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January 26, 2009

Briar Hook Theology It happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land. Then the word of the Lord came to [Elijah] saying, “Arise, go to Zarephath . . . and stay there” (1 Kings 17:7-9). Have you ever noticed how everything has an ending? Things we […]



January 19, 2009

Are You Available to be Used by God? Recently, we were going through some letters in Dr. Forrest’s file when we ran up on one from A. W. Tozer. It was written on September 21, 1936. Dear Brother Forrest: Here is another one of those hurry-up letters asking you to “come over and help us.” […]



December 29, 2008

The Blessings of A New Beginning By Dr. R.A. Forrest Consecrate [sactify] yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you. Joshua 3:5 Happy New Year! Usually, I read the above passage from Joshua to the students at the opening of school. I remind them that this book is a signal: it marks the […]



December 22, 2008

My First Christmas at Toccoa Falls CHRISTMAS EVE WAS the wedding anniversary of Dr. and Mrs. Forrest. Every year they came down from their home on the hill and ate supper with the students, staff, and faculty who remained on campus during the holidays. After we had eaten and had a time of devotions with […]



December 15, 2008

The Path We Travel The writings of Amy Carmichael continue to be a source of encouragement. She reminds us, “All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness. All, not some; not only those we would naturally choose, but all.” There are times when we may want to balk at the notion that God has allow […]



December 8, 2008

Obedience Over Sacrifice All of us can imagine the excitement Paul felt as he traveled through Lystra and Iconium. In fact if you have been on the mission field, you probably can identify with him. He was on his second missionary journey and was excited about the way things were going. Luke wrote, “The churches […]



December 1, 2008

Opening Rough Packages He who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 “Sometimes diamonds are done up in rough packages, so that their value cannot be seen,” wrote Dr. A. B. Simpson. “When the Tabernacle was built in the wilderness there […]



November 17, 2008

We Are Capable through Jesus Christ In one of her journal entries, Evelyn Forrest wrote, “Lord, we need You because we are not equal to the task.” We probably can surmise she was thinking about the college and all that needed to be done. Her words were a humble and honest confession. Just working with […]



November 10, 2008

What Is Your Life Message? Dr. and Mrs. Forrest had contacts all over the world. Doors were open to them that were closed to many people yet they never lost their humble hearts. Whether they were teaching or preaching in New York City or in the smallest of mountain towns in Northeast Georgia, people knew […]



November 3, 2008

The Shield of Faith In The Edges of His Ways, Amy Carmichael reminds us of a tremendous principle concerning fear and God’s ability to overcome it. She wrote, “The word used for shield signifies a great oblong shield, which covers the whole body. The dart mentioned in Ephesians 6:16 is the kind which when it […]



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