A Vision for the Church

A Vision for the Church

The church is God's appointed agency for the salvation of men. It was organized for service, and its mission is to carry the gospel to the world. From the beginning it has been God's plan that through His church shall be reflected to the world His fullness and His sufficiency. The members of the church, those whom He has called out of darkness into

The Influence of a Mother

The Influence of a Mother

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Facebook, became the how-to Bible for some women’s quest for self-actualization.  But was Sandberg correct in her thesis? Can most women with children “lean in” and “have it all”?  Here, we share a few articles that have looked at this question from a different angle.   Anne Marie Sl

Of Race & Character

Of Race & Character

None of us choose the time or place in which we are born. Neither do we get to dictate the makeup of our DNA, or have our genetic information expressed in such a way as to somehow make our lives conveniently situated. Although the technology of medicine has made leaps and bounds in eliminating various birth defects and other genetic tendencies to h

Review of ENCOUNTER Curriculum

Review of ENCOUNTER Curriculum

This review of the Encounter Curriculum is a follow-up to a previous article here at the Compass Magazine.  Many more believed because of His word; and they were saying… ‘It is no longer because of what you said that we believe, for we have heard for ourselves and know that this One is indeed the Savior of the world.’ (John 4:41-42) The journey sta

Unity of the Church

Unity of the Church

As all the different members of the human system unite to form the body, and each performs its office in obedience to the intelligence that governs the whole, so the members of the church of Christ should be united in one symmetrical body, subject to the sanctified intelligence of the whole. The advancement of the church is often retarded by the wr

Unity & Love Among Believers

Unity & Love Among Believers

The Spirit of God will not abide where there is disunion and contention among believers in the truth. Even if these feelings are unexpressed, they take possession of the heart and drive out the peace and love that should characterize the Christian church. They are the result of selfishness in its fullest sense. This evil may take the form of inordi

Christ the Secret of Unity

Christ the Secret of Unity

Christ prayed that His disciples might be one even as He and His Father are one. In what does this unity consist? This oneness does not exist because everyone has the same disposition, the same temperament, and thinks in the very same channel. All do not possess the same degree of intelligence. All have not the same experience. In a church there ar

A Space for Creativity

A Space for Creativity

  Truth-Teaching Devices We should seek to follow more closely the example of Christ, the great Shepherd, as He worked with His little company of disciples, studying with them and with the people the Old Testament Scriptures. His active ministry consisted not merely in sermonizing but in educating the people. As He passed through villages, He

Self-Sacrifice: The Key to Abundant Living

Self-Sacrifice: The Key to Abundant Living

  Both the redeemed and the unfallen beings will find in the cross of Christ their science and their song. It will be seen that the glory shining in the face of Jesus is the glory of self-sacrificing love. In the light from Calvary it will be seen that the law of self-renouncing love is the law of life for earth and heaven; that the love which