Touch a man’s wallet and you have touched a nerve. When Jesus challenged the rich young
ruler to part with his money it struck a nerve. The young man apparently did not realize
the grip his money had upon him until he was confronted with giving it away. (Lk.
18:22-23) So it is with many of us. We do not always realize how much we trust in riches,
and how much importance we place on money. Money gives us a sense of security; however,
Scripture would teach us that riches have wings, and really provide very little security.
Continue reading “Giving”
By Steve Hulshizer
Much of the typical mid-week prayer meeting is taken up with praying for those who are sick, or suffering in some way. The list is usually long, and if we take in those outside our own local assembly the list can get very large. There are many of the Lord’s people who are going through trials of various kinds and intensity. Many are physical difficulties, while others are related to other circumstances of life.
Continue reading “Praying For The Sick”
By Keith R. Keyser
When I was a college student, learning the fundamental principles of historical research and writing the need for editing in writing was stronger impressed upon me. One of my professors-who himself had authored several historical books and countless articles-maintained that even the best authors write numerous drafts. Many times I was grateful for conscientious proofreaders who made necessary corrections to my various research papers before the assignments were submitted to the merciless professors, waiting to “red line” the contents! Not only did such editing improve my writing and avert a bad grade, it also preserved me from the embarrassment of having mistakes recorded on file for years to come. Imagine the President of the United States delivering an inaugural address without having someone first correcting grammatical mistakes; the errors would permanently reflect on the chief executive. If editorial work is important in the educational, professional, and political worlds, how much more valuable it is in spiritual things.
Continue reading “The Gracious Editorial Ministry of God”
By Bob Gessner
Besides this you know what a critical hour this is, how it is high time now for you to wake up out of your sleep-rouse to reality. For salvation (final deliverance) is nearer to us now than when we first believed. The night is far gone and the day is almost here. Let us then drop (fling away) the works and deeds of darkness and put on the (full) art-nor of light. (Rom. 13:11,12, Amplified Version).
Continue reading “Are We Asleep At A Critical Hour?”
The first post on this blog occurred May 2002. At that point the site used the nuke portal to operate it, was not crawlable by google, featured mostly articles posted by other people and mostly fan address book for my church. Due to a fatal crash, I lost a year of that content before the public reboot in 2003.
Eventually, I wanted the site to be a repository of Bible Tools. I thought that I could collect the writings of the modern day Plymouth Brethren as an online source that could be accessed by a new generation of Plymouth Brethren. For a while, being the only Plymouth brethren blog that I could find I thought it would be good to split off and do something more personalized.
Around that time plenty of other sites started to come out so I decided to split the Bible Archive into two focuses: one an online magazine and the other a personal blog. I tried to maintain both of those things in the same address but it proved too confusing for readers.
Now, the Archive is primarily a blog and the E-Zine section is comprised of collection of blog posts for specific issues. The rest of the site is primarily my own studies (and error—heh) .
Enjoy your stay.