Let the Lion Out!

We redesigned The Lookout because we believe this: “For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and […]


New Look, New Vision: Part 2

Next Sunday, November 12, marks the debut of our revised publication. We’re praying that this new version of The Lookout will be used widely in our churches. Last week I wrote about The Lookout’s weekly Bible study plan and how Bible students who follow the plan will study through the entire Bible in a six-year […]

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New Look, New Vision: Part 1

I’ve devoted several recent editorials to the changes you’ll soon see in The Lookout. Our first revised issue will debut in just two weeks, on November 12. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you just how significant I believe these changes will be. While The Lookout has long focused on discipleship and personal […]

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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 […]