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Being Barnabas

Nicknamed “son of encouragement” by the apostles, Barnabas had a profound impact on the early church. He was generous (see Acts 4:32-37), trustworthy (see 11:29-30), and faithful to God’s calling (see 13:1-3). He was good at something else, too—helping others succeed. When the newly converted Saul of Tarsus came to Jerusalem and attempted to join […]

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Royally Encouraged

Second Chronicles 32 recounts how Hezekiah of Judah led, encouraged, and protected the citizens of his kingdom when King Sennacherib of Assyria came against the city of Jerusalem. Nation after nation had collapsed in the wake of the powerful Assyrian army. The people of Israel knew of their reputation and could easily have given up […]

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Change with a Purpose, part 2

Last week I wrote about some of the changes you’ll see soon in The Lookout and why we’ve chosen to make them. I focused on our Bible study materials and the features we’re adding to them to help you grow in your walk with Christ. Now I’d like us to turn our attention to another […]

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Change with a Purpose

We’ve been writing about changes you’ll see soon in The Lookout. Here’s why we’ve chosen to make them. First let me say that we’re committed to keeping the key features you’ve come to love in this publication. In fact, we’re expanding these features to help individuals in the local church grow more intentionally as disciples. […]

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Time for a Change

By Shawn McMullen There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens (Ecclesiastes 3:1). The Lookout has been educating, challenging, and discipling followers of Christ for nearly 130 years—since 1888. There have been changes along the way. For example, it was first published under the name Young People’s Standard […]