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Once Upon A Tree - Article
Timothy P. Friesema, M.A. - ... pleasant to the sight, and good for food” (Genesis 2.9). Time after time the authors of Scripture refer to trees. Those who trust in the Lord and delight in His word are compared to a firmly planted tree (Psalm 1:3; Jeremiah 17:8). Such...
Pattern Of Longsuffering - Article
Connie J. Horn - ... goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?” (Romans 2:4). God’s pattern of longsuffering has long been established (“The longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah” [I Peter 3:20]), and the fact that even...
Prosperity Versus Contentment - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... much is given, of him shall be much required” (Luke 12:48). Paul was perhaps the most faithful and fruitful Christian who ever lived, yet he died penniless, in a Roman dungeon. His own testimony concerning material possessions and...
Sacrifices, Stones, and Soldiers - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... unto God, which is your reasonable service" (Romans 12:1). Each member of God's family is called to be a living sacrifice -- obeying His Word, seeking His glory, anticipating His will, accomplishing His work, and "looking for and...
Lack of Knowledge - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (I Timothy 2:4). He is "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (II Peter 3:9). The problem is that when men lack the knowledge that would bring them...
The Sure Foundation - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... the foundation of God standeth sure." (2 Timothy 2:19) The preceding verses of this section of 2 Timothy are replete with warnings about the damage that could be done through "babblings" and cancerous words. But God is...
2 Timothy 4:4: from the truth - Study Note
... of the truth” as involved in salvation (I Timothy 2:4), then of his own teachings as “the truth in Christ” (I Timothy 2:7), of the church as “the pillar and ground[ing] of the truth” (I Timothy 3:15), of...
The Importance Of Reading - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - “continue steadfastly.” It is so translated in Acts 2:42: “And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine.” Reading and studying the Scriptures are especially necessary for a fruitful Christian ministry, but even...
The Power of a Sound Mind - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) The gift spoken of in the previous verse is based on a transfer of authority from God, and we are exhorted to “stir up” that gift (2 Timothy 1:6) because...
David’s Army - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... with him about four hundred men” (I Samuel 22:1,2). As David was fleeing for his life from King Saul, a rather pitiful and unpromising company began following him, and they became the nucleus of what would soon be his army....
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