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Judges: The Repeating Cycle

By Victor Knowles America, a relatively young nation, will turn 240 years old in 2016. Compare that with the book of Judges, which covers a period of about 325 years. Death had taken Israel’s spiritual leader, Joshua, and they were entering Canaan without a champion. George Washington said, “It is impossible to rightly govern the […]

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The Joy of Christ’s Birth

By Victor Knowles Being a shepherd was probably a fairly grim slog. Bethlehem was not Rome. Sheep are somewhat dense and have a tendency to go astray. Tending sheep could be a bore and a chore. So the shepherds who were keeping watch over their flocks that night had no particular reason to be joyful. […]

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Growing in Knowledge

By Victor Knowles   “Knowledge is indispensable to Christian life and service,” said John Stott. “If we do not use the mind that God has given us, we condemn ourselves to spiritual superficiality and cut ourselves off from many of the riches of God’s grace.” The apostle Peter would likely agree. We can see the […]

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Help From Heaven

By Victor Knowles   Fourth grade was terrible for me. Our family had moved from a small town in the Midwest to a large city in the Northwest. I left behind all the friends I had ever known. Because I was the smallest kid in my class, some classmates picked on me. I couldn’t figure […]

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A Greater Grasp of Grace

By Victor Knowles   My friend Norm remembers a revival meeting that he, his parents, and his aunt once attended. It was the tradition of the congregation they visited for members to turn and kneel for prayer, facing their folding chairs. But Norm’s family, being visitors, remained seated. A rather large gentleman in the row […]