Gospel Advocate’s 2015-2016 Catalog is now available on our website. It provides the best in brotherhood Bible class, personal work and lesson materials, as well as church supplies from communion cups to baptisteries.
How will you climb to the spiritual heights God has envisioned for you?
Mountain climbing is not for the faint of heart. It is a grueling process. You often feel like quitting, but if you persevere until you reach the summit, you earn the satisfaction of standing thousands of feet above the world.
Faith is not for the faint of heart either. It requires you to make difficult choices that will dictate your actions as you strive to reach the ultimate summit. Fortunately for us, we have something climbers don’t have. We have Jesus – the Rope reaching down from heaven to guide us, strengthen us and give focus to our lives.
Matthew W. Morine uses his experience on the “fourteeners” of Colorado (mountains over 14,000 feet) to teach about faith. Geared specifically toward late high school and college-age students, A Mountain Moving Faith is sure to take your personal relationship with God to new heights.
Morine, originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, is a graduate of the Brown Trail School of Preaching, Heritage Christian, Lipscomb and Freed-Hardeman universities, and has a doctorate of ministry from Harding School of Theology. He is the pulpit minister for the Castle Rock Church of Christ in Castle Rock, Colo. He and his wife, Charity, have two children.
Order from our website here or call 1-800-251-8446.
Excerpted from the January/February 2015 issue of Christian Woman Magazine.
Winter is a magical time. Even if you have never seen a winter, you would recognize it.
At first glance, winter appears ominous. Grey skies shroud a cracked and barren landscape. Daylight is fleeting, the numbing chill relentless. Bare branches stretch up from brown earth grasping for fragile bits of sunlight that manage to pierce through the thick mantel overhead. The earth seems void of life. But look again.
Patches of frost dot the ground, like lace doilies on fine mahogany. Trees which seem barren and lost stand tall to display unique patterns of bark and limb. Tiny buds, tightly closed and clinging to branches, remind us of life within and new life to come.
Reprinted from the February 2015 issue of Gospel Advocate Magazine.
This is an auspicious year for the Gospel Advocate; July marks our 160th anniversary. Much has changed since the mid-19 century, but the guiding principles of this journal are unchanged.
Our publishing house transitioned over the years, adding new products and services. Beyond the Gospel Advocate magazine and our sister journal Christian Woman, our company provides members of the church with a range of Bible class materials, books and supplies. Although many of our materials look quite different from those offered in 1855, the truths taught are the same. Methods will change; convictions must not. The principles of consistency and change, are essential for effectiveness.
Foundations of Our Faith
There is one God who exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and salvation is in Christ alone. The Bible is the Word of God – speaking with God’s authority; it is free from error and completely sufficient to accomplish the Lord’s work. Nothing should be added to or taken from what God says in Scripture.
Who Are Those Guys?
So often when we read the Old Testament, all we notice are the superheroes of faith – larger-than-life men like Abraham, Moses and David. We may have trouble relating to men of such spiritual stature. We think, “I’ll never have the faith of Noah or Joseph.”
But there are other people in the Bible, unsung heroes whose lives and faith made a difference on a smaller scale – people more like us. We can identify with people like Ithamar the list maker. Or how about Caleb, Nabal’s servant and Ebed-Melech who all made a stand for what was right?
Wanda Robinson’s study on relatively unknown men in the Bible is full of lessons on living God’s way. Super-power your faith with a look at these unsung heroes (and a few villains along the way).
Wanda Robinson and her husband, Wendell, work with the Graymere Church of Christ in Columbia, Tenn. She teaches classes for ladies, coordinates part of the preschool department, and works with other ministries including the jail ministry. They have three children and seven grandchildren.
Gospel Advocate’s goal has always been to bring you books and materials that will be helpful in your Christian walk. Let our family be of help to your family.
Order from our website here or call 1-800-251-8446.
The “A Matter of Taste” column in the January/February issue of Christian Woman featured recipes that were traditional for the new year. Some of them included Collard Greens with Ham Hocks, Black-Eyed Pea and Sausage Soup, and this yummy recipe for Crispy Cheese Wafers. They’re a great addition to a soup supper or for a snack. Try them and let us know if you’ll be making them a new tradition in your home.
Crispy Cheese Wafers
Think cheese straw with a crispy crunch and shaped like a coin. Pre-shredded cheese is too dry for this recipe; shred your own.
1 cup butter, softened (not margarine)
1 (8-ounce) block cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1⁄2 cups crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon ground red pepper
Beat butter in a large bowl at medium speed of a mixer until creamy; add cheese, beating until combined. Add remaining ingredients, beating on low speed of mixer just until combined.
Shape cheese mixture into 24 balls and flatten to 1⁄4– to 1⁄2-inch thick on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Yield: 2 dozen.