Studying the Bible
Sermon; Given 2/15/1997
Bible study provides a personal means of attaining the mind of God, growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Warfare!
Sermon; Given 12/7/1996
We must don the whole armor of God, using His spiritual weapons to bring every thought into obedience to Christ, destroying the enemy's footholds.
Forgiveness
Article; Posted 12/1/1996
Following our too frequent mess-ups in life, forgiveness is so refreshing! We must forgive others if we are to be forgiven.
Our Father
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/2/1996
Emotional and spiritual well-being of children improves when fathers fulfill their role. People from dysfunctional families have a skewed image of God.
We Must Believe!
Sermon; Given 9/21/1996
In an environment in which we are continually lied to (in politics, popular media, marketing techniques, insurance adjustment, etc.) it is no wonder that our faith in …
Should We Make Vows Today?
Article; Posted 9/1/1996
We can promise to change our lives in return for a request we ask from God, but should we do this? Although not forbidden, making vows is a risky business.
Be Thankful!
Sermon; Given 7/20/1996
Focusing on the opulence of Las Vegas, John Reid reflects that our people of modern Israel have become truly spoiled, surfeiting on the blessings given to Abraham's …
By This Shall All Men Know You
Sermon; Given 5/4/1996
A native practice involves leaving a young man on a remote island with only a bow and arrows until he learns to become a man, and God does something similar.
Should We Obey the Laws of Our Government?
Article; Posted 5/1/1996
A great many Americans feel that they do not have to submit to the government. John Reid brings the Bible's viewpoint into this discusssion.
During a Famine, What Is the Work?
Article; Posted 2/1/1996
God's church faces a time of severe trial, a famine of the Word. What should Christians be doing during such a time? John Reid uses the example of the first-century …
Remembering God's Gifts, Promises, and Rewards
Sermon; Given 1/6/1996
John Reid reflects that God gives us the capability of remembering in order to learn and retain lessons, fortifying us in the midst of grave trials. During these times …
Learn to Fear God
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 10/9/1995
Fearing God is equated with obeying or complying with God's instructions, voluntarily measuring all our thoughts and behavior against His Law.
Avoiding Spiritual Burnout
Sermon; Given 9/16/1995
John Reid, drawing on an example of an exhausted military medic, explores the problem of burnout with the attending symptoms of collapse, callousness, and giving up. …
Remembering Your Vows
Sermon; Given 6/17/1995
Like the marriage covenant, counting the cost is the most serious part of the baptismal agreement, not something to be taken lightly.
The Whirlpool of War
Article; Posted 6/1/1995
John Reid, a veteran of the Korean war, knows the horrors of war. We are in a spiritual war right now, and it will only become hotter as we near the end!
Tithing
Sermon; Given 2/18/1995
This comprehensive overview of tithing explores the attitudes we should have toward tithing, the purposes of the tithe, and the benefits of tithing.
When Was Jesus Born?
Article; Posted 12/1/1994
The Catholic Church chose December 25 as the date of Jesus' birth, centuries after the fact. However, internal biblical evidence gives a very different story.
Persistence
Sermon; Given 10/29/1994
John Reid, focusing upon a diary excerpt of a pioneer woman on the Oregon Trail, asserts that the trait of persistence is impossible without a transcendent and ardent …
Prosperity
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 9/25/1994
John Reid, reflecting on the derelict shadow population of the LA warehouse district, observes that amidst abundant wealth, pockets of poverty also co-exist. As modern …
Peace
Feast of Tabernacles Sermon; Given 9/21/1994
It is difficult to find pockets or places of peace on earth today. The world longs for tranquility, freedom from mental anxiety, and cessation from strife.