Category archives: Articles

  • EVERYONE RUNS, ONE WINS. RUN TO WIN! 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 [24] Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. [25] Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. [26] Therefore I do not run like someone runnin... [read more]
  • Baptism, why all the confusion? 2 Timothy 4:1-5 NLT [1] I solemnly urge you in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, who will someday judge the living and the dead when he comes to set up his Kingdom: [2] Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching. [3] For a time is coming when people will n... [read more]
  • NEVER STOP CHECKING IN WITH HIM Matthew 7:7-8 NIV [Jesus said,] [7] “Keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. [8] For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds.” God is seeking people who will give themselves to earnest, persevering prayer. In these verses Jesus instructs us not to... [read more]
  • GRACE IS OUR TEACHER Titus 2:11-14 NIV [11] For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. [12] It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, [13] while we wait for the blessed hope---the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, [14] who gave himself fo... [read more]
  • NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS FOR GOD'S CHURCH 1 Peter 2:9-10 NIV [9] But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. [10] Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. THE DAY ... [read more]
  • For Such A Time As This Guest Editorial: Ghislain Normand Editor’s note from Kip McKean: Ghislain and Debbie Normand were baptized in the late 1990’s through the efforts of the Campus Ministry in the International Churches of Christ (ICOC). They married in 2002, and in 2003, they planted the Quebec City ICOC! Interestingly, Ghislain baptized Tim Kernan in 2001 in their Montreal Days. Therefo... [read more]
  • ARE THERE TOO MANY DISTRACTIONS TO BE AWARE OF GODS WILL EACH DAY? Galatians 5:22 MSG [22] But what happens when we live God's way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard---things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic... [read more]
  • Why does God test us?   Set your heart and mind on things above. Colossians 3:1-4.   Proverbs 17:3 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart.   1 Thessalonians 2:4 On the contrary, we speak as men approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please men but God, who tests our hearts.   ... [read more]
  • “WATCH YOUR BACK” Jeremiah 17:5-17 NLT [5] This is what the LORD says: "Cursed are those who put their trust in mere humans, who rely on human strength and turn their hearts away from the LORD. [6] They are like stunted shrubs in the desert, with no hope for the future. They will live in the barren wilderness, in an uninhabited salty land. [7] "But blessed are those who trust in the LORD and h... [read more]
  • Brotherhood of darkness or light? College life offers all kinds of groups for students to become part of. Everyone wants to feel connected to others. 1 Peter 4:3-4 NIV [3] For you have spent enough time in the past doing what pagans choose to do---living in debauchery, lust, drunkenness, orgies, carousing and detestable idolatry. [4] They are surprised that you do not join them in their rec... [read more]
  • “EDUCATED AND UNWISE?” Proverbs 1:1-7 NIV [1] The proverbs of Solomon son of David, king of Israel: [2] for gaining wisdom and instruction; for understanding words of insight; [3] for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair; [4] for giving prudence to those who are simple, knowledge and discretion to the young--- [5] let the wise listen and add to their... [read more]
  • “GOD HAS SECRETS from us for OUR OWN GOOD”. Our brains would probably explode trying to understand them. Deuteronomy 29:29 NIV [29] The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law. Job 38:3-5,16-21,35 NIV [3] Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. ... [read more]