LandMarks Magazine Contents

2011 December

Editorial – The Humanity of Jesus

He came as a man, to be tempted as a man, rendering the obedience of a man. Christ rendered obedience to God, and overcame as humanity overcome. We are led to make wrong conclusions because of erroneous views of the nature of our Lord.

Where This World is Headed

Have you ever been deceived by having a false hope? Jesus taught that many people in the last days will believe they are saved, will but come right up to the end of the world and find out that they are lost for eternity. Don’t let it happen to you! Find out what is involved ... Read more

Our Past History – The Third Angel

We have nothing to fear for the future, except as we shall forget the way the Lord has led us, and His teaching in our past history.” Life Sketches of Ellen G. White, 196. This quotation has been the theme of the last two Bible studies (LandMarks July 2011, September 2011). The subject we have ... Read more

What About Discouragement?

It is not unusual for those who have chosen to follow the Lamb whithersoever He leadeth to experience discouragement from time to time. Often, when that occurs, the discouraged one can be tempted to question the sincerity of his commitment. He is prone to ask himself, “Am I failing in my Christian walk because I ... Read more

Another Love Story

We do not fully understand the love that Christ has for us. As a child, we may recite John 3:16, but as we start to investigate, we find that eternity will not exhaust the study of His love for man. One of the things I learned when I got married was that every proclamation of ... Read more

Keys to the Storehouse – Jesus Longed to See!

"Jesus longed to see.” That is quite a statement to think upon. It makes you want to know what He longed to see! A rich young man came to Jesus inquiring what he could do to inherit eternal life.

A Call to Prayer – India

India is the world’s second most populous country, with 1.2 billion people. It prides itself to be one of the oldest civilizations with the world’s oldest religion – Hinduism. Ever since Great Britain colonized that part of the world in the nineteenth century, the Christian world has been sending missionaries to India.

Lifestyle – Trust in God — Our Greatest Need

The mental health of Americans could well be at an all time low with a large number of people complaining of stress, depression, suicide and other health problems directly related to stress. It has been said that 75 to 90 percent of visits to primary care physicians are due to stress related problems. Job stress, ... Read more

Children’s Story – The Strange Mechanic

The driver went to the car that pulled over, and he discovered that the driver was a mechanic! The mechanic got out of his car and looked at the problem, and he said that he had the needed part.

Health – Hydrotherapy — The Contrast Bath

Here is a natural remedy that works wonders with the human body. This simple explanation of using the contrast bath is found in the book, God’s Healing Way, by Mary Ann McNeilus, M.D. (Tenth Printing, 2004), 37-38. I pray that you will be encouraged to try hydrotherapy, a natural remedy.

Q&A – Duties of Children

Is it required of children to obey their parents when the duties required are not in harmony with the requirements of God? The command of the Lord is, “Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee” [Exodus 20:12]. Honor certainly means ... Read more

Inspiration – Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor

Those who truly carry out the principles of the law of God in their daily lives will realize that suffering humanity has claims upon them. They will not only love God supremely, but their neighbor as themselves.

Nature – The Hercules’ Club Tree

The Hercules’ Club tree (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis), also known as toothache tree, tickle-tongue, pepperwood, and Southern prickly ash, is a spiny tree or shrub in the citrus family, native to the southeastern United States.

Food – Vegan Recipe Substitutes

In traditional baking, most types of baked goods can easily be made vegan by replacing the dairy and eggs with plant-based ingredients. Some of the obvious substitutions are: soy milk or rice milk to replace dairy milk and non-hydrogenated vegan margarine or oil instead of butter.

Recipe – Pineapple Squares

  2 cups canned crushed pineapple 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1/3 cup margarine 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder (aluminum free) 1/2 tsp. salt 1/3 cup plain or vanilla soy milk 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – A Solemn Call

January 1, 2012 - January 7, 2012 - “We have unmistakable evidence of the voice of the True Shepherd, and He is calling upon us to follow Him. He says, ‘I have kept my Father’s commandments’ [John 15:10]. He leads His sheep in the path of humble obedience to the law of God.”

Bible Study Guides – God Puts Things in Writing

January 8, 2012 - January 14, 2012 - What reveals the power of God’s word to change a person into a new creature? II Corinthians 5:17; I Peter 1:22–25. Note: “By looking constantly to Jesus with the eye of faith, we shall be strengthened. God will make the most precious revelations to His hungering, thirsting ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – The Book of Nature

January 15, 2012 - January 21, 2012 - With what thoughts should we let nature inspire us? Psalms 19:1–3; 143:5, 6. Note: “The great Architect has formed and fashioned the scenes of nature that they may have an important bearing upon man’s intellectual and moral character.

Bible Study Guides – God’s Spirit and Providence

January 22, 2012 - January 28, 2012 - When God speaks to our heart through difficult Providences and frustrating disappointments, how should we respond—and why? Romans 8:18; I Peter 1:7. Note: “Through trial and persecution the glory—the character—of God is revealed in His chosen ones.”

All Bible texts, unless appearing in quoted references or otherwise identified, are from the New King James Version.