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WHAT IS THE HEART OF MAN?

by Andy Brenton

The heart is the vessel that helps to make a man who he is; it holds the key that opens up the true character and nature of the man (Prov. 23:7; Jer. 9:8). This is why God judges the heart; only He can accurately see through the veneer with which man cloaks himself (1 Sam. […]

CONSISTENT CHRISTIANITY

by Andy Brenton

The Apostle Paul provided good instruction about consistency of life when he said: “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the […]

“I Was Saved, Then Baptized”

by Berry Kercheville

https://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Saved-then-Baptized.mp3 Berry Kercheville Most people I teach have been baptized. Some were sprinkled as infants, but the majority were immersed, sometimes more than once. However, of those who have been immersed, very few were immersed believing that God was cleansing or forgiving them of their sins at the point of immersion (Acts 2:38; 22:16). Instead, […]

Bread And Enough

by Rickie Jenkins

https://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bread-and-enough.mp3 The story of the prodigal son intrigues us all. Perhaps we see ourselves in its timelessness. Maybe it speaks to our great need to be with the Father. Perhaps we only realize how great things are at home when we, like the prodigal, find ourselves in want.  When the prodigal asks for his inheritance, […]

Biblical Resolutions for 2019

by Brent Kercheville

Audio Brent Kercheville 1 I will sing of steadfast love and justice; to you, O LORD, I will make music. 2 I will ponder the way that is blameless. Oh when will you come to me? I will walk with integrity of heart within my house; 3 I will not set before my eyes anything […]

Many Yet One

by Rickie Jenkins

  https://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/many-yet-one.mp3 How much is 1 + 1? Of course, everybody knows it is 2. But, God said of the husband and wife that two shall become one. So, according to God’s math one plus one equals one. How much is many plus one? According to God’s math many plus one still equals one.  “For […]

The Lord Bless You

by Tim Jennings

https://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/The-Lord-Bless-You.mp3   I rarely see him smile. He is usually too busy for chit-chat. However, today a waiter at one of our favorite restaurants stopped. A big grin came across his face as he said, “Happy new year!” His smile made me smile. His kindness brightened my day. “Happy new year,” is a pleasant greeting, […]

Cranky Old Men

by Kyle Pope

By Kyle Pope http://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/cranky-old-men.mp3      In 1993 a movie came out entitled Grumpy Old Men. I never saw the movie, but as a thirty-year-old (at the time) I could maintain the assumption that such a description couldn’t apply to me—I was still young. Now the years have rolled on, and as David said, “I have been […]

The Clock Strikes Midnight Every Day of the Year

by Shane Scott

by Shane Scott https://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/midnight.mp3 By the time you are reading this, the ball has dropped at Times Square, the clock has struck midnight, and the new year has begun. There must be some value to marking annual events like this since God gave Israel a religious calendar filled with such observances, including a new year’s […]

Simple Trust

by Russ Bowman

http://focusmagazine.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Simple-Trust-1.mp3 “And he believed in the LORD, and He accounted it to him for righteousness.” (Gen.15:6) When God revealed to Moses the account of His relationship to Abraham, He made the above assessment of Abraham’s disposition toward Himself, and of His own response. It is easy to forget that God is relating the story of […]