In the News – 21st September to 3rd October 2016

IN THE NEWS Links to interesting articles elsewhere Trump to Netanyahu: I will Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s United Capital September 25, 2016 Under a Trump presidency, the United States will “finally accept the longstanding congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel,” his campaign said in a description of the meeting, which was closed to the press. — Continue Reading

The Shulammite Woman

Women of the Bible The Shulammite Woman ==================== Her character: Hers is the only female voice that speaks directly and extensively to us in Scripture. Ruth's, Esther's, Hannah's, and Mary's voices, for instance, are all mediated through narration. The Shulammite woman boldly declares her longing and desire to be united to her lover in marriage. / Her sorrow: To have been separated from her beloved at times. / Her joy: To Continue Reading

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon – 4th October

Morning ======= "Strangers are come into the sanctuaries of the Lord's house." / Jeremiah 51:51 In this account the faces of the Lord's people were covered with shame, for it was a terrible thing that men should intrude into the Holy Place reserved for the priests alone. Everywhere about us we see like cause for sorrow. How many ungodly men are now educating with the view of entering into the ministry! What a crying sin is that solemn Continue Reading

In the News – 22nd August 2016

IN THE NEWS Links to interesting articles elsewhere Turkish wedding attack: Suicide bomber was 12–14 years old, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says August 22, 2016 A suicide bomber aged as young as 12 killed at least 51 people at a wedding in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, pointing the finger at the Islamic State group. — ABC News Australia Turkey wedding blast: 30 dead and 90 hurt in Continue Reading

The Basics of Geopolitics

The Basics of Geopolitics from the August 22, 2016 eNews issue by Dr. Steve Elwart Image: Huffington Post One mission of the Koinonia Institute is to “put current events in a biblical perspective.” It has been the experience of this author that one has to look at the secular as well as the biblical to give a complete view of what is going on in the world. From time to time, we will write on geopolitics in general to Continue Reading

The Foolishness of Man

The Foolishness of Man from the August 22, 2016 eNews issue by Dr. Steve Elwart An empty-headed person will gain understanding when a wild donkey is born a human being! — Job 11:12 (ISV) An Old Saying There is a saying “God must have loved stupid people, He made so many of them.” Doesn’t sound very Christian, does it? It is interesting to note that a person no less than Dietrich Bonhoeffer had something to say about Continue Reading


The SILVERSMITH -Author Unknown. There was a group of women in a Bible study on the book of Malachi.  As they were studying chapter three they came across verse three which says, "He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver." This verse puzzled the women and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out about the process of refining silver and get back to the Continue Reading

Hear His voice

The Voice ========= Come, let us worship Him. Everyone bow down; kneel before the Eternal who made us. For He is our God and we are His people, the flock of His pasture, His sheep protected and nurtured by His hand. Today, if He speaks, hear His voice Continue Reading

Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon – 31st August

Morning ======= "On mine arm shall they trust." / Isaiah 51:5 In seasons of severe trial, the Christian has nothing on earth that he can trust to, and is therefore compelled to cast himself on his God alone. When his vessel is on its beam-ends, and no human deliverance can avail, he must simply and entirely trust himself to the providence and care of God. Happy storm that wrecks a man on such a rock as this! O blessed hurricane Continue Reading

New Age Agenda of Entertainment

New Age Agenda of Entertainment from the May 30, 2016 eNews issue by Glen Iverson New Age religion (Image: The Wild Voice) Ed. Note: Glen Iverson is a student with Koinonia Institute and this article is part of his coursework toward his Gold Medallion. The opinions expressed in this article are his own and are not necessarily those of the ministry. As one looks at the culture in America, we can ask ourselves why Continue Reading