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The Root and the Fruit: Faith and Works

By Victor Knowles   “Faith and works should travel side by side, step answering to step, like the legs of men walking. First faith, and then works; and then faith again, and then works again—until they can scarcely distinguish which is the one and which is the other,” observed William Booth (1829-1912). Booth was a […]

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The Grateful Samaritan: A Lesson in Thankful Living

By Victor Knowles   Practically everyone is familiar with the term “Good Samaritan.” Even those who aren’t acquainted with the biblical account (Luke 10:25-37) likely have heard the term used in media reports: “Breaking news! Good Samaritan is being hailed today as a hero for rendering assistance to a stranded elderly couple on a busy […]

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Leadership Lessons from the Apostles

By Victor Knowles   “Late in the afternoon the Twelve came to him” (Luke 9:12). The Twelve. That’s what they were called. That’s how they were known.  • “He took the Twelve aside” (Matthew 20:17). • “Calling the Twelve to him” (Mark 6:7). • “The Twelve were with him” (Luke 8:1). • “Have I not chosen you, the […]

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Biblical Examples of Godly Fathers

By Victor Knowles   Sir Francis Bacon said, “It is a reverent thing to see an ancient castle or building not in decay, or to see a fair timber tree sound and perfect. How much more to behold an ancient and noble family which hath stood against the waves and weathers of time.” Before civilization, […]


Living in the Light of Christ’s Return

By Victor Knowles   The Mayans were wrong, dead wrong. I’m writing this article three days before December 21, 2012, the day the world is supposed to come to an end—according to the Mayan calendar. To be sure, the world as we know it will come to a fiery end some day (2 Peter 3:10). […]