LandMarks Magazine Contents

2015 July

Editorial – Feelings

"...these desponding feelings are no evidence that God has forsaken you or me. … Gloomy feelings are no evidence that the promises of God are of no effect."

Like Master, Like Disciple

During Christ’s ministry on earth He was not accepted favorably by the masses. Warning His disciples about the future, He said, “It is enough for a disciple that He be like his teacher and a servant like his master...."

Thoughts from the Book of Hebrews

The theme throughout the book of Hebrews, written to the Jews, concerns Christ and the sanctuary in heaven. Paul is elevating Jesus in the eyes of the Jews—helping them to see that Jesus was the true Son of God.

A Sentence of Death – The Beginning of Life

“The woman had stood before Jesus, cowering with fear. His words, ‘He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone’ (John 8:7), had come to her as a death sentence. She dared not lift her eyes to the Saviour’s face, but silently awaited her doom.”

Current Events – Earthquakes and Floods

A powerful 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal near its capital, Katmandu flattening sections of the city’s historic center. Dozens of sightseers were trapped in a 200-foot watchtower that came crashing down into a pile of bricks.

Keys to the Storehouse – The Greatest Battle

Each day when I arise, the battle begins and continues all day until I retire in the evening. It is the battle with self and it is one of the greatest battles we will ever fight.

Inspiration – Watch and Pray

“Take ye heed, watch and pray” (Mark 13:33), were the words of our Saviour spoken in reference to the time of the end, and His second coming to take His faithful children home.

Question & Answer – Why were James and John called the ” sons of thunder “?

He and his brother were called “ sons of thunder ” (Mark 3:17). Evil temper, the desire for revenge, the spirit of criticism, were all in the beloved disciple.

Health – Handwriting and the Brain

“Psychologists and neuroscientists say it is far too soon to declare handwriting a relic of the past. New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep."

Lord’s Prayer Series – Daily Bread

The word translated daily bread, which occurs nowhere else in the Bible means necessary or essential bread. Thus we are asking that God give us that which is needful,...

Children Story – A Hard Question

Why do we always kneel when we pray?” asked Tommy as he was visiting the Reeds one evening. “We kneel because the Bible tells us to. ..."

Food – The Magnificent Pea

Green peas are so tasty and healthy. They can be added raw to salads or cooked and mashed with potatoes creating a wonderful, tasty, green hot dish. Remember also that peas are high in protein.

Recipe – Garden Green Pea Soup

1 cup boiling water 3 cups frozen peas Thaw peas in Boiling water—heat until hot. Blend together with: ¼ cup raw cashews 3 cups water 1 tspn onion powder Salt to taste Add 2 cups cooked elbow noodles. Serve and enjoy. YUM!

Bible Study Guides – In the Days of Samuel

July 26, 2015 - August 1, 2015-“The Lord had, through His prophets, foretold that Israel would be governed by a king; but it does not follow that this form of government was best for them or according to His will."

Bible Study Guides – The First King of Israel

August 2, 2015 - August 8, 2015-Though God was not pleased that the children of Israel chose a monarchy (Hosea 13:11), why did He set a king over them? I Samuel 12:13; Ezekiel 14:4. In what sense were they blind by their own sins?

Bible Study Guides – King David

August 9, 2015 - August 15, 2015-“When Saul heard the words of David he was humbled, and could not but admit their truthfulness. His feelings were deeply moved as he realized how completely he had been in the power of the man whose life he sought."

Bible Study Guides – David’s Repentance and Retribution

August 16, 2015 - August 22, 2015-“Again David was forced to recognize in his calamities the results of his own sin. The defection of Ahithophel, the ablest and most wily of political leaders, was prompted by revenge for the family disgrace involved in the wrong to Bathsheba, who was his granddaughter. …"

Bible Study Guides – Solomon

August 23, 2015 - August 29, 2015-“Those who today occupy positions of trust should seek to learn the lesson taught by Solomon’s prayer. The higher the position a man occupies, the greater the responsibility that he has to bear, the wider will be the influence that he exerts and the greater his need of dependence ... Read more Bible Study Guides – Solomon