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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.

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/

April 2020 Gospel Gazette Online

March 31, 2020

The April 2020 edition of Gospel Gazette Online (www.GospelGazette.com) was published to the Internet a few minutes ago. Enjoy the current issue of this monthly, Gospel magazine and the thousands of archived articles over more than 20 years of publication. Don’t miss the dozens of PDF books and over 100 issues of The Voice of Truth International in PDF—also without charge—in the digital library. Our hope is that thereby God may be glorified and souls may be edified.

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.

January 2020 Gospel Gazette Online

January 11, 2020

The January 2020 edition of Gospel Gazette Online is ready. Subscribers and non-subscribers alike are invited to take advantage of the new articles as well as the thousands of archived articles therein. Use these pages for personal study, class material, sermon preparation, church bulletins, etc. Tell your friends about this remarkable, free biblical resource. Www.GospelGazette.com

The Voice of Truth International #103

December 10, 2019

Good news folks! The Voice of Truth International #103 is available online immediately for your personal study, class and sermon preparation, and use in bulletins. The Voice of Truth International #101 is in printed circulation now, and Volume #102 is in production. Only online can you access Volume #103, because it will not be available in printed form until months from now. Follow the links below to go to Volume #103 now or to additional editions and about three dozen books, all in PDF files. Good news folks! All of these are available without charge to you.

 

The Voice of Truth International #103
https://www.gospelgazette.com/library/Voice%20of%20Truth/VOT_103.pdf

The Voice of Truth International & Books in PDF
https://www.gospelgazette.com/library/

September 2019 Gospel Gazette Online

August 31, 2019

Greetings Friends and Brethren, in the USA as well as across the globe. The September 2019 edition of Gospel Gazette Online is now published to the Internet and available for your use. There are 16 pages of articles by Christian brothers and sisters this month, but there are thousands of articles in the Archive, too. Enjoy the new issue of the journal, or search the site for topics of interest. One can also select topics by the index as well. In addition to the articles, the Digital Library contains 101 issues of The Voice of Truth International quarterly magazine and about three dozen books and tracts; all of these are PDF files of the printed versions. As it has always been, we provide the resources without charge to you (free!).

Though we do not collect personal information from visitors or those who use our resources, nevertheless, we are in the process of updating our security measures. This will provide an added peace of mind while utilizing the information herein. Enjoy! ~ Louis Rushmore, Editor

The Spirit Summarized

August 6, 2019

This past Saturday, my newest book arrived from the printer. Actually, it was written in 1994, but the most recent edition has a more handsome cover than past editions, and it has been revised slightly and proofed again. The Spirit Summarized encapsulates the fundamentals about the Holy Spirit. Differing understandings by various writing brethren about key facets of the Holy Spirit were consulted, and several quotations regarding studies by those scholars appear in the book. While the 90-page treatise is intended to be informational rather than confrontational, I do make recommendations for consideration and belief regarding the Holy Spirit. Chapters include:  Introductory Matters, The Holy Spirit: A Divine Person, The Word: The Holy Spirit’s Medium of Operation, The Work of the Holy Spirit, The Baptism of the Holy Spirit, The Case of Cornelius and His Household, The Indwelling of the Holy Spirit, Acts 2:38 and the Gift of the Holy Spirit, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, Blaspheming and Sinning Against the Holy Spirit, Sealed in the Holy Spirit, The Intercession of the Holy Spirit, The Holy Spirit: True and False, Questions. An extensive Works Cited and Works Consulted conclude The Spirit Summarized. Copies may be ordered online at Gospel Gazette Online and World Evangelism Publications or by calling World Evangelism in Winona, Mississippi at 662.283.1192. Retail is $8.00 each, but quantity discounts are available for classroom use. One can also view a PDF version of Spirit Summarized online at Gospel Gazette Online Digital Library. Louis Rushmore may be contacted directly at rushmore@gospelgazette.com.

Team Meeting and Such

July 24, 2019

Sunday, July 14 Martha and I assembled with the Wildwood, Florida Church of Christ. I presented my PowerPoint “2019 Guyana, South America” for the Bible class hour. That morning, I preached, “Youth Ministry Begins in the Home.” Later in the day, I preached, “A Lost Generation.” About 1 p.m. the next day, Martha and I left for Winona, Mississippi. (Rebecca had already departed in the morning for her home outside of Memphis, Tennessee.) Though Martha and I would like to have traveled farther, we lodged Monday night in Demopolis, Alabama.

Tuesday afternoon, Martha and I had dental cleanings in Jackson, Mississippi. Later, we arrived in Winona and were guests of brother Jerry and sister Paula Bates through Friday morning. I had worked with them from day to day in Winona for 11 years. Martha, of course, joined me in the work following our marriage a little over 2 years ago.

Wednesday evening, Martha and I met with the Elliott, Mississippi Church of Christ. I showed those present the PowerPoint, “2019 Guyana.”

Thursday and Friday, other missionaries and we gathered at the annual World Evangelism team meeting in Winona. We encouraged each other, told of what we had been doing and shared our plans for the coming year.

Friday night, Martha and I traveled to Meridian, Mississippi to the home of brother Therman and sister Sadie Hodge. They weren’t there, but they opened their home to us. Martha and I rested on Saturday and were treated to a superb supper at the home of brother Bill and sister April Koch.

On the Lord’s Day, Martha and I assembled with the Union, Mississippi Church of Christ—about an hour away. Once more, I made my PowerPoint presentation, “2019 Guyana,” and for worship, I preached my lesson, “Youth Ministry Begins at Home.” We were pleased to share a fellowship meal with the congregation following worship. Afterward, we returned to the Hodge Lodge and awaited the arrival of brother and sister Hodge. Monday, we returned to our home in Ocala, Florida.

For me at least, returning to Winona and spending time with coworkers resulted in a rush of eye-moistening emotions. The earthly remains of my late wife Bonnie lie about 30 minutes west of Winona in the cemetery of the Old Union Church of Christ—only a small clearing in the kudzu-covered woods permitting the presence of the meetinghouse and the graveyard. In addition, some of our fellow missionary families are battling cancer and other maladies; this too, is a little unsettling. Several associates have passed away in the last dozen years.

During the week, I managed to get the files for the next Rushmore Newsletter to the printing company in Minnesota. Further, I was able to get all of the files for my next book to the same printing company. My books are the result of studies over decades that occasionally make their way into print.

We were looking forward to sleeping in our own bed. We had only been home for about two weeks from our last trek before making this trip. Tuesday was a down day; we relaxed. However, I was able to do a quick mowing of the yard before the rains began. Later, Martha’s son and daughter-in-law shared our afternoon and a meal with us. That was pleasant.

Wednesday was punctuated with doctor appointments for both of us. We received the results of recent lab tests. I’ve flunked my AC1 test twice in a row, and so, I will begin taking diabetic medicine again. In the afternoon, I had a biopsy on my thyroid.

There is always something to keep us busy and give us purpose in life. We hope that by what we say, where we go and what we do stateside and abroad that we can glorify God and edify our fellow man. Hence, among other things, I need to feverishly work on the next edition of Gospel Gazette Online, and soon I must devote primary attention to a future issue of The Voice of Truth International. Shortly, I need also to arrange travel plans for our anticipated trip to Myanmar and India. It hardly seems that we’ve slowed down any since we moved from the daily activities at the World Evangelism Building in Winona, Mississippi to my office in our Ocala, Florida home. Martha and I are driven in the service of our Lord no matter of where we reside. We are fortunate to be associated with some of the most enthusiastic servants of our Lord, and we are thankful for good brethren who make it possible for us to devote ourselves fully to the cause of Christ.

Leoma Church of Christ

September 25, 2018

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Visitors from the Leoma, Tennessee Church of Christ came our way recently and spent two days helping us at the World Evangelism Building in Winona, Mississippi. Adults and children worked alongside of us Tuesday and Wednesday, September 18-19. Some bundled tracts in anticipation for calls from them for church tract racks and outreach. Others helped pack books into boxes for distribution without charge to stateside preacher students. Several helped process the newsletter mailing for sister Betty Choate. (Martha and I mailed our newsletters the week before, and Jerry and Paula Bates will mail their newsletter this week.)

Per usual, otherwise, the five of us in Winona fulfill daily orders for books and tracts in the USA, plan our overseas mission trips, visit congregations in the USA to apprise them of their investment in our labors, work on The Voice of Truth International and Gospel Gazette Online and a zillion other things behind the scenes to foreign missions.

Today, we met with a new team member, Cloyd “Ben” Frock. He has newly moved to a congregational work in Arkansas, but he will be participating with World Evangelism from afar as he has time. His expertise and experience promise to bring a whole new and much needed interface with users of our extensive base of Christian literature via the Internet. In the months ahead, the face of the online presence we already have will be upgraded and modernized. In addition, we will make available as much as we can the hundreds of books, tracts and magazines we have to work seamlessly on all contemporary media devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets, etc.).

Volume 97 of The Voice of Truth International is on its way to Winona and ought to arrive sometime this week. Volume 98 is being printed, and we are beginning to work on volume 99. The October edition of Gospel Gazette Online has been completed, and once the proofing and corrections are made, we will publish it to the Internet. Brethren, we are never idle—always covered up in what we do, and we thank you for making it possible to serve our Lord Jesus Christ in this capacity.