A. Ward Brandenstein

Facts Thirty through Thirty Five

The local church has a direct and important part to play in building up the body of Christ through missionary and discipleship ministries throughout the world. In addition, the influence of the local church under the headship of Christ extends beyond any given time period. Every member of the body of Christ today is directly related to the work of faithful members of previous generations, as well as to those who succeed us.

Peter is a Bible teacher and ministry trainer, based in southern England. His main ministry is as co-director and mentor of Cor Deo, a full-time mentored study and ministry training program.

Repentance Uncompromised

Whether we are encountering God for the first time, or whether we have walked with Him for many years, the truth is the same. Nothing in my hands I bring, simply to the cross I cling. Repentance is not a work I am responsible to do. It is a response to God. It is a turn from every other plan and distraction and lover.

Thessalonians with Todd Braye

The Exemplary Church (Part One)

Every church is known for something. Church A is this big. Thousands attend, gathering in a multi-sport arena. Church B is that small. It meets in an old bank building, floor to ceiling windows in its walls. First Baptist has a great youth group. Second Presbyterian has a brand new building. Third Lutheran offers wonderful programs for both men and women. Another church has 12 elders. Another has 13 deacons. There are churches that…

Books at a Glance weekly recap

Books at a Glance – August 20, 2016

What a wonderful medium of communication and learning books are! But there is the frustration of keeping up. And there is the frustration of selection – knowing which books to buy next. Books at a Glance was created to help with just these frustrations. Our staff keeps up with all the newest and best in Christian publishing in order to keep our members informed and up to date.

Dean Bertsch Missions

Dean Bertch – August, 2016

For the seventh year, I served as “Camp Pastor” at the SGBA Youth Camp, outside Lapeer, Michigan. It was a terrific week, as we focused upon learning and practicing spiritual disciplines. Please pray for these youth, especially that they continue to apply what they learned at camp. After the youth camp, Kathy and I attended the orientation for nine different families. While the sessions were extremely informative, the highlight was…

The Bible: Studies by David Frampton

An Awesome Question

In this article we will consider one of the seven sayings of the Savior on the cross. Of the seven, one is a statement, another is a word of pardon, two are exclamations, and two are prayers to his Father in heaven. But the one written in our text for tonight is an awesome question, an inquiry into the holy wisdom of God: “‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’ (Which means ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?)’”

2 Corinthians with Andy Murray

A Building From God

Wake up from slumber and cast down those desire and works of the flesh and do good. Pray! Pray for God’s strength, Pray for and with those who love the Lord Jesus. Get those who love Jesus into your life and into your home. Encourage one another daily as long as it is called today that you may not be drawn away by the deceitfulness of sin.

Peter is a Bible teacher and ministry trainer, based in southern England. His main ministry is as co-director and mentor of Cor Deo, a full-time mentored study and ministry training program.

Why Didn’t God Reboot?

It is not that God didn’t have the power to reboot. He spoke everything into existence by the power of his word, so he could just as easily wipe and begin again. He did wipe the planet with the flood, and yet saved sinners through that to continue the same race that had pushed the boundaries of sin in the first place. It is not that God wasn’t concerned about sin. He hates sin and its devastating effects on his creation.

A. Ward Brandenstein

Facts Twenty Six through Twenty Nine

The truth of the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit is understood by many believers as a reality in their lives based on some of the foregoing Scripture passages, and yet many of those who know that truth do not realize the teaching of the indwelling presence of God, the Father, and God, the Son, as well. The difficulty arises from two considerations. First, because…