The following writings come from the GoSpeak/Forthright group, or are associated in some way with them. Forthright Press is one of the most prolific producers of online content in the brotherhood. The list is updated automatically.
What do Christian folk do?
by Lee Parish on 2019-10-22 at 8:00 am
Does your life invite questions about your hope?
Oct. 22. Prayer for Deliverance and Restoration
by James McFerrin on 2019-10-22 at 2:56 am
Ps. 79:1-80:19 The dates and eras of many of the psalms are unknown. However, there was a period of prolific writing among the prophets during the periods leading up to, during and immediately after the destruction of Jerusalem and the captivity of the children of Jacob/Israel. These psalms appear to have been written during the
Drown out the noise
by TFRStaff on 2019-10-21 at 2:44 pm
Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world.” (John 18:36 ESV) Иисус отвечал: Царство Мое не от мира сего; если бы от мира
by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-10-21 at 12:15 pm
After being right about God's will and getting right with him, it remains to do right in his sight.
Oct. 21. Israel’s new Freedom Prophesied; Future Servant
by James McFerrin on 2019-10-20 at 7:59 pm
Is. 48:1-50:11 Isaiah reviewed with Israel the events that would lead up to their release from captivity. Those things were related beforehand in order that they would know that it was from God and not from their reliance upon any power from idol gods. God would allow their delivery for His own name’s sake in
by TFRStaff on 2019-10-20 at 12:02 pm
You know it was because of a bodily ailment that I preached the gospel to you at first, and though my condition was a trial to you, you did not scorn or despise me, but received me as an angel of God, as Christ Jesus. (Galatians 4:13-14 ESV) І знаєте ви, що в немочі тіла
Oct. 20. Defeat of Babylon’s Gods
by James McFerrin on 2019-10-19 at 9:49 pm
Is. 46:1-47:15 Bel and Nebo were prominent gods of Babylon. They had been seen by the Babylonians as victors over the Assyrian gods. However, Isaiah pictured them as being carried into captivity on the backs of beasts and cattle. Instead of being carried by the people, God stated that it was He, the incomparable One,
Personal evangelism is ‘information in high definition’
by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-10-19 at 4:02 pm
Some forms of media and communication inherently transmit information in high definition, where what’s being communicated is right in your face. Uncertainty is resolved immediately and thoroughly. The media yells at you, like a newspaper or an action movie: it doesn’t hold back. There’s no guesswork or participation required on your part. McLuhan calls this
by Michael Brooks on 2019-10-19 at 8:01 am
In spiritual things, imitating God is a good thing.
Oct. 19. Foolishness of Idolatry; Cyrus to Free Israel
by James McFerrin on 2019-10-18 at 10:36 pm
Is. 44:1-45:25 Isaiah foretold that after a period of punishment, God would free His people. Temple servants of various gods were branded with the name of their god. He used the expression of, “I am the Lord’s” to indicate Israel’s ownership by God. They were indeed God’s servants even while being disobedient. The Lord is
The Lord Will Prosper Me
by Douglas Kashorek on 2019-10-18 at 1:45 pm
Little Jack Horner Sat in a corner Eating a Christmas pie; He stuck in his thumb And pulled out a plumb, And said, “What a good boy am I.” Why did Jack isolate himself to the corner? Was it to... Continue Reading &rarr
Sons of God
by Jon Galloway on 2019-10-18 at 1:24 pm
What it means to be a son of God.
Oct. 18. Messianic Prophesies
by James McFerrin on 2019-10-18 at 4:19 am
Is. 42:1-43:28 Isaiah is often referred to as the Messianic prophet because of the many times that he wrote regarding the Christ who would come to suffer and die to save spiritual Israel—His church. Gentiles would also be included in the new kingdom. The prophet spoke numerous times regarding God’s Servant. At times, collective Israel
When we decided who is worthy of hearing the gospel
by TFRStaff on 2019-10-17 at 11:34 am
David Binkley shares a Bible text and prayer.
Thankful for answered prayer
by A. A. Neale on 2019-10-17 at 8:01 am
Coddled kids make for lousy Christians. They have no idea how to ask according to the will of God.
Oct. 17. Comfort for God’s People
by James McFerrin on 2019-10-17 at 1:22 am
Is. 40:1-41:29 The previous writings of Isaiah contained prophecies of judgment, doom, disaster and captivity in a foreign land for God’s people. Even the same consequences would befall those nations who would be inflicting God’s punishment. However, brighter days began to be predicted for the future of Israel/Judah. Much was prophesied regarding the coming Savior
Men’s meeting in Eindhoven, Holland
by Roy Davison on 2019-10-16 at 9:48 pm
EINDHOVEN, Holland (BNc) – Nineteen men from seven congregations in Holland and Flanders gathered at Eindhoven, Holland for fellowship and
Worshiping idols but sure of God’s blessing
by TFRStaff on 2019-10-16 at 11:58 am
Two wrongs don’t make a right—yet this is what Micah and most of the world believes today.
by Barry Newton on 2019-10-16 at 8:00 am
The New Testament contains over 2500 allusions and quotations from the Old Testament. The bottomline is the New Testament writers seem to expect us to know the Old Testament well. Such an understanding is repeatedly rewarded. Paul’s letter to the
Seeking first his reign and righteousness
by Lee Parish on 2019-10-15 at 8:00 am
Make the pursuit God's reign and righteousness your purpose.
Get right with God
by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-10-14 at 11:24 am
The Bible speaks clearly about God's part and man's part in reconciliation.
For Whom Did I Forget to Pray?
by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-10-13 at 6:36 pm
A prayer concerned for the salvation of all people.
Moses, Pharoah and God
by Guest Writer on 2019-10-13 at 3:15 pm
The lesson that Pharaoh failed to learn is valuable for us today.
by Michael Brooks on 2019-10-12 at 8:01 am
Happiness is not a product of circumstances.
And His Strength Left Him
by Douglas Kashorek on 2019-10-11 at 2:50 pm
Like Superman, Samson had great strength, but he had his kryptonite–women! Many like to blame Delilah (and she was certainly evil), but Samson, like us, was lured and enticed by his own evil desire. I. Judges 16:1-30. Though the text... Continue Reading &rarr