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Editor’s Notes: June-July 1989

Are you going to the Convention?  I hope you are!  The speeches on “Contentment” ought to strengthen us for life in today’s world.  The speeches given by three outstanding speakers are on the serious side of life: suffering, self-denial and under authority, which alone will make it important to attend the convention.  Also included with […]

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Family Communication

I. INTRODUCTION A.  Communication is an important and necessary part of our lives. 1.  By communication in this outline we mean the interpersonal activity of passing information, exchanging ideas, expressing thoughts and feelings through speech, i.e. by talking. 2.  All human relationships in their various spheres depend on this activity.  Relationships in the workplace, in […]

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Immersion, Children and the Lexicons (3)

Note: This is Article III is the Series: I. Immersion in the Baptism Form, II. Incorporation Into Christ.  A discussion follows between Pastor Johann Muller, Charles Fessler, a catechumen, and Melvin Rausch, Charles’ Baptist friend. Charles: Pastor Muller, today I’ve brought with me my friend Melvin, who is a member of Berachah Church.  He has […]

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The Body: A Temple of the Holy Spirit

The above-named theme is taken directly from Paul’s epistles to the Corinthians, in I Cor. 6:19 and II Cor. 6:16.  Besides these two passages where the Apostle speaks with reference to the individual Christian, the Church of Christ is also referred to as God’s temple in several passages. Concerning this figure of a temple, we […]

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True Thankfulness?

Am I truly thankful, I wonder today, For all of the blessings God showers my way? For health and for strength and clothing and food, For all of the things He has sent for my good?   Am I truly thankful?  I wonder somehow— Dissatisfied often, complaining just now, Comparing with those who have a […]

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As Unto Him

Whatever you think, both in joy and in woe, Think nothing you would not like Jesus to know. Whatever you say, in a whisper or clear, Say nothing you would not like Jesus to hear. Whatever you read, though the page may allure, Read nothing unless you are perfectly sure Consternation would not be seen […]

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An Imaginary Letter to My Grandchildren

Dear Grandchildren: This letter is going to be a bit different.  I will tell you five stories, all imaginary.  Now then, if you will imagine these stories to be true, we will get along quite well. Story #1.  Once there was a schoolyard bully who liked to trip boys and girls whenever possible.  Just to […]

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