Posts by Guest Contributor

Posts by Guest Contributor

Hebrews 11 | Biblical History’s Hallmark of Faithfulness

Written by Noah Seiple I was in junior college working towards a degree in music and mathematics. Although my two majors didn’t often entertain the subject of history, as is true for all college students, I was required to complete general education courses that included two history classes. I was not interested in taking history classes at the time, for I felt they would distract me more than aid my main courses of study. Fortunately, I was able to take…

2 Thessalonians 1 | The Elect Effect

Written by Garner Fritts Stop and think about all the things in life that affect one another all over the world each and every day. For example, think about when the temperature drops below the freezing mark; water turns into ice. It cannot remain in either a gaseous or liquid form under these conditions. The Great Lakes and part of the Niagara Falls can turn solid for several days or even weeks if the air is frigid enough. We traverse…

Philippians 3 | Straining Forward

Written by Joel Silverberg “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has…

Galatians 2 | Counting the Cost

Written by Kevin Cunningham In a small village located in Colombia’s Pacific coast jungle, we awaited the arrival of a king. Our team’s excitement could not be denied that God had chosen us to preach the gospel for the first time in history to the Epena Pedee tribe. But, the tribe had a king. He sent us a message saying they had enough gods already and we were not welcome. We went anyway. When the king arrived, his countenance revealed…

Acts 25 | It Is A Problem For The Dead That Jesus Lives!

In Acts 25, Luke records Paul went before the courts of Festus and Agrippa. We also learn the Jewish religious leaders were pressing charges and asked Festus to condemn Paul. However, Festus refused to do so without cause or without a trial. He even goes as far as to say the accusations were not what he expected. The religious leaders’ accusations were “something about their religion and a dead man named Jesus.” I would not expect that either. Religious matters…

Acts 12 | Looking Beyond the Iron Gate

By: Laura Kinder Picture this: Peter is chained between two guards; one on his right and one on his left. In the morning, he will stand before King Herod to be tried and executed; yet Peter is so surrounded by perfect peace, he’s found sleeping! He is faced with death itself, yet remains unmoved. I believe Peter’s confidence was rooted in something other than his circumstances. He was now so firmly secure in the goodness of God and so confident…

Luke 23 | Justice in the Injustice

By: Garner Fritts It’s a sad but true fact that injustice goes on in our world all the time. Corrupt leaders pervert Biblical principles of fairness when they practice extortion, bribery and a myriad of other unlawful deeds. Far too often the innocent is punished while the corrupt go free and clear. There is no greater example of this than when our blessed Redeemer stood trial and was thereafter crucified at the hands of merciless sinners. The beloved physician Luke…

2 Corinthians 12 | Bragging Rights

By: Garner Fritts Have you ever met someone who brags all the time and places themselves on a pedestal? They want everyone to know how much they are worth, how intelligent they are, how gifted they are or any other number of human achievements. Some of these braggarts invoke the name of the Lord while promoting themselves. What is even worse, there are many people who admire those types of people and hold them in higher regard than the so…

Revelation 2 | Spiritual QA’s

Written by Garner Fritts I have had the privilege for several years now to manage people and critique their performance. We use Quality Assurance forms in my office, or QA’s, to accomplish this. I go through the patterns of making notes about things being done correctly to encourage the one being examined. At the same time, I look for things they are not doing well in order to raise their level of performance. When I administer these to the workers,…

John 14 | Christ our Comforter

Written by Ally Seiple How many times have you been faced with a desperate situation that has left you with a troubled heart? When I was a senior in high school, I remember being at a crossroad in my life and searching for direction to find my best path. I didn’t quite know where I was going or what exactly I was going to do, I just knew I had to decide… And soon. I remember spending that summer after…
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