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Watching Daily At My Gates

November 8 Read Exodus 24 This chapter begins the account of Moses meeting with God. Let us notice the words of the people before he went up Mount Sinai. “All the words which the LORD hath said will we do.” That is quite the confession of faith. And yet, time and time again, Israel failed […]

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The Western Young People’s Retreat

Beach volleyball every day, mixer games, speeches and discussion groups—sounds like a convention! I’m not talking about the convention that most of us went to in Wisconsin, however. Early this summer, a small group of our young people (32 to be exact) representing six of our churches attended a “Western Young People’s Society Retreat” which […]

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The Sunflower

“Don’t cut those!” Clara paused. She held a pair of scissors in her right hand, and a colorful bouquet of flowers in her left. One more flower would make the bouquet complete. Especially one of those sunflowers. She looked back to see if her mother was still watching. “But Mom, these are the best and […]

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The Privilege of Serving

In the first two speeches of this convention we have considered various lessons from the life of Joseph. One of the things we noticed is that Joseph was not blessed with the family life that most of you have enjoyed. He came from a very dysfunctional, troubled family. Yet in the midst of a life […]

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The Power of Sanctification

Joseph appears in Scripture as a great example of God’s sanctifying power in his people. His godly response to sufferings, fleeing fornication, and forgiving his brothers, reveal God’s work of grace in his heart. For us as young people, it is easy to look at the life of Joseph and to try to distance ourselves […]

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Introduction In our study of the history of the English Bible thus far, we have seen its dawn in the Wycliffite Bibles of the 1380s and 90s, and the birth proper of the English Bible in the translation and revision work of William Tyndale in the age of the Reformation. We now come to what […]

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Convention Reflection

This year’s convention had an amazing message. Not only were the speeches excellent; the discussion groups also were meaningful to me. The theme verse, Genesis 50:20, is something that stays in my mind; it is a verse that every Christian, young or old, can look to in hard times. God tried Joseph in a way […]

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But God Meant It Unto Good

This year’s Young People’s Convention was in Green Lake, Wisconsin. The convention is something all of the young people look forward to. It is one of the highlights of summer. The theme for this year was “Lessons from the Life of Joseph.” Let me start off by mentioning some of the things that I really […]

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