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Giving The Lord’s Way (Part 2)

By Ron Courter (Excerpt from Article Originally Printed November 30, 1982)

We would like to add a few remaining thoughts to the principles of giving and make a few general comments on related matters.  We observed from the scriptures that our Father has been liberal indeed and we would expect the same of his children.  “He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him, also freely give us all things.”  The desire to give bountifully should be further prompted by the attitude of the Son.  Let us give like the Lord himself gave. Continue reading

Moses, Faithful in All His House

By Ron Courter (Excerpt from Article Originally Printed April 15, 1976)

Hebrews 3:5 puts the above words as a proper description of the man Moses. When you travel through the wilderness with Israel you begin to understand why. You don’t understand the strength behind the word “faithful,” until you start to walk the desert with Moses and listen to all the foul complaints that were cast his way. You don’t understand the appreciation God has for a faithful person, unto you think of a man willing to trust in an invisible army to overcome the horse and the chariot. The word “faithful” never comes alive, until you are faced with the recognition of making a choice that consciously puts you into a position of being unfavorable. Yes, Moses was faithful. WHY? His life reveals that all of the above were faced; and still he was willing to care for God’s people. Moses was a leader, a shepherd, a man of anger and compassion, but most of all he was faithful. Continue reading

It Can Pass- When Fulfilled

By Ron Courter (Excerpt from Article Originally Printed May 20,1976)

One subject that never seems to grow old is the relation of the Old Law or the Old Testament to the Christian today. Anyone who discusses the Bible for even a short time with another person will soon be faced with the question of the use of the Old Testament in establishing spiritual beliefs for today. The subject is indeed broad, but it is of interest to note Jesus’ approach to the problem. Continue reading