Sunday: Lo Tov
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Out of a primeval abyss God created our world through the supernatural power of His Word. All through the Creation account, everything was “good” until the work was completed, at which point everything the Lord had created was pronounced “very good” (Gen. 1:31). In the midst of all this, however, one thing was lo tov, “not good.” Read Genesis 2:18. … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Marriage: A Gift From Eden
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Read for This week’s Study: Gen. 2:18-25, Mark 10:7-9, Eph. 5:22-25, Matt. 5:27-30,2 Cor. 3:18. Memory Text: “And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him’ “ (Genesis 2:18). Think of the blessings of a happy marriage and a loving home. How fortunate are those who … [Click to read more …]

Inside Story: Ministry to the Military
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Kitoli is a Global Mission pioneer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His unique ministry is to members of the military in eastern Congo. He has worked in several military camps and has brought many soldiers to Christ, often hiring motorcyclists to take military personnel to evangelistic meetings in their area. Recently Global Mission … [Click to read more …]

Why Jesus Lives
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Therefore he is able, once and forever, to save those who come to God through him. He lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf. Hebrews 7:25 NLT Charles Spurgeon was born to preach. Mother Teresa was born to care for the poor. Abraham Lincoln was born to break the bonds of slavery. Everyone … [Click to read more …]

Plate-Spinning
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Do you remember that old circus trick? The performer would have about five sticks standing up straight and he’d put a plate on the end of each of the sticks and start it spinning so that the centrifugal force would hold the plate up and on the end of the stick. As long as the … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: Governing a Damaged Creation
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Read Matthew 5:45 and Psalm 65:9-10. How does God act in the creation in order to maintain the creatures that He created? What does this tell us about God’s interest in the created world? We are familiar with sunshine and rain, and scientists have provided explanations for the processes involved in each. Yet, there is more to the … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Natural Evil
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Of course, one of the great questions that all believers in a loving God have had to deal with is the question of evil; not just human evil but what is called “natural evil.” That is, when bad things happen in nature (floods, hurricanes, drought, earthquakes, etc.) that cause so much pain and suffering, not … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Generous Provider
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Genesis 1:29, 30 show that when God first created living creatures, He provided food for them. Herbs, fruits, and seeds were the food chosen for both humans and animals. Nothing is said of predation or competition for resources. The generous Provider made plenty of food for everyone to partake in without any need for violence. What a … [Click to read more …]