LandMarks Magazine Contents

2011 March

Editorial – Impossible Ordinances

Concerning the ordinances mentioned in Colossians 2:14–23, which Paul says not to touch, taste or finger (handle), he continues by saying that these things have indeed a reputation of having wisdom in self-imposed worship and humility and in unsparing abuse of the body not having any value to protect against overindulgence of the flesh. (See ... Read more

Devil’s Deceptions

The devil knows that the plain utterances of the Bible reveal his deceptions. At every revival of God’s work, the prince of evil is aroused to more intense activity, and right now he is putting forth his utmost efforts for a final struggle against Christ and His followers,...

That Which was Lost is Found

Each one of these parables—the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son—conveys the same principle and was told in the presence of the Pharisees and scribes who were so actively impugning Christ’s work.

The Goal

The Christian’s goal is to seek first the kingdom of God, and all other things will be provided. First, let us define what heaven is. Heaven is more than just a place, even though there is a place called heaven.

Temperance and Vital Force

Temperance is one of the fruits of the Spirit. True temperance teaches us to dispense entirely with everything hurtful and to use judiciously, wisely, that which is healthful. Few realize as they should that their habits of diet have to do with their health, their character, their usefulness in this world, and their eternal destiny.

Inspiration – Our Mighty Helper

While we are engaged in the work which the Master has appointed us to do, though trials and perplexities and temptations press upon us, we should not be discouraged; for we know that One has endured all these temptations before us.

Keys to the Storehouse – Strong Man Armed

"How can one enter into a strong man’s house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house.” Matthew 12:29. For the longest time I had a hard time understanding the meaning of this verse and how it applied to my life.

Health – How Important is Calcium?

No element is less understood and more ignorantly applied than calcium and its compounds. Calcium is the great builder of the structural parts of the body, not only of the bones and ligaments, but the walls of the arteries, the heart, the walls of the veins, the teeth, the epithelial, and connective tissue.

History – Herod the Great

King Herod the Great was one of the most powerful men and greatest builders of all time. Yet, he was so despised that at his death he ordered the death of many prominent Jews, so there would be weeping in Jerusalem. He was buried at his desert palace, the Herodium.

Children’s Story – Have a Nice Weekend

Have a nice weekend!” were wishes given us by family, neighbors and coworkers. Frank and I decided that we were not too old to actually car camp—that means taking a tent and sleeping bags in the trunk of the car, not an RV!

Food – Obesity, A Growing Epidemic

One of the more obvious ways in which intemperance is displayed is obesity. The statistics related to obesity in the United States of America are shocking. There are 58 million people overweight, 40 million obese, and three million morbidly obese.

Recipe – Vegetable Spaghetti Medley

8 oz. pkg. whole wheat spaghetti 1 bag fresh vegetable medley or vegetables of choice ½ cup smooth peanut butter 2 Tbsp. Braggs Liquid Aminos 2 tsp. minced garlic 1 ½ tsp. chile-garlic sauce 1 tsp. minced fresh ginger Slightly undercook the pasta until el dente; then add the vegetables and cook until the vegetables ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – The Garden of the Heart

March 27, 2011 - April 2, 2011 - Why is our mind—as the governing center (or heart) of our soul—so important? Proverbs 4:23. Note: “Diligent heart-keeping is essential to a healthy growth in grace. The heart in its natural state is a habitation for unholy thoughts and sinful passions.

Bible Study Guides – A Vital Characteristic

April 3, 2011 - April 9, 2011 - “The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.” Proverbs 15:33. Another great need of the church is humility—the deep humility of Christ. Believers need to see the necessity of working as Christ worked.

Bible Study Guides – In the Heart and Home

April 10, 2011 - April 16, 2011 - How does Scripture intertwine the Gospel message with God’s plan for marriage? Song of Solomon 2:16; 4:7; 6:3. Note: “In both the Old and the New Testament the marriage relation is employed to represent the tender and sacred union that exists between Christ and His people,..."

Bible Study Guides – Our Neighbor

April 17, 2011 - April 23, 2011 - This question Christ answered in the parable of the good Samaritan. He showed that our neighbor does not mean merely one of the church or faith to which we belong. It has no reference to race, color, or class distinction.

Bible Study Guides – Diligence

April 24, 2011 - April 30, 2011 - “The habitations that the ants build for themselves show wonderful skill and perseverance. Only one little grain at a time can they handle, but by diligence and perseverance they accomplish wonders. Solomon points to their industry as a reproach to those who waste their hours in sinful ... Read more

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