St. Marys
Friday Church News Notes
THE KORAN’S DENIAL OF JESUS’ DIVINITY READ IN SCOTTISH CHURCH (Friday Church News Notes, January 20, 2017, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - A section of the Koran denying that Jesus is the Son of God was chanted by a Muslim woman at a worship service in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland. This church belongs to the Scottish Episcopal Church, which in turn is part of the worldwide Anglican communion. The occasion was the Feast of the Epiphany which deals with the visit of the wise men to the infant Jesus and “celebrates Jesus being revealed to the nations.” The Koran’s Surah 19 claims that baby Jesus said, “Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him.” It also says, “It is not [befitting] for Allah to take a son; exalted is He!” What blasphemy! What apostasy and spiritual foolishness! We are observing the one world “church” taking shape before our eyes, which is one of the signs that we are seeing the day approaching (Hebrews 10:25). From its inception, Islam was... Read More
Trees in Christ's Kingdom
Trees in Christ’s Kingdom
I love trees. Most people do, in fact. Many poems have been written about them, including this famous one by Joyce Kilmer:
I think that I shall never see
   A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
   Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
   And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
   A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
   Who intimately lives with rain.
   ...
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The Teaching of Dr. James Dobson
   PSYCHOLOGICAL SAVIOR: AN EXAMINATION OF THE TEACHING OF JAMES DOBSON
By Martin and Deidre Bobgan
   Dr. James C. Dobson is one of the most influential spokespersons in the evangelical spectrum of Christianity. Millions of Christians have listened to his daily Focus on the Family broadcast, and over fifty million people have viewed his Focus on the Family film series. Dobson's books are not only best sellers, but remain on the best-seller lists for years.
   His
Focus on the Family magazine and church-bulletin-inserts supply weekly and monthly fare along with his books. His organization continues to expand its borders with over 700 employees. Dr. Dobson may indeed be the best-known and most... Read More
Testimonies of Parents Who Got Rid of the Television
   Following are testimonies that were sent to me by Christian parents who have gotten rid of the television. These are extensive and there is some repetition, but I believe that it is important to publish them in order to offset the status quo that exists even in most allegedly staunch Bible-believing churches today.
   “Sick of the nasty language, barely dressed women and/or men, sexual content, drugs, drinking, murder, the commercials, the list goes on, we have not had cable/antenna hook up for about six years in our home and we LOVE IT! The result has been wonderful!
We are no longer couch potatoes. We enjoy the quietness in the home. We enjoy each other’s company. We enjoy more time spent with Father God. We spend more time in prayer, reading God’s Word and being with the each other. We do more out of doors activities--walking trails, driving to the mountains, etc.”.... Read More
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Friday Church News Notes
POLYGAMY SANCTIONED BY TOP RABBIS IN ISRAEL (Friday Church News Notes, January 13, 2017, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143) - The following is excerpted from “In Defiance of Israeli Law, Polygamy Sanctioned,” The Times of Israel, Dec. 27, 2016: “Each year, a number of Israeli rabbis affiliated with the rabbinate give permission for dozens of Orthodox Jewish men to take a second wife, despite the fact that polygamy is illegal under state law, an expose by Channel 10 television revealed on Monday. An organization [The Complete Jewish Home] catering primarily to the Jewish Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox communities actively encourages and facilitates polygamy, claiming the practice will help reduce.... Read More
Dressing for the Lord
Clothing Is a Language
   It is important to understand that clothing is a language. It is a “social message,” a fashion “statement.”
   
Wikipedia defines fashion as “a prevailing mode of expression.” It acknowledges that “every article of clothing carries a cultural and social meaning” and observes that “humans must know the code in order to recognize the message transmitted.”
   The knowledge of this is the engine that drives the fashion industry, and the child of God needs to understand it, as well. I need to ask myself what message is my clothing broadcasting?
   American fashion designer Rachel Zoe said, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak” (goodreads.com).
   “Clothes change our view of the world, and the world’s view of us” (Feminist writer Virginia Woolf,
Orlando, chapter 4).
   “Choose your clothes for...
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Lessons on the Use of the Name “Jesus” in the New Testament
    In the Gospels, Jesus is called Jesus often because that is His human name, meaning Saviour (Matthew 1:21), but the disciples never address Him directly by the name “Jesus” alone. Even the two disciples who were the closest to Him in affection, John and Mary Magdalene, do not call Him “Jesus.” When John was “lying on Jesus’ breast” at the Last Supper, he addressed Jesus as... Read More
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The Biblical Preaching Ministry
   “I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables” (2 Timothy 4:1-4).
   In this passage we see the major characteristics of a sound preaching and teaching ministry. Few things are more needed in Bible-believing churches today. A sound preaching/teaching ministry is a major part of producing disciples of Jesus Christ and disciplining the church. It is a major part of building godly homes and raising up youth who know and serve Christ.
   This key passage reminds us that there are many necessary elements to a sound preaching...
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