The Olive Tree

The Olive Tree

     In God’s Word we find illustrations referring to the olive tree, which would have communicated clearly to the believers in Bible times. Understanding some of the literal aspects of the olive tree of the East helps our Western minds grasp the meaning of the scriptures relating to the olive tree and its resources.      The olive… Continue Reading

The Love of God Is Not Self-Seeking

The Love of God Is Not Self-Seeking

     On a Monday evening, after partaking of the last supper with his disciples, Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, walked with them to a garden where they would spend their last minutes together. It was the beginning of the thirteenth of Nisan in 28 A.D. Jesus’ betrayal was at hand, and in the face of… Continue Reading

Make the Word Your Own

Make the Word Your Own

     It was the summer of 1979, two weeks before I was to begin my last year of Way Corps training. I was waiting in line to buy an ice-cream cone at an event at The Way International. While in line, I looked for the opportunity to speak the Word to someone. Meeting new people and… Continue Reading

Trusting God, Our Source of Abundance

Trusting God, Our Source of Abundance

     I love the words to this chorus that we sing in our wonderful ministry: “Got any rivers you think are uncrossable, Got any mountains you cannot tunnel through? God specializes in things called impossible, And He can do what no other power can do.” Our God specializes in things that may look impossible to us… Continue Reading

The Farmer in Bible Times

The Farmer in Bible Times

     The term used for “farmer” in the Bible is “husbandman.” A husbandman is a plowman, a man of the soil, a tiller of the ground.      In All the Trades and Occupations of the Bible, Herbert Lockyer writes that Jesus Christ’s frequent allusions to farmers, fields, and their products indicate how familiar he was with the… Continue Reading

The Synagogue

The Synagogue

    During Jesus Christ’s earthly ministry, he often taught in synagogues, where Judeans who had an interest in God and the things of God regularly gathered. John 18:20: Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews [Judeans] always resort; and in secret… Continue Reading

The Love of God Is Kind

The Love of God Is Kind

    God’s Word teaches us that kindness is one of the characteristics of the love of God. I Corinthians 13:4 says, “Charity [the love of God in the renewed mind in manifestation] suffereth long, and is kind….” The love of God is kind, and as God’s children we can manifest His love to others by deciding… Continue Reading

Making a Commitment

Making a Commitment

    I owned and operated a home improvement company for twenty-five years. As a contractor, I made it my company’s goal to give the customer a completed product that was useful, durable, enjoyable, and aesthetically pleasing. All of these projects were accomplished in the same basic manner with two main participants involved in the project: a… Continue Reading

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