October-December 2023

Getting Ready

by Phil Enlow

A Foundation Laid in Zion

by C. Parker Thomas

Thoughts on the Body of Christ

by Merilea Bigham

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Dear Saints,

Greetings once again in the wonderful name of our Lord Jesus! We are well into the Christmas season and hope to get this in the mail before December runs out!

The world situation continues to deteriorate as we are led to expect in scripture as “the day approaches.” Actual wars, and not mere “rumors” of wars are being fought and there are many other potential conflicts that could break out at any time. We surely need the Lord as never before.

The lead article is from a subject I preached on some time ago, but which came back to me over the last several weeks. As the article points out, in order for believers to “be ready,” as Jesus warns, they need to be prepared in advance. I believe with all my heart that God is faithfully working in His people to get them ready for all that is coming on the earth. He just wants us to be awake and aware and to yield to that working.

The other main article consists of about half of an old article by Bro. Thomas that ultimately became Chapter 3 in the book, “The Sure Foundation.” One of the things I appreciated most about Bro. Thomas is that he always remained centered on the person and work of Christ, his perfect and finished work. All else is, at best, secondary.

Remember Paul’s words in 1 Cor 2:2. “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” Truly, our only hope in a perishing world is in what Christ did on our behalf, and nothing else.

All of history centers on the cross and what was accomplished there. It is the very foundation of everything God is doing in this temporary world, gathering and preparing a people to live with him in a perfect world, forever!

This particular article deals in part with the place of Israel in God’s plan. This is very timely in view of the events unfolding in the middle east. Our hearts go out to all who are suffering.

Sadly, so many in our day treat the so-called “church age” as almost a parenthesis, a temporary pause in God’s plan, which they see as centering in the fleshly descendants of Abraham. But it is the descendants of Abraham’s faith and not merely his flesh that matter. And God will faithfully save His own, both Jews and Gentiles. There is no difference in God’s eyes. And He won’t lose even one of His!

Till next time may God’s rich blessings be yours.

Your brother in Christ,
Phil Enlow