of his blessings. The man’s name was Belshazzar, one of the rulers of ancient Babylon. This fellow was rich and powerful. As is often the case with those born rich, he was arrogant and irreligious. One night, Belshazzar was partying and…
Being a Disciple of Jesus

Being a Disciple of Jesus

[379 words] “But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to the courts, and scourge you in their synagogues” (Matthew 10:17). Jesus was sending His disciples out to preach the gospel of Christ telling the people to repent of their sins. He also told them all of the things which they would encounter. When we…
What If God Took Your Excuses Away?

What If God Took Your Excuses Away?

[327 words] Several years ago, while living in another city, one of the elders in the church here and this writer were making some calls on some of our members who had become negligent in their attendance with the house of God at the times of worship. As we sat in one home, we listened…
Bible Quiz: Hebrews 12:25-29

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 12:25-29

[53 words] Which verse shows we will not escape judgment if we turn away from God?“Yet once more I will __ not only the earth, but also heaven.”We are receiving a kingdom which cannot be __.“Let us have __, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.”“Our God is a __…
Bible Quiz: Hebrews 12:25-29

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 13:1-6

[35 words] “Let __ love continue.”Who does verse two tell us not to forget to “entertain?”Who does verse three encourage us to remember?“__ is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled…”“Let your conduct be without __…” Solution: brotherly; strangers; prisoners; marriage; covetousness BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Premium and Extended Members only! Please log in…
Bible Quiz: Hebrews 12:25-29

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 13:7-12

[70 words] “Remember those who __ over you, who have spoken the __ of God to you…”Who does verse two say has an unchanging nature?“Do not be carried about with various and strange __.”Do those who continue to live under the Law of Moses have a right to participate in the new covenant?True or False:…
Bible Quiz: Hebrews 12:25-29

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 13:13-19

[67 words] True or False: Christians must bear Christ’s reproach.True or False: It is by Jesus that we are able to offer the sacrifice of praise to God.“But do not forget to do __ and to __…”“__ those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out  for your __.”“__ for us; for…
Bible Quiz: Hebrews 12:25-29

Bible Quiz: Hebrews 13:20-25

[61 words] True or False: Jesus is called “that great Shepherd of the sheep.”True or False: The blood of the new covenant is everlasting.“…make you __ in every good work to do His __…”True or False: Timothy was still in chains at the time of the writing of the letter to the Hebrews.“__ all those…
Quotes and Sayings (May 2020)

Quotes and Sayings (May 2020)

[175 words] “Mother is the heartbeat in the home; and without her, there seems to be no heart throb.” — Leroy Brownlow “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” — Abraham Lincoln “A mother understands what a child does not say.” — Jewish proverb “Mother’s love is…
On the Lighter Side (May 2020)

On the Lighter Side (May 2020)

[102 words] Corny Mom RiddlesQ: What did the mother rope say to her child?A: Don’t be knotty. Q: What did the mother spider say to her baby spider?A: You spend too much time on the web. Q: Why did the monster’s mom knit him three socks?A: Because he grew another foot. Q: What do you…