LandMarks Magazine Contents

2004 May

Editorial – The Widow’s Mite

Something that has astonished me for a long time is that God’s work around the world is substantially supported by what could be called the “widows and the orphans.” You know the story of the widow’s mite in Luke 21.

Clean Hands and Pure Hearts, Part I

What is going to have to happen? Oh friend, I long to see the day when, among God’s people, we have pure hearts and clean hands. We will be filled with the Holy Spirit as a result!

Lessons From the Book of Amos – Part VI

Reading the Book of Amos is a disturbing experience, because as we read, we are faced with the awesome demands a righteous God makes on the lives of His people. We are also presented with the consequences, if we do not follow the commands that God makes upon our lives.

The Power of Music, Part II

The many and varied effects of music on the body and mind have given rise to the development of many specific therapeutic situations. Besides mood improvement and curing anxiety and insomnia, music has been used with many specific indications.

The Power of Speech, Part V

Let an evil report be started, and how rapidly it will be exaggerated and passed from lip to lip! How many will feast upon it, like vultures upon a heap of garbage.

You Can be Happy!

“None are so happy and entirely safe as those who have that faith that works by love and purifies the soul.” Manuscript Releases, vol. 18, 128, 129.

Serving Cheerfully

Maybe it is time that we all searched our lives to see if we are faithfully serving God in our homes. Not only serving Him, but serving Him cheerfully!

The Pen of Inspiration – Hannah, Mother of Samuel

Hannah’s prayer was granted; she received the gift for which she had so earnestly entreated. As she looked upon the child, she called him Samuel—“asked of God.”

Children’s Story – Lost But Not Forgotten

...the temptation of picking them had taken the girls off the narrow path of safety they had been following. Soon Ruthie decided they did not know for sure where they were. They were lost!

Nature Nugget – Armored Mammals

Another family of armor-encased mammals, the armadillos, is found in the New World from Kansas in the United States to Patagonia in South America.

Restoring the Temple – Foodborne Diseases

Foodborne disease is extremely costly. Health experts estimate that the yearly cost of all foodborne diseases in the United States is $5 to $6 billion in direct medical expenses and lost productivity. Infections with the bacteria Salmonella alone account for $1 billion yearly in direct and indirect medical costs.

Ask the Pastor – Musical Instruments in Church

Our neighbors believe that instruments of any kind, including piano and organ, are not to be played in church. They sing without instrumental music of any kind in their church services. They say that the New Testament does not permit instrumental music. What does the Bible really say about this?

Food for Life – Mulligan

“I am given a message to give to you: Eat at regular periods. By wrong habits of eating, you are preparing yourself for future suffering. It is not always safe to comply with invitations to meals, even though given by your brethren and friends, who wish to lavish upon you many kinds of food. You ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Warning and Invitation

May 29, 2004 - June 4, 2004 - What warning is given to some who are looking for the coming of Jesus? What will be the result of such unbelief? Matthew 24:48–51.

Bible Study Guides – Consecration

June 5, 2004 - June 11, 2004 - “The willingness to sacrifice on the part of the Macedonian believers came as a result of wholehearted consecration. Moved by the Spirit of God, they ‘first gave their own selves to the Lord’ (11 Corinthians 8:5),

Bible Study Guides – A Missionary Lesson

June 12, 2004 - June 18, 2004 - As we draw near to the coming of Christ, more and still more of missionary work will engage our efforts. The message of the renewing power of God’s grace will be carried to every country and clime, until the truth shall belt the world.

Bible Study Guides – Review of the Quarter

June 19, 2004 - June 25, 2004 - What was the mission of Jesus to this earth? What do sinners have through the death of Christ? What does the Lord desire to be for every person?

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