LandMarks Magazine Contents

2003 October

Editorial – What are you doing today? Part II

6 Be faithful in the responsibilities God has allowed to come your way today. “Steady progress in a good work, the frequent repetition of one kind of faithful service, is of more value in God’s sight than the doing of some great work, and wins for His children a good report. . . .

Where God Is Working

If you want to be a fellow worker with God, do you think it might be important for you to find out where God is working? Ever since the beginning of time, God has been working. The inspired writings always focus the attention on where God is working.

Why Has the Latter Rain Not Fallen?

Are we waiting on some big work to be done sometime in the future when the latter rain is poured out?—Oh, we are going to become soul winners then!

The Last Days of Noah

That is how some Christians believe that you condemn the world. How did Noah condemn the world in his day? He simply did what God told him to do.

Preparing for the Latter Rain, Part I

It is the latter rain that provides the power to give the final warning to the world during the time of the Sunday laws and Satan’s impersonation of Christ. These will be the crowning trial and final test, which are soon to break upon us.

Time To Decide

In this life, many decisions have to be made. Sometimes we do not have a long time to make the decision. Often we have already made preliminary decisions, before the time comes to make a final decision.


And I thanked the Lord, for rain from the sky. Then my mind wandered to the scene at the well, To the woman whom Jesus her life history did tell.

From the Pen of Inspiration – How Do We Stand?

The solemn question should come home to every member of our churches, How are we standing before God, as the professed followers of Jesus Christ? Is our light shining forth to the world in clear, steady rays?

Restoring the Temple – Danger is Brewing in the Cup, Part I

The culprit is caffeine! Whether you get it in your coffee, tea, soda, eat it in your chocolate and cocoa, or swallow pills, caffeine is affecting your health in dozens of dangerous ways.

Children’s Story – Tales of a Tennessee Chain Gang, Part IV

Once the Spring City job was done, the chain gang was moved to a two-story, log house about a mile and a half from Graysville. Burchard noted that this was really his first time behind bars, since all the windows were equipped with them.

Ask the Pastor – Funerals and Weddings

Question: I would like to know how funerals and weddings were started in the church. Answer: The origin for both of these services is found in the days of Adam and Eve.

Nature Nugget – Fish Cleaning Stations

Cleaning stations are places on the coral reef where various species of fish and shrimps, known as cleaners, provide the services of parasite removal and grooming for other species.

Food for Life – Honeymoon UnFrench Toast

Favorite Recipes from Staff and Friends of Steps to Life "Yesterday we attended the celebration of a wedding conducted in style, worthy of imitation. . . . The hall was decorated in tasteful style, nothing superfluous or silly. . . . There was a long table arranged with food which was placed upon plates and ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – Spiritualism, Evil Angels and Their Work

November 1, 2003 - November 7, 2003 - Under the name of spiritualism the practice of communicating with beings claiming to be the spirits of the departed has become widespread. It is calculated to take hold of the sympathies of those who have laid their loved ones in the grave.

Bible Study Guides – Conversion

November 8, 2003 - November 14, 2003 - Ministers who exhort sinners to be converted should distinctly define what sin is and what conversion from sin is. Sin is the transgression of the law.

Bible Study Guides – Baptism

November 15, 2003 - November 21, 2003 - The repentant believer, who takes the steps required in conversion, commemorates in his baptism the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. He goes down into the water in the likeness of Christ’s death and burial, and he is raised out of the water in the likeness of ... Read more

Bible Study Guides – The Ordinances

November 22, 2003 - November 28, 2003 - “At the first feast He attended with His disciples, Jesus gave them the cup that symbolized His work for their salvation. At the last supper He gave it again, in the institution of that sacred rite by which His death was to be shown forth ‘till He ... Read more

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