CONTENTS

Thomas Hilliard and his wife

My Christian life: Serving in retirement as a vacancy pastor

two people holding a bible with hands on the top and bottom of the bible

Share the gospel

two asian toddlers fighting on couch

Parent conversations: Why do siblings fight? How should I react when they are fighting?

Please Explain two men talking

Please explain: Why are only Christians’ works good, but the same works by others are not?

MAY ISSUE

Parent conversations: Why do siblings fight? How should I react when they are fighting?

My life is so much richer, thanks to my brother and sisters. Each one helped shape me…

Please explain: Why are only Christians’ works good, but the same works by others are not?

I wonder if Cain was the first person to ever ask this question. He and his brother…

A most unusual prayer

A New Testament prayer demonstrates both a confession of faith and an urgent cry for help. It…

Share the gospel

Andrew invited his brother to hear Jesus for himself. Inviting others to come and see still works….

God’s solid foundation

The early church leaders built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets. When the apostle John…

Faith and the thinking Christian: Home field advantage

First and ten for the New York Giants on the 55-yard line. Wait. What?! Football fields don’t…

Step forward in faith!

Your heart is pounding and your stomach is attempting back flips in those tense moments before the…

Confessions of faith: Julian

An international student discovered more than academics at a WELS high school. Standing in front of the…

Q&A: Why does it seem like Christianity is so negative?

Whenever I go to church, it seems like the pastor is always talking about sin, Satan, and…

Bible study: God’s attitude is grace

Grace is God’s unmerited favor toward sinners. However, some are critical of the Bible because it speaks…

President’s message: Making normal a reality

You’re reading this in May, but it’s February as I’m writing. We’re at a time when we…

Devotion: God makes it grow

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who…

My Christian life: Serving in retirement as a vacancy pastor

A retired pastor and his wife share the blessings of serving at a vacancy. Over the past…

The Bible still matters: Part 4

The Bible’s message of God’s love for sinners frees us to love God and others. A quick…

A thought: Their message to us

In the upper room, Jesus told his disciple a great deal about what was soon to happen….

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