Archive for the ‘Literature’ category

Sagging the Floorboards Down!

August 8, 2020

Last week, my latest book came from the printing company. It is entitled, Preaching the Whole Counsel of God to the Whole World, Vol. 2. It has 303 pages and is comprised of full-sentence outlines about Bible authority. Volume 1 is about the Godhead and is nearly entirely about Jesus Christ. Volume 3 is 312 pages long and chiefly about the church; it is in the hands of my wife Martha and my daughter Rebecca as they proofread it, before final corrections are made and it is released to a printing firm.

I once heard the musician and singer Roy Clark say something to the effect, “I’ve been making music and recording albums a lot longer than most of you realize. They’re back at the house just sagging the floorboards down.” In that sense, I’m somewhat like Roy Clark; I’ve been writing and publishing books a lot longer than most people realize, and they’re back at the house just sagging the floorboards down. Actually, where we now live in Florida, the house sits on a slab and we have ceramic tile. Besides, most of my books are in a warehouse in Mississippi. However, you get the idea.

Our online bookstore features 32 of my books and tracts, which can be viewed at https://0329829.netsolstores.com/rushmorelouis-2.aspx. Hundreds of additional books by other authors, including by my late wife Bonnie and my daughter Rebecca, appear in the same online bookstore for Gospel Gazette Online and World Evangelism. In addition, my books in print plus titles that are not currently in print are available without charge in PDF format at https://www.gospelgazette.com/library/; there are 30 titles at the moment. Moreover, there are 106 editions in PDF format of The Voice of Truth International magazine, also free of charge; two of these have not made it to printed form yet, but they will be published in the months ahead.

It is my privilege to be the Editor of both Gospel Gazette Online and The Voice of Truth International, both of which have exceeded 20 years of continuous publication. Nearly everything that I have ever penned over the last 47 years appears within the pages Gospel Gazette Online and can be accessed in the digital Archive through the onsite search engine or index. Both magazines preserve thousands of articles by dozens of studious Christian men and women. Furthermore, both religious journals are a treasure trove of resource material for Bible classes, sermons, devotionals and bulletin articles. Be sure to visit our monthly magazine Gospel Gazette Online at www.GospelGazette.com. For a subscription to The Voice of Truth International, visit Www.TheVoiceOfTruthInternational.com.

The Voice of Truth International #106

August 7, 2020

Months before you can hold it in your hands, The Voice of Truth International #106 is available without charge for your edification. You may access it directly at the following web address.

https://www.gospelgazette.com/library/Voice%20of%20Truth/VOT_106.pdf

All previous editions of The Voice of Truth International and dozens of books are available as well at this web address.

https://www.gospelgazette.com/library/

In addition, each new issue of Gospel Gazette Online plus more than 20 years of back editions are available, too, at www.GospelGazette.com.

There is enough edification and resources through Gospel Gazette Online to equip any serious student of God’s Word, as well as ample material to prepare biblical lessons, sermons, radio and television manuscripts, etc. Enjoy!

The Written Word

August 5, 2020

Bonnie Sue Rushmore – October 2014

“But the word of the Lord endures forever. Now this is the word which by the gospel was preached to you” (1 Peter 1:25 NKJV). In no way comparable to the inspired Word of God, nevertheless the written word of God’s children shares some of the same characteristics. First, whatever biblical literature Christians produce ought to be filled with “sound words” (2 Timothy 1:13) derived from the Word of God—the Gospel.

Second, the written word of God’s servants is durable. Written material is always ready whenever and wherever the reader is ready for it. In some cases, this may be many years (e.g., the Bible itself). In the middle of 2020, a church secretary from Anchorage, Alaska informed me of an article written about “Encouragement” by Bonnie Rushmore, which appeared as parts 1 and 2 in two successive church bulletins. That article by my late wife was published in 2002 in Gospel Gazette Online—13 years before her death and 20 years ago now. Maybe not classified with the Bible character Abel, however, “Bonnie “being dead still speaks” (Hebrews 11:4 NKJV). The written Word and the written word, too, are durable.

Third, the written word of God’s servants travels well. Also in 2020, I received an email from overseas, I presume, in which the writer offered lauds regarding Gospel Gazette Online. He wanted me to know that the magazine was his library from which he draws substance for his television programs, sermons and Bible classes. Alaska or Africa, for instance, are places to which neither Bonnie nor I have ever been, and yet, our writings and those of so many other brothers and sisters in Christ have traveled and continue to travel to places on earth to which we have never been and to which we may never go.

The churches of Christ distribute good Christian literature stateside and especially abroad to a degree nearly unimaginable. The written word can outlast any of us and go more places (simultaneously in different directions) than any of us can. Christian literature, filled with “sound words” (2 Timothy 1:13) derived from the Word of God—the Gospel, is always a wise investment.

August Edition of Gospel Gazette Online

August 1, 2020

Gospel Gazette Online for August 2020 has just been made available. You may access it directly at this URL: www.GospelGazette.com. In addition to this edition, all of the issues from its inception in 1999 through the present are available in the Archive. Note, too, that the digital library has all of the issues of The Voice of Truth International magazine and about three dozen books in PDF files, without charge also. All of this is for your edification.

Volume 105 of The Voice of Truth International

June 21, 2020

Volume 105 of The Voice of Truth International will not be in print until some time in the future. However, it is available now without charge in PDF format. It can be downloaded at the following web address.

https://www.gospelgazette.com/library/Voice%20of%20Truth/VOT_105R.pdf

In addition, 104 previous editions of The Voice of Truth International are also available at no cost to the user. Dozens of books and tracts can also be accessed at the PDF Library of Gospel Gazette Online by following the link below.

https://www.gospelgazette.com/library/

Of course, the June issue of Gospel Gazette Online in HTML format is available at www.GospelGazette.com. Besides the current month’s articles, the Archive contains thousands of articles by faithful Christian men and women. These have accumulated over the 20+ years of the publication of Gospel Gazette Online.

My associates and I hope that you find these resources helpful for your own edification and the benefit of others, too. Gospel Gazette Online is a fine source of bulletin articles as well as class and sermon preparation. Enjoy! ~ Louis Rushmore, Editor of The Voice of Truth International and Gospel Gazette Online.

June Gospel Gazette Online.

June 4, 2020

The June edition of Gospel Gazette Online is ready! Follow the link to enjoy articles by Christian men and women whose articles appear in the current issue. In addition, thousands of articles on a wide variety of subjects from past months over the last 20+ years are in the Archive—just waiting for you. www.GospelGazette.com.

May Edition of Gospel Gazette Online

May 1, 2020

The May issue of Gospel Gazette Online has been published to the Internet and is available without charge to everyone. Besides the current monthly edition, all previous editions are available likewise in the Archive. Use the site search engine to access thousands of articles by topic or keywords. In addition, the Digital Library has all of The Voice of Truth International editions (over 100 volumes) and dozens of religious books in PDF files. All of this is free to you. Persons residing in the USA may also want to visit our online bookstore.

Gospel Gazette Online: Www.GospelGazette.com

The Voice of Truth International: www.TheVoiceOfTruthInternational.com

PDF Digital Library: https://www.gospelgazette.com/library/

March Gospel Gazette Online

March 1, 2020

A new edition of Gospel Gazette Online has been published to the Internet and is ready for your use. As always, access is without charge to not only the new monthly issue but to the thousands of archived articles. The Archive also has about three dozen books and over 100 issues of The Voice of Truth International, all in PDF. Go to www.GospelGazette.com.

February Edition of Gospel Gazette Online

February 16, 2020

The February edition of Gospel Gazette Online is now ready for your use. We’re happy today to publish it from South America in collaboration with brethren in North America and throughout the world. Martha and I are in Guyana, South America, traveling about the country to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ. Go directly to this month’s magazine issue at:

https://www.gospelgazette.com/gazette/2020/feb/page1.html

2020 Guyana Workshops

February 11, 2020

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Each year for several years, I have been traveling to Guyana, South America once or twice a year to conduct workshops and Gospel meetings across this nation. Guyanese preachers and I together major in edification of our brethren (1 Corinthians 3:6) and minor in evangelism (Mark 16:15-16). Edification is crucial for personal, congregational and brotherhood maturity among foreign nationals for them to participate in a meaningful way in growing the Lord’s church internally and externally among them. In earlier years, my late wife Bonnie accompanied me here and taught ladies and children. Since 2017, my wife Martha and I continue to labor in this ministry together and alongside Guyanese preachers.

The workshop theme this year is, “If Not Now, When?” The corresponding topics address laying the groundwork for and progressing toward the appointment of elders and deacons in the churches throughout the country, encouraging brethren to assume congregational responsibility for their finances, preparing more fully to rely primarily on themselves for their own edification, and analyzing and implementing methods for the churches of Christ throughout Guyana to accept a greater role in evangelizing their own country. Happily, many congregations are already actively working towards these goals, and so far, the lessons have been well received.

Out time here is from January 31 through March 2. We have completed programs in Lethem near the Brazilian border and in Port Kaituma near the border with Venezuela. At the latter location, we had two venues—one in the town and one along the bank of a canal to the Kaituma River. Tomorrow, we leave our base in Linden for two more workshops, like the sites two which we’ve already traveled, distant from each other and in opposite directions.

Wednesday and Thursday, we will lodge in New Amsterdam; Thursday we have a workshop hosted by the Cotton Tree Church of Christ. Friday night, we will lodge at the other end of the coast in Parika. Saturday, we have a workshop scheduled for Richmond across the 20-mile-wide Essequibo River; that evening, we will make the several hours’ drive back to Linden.

In the weeks ahead if our Lord permits, we will have programs near Georgetown the capital, Paramakatoi in the mountains near Brazil, outside Mabaruma near Venezuela and Kildonan once more in the southern coastal area.

This year we minimized the amount of clothes and foodstuffs and maximized the number of Bibles, books and tracts in our luggage. This year, too, I’m taking fewer pictures than in prior years (as well as in the Asian countries to which I go); it’s a matter of been there—saw that before. The more I come here or go to be with brethren in Asia, it is like going home, not to say that I don’t appreciate our home in America. Martha and I solicit your prayers and encourage your participation with us.

We are most fortunate to be coworkers with brother Nigel Milo, his wife Jasmine and son Zab. This year, my additional Guyanese co-speaker is brother Frederick Darrel, preacher for the Kitty Church of Christ in Georgetown. Together, we aim to glorify God, edify brethren and reach lost sous with the Gospel of Christ.