Grace Family Journal

Cover: G.I.B.S. ConnectED & Our Fall Bible Conference

by Dennis Rokser I am excited to announce that the Grace Institute of Biblical Studies will begin offering external classes online starting this Fall called GIBS ConnectED. Not only are the classes doctrinally sound with a grace-perspective, but they involve clear, accurate, practical, and simple teaching from the Bible that is rightly divided with a […]


UNDERSTANDING THE BOOK OF MATTHEW, Pt. 1

by Dennis Rokser The book of Matthew does not begin in a historical vacuum but in a clearly defined Old Testament Jewish context.1 If you started reading a book in its middle, you would undoubtedly be confused. In the same way, the average reader of the New Testament will be confused when reading Matthew without […]


AN INDONESIAN HINDU FINDS CHRIST IN ALASKA

by Katie Morrison It was a typical midsummer morning in Seward, Alaska. The mountains were hidden behind clouds, a steady drizzle was falling, and the temperature hovered in the low 50s. A ship was in port, so in the Seaman’s Mission on the corner of 3rd Avenue and D Street, there was a steady stream […]


WALK WORTHY OF YOUR CALLING

by J. F. Strombeck I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation [calling] wherewith ye are called” (Eph. 4:1).1 This appeal is for an earthly life in full harmony with the exalted position to which the believer has been called. The introductory word “therefore” points back to certain […]


GIBS CONNECTED

by Dennis Rokser I am so excited to announce that we will begin offering online courses from the Grace Institute of Biblical Studies to anyone around the world who has access to a computer. As the director of G.I.B.S. for the last 25 years, my heart and prayer has been to make these scripturally sound […]


2017 FALL BIBLE CONFERENCE

It is never too early to start planning, so we warmly invite you to join us for our annual Fall Bible Conference at the Duluth Bible Church. We moved the conference up two weeks to escape the logjam of conferences in October and to enjoy the nicest time of the fall in Minnesota. The dates […]


WAITING ON THE LORD FOR A MATE & A BABY

by Lisa Leveille Growing up in Wisconsin, I attended Catholic grade school from kindergarten through eighth grade. Through these years, I had a tendency to make bargains with God. I would propose that if I attended church and really tried to listen, God would help me get a better grade on my test or make […]


THE FIRST CAUSE

Miles J. Stanford A man’s goings are established of Jehovah; and he delighteth in His way” (Ps. 37:23, ASV). Throughout time and eternity the God of circumstances has every situation planned for our good and for His glory (Rom. 8:28-29). That is all that should matter to us. “For all things are for your sakes, […]


DID JESUS REQUIRE ENDURING FAITH TO BE SAVED?

by Dr. Tom Stegall Centuries ago, the slave trader turned preacher, John Newton, penned the now famous words to the classic hymn “Amazing Grace”: “How precious did that grace appear the hour I first believed.” The hour Newton first believed was a moment that changed his eternal destiny. This is true of all who believe […]


WHO AM I, O LORD GOD?

by J. E. Russell Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God” 2 Corinthians 3:5