LandMarks Magazine Contents

2021 September

Editorial – Laboring to Give Birth

“Ask now, and see, whether a man is ever in labor with child? So why do I see every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labor, and all faces turned pale” (Jeremiah 30:6)?

A Hundredfold Now

But what did Jesus mean by declaring “he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time”? What measure was Jesus using? What currency was He alluding to?

To Know and To Love Jesus

We become “Christians,” which means that we are followers of Christ. But are we really following Jesus? Do we truly know Him intimately, or do we just have a passive love for Him?

Fulfilling His Purpose

But, if you can identify with the experience of Samson and want to have a change in your life, if you want to follow the purpose and will of God, then you must commit your life to Him and ask Him to lead you.

Inspiration – This Same Jesus Shall So Come

This same Jesus, compassionate, tender, is coming again. On the Mount of Olives He told His disciples the signs that will precede His coming. But the day and the hour of His coming He has not revealed.

Story – The Father of Instrumental Music

Joseph Haydn’s greatest piece of music is that famous oratorio called “Creation.” It was written when he was an old man, sixty-five years of age. When he was writing it, it was his custom to kneel before God every day and pray for divine help.

Keys – How Blind is Blind?

So great has been the spiritual blindness of men that they have sought to make of none effect the Word of God. They have declared by their traditions that the great plan of redemption was devised in order to abolish and make of none effect the law of God,

Nature – It Takes Nerves for Flies to Keep a Level Head

Keeping the head level and gaze steady is a fundamental task for all animals that rely on vision to help control their movements. Understanding the underlying principles in simple model systems like flies could give us useful leads on how more complex creatures achieve similar tasks.

Question – Do we know what Jesus looked like?

Question: Do we know what Jesus looked like? Answer:  “He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire Him” (Isaiah 53:2, second part). “This is why the Jewish nation did not acknowledge Christ as the Prince of life; because He did not come with display ... Read more

Health – The Importance of the Sense of Smell

Our sense of smell is hugely important – especially when it comes to evoking memories. It’s funny how a particular scent can transport you back in time, to a particular memory.

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Matthew 5:9, Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” Every step up this ladder raises a person to a loftier realm of spiritual blessedness.

Recipe – Date “Bon Bons”

The Humble Date The fruit of the date palm tree, the date, is believed to have originated somewhere around the Persian Gulf. It is considered one of the oldest cultivated fruits and is part of the staple diet in Middle Eastern countries. When ripe, they are brown and shriveled, resembling a prune. There are several ... Read more

Bible Study – The Creator and Owner

September 26 – October 2, 2021 - All these wonders in the heavens are only doing the work appointed them. They are the Lord’s agencies. God is the superintendent, as well as the Creator, of all things.

Bible Study – The Ultimate Giver

October 3 – 9, 2021 - The greatest gift that God could bestow upon men was bestowed in the gift of His beloved Son. The apostle says, ‘He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

Bible Study – Wholehearted, Voluntary Service

October 10 – 16, 2021 - The whole being—heart, soul, mind, and strength—is to be used in God’s service. What is there left that is not devoted to God?

Bible Study – Zeal in Service

October 17 – 23, 2021 - When it comes to the service of God, do men manifest the same zeal for His work as they formerly manifested in the service of the world?

Bible Study – Energy and Efficiency

October 24 – 30, 2021 - Let every energy God has given be used in the work which bears with it the blessed satisfaction that it is for time and for eternity.

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