July 1985 Newsletter (5745:9)

I Used to Like Non-Christians
July 1, 1985

When I was a teenager, one of my best friends was a fellow named Sal. We really loved one another with that joyous, laughter-filled love that comes too seldom in a lifetime. Often our chess games would be interrupted by bellyaching laughter as we exchanged jokes, observations about acquaintances and the kinds of bantering insults […]

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The Treasure of Gold

Once there was a poor farmer who discovered a hill of gold. The farmer owned a small field at the edge of a large fertile valley. One afternoon early in autumn, he was inspecting his wheat for the harvest. The sun was beginning to sink behind the foothills and the sky was ablaze with gold […]

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The Need to Connect
Author: Cheryl Rice

Among the miracles recorded in the ninth chapter of Matthew are two accounts of the healing touch of Jesus. One deals with the daughter of a synagogue official, and the other with a woman who had suffered from hemorrhaging for 12 years. In each of these situations a significant word is used to describe the […]

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What Would it Take?
Author: Peter Rice

I confess that some of the sayings of Yeshua haunt me. Flying in the face of modern logic and normal” reasoning, they challenge me to a reality that is neither rose-colored nor pessimistic—the reality of God’s love working in this world. In God’s reality, 300 men are stronger than 3,000; a widow’s mite is treasured […]

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A Father’s Love
Author: Avi Snyder

God doesn’t hate!” the young man declared. We had been discussing how God could hate the sin in our lives while he still loved us, the sinners. “God doesn’t hate,” he repeated. “‘Hate’ is too strong a word. Maybe there are things that he just doesn’t tolerate.” I picked up my side of the discussion. […]

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We’re Glad You Asked…

QUESTION: I belong to _________ church, which has always been known for doing evangelistic work and sending missionaries to foreign fields, but in a recent sermon my pastor said that it is our Christian duty to love the Jewish people and not try to persuade them to become Christians. When later I privately questioned that […]

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What’s in a Name?
Author: Moishe Rosen

What’s in a name?” wrote Shakespeare. “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Perhaps one of the greatest bards of all time, he certainly had some poetic ideas—and some unusual viewpoints on life—like “All the world’s a stage.” Nevertheless he should have consulted the Scriptures. Then he could have known that life […]

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