November 1, 2010
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 53 (Fall 2010) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2010||Trust|
Jack did not listen. "Daddy, I need you!" he cried. He leaned forward in his car seat, but he couldn't reach Daddy. Panic made his heart beat faster. "Don't leave me, Daddy!" "I'm here, Jack." It was Daddy's voice, far, far away.
April 1, 2012
|Jehoshaphat and Ahab | Mark P. Spinks, 2006||Compromise|
Jehoshaphat got too far from God and too close to Ahab. The same will happen to you and me unless we live continually in the presence of the Holy Spirit. Without His aid... sin does not appear so exceedingly sinful anymore.
October 1, 2008
|Foundation Truth, Number 21 (Summer 2008) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2008||Vision|
Jephthah knows about God, and his knowledge about God is correct, but Jephthah doesn't know God! Think of this! He is facing the greatest crisis of his life, and he doesn't know God! He only knows about Him.
October 1, 2013
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 61 (Summer 2013) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2013||Victory|
Jesus is the perfect example of a real winner. And He is able to make us winners in this race of faith, too. The Bible tells us to "walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us." Here is a secret of winning the race.
July 1, 2014
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 64 (Spring 2014) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2014||Carefulness|
Jesus lived with a life focused on one thing. What was that? Loving God, His Father.... There were plenty of other things Jesus could have thought about.... But Jesus didn't look at those things. His mind was set—focused—on something more wonderful.
December 1, 2004
|Sanctification | Jacob W. Byers, 1902||Sanctification|
Jesus requires the undivided heart and every affection. You cannot refuse him. He has done too much for you. He suffered without the gate that He might sanctify you with His own blood. He gave Himself... and now how can you withhold anything from Him?
October 1, 2011
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 54 (Summer 2011) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2011||Giving|
Jesus' riches made him happy. He didn't worry that they would be used up or stolen. Not at all! He came to share his treasure with us. When people asked for things, he was glad to give them what they really needed.
April 1, 2009
|Was the Devil Ever in Heaven? | Ostis B. Wilson, Jr., 1970||Devil/Demons|
Jesus taught His disciples to say when praying, "Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." Now, if angels in heaven sinned, then God's will was not done in heaven.
November 6, 2004
|Food for Lambs | Charles E. Orr, 1904||Guidance|
Jesus, the true shepherd, came seeking for you, and now that you have given yourself to His loving care, always confide in Him and yield to His guidance. Ever keep your hand in His and follow where He leads, and your life will be full of joy.
January 22, 2005
|Foundation Truth, Number 11 (Winter 2005) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2005||Humility|
Jesus was quick to give the credit to God. Although He was God Himself... He quickly and reflexively gave the credit for virtue to His heavenly Father. It is this set of heart and mind that avoids the pride of life and lives in humble reliance upon God.
October 12, 2003
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 14 (September 2001) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2001||Sin|
Juan was impatient. "Coco, you must hurry or we will never get done," he said sharply. But the little burro only plodded. "Get off and walk, Lucita," Juan said. "You are probably too heavy for him when it is so steep." So Lucita walked behind, holding the red scarf tightly.
November 1, 2014
|Affliction and Glory | George D. Watson, 1894||Vision|
Just as the oak tree converts all chemistry into oak by the peculiar quality of its oak life, so the pure in heart, he that lives the Christ life, will from the dark chemistry of this world—its disappointments and suffering—turn all things into glory and praise.
January 1, 2018
|Treasures of the Kingdom, Number 73 (Winter 2018) | Timeless Truths Publications, 2018||Allegory|
...Justice came in with bruises and cuts. Reason was right behind him. "He spun out at the end of the driveway and smashed the big clay pot to smithereens!"... "That is terrible!" said the younger sister, and hurried to get a wet wash cloth and band-aids for Justice.