Imitating Christ

Day 12 Comedian

Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ. -1 Corinthian 11:1

Sometimes I stay up late to watch television—the second half of a football game; the NBA playoffs; a comedian. One of my favorite types of comedy is impersonation.

To be a really good impersonator, you […]

The Bema Seat of Christ


By Dr. Bill Barber

It is generally agreed that the four primary judgments revealed in the New Testament are:

• Judgment of the believer’s sin at Calvary’s cross – I Peter 2:24
• Judgment Seat of Christ following the rapture – cf. references below
• Judgment of […]

Encouragement for Women - An Interview with Elyse Fitzpatrick


By Deb Martin

Elyse Fitzpatrick is a well-respected Christian writer, speaker and biblical counselor who has helped countless women grow in their walk with the Lord. Among her 21 books are favorites such as Women Counseling Women, Counseling from the Cross, Because He Loves Me and A Steadfast Heart. So what […]

God's Grace and the Absurdities of Life


By Dr. Larry Pettegrew

There is a cemetery on the grounds of the church I attend. In it there is a grave stone that almost startled me the first time I saw it. It reads, “If a woman has children, it is as if she never dies.” It is an excellent […]

IRS Tips for Our STS Friends

identity theft

With the tax filing season open we offer to our friends and supporters these “tips” from the IRS on how to avoid identity theft.

What is tax-related identity theft?

Tax-related identity theft occurs when someone uses your stolen Social Security number to file a tax return claiming a fraudulent refund.

Generally, […]

“Itching Ears” vs. Expository Listening


By Dr. Thomas Zempel

Paul, in his second epistle to Timothy, mandated that Timothy “Preach the Word”. Timothy was also instructed in the same epistle to teach the Word. These are mandates given to pastors. The reason for Paul’s instruction is due to the fact that people develop itching ears which […]