Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

March-April 2001
Volume 10, Number 3

Few things are cuter or more innocent than a lamb. It is this image that God chose to represent His Son in His sacrifice for our redemption. There are profound lessons to be learned from this ovine type.  (Westock)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
How Good It Is! (Part Two)

The Bible mentions eating around 700 times, highlighting the broad practicality of the Bible's instruction. Its lessons for us are drawn from life itself, and eating is a major part of everyone's experience. Regardless of race, wealth, education, gender, or age, everybody eats. By studying eating in the experiences of others, we plumb a deep well of instruction from which we can draw vital lessons to help us through life.

Ready Answer
An Extraordinary Feast

by Mark Schindler

When God says that His feasts are special, they really are! Mark Schindler explains that we are vicarious participants in the events the feasts memorialize.

Prophecy Watch
Kid Kid-Killers

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The rash of school shootings in America definitely has a cause, but it is not the ones that the "experts" blame on the evening news. Richard Ritenbaugh argues that the cause can be found in God's absence from our schools and public life.

Death of a Lamb

by Staff

Since the church no longer keeps the Passover with the slaughter of a lamb, we miss important and poignant details that could enhance our observance. A personal experience with two ewes serves as a springboard to explain greater, spiritual lessons.


by David C. Grabbe

News, events and trends in relations to Bible prophecy for March-April 2001.

Bible Study
Overcoming (Part 8):

by Martin G. Collins

Few human faults can hinder Christian overcoming like self-indulgence. If we can learn to control our desires, we are a long way toward living a godly life.

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