2011 August


Seed Thoughts

seedthoughts//Lynette Hagin

I am so grateful for the values my parents taught me as a young child, by both precept and example. God was always placed first in our life and home. Time after time they quoted to me Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” I learned that verse in the King James Version. However, I like it in the New Living Translation: “ ‘Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.’ ”


It’s Not Too Late

billray//Bill Ray

Q. What would you say to a Christian who is stuck in a sin and they want to get out of it?

A. I think it is important what a person knows about the Word of God. Jesus said we would know the truth and the truth would set us free. It’s the truth we know and act on that sets us free. So we have to know the truth about sin, its origin, consequences, and power if we are going to live in freedom.


RBTC Sends Out 37th Graduating Class

rbtc//"Love People." —Rev. Sam Smucker, '77 RBTC Graduate

As the ceremonial notes of “Pomp and Circumstance” signaled the start of RHEMA Bible Training Center USA’s 37th commencement, 407 soon-to-be graduates filed into the Tulsa Convention Center while family and friends cheered, waved, and took pictures. Counting the Class of 2011, RBTC now has more than 45,000 graduates around the world!


Never the Same

bolivia 2//David and Violeta Larsson

It was a bad situation. The hospital room was dark and dirty, the atmosphere was dismal, and the man lying in the bed
surrounded by tubes and grieving relatives was dying of tuberculosis. For David and Violeta Larsson, 1991 RHEMA Bible Training Center graduates and new missionaries to Bolivia, there was just one thing they could do—act on the Word.


What Is Sin?

whatissinWhat is sin? The original language of the Bible defines sin as “to miss the mark.” The “mark” is the standard that God established and Jesus lived out. Although the full answer to the question “What is sin?” varies, the Bible makes it clear that everyone has sinned. Romans 3:23 says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (NIV 2011).