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November 1985


Editorial: Change: pulpit or pew?

Barriers between the church and the world of which it is a part.


Editorial: How to feel thankful

God appreciates our gratitude in return for what He has done for us. But false gratitude may be evasive, and demands for gratitude are often manipulative. How can we cultivate genuine, spontaneous gratitude?


Recommended Reading

Monthly book reviews by various authors.

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Shepherdess: My Special Place

God has a ministry for you to fulfill. And the talents, interests, and opportunities He has given you help to define your unique niche in His work.

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The reborn and the unborn

How does God view abortion? Should the church take a stand? What principles are involved? You may not agree, but you will be stimulated.

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A letter to a student of divinity

Although John Newton is best remembered for the hymn "Amazing Grace," his face-to-face counseling may have been his greatest achievement while he lived (1725-1807). The former English slave trader, whose dramatic conversion is recounted in his autobiography, maintained an active ministry in the lives of the high and the low who sought him out in his churches near London. Among these were William Cowper, the poet, who became a close friend, and William Wilberforce, who is best remembered for his role of banishing the slave trade from the British Empire. Needless to say, Newton contributed to Wilberforce s passionate convictions on the slavery issue. Here we read John Newton's counsel to a theological student. Though couched in the style of the eighteenth century, the letter demonstrates the model of balance Newton exhibited between spirituality and learning in the life of the minister.

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Keeping your wife happy!

On what kind of love will your wife thrive? How can you avoid becoming part of the sad statistics on broken marriages? Three Biblical passages describe, at least in part, the ideal love of a Christian man for his wife.

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Economic servitude

Should Christians charge interest today? Should the church charge interest? Is it possible to live and work without the use of interest? Author Tollefsen shares Scriptures that are easier to read than to fulfill.

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Giving: essential to worship

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Paul and the Sabbath

What does Colossians teach was nailed to the cross? What (lshadow of things to come" does Paul write of there? Do Galatians 4:8-10 and Romans 14:5 indicate the Sabbath is no longer to be kept? The answers to these questions conclude our series on the New Testament evidence regarding the seventh-day Sabbath.

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How science discovered Creation

Does science have anything to say about Creation? Physicists are propounding new models of the origin of the universe that are startling in their implications. The authors share the very latest in research.

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