In This Issue
The Teaching of the
Twelve Apostles "Didache"
Your help is needed
Those Who Mocked God
Jesus is Coming
Wisdom of Sirach
Let there be
Let There Be Light!
Ye are the
light of the world. A city that is set on an
hill cannot be hid.
do men light a candle, and put it under a
bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth
light unto all that are in the house.
Let your light so shine before men, that they
may see your good works, and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.
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Wisdom Of Sirach
Do not be so confident of atonement
That you add sin to sin
Sirach 5:5 (Septuagint)
Glories Seen & Unseen
Glories Seen & Unseen by Warren Henderson is an insightful and challenging study of 1 Cor. 11 and what it teaches about the head covering. This is one of the most thoroughly researched works on the head covering that we have seen. Henderson looks not only at the Greek words, but also the practice of Christian women throughout church history.
160 pp. Paper. $7.95
Plain Speaking by David Bercot
Plain Speaking: How to Preach and Teach Effectively takes the reader through all of the steps of developing and delivering an effective sermon or devotional message. Some of the topics covered are: making eye contact with your listeners, using illustrations, controlling speaker's fright, and rousing introductions and conclusions.
152 pp. Paper. $7.95
Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
by William Law
One of the most challenging books on Christian discipleship ever written! William Law writes with vivid insight on what it really means to live the life that Jesus taught. He uses lots of illustrations to help the reader see how Jesus' words apply in everyday life situations. The book is particularly powerful because William Law lived out everything he wrote.
A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life had a profound impact on Charles and John Wesley. Every believer who is serious about his or her Christianity should read this classic work.
320 pp. paperback.
What can be more beautiful than the budding and blossoming of girlhood? Those years of transition from childhood to womanhood are filled with wonderful interest and promise.
205 pp. Paper. $8.99
The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles
Translation by Tim Sauder
There are two ways:
one of life and one of death; and the difference
between the two ways is great.
The way of life
is this: first, you should love God, who made
you; secondly, love your neighbor as yourself;
and whatever things you do not desire to be done
to you, do not do them to someone else.
Now the words
of this teaching are this: Bless those who curse
you and pray for your enemies, and fast for
those who are persecuting you. For what credit
is it if you love those who love you? Do not the
Gentiles do the same thing? But love those
hating you, and you will not have an enemy.
from fleshly and bodily cravings. If anyone hits
you on the right cheek, turn the other one to
him also. And you will be acting maturely. If
someone should force you to go one mile, go with
him two. If someone takes your coat, give him
your shirt also. If anyone should take from you
what is yours, do not demand that he give it
back, for you cannot.
everyone asking you and do not refuse, for the
Father desires to give to everyone from His own
gifts. Blessed is the one who gives according to
the commandment, for he is innocent. But the one
who receives without need shall account for his
receiving. Furthermore, being held, he shall be
examined concerning what he has done, and he
shall not be released until he has given back
the last cent.
It has been
said concerning this, "Let your money sweat in
your hands until you know whom you should give
Those Who Mock God
is certain! Reflect on this . . .
whatsoever a man soweth,
shall he also reap."
are some who mocked GOD:
an interview for an American magazine, he
"Christianity will end. It will Disappear. I
do not have to argue about that. I am
certain. JESUS is ok, but His subjects were
too simple. Today we are more famous than
Sometime after saying that the Beattles were
more famous than JESUS CHRIST . . . he was
shot to death.
Tancredo Neves (President elect of Brazil)
the presidential campaign, he claimed that
if he got 500,000 votes from his party, not
even GOD would remove him from the
presidency. He got the votes.
also got sick the day before his
inauguration . . . and died.
(Bi-sexual Brazilian singer, composer and
a show in Canecia (Rio de Janeiro), while
smoking a cigarette, puffed out smoke into
the air and said, "God, that's for you."
He died in a horrible way at the age of 32 ... of LUNG CANCER.
After the launching of the worlds largest passenger liner, a reporter asked the man who built her, "How safe would the Titanic be?" With an ironic tone he said, "Not even GOD can sink it."
On her maiden voyage, the ship was sunk by and iceberg.
Marilyn Monroe (Actress)
During a presentation of her show she was visited
by Billy Graham. He said that the SPIRIT of GOD had sent him to preach to her. After hearing what he had to say, she responded, "I don't need your JESUS."
week later, she was found dead in her
Scott (Ex-vocalist of the music group
of his 1979 songs he sang, "Don't stop me.
I'm going down all the way; Down the highway
February 19, 1980 he was found dead, chocked
by his own vomit.
Christine Hewitt (Jamaican journalist and
said, "The Bible was the worst book ever
Later, she was found in her motor vehicle,
burned beyond recognition.
A group of intoxicated young people went to
pick up friend. The friends mother accompanied the girl to the car, and was so
worried about the drunkenness of the friends that she said to her daughter, who was
already in the car, "My daughter, Go with GOD; and may He protect you." The daughter responded, "Only if He travels in the trunk,
because inside here it's already full."
Hours later, news came that there had been a
terrible accident. Everyone had died. The
car was so damaged that it was
unrecognizable. But surprisingly, the trunk
was intact. The police said, "There was no
way the truck could have remained intact."
And, to their surprise, inside the trunk was
a crate of eggs . . . Not a single egg was
Most have forgotten (Or never knew) that there is
no other name under heaven given so much authority as the name of JESUS.
So many have died. But, only JESUS died and rose again; and He is still living.
Jesus is Coming
a brother in Loveland, CO
Jesus said, "Behold, I am
coming quickly, and my reward is with Me, to
give to everyone according to his work."
is coming for a church that is not conformed
to this world,
that loves not this world or the things in
Do you not know
friendship with the world is hostility toward
God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of
the world makes himself an enemy of God.
is coming for a church that stores its treasures
up in heaven, not here on this earth. For
where your treasure is, there your heart will be
set your mind on things above, not on the
things that are on the earth.
is coming for a church that walks in the
Spirit, not in the flesh.
For the flesh sets its desires against the
Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for
they are in opposition to one another, so that
you may not do the things that you please.
If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by
is coming for a church that loves Him, far
more than father, mother, wife, children,
brothers and sisters, yes, and even ones own
life. And he must carry his own cross
daily, giving up all his own possessions.
(Luke 14:26, 27, 33)
is coming for a church that walks by faith,
for without faith it is impossible to please
The righteous man shall live by faith.
is coming for a church that says, "Oh Lord,
not my will but Thine be done.
For not every one who says to Me, "Lord,
Lord," will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he
who does the will of My father who is in heaven,
will enter. (Matthew
The one who does the will of God lives
is coming for a church that walks in obedience.
By this we know that we have come to know
Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who
says, "I have come to know Him," and does not
keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth
is not in him, but whoever keeps His word, in
him the love of God has truly been perfected. By
this we know that we are in Him; the one who
says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in
the same manner as He walked. (1John
If you love Me, you will keep My
are my friends if you do what I command you.
is coming for a church that loves not money -
for the love of money is the root of all
sorts of evil.
servant can serve two masters; for either he
will hate the one and love the other, or else he
will be devoted to one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and wealth. (Matthew
6:24) Jesus is coming for a church that is holy. So put on the new man which was created according to
God in true righteousness and holiness.
Therefore, putting away lying, "Let each one of
you speak truth with his neighbor," for we are
members of one another. "Be angry and do not
sin." Do not let the sun go down on your wrath,
nor give place to the devil. Let him who stole
steal no longer, but rather let him labor,
working with his hands what is good, that he may
have something to give him who has need. Let no
corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what
is good for necessary edification, that it may
impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve
the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed
for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness,
wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put
away from you, with all malice. And be kind to
one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, even as God in Christ forgave you.
Therefore be imitators of God and walk in
and be holy, for I am holy.
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness,
without which no one will see the Lord.
is coming for a church without spot or
wrinkle or any such thing
. . . . A church Holy and blameless.
Is He coming for you?
are ongoing debates about which translation of
Scripture should be used. Some say, "The
Authorized King James Version is the
correct version." Others contend that, "Modern
translations are better." Still others claim
that, "We should return to a version with the
Septuagint Old Testament, since it was used by
the New Testament writers and most early
Christians." The 1611 English revisers had some
light to shed on this controversy. They wrote:
"We affirm and avow, that the
very meanest translation of the Bible in
English, set forth by men of our profession . .
. . containeth the Word of God, nay, is the Word
of God. As the King's Speech which he uttered in
Parliament, being translated into French, Dutch,
Italian, and Latin, is still the King's Speech,
though it be not interpreted by every translator
with the like grace, nor peradventure so fitly
for phrase, nor so expressly for sense,
everywhere. . . No cause therefore why the Word
translated should be denied to be the Word."
From: The Translators to the Reader: Being a
Reprint of the Original Preface to the
Authorized Version of 1611 (London,
England: the Trinitarian Bible Society, 1911,
1998), p. 20.)
What the translators of the Authorized Version stated in answer to those who opposed their work of translating the Bible into English, they and many throughout the centuries have also recognized regarding translations into other languages: that the Word of God in translation is still the Word of God. This was true of the Authorized Version; it was also true of one of the first translations of the Old Testament ever done, the Greek Septuagint.
From: The Septuagint: God's Blessing on Translation By D. E. Anderson