Sixth Commandment
Sixth Commandment

Forerunner: Preparing Christians for the Kingdom of God

March 1998
Volume 7, Number 3

Many people think of love as nothing more than a warm, sentimental feeling. The love of God, however, transcends emotion. It is the supreme virtue of God's own character and should be the motivation for everything a Christian does.  (Corel Photo)

Personal from John W. Ritenbaugh
The Fruit of the Spirit:

Love is the first of the fruit of the Spirit, the one trait of God that exemplifies His character. John Ritenbaugh explains what love is and what love does.

Ready Answer
Are You Bearing Your Cross?

by Staff

How do we, as modern Christians, bear our cross as Jesus commands? He meant far more than simply carrying a stake over our shoulders! This article shows how vital denying ourselves and taking up our cross is in following Christ.

Prophecy Watch
The Branch

by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The Branch is a well-known Old Testament prophetic figure, identified as the Messiah by most people. Yet, is there more to it than that? Why is the Branch not mentioned in the New Testament? What does it mean to us?

Celebrating Birthdays

by Martin G. Collins

Are birthday celebrations as harmless as they seem? Do they help or hinder the growth of a child's character? This article advances a spiritual principle concerning birthdays that many do not consider.


by Staff

News and events from around the world for March 1998.

Bible Study

by Martin G. Collins

A biblical study on the basic aspects of one of the fruit of God's Spirit, joy.

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