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 The Rapture

James was always mocking the bible and Christians in general. Several people, who were Christians, tried to tell him about the end-time rapture when Jesus would come in the air to take His bride away. James thought the whole notion was folly and a fantasy generated from the bible and in the mind of these fanatical Jesus followers. They warned him the time was upon us and to accept Jesus as His Savior before it was too late. James would have none of it. Then one morning he woke up to the biggest shock of his life.

“Josh would you go talk to someone else about your crazy, heretical Christian ideas? “ Josh had been speaking with James about the end-time rapture and trying to reason with him to become a Christian. Time on the earth as they knew it would be ending soon and all the believers would disappear to meet Jesus in the air. For 6 months straight they had been pleading with James to open his heart to Jesus and ask Him to be His Savior but James resisted them to the bitter end. James typical response was “Don’t give me that baloney about the second coming of Jesus because the earth is millions of years old and it will continue for millions of years to come. I don’t believe the bible, in God or in Jesus. My attitude is the rapture is a fantasy written by Christian heretics who had nothing better to do with their time than to write a lot of religious nonsense in the greatest fiction tale of all the- bible.”

James was so blind and his heart so covered in darkness to obvious truth that the Christians just stop talking to him and never brought the subject up to  him again. Sometime later James ran into to Josh again this time Josh said nothing about the bible or the rapture or anything along those lines. ”Josh aren’t you going to hammer me with your religious garbage like you usually do?” “James I am done talking to you about Christianity and the events leading to the second coming of Jesus. All you have to do is read the newspaper or watch the news and you will see that the time for his coming is ripe; and read the criterion Jesus told his disciples would be manifesting on the earth right before he is supposed to meet His church in the air. In fact, every Christian James ran into did not talk to him about the bible anymore. Great he thought finally I can have peace from these Christians.

The next morning the skies were dark with ominous, low hanging dense black clouds. Oh well looks like another rain storm is coming in. Little did James know a storm was coming upon the earth far beyond any he could imagine or would there be anything like it to ever occur on the earth again. Eagerly he scampered into the kitchen expecting both his parents and his two sisters to be sitting at the table eating their usual Saturday morning ham and eggs breakfast. This time with his family was the highlight of his week. To his surprise they were nowhere to be found nor were there any ham and eggs on the table. The chairs around the table had not even been moved from the night before, “MOM, DAD, CHRISTY,ALICE anybody here? He combed every inch of the house looking for them; the house was eerily empty like no one had lived in it for years. James was a very logical thinker so he tried to figure out what happened to them. He thought of every possible scenario he could but none of them made any sense. He scratched his bushy, fiery, red hair then decided it was time to get dressed and get to the bottom of their unsuspected disappearance. He lopped some icy cold water on his round freckled face.  He shot outdoors and to his dismay his neighborhood was silent.

Usually, on Saturdays the street was filled with kids playing and fathers mowing their lawns or working on their cars. Typically, the older children would be zooming up and down the street on their bikes or playing baseball or some other favorite game in the middle of the street. There was no activity to speak of.  James rubbed his eyes in disbelief he looked up and down the street. All he saw were a few other neighbors looking up and down the street in terror as he was. James felt a sick feeling rise from the pit of his stomach to the base of his neck. His body became rigid and he was full of terror. Oh no he thought were those Christians right?  He remembered the verse all of them use to reference when they were talking to him about the rapture. He ran back into the house and grabbed the family bible off the coffee table. He frantically turned to I Thessalonians 5:17 these words jumped off the page “After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” He screamed at the top of his lungs” WHY DIDN’T I LISTEN TO THEM!”



After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Thessalonians 5:17

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 Christians And Christmas

Christians And Christmas
“The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it" (1 Cor. 10:26).

It is often said that Christians should avoid Christmas and Easter because they have historical connections to pagan rituals. However, because 1 Cor. 8-10 tell us that it is OK to eat the meat that pagans have sacrificed to demons, it naturally follows that whatever the pagans have done in any other ritual should not influence us either.

Regarding the meat sacrificed to idols -
1 Cor. 8:8-9 say that we have freedom to choose whether or not to eat this meat because “food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do”.
Also, 1 Cor. 10:25-26 say, “eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscience, for, the earth is the Lord's, and everything in it".

These verses quite clearly tell us that we are free to eat the meat that the pagans have sacrificed, however, a letter to the Gentiles seems to contradict this, telling them “to abstain from food polluted by idols” (Acts 15:19-21). The reason for this letter was to keep the peace with the Jewish Christians who, all their lives, had been under the law of Moses as v.21 tells us: “For Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath”. The Jews had always followed the law of Moses, eating the meat which they had sacrificed on the Temple altar in worship to God. For this reason, they thought that if they ate the meat that the pagans had sacrificed to idols then they would be participating in the worship of pagan gods but Paul said that meat and idols are nothing (1 Cor. 10:18-19).

Eating meat that had been sacrificed to idols by other people is no problem. The person who eats this meat is simply having a meal but the pagan who personally offers up this sacrifice is worshipping demons (1 Cor. 10:20-21) just as the Jew who personally sacrificed on the Temple altar was worshipping God.

The apparent contradiction is further cleared up by 1 Cor. 8:4-13 and 1 Cor. 10:27-33 which tell us that we should not eat sacrificed meat if it upsets the conscience of a weak brother. 1 Cor. 8 says that stronger Christians, having the knowledge that idols are nothing, knew they had the freedom to eat this meat (vs.4-9). However, if a weak brother without this knowledge saw a stronger brother eating it then he may be led to think that he is taking part in sacrificing to idols and be encouraged towards idolatry; his conscience would become defiled (v.7) and he would be destroyed (v.11). For this reason, this meat should not be eaten in front of weaker believers as it can cause them to fall. Even though the meat is nothing but food to stronger believers, it may a stumbling block to the weak so we should avoid eating it in their presence (vs.9-13). So, the instruction not to eat meat sacrificed to idols, in Acts 15:19-21, is for the sake of weaker Christians and does not contradict the verses which tell us that we have freedom to eat it (1 Cor. 8:4-9 and 1 Cor. 10:27-30).

So, regarding Christmas and Easter, it can be seen that what the pagans have done in the past, or are doing today, should not influence us and we should not fear these celebrations any more than we fear eating meat that others have sacrificed to idols. Celebrating Jesus' birth and death by having a Christmas tree or an Easter egg is not participating with demons despite anything the pagans may have done throughout history. Christmas trees, like idols, are dead things; they are nothing.

Regarding Isa. 44:12-20 and Jer. 10:3-5, these verses have nothing to do with worshipping under trees; they merely talk about idols made from the wood of trees and men bowing down to blocks of wood. The issue is not about trees but about worshipping idols which happen to be made from trees.

From these passages, two things are clear -
(1) We have the freedom to choose in these matters and
(2) We should not allow our choices to cause a believer to stumble.

Rom. 14 tells us that nothing, including a Christmas tree, is unclean in itself but if someone regards something as unclean then it is unclean to him so he should avoid it. Also, this chapter tells us not to judge one another regarding eating, drinking or sacred days and rather than judge in these matters we should seek to be loving and peaceful. So, instead of being divisive over these disputable matters, v.22 says, “whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God”.

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I want to live on earth as in heaven. I know you want to live on earth as in heaven too. Together we want to live on earth as in heaven.

If all human beings want to live on earth as in heaven, then evil will wane quickly. And that's when peace comes down to earth.

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- Children's Ministry magazine.
Children's Ministry is the premiere magazine for those who serve children in the church. Each bimonthly issue is packed with dozens of ideas and inspirational articles to help leaders encourage children to grow spiritually. 

Word Length and Payment:

Feature articles (1000-2200 words) - payment $75 to $400
Teacher and Parent Tips (200 words) - payment $40
Games, crafts, and activities (200-500 words) - payment $40
Submission - You may send your submission to Children's Ministry Magazine, 1515 Cascade Avenue, Loveland, CO 80538 or e-mail it to

- Group magazine.
Young people learn best by doing...The key to spiritual growth is biblical truth learned and applied in real-life situations.
Word length and payment:
GROUP Articles
500 to 700 words $150
800 to 1,100 words $175
1,200 to 1,700 words $200
2,000 and up words $250-350
- Try This One - (up to 300 words) $50
- Hands-on Help - (up to 175 words) $50
Submissions may also be emailed to

- Answers magazine.
Answers in Genesis-USA (AiG) is a non-profit evangelistic and educational ministry.
The following payment schedule is based on length of the article as published. Author-supplied charts, diagrams, and photographs are encouraged, but final decisions regarding whether they are carried are at the discretion of AiG. Additional payment is possible for related photos, illustrations, graphs, and charts depending on relevance and quality. All amounts (below) are in US dollars.

Word count     New article*    Reprint article*
Up to 500          $75-$125          $50-$75
501 – 1000        $150-$200        $85-$100
1001 – 2000      $225-$275        $110-$135
2001+                $300-$400        $150-$225

However, article proposals (about one paragraph in length) can be submitted via email to the National Editor (Pam Sheppard) at
Please send a short query with a brief outline and an author biography. A staff member will normally reply within 30 days of query submission.

Power for Living 
Power for Living (375,000 annual readership/circulation) 
This weekly take-home paper for adults is filled with inspiring articles about famous and ordinary Christians whose insights demonstrate following Christ. Featuring reports on unique ministries, world missions, spiritual trends, and issues that affect families. Includes stories that are written by or about well-known authors on key faith concepts, social concerns, prayer, and much more. Well-suited as a church bulletin insert or in any doctor's waiting room. 
  • Full-color take-home paper for adults profiling interesting, sometimes well-known Christians, along with other articles
  • New content every quarter
  • Nested weekly papers
  • Great to give out to visitors, shut-ins, and prisoners or as a promotional piece for the church
  • Subscription rates $3.99 per quarter

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Power for Living is currently OPEN to feature article and short poetry submissions.
We are not currently accepting unsolicited submissions for: Into the Word, Church in the World, Patches of Grace, or devotionals.

How to Submit

Please review our Please review our guidelines below to ensure your submission matches what we are looking for.
Please send submissions to
Or if you prefer to send by mail (which may take longer)
Power for Living
Mail drop #201
4050 Lee Vance View
Colorado Springs, CO 80918


Power for Living is a quarterly publication for adult readers, typically on a subscription basis through churches, business organizations, and individuals. It is also widely used for outreach ministries such as prison fellowships.

Formatting guidelines

  • Word count: around 1500 is ideal for lead articles
  • 12 point Times New Roman or Courier
  • Double spaced lines
  • Paragraphs should be first-line indented by 1/2 inch, with no space between paragraphs
  • Please include a cover letter with:
    • A short synopsis of your story and its purpose
    • A short author bio, 50 words max
  • Include Name, email address, story title, and word count on manuscript and cover letter
  • NIV or KJV scripture references preferred
  • Photographs are strongly encouraged
    • Must be suitable for print at 5.5 x 8.5 inches (smartphone photos are generally acceptable)
    • Please send photos only on request
  • Reprints are accepted, but original work is preferred
  • Multiple submissions accepted
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted, provided the dates of publication are different


Power for Living pays up to $375 for lead articles between 1400-1600 words and $125 for stories between 750-1000.
We also provide 3 contributor copies that will be mailed following publication. Additional copies may be purchased through our Ministry Services department.

Payment will typically be made within 3 weeks of acceptance, dependent on receipt of invoices and contracts.

Anglican Journal 
Anglican Journal is the national newspaper of the Anglican Church of Canada. It covers news of the Anglican church across the country and around the world, as well as news of other denominations. It also covers social and ethical issues.

Articles should be written in news style (we follow Canadian Press style), as briefly as possible. Maximum length is usually 1,000 words. Articles should focus on theological or spiritual issues of interest to the church or society. 

Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted for publication. All article queries should be submitted to Janet Thomas at Articles submitted by professional journalists with an assignment from the Journal will be paid at a rate of 25 cents a word. Articles submitted by clergy or other employees of the Anglican Church of Canada are not paid.

Please address queries to:
Anglican Journal
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- InSite magazine.
The article length for profiles and features is 1,200–1,500 words; how-to pieces are 1,000–1,200 words and sidebars are 250–500 words. Please query first; electronic queries e-mailed to are preferred. Response to queries, photos, and manuscripts are sent within one month. InSite retains first rights.

PAYMENT: InSite offers 20 cents per published word for articles contributed by individuals outside

- The Lookout magazine.
• The Lookout is a 16-page, full-color weekly magazine from Standard Publishing with a circulation of about 40,000.
 The Lookout is designed to provide Christian adults with true-to-the-Bible teaching about current topics to help them mature as believers and live in the world as faithful witnesses of Christ.
• The Lookout publishes from a theologically conservative, non-denominational, and noncharismatic perspective. It is a member of the Evangelical Press Association.
• Our emphasis is on the needs of ordinary Christians who want to grow in their faith rather than on trained theologians or church leaders.
• Please noteWe publish strictly according to our theme list. All articles we purchase will address one of the 52 themes we have scheduled for the year.

 Please note: We publish strictly according to our theme list. Please query. See further guidelines below.
• Human-interest stories (1,200 – 1,400 words): Let your unique experiences and observations help our readers see God at work in the world. Better yet, show us the experiences of others. Become a reporter and tell our readers about Christian individuals or families with extraordinary stories. Humor and inspirational articles are welcome.
• Informational and journalistic articles (1,200 – 1,400 words): We are looking for timely, well-researched articles, interviews, profiles, or essays dealing with topics of current concern. (List sources when applicable.)
• Teaching articles (1,200 – 1,400 words): Help readers practically apply Scripture to present-day needs or show them fresh ways to grow in their Christian walk. Your article should provide either solid principles to help readers better understand your subject or skills to help them effectively respond.
• Please do not submit poetry or fiction.
• Please do not submit cartoons.
• Please do not submit previously published material.
• If we are interested, we will ask for the article “on speculation,” which means we are willing to examine the article but cannot promise to publish it.
• Allow several months for query reply.
• The Lookout pays up to 11 cents per word for first rights on unsolicited articles.
• Please use the 2011 edition of the New International Version when quoting Scripture in your submission. If you quote a different version, please note what version you are using.
• On your submission, please provide your name, address, daytime telephone number, e-mail address, issue number, and word count.
The Lookout, 8805 Governor’s Hill Drive, Suite 400
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
Kelly Carr, Editor
Sheryl Overstreet, Assistant Editor

- The Compass magazine.
The Compass Magazine is an online source of news and information about issues affecting the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
We pay up to $200 for original, unpublished articles.
Most published articles are between 1,000 and 2,500 words
P.O. Box 750363
Houston, TX 77275-0363

- Adventist world Magazine.
If we accept—we buy your manuscript for one-time use, then the copyright returns to you. Regular articles are paid on acceptance, not publication. You will receive a check in the mail:
$50 - $100 for unsolicited articles
$75 - $300 for solicited articles
You may send photographs to accompany your manuscript (in addition to your author photo). If editors choose to use these photos with your article you will be compensated at $15 per image. We prefer hard copy pictures on photography paper. You may also submit high-resolution digital images via e-mail or CD.
Most published articles are between 1,000 - 1,200 words
Writers: We welcome unsolicited manuscripts and letters to the editor. (Please query before submitting long articles.) Include address, telephone number, and Social Security number (for manuscripts), where available. Address all correspondence to:
Adventist World
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904-6600
Fax: 301-680-6638

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- Connect magazine.
Our readers are professionals, and we treat them as such, so we don't pander. We avoid patronizing or condescending to our readers, and we don't try to oversimplify the complexities of life and ministry. We accompany one another in our ministries with young people.
The ELCA Youth Ministry 
Network strengthens and empowers adult leaders of 
children, youth and family ministry in service to Christ.

Full-length print features range between 1,500 and 2,200 words though we also publish some sidebar-length articles at 200-450 words. Article length is less important than the quality of the content.

We generally pay $50 for sidebar-length and full-length Web articles and $200 for full-length print features.

If you have article ideas on the theme, write " article proposal" in the e-mail subject field, and send an outline and opening paragraph by the deadline  If you have ideas on a non-thematic topic, send an e-mail with "non-thematic article proposal" in the e-mail subject field.

Send your bio along with your picture and article to Also include a mailing address where we can send your check.

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Faith Today magazine.
Faith Today uses freelance writers for most articles and news reports. The following information outlines Faith Today’s goals and the type of material we publish.

Faith Today is mainly interested in freelance proposals for short (350-word) articles in our Kingdom Matters and Books & Culture sections (see below for details).
We also welcome proposals for feature articles (800 to 1,800 words) that provide analysis and interpretation, rather than straight newsmagazine-style reports.
Unsolicited manuscripts are not accepted. Instead, start by sending query letters to 
Features generally vary from 800 to 1,800 words. Articles of more than 1,000 words require submitting an outline two weeks before due date. They also have sidebars, which may include statistics, a profile or a very brief related story. Sidebars are calculated in the total word count. Essays are 650 to 1,500 words. News features are 750 words. Cover stories are 2,000 words.
Most features: $Cdn 0.25/word
Essay features and guest opinion columns: $Cdn 0.15/word
Kingdom Matters: $Cdn 0.20/word
Reprints: $Cdn 0.15/word
Writers who request it can have their cheques made out in American funds.
Expenses: Telephone expenses are covered though they must be submitted with an itemized copy of the phone bill. These are usually limited to $30. Other expenses must be negotiated in advance.

- Enrichment: A Journal for Pentecostal Ministry.
Enrichment is a quarterly journal for Assemblies of God ministers and other Pentecostal/charismatic leaders. It carries articles and feature material on a wide range of ministry-related topics. It exists for the purpose of enriching and encouraging Pentecostal ministers to equip and empower Spirit-filled believers for effective ministry.

Articles Slanted to ministers on preaching, pastoral practice, and any ministry-related subject (1,200-2,100 words)
How-to Features Program and ministry ideas for ministers/church leaders (200-500 words)

RATE OF PAYMENT Up to 10 cents per word for first rights; payment on publication
Send Manuscript To:
Or, if sending my regular mail,

Attention: Rick Knoth
The General Council of the Assemblies of God
1445 N. Boonville Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a reply and/or return of manuscript.

Cadet Quest Magazine.
Cadet Quest is a Christian-oriented magazine for boys ages 9–14. It is published by the Calvinist Cadet Corps — a ministry of over 650 boys’ clubs throughout churches in the United States and Canada. The goal of the Cadet Corps is “helping boys to grow more Christlike in all areas of life.” Cadet Quest is one way we reach boys.

Fiction (1000–1300 words)
Nonfiction Articles (up to 1500 words)

Payment is made upon final acceptance of the material, varying according to the rights purchased and amount of editing needed. Current rates: Manuscripts 5¢ per word and up (first rights with no major editing) Cartoons $5 and up for single gags; $15 and up for full-page panels Puzzles Rates vary Photos $5 for each photo used with an article

Submit stories or articles (text) online at
Send your request to Managing Editor Cadet Quest PO Box 7259 Grand Rapids, MI 49510-7259 Cadet Quest is published by the Calvinist Cadet Corps PO Box 7259 Grand Rapids, MI 49510-7259 Phone: 616.241.5616 Website: G. Richard Broene, editor Robert deJonge, art director

Published by the Calvinist Cadet Corps
1333 Alger St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 Phone: 616.241.5616 • Fax: 616.241.5558

- Charisma magazine.
Charisma’s tagline is “Life in the Spirit.” Each month more than 600,000 readers turn to the magazine for inspiration, information, and instruction.
Most published articles are between 1,800 and 2,500 words
Inspire: These short, inspirational stories are less than 250 words. We’re looking for encouraging and topical articles that tell an uplifting story of a person or organization.
Inform: News stories. We welcome brief (200 to 800 words) and timely stories about people who recently have done something worthy of note or about events that would be of interest to our readers. Articles must be written in the journalistic style and with a punch. Facts and quotes must be scrupulously accurate.
EmpowerBible studies, devotionals, and teachings. In this section, we are looking for short teaching articles and columns that readers can apply to help strengthen their spiritual lives. These articles are between 500 and 700 words.
Miracle and healing stories. Our readers are interested in accounts of God's supernatural intervention in ordinary human events. These stories must be thoroughly researched and well told. Healings must be medically documented. Pastors and other reference sources may be required.
Personality profiles. Our readers want to hear about people who are living the Christian life effectively and with pizzazz. Here, we are not looking for complete biographical sketches but "slices of life" that focus on some noteworthy event or story. Stories should include conflict or challenge, resolution, change and consequences. If written as a short article, these could also work for the Inspire section.
Trend articles that discern changes or new directions among Christians or that would be of interest or importance to Christians. Trend pieces must show evidence of exhaustive research. They should be written in a journalistic style and illustrated with anecdotes, facts, and quotes from authorities.
Seasonal articles of all kinds. Our readers enjoy articles that help them celebrate both Christian and secular holidays, including Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost, as well as Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving.
Charisma buys all rights. Payment for articles is negotiable.
Our Procedure
does not accept or reply to unsolicited manuscripts. Writers may send query letters or query e-mails that briefly describe and outline a proposed article.
Query letters must be typewritten, either by the typewriter or word processor and double-spaced on one side of 8 1/2" by 11" white bond paper. The author's name, address, email address and telephone number should appear on the top left of the first page.
Query letters should be mailed to:
600 Rinehart Road
Lake Mary, FL 32746.
Query e-mails should be sent to

Outreach magazine.
Outreach magazine is the gathering place of ideas, insights and stories for Christian churches focused on reaching out to their community—locally and globally—with the love of Christ. Our primary readers are senior pastors and church leadership, as well as laity who are passionate about outreach. Outreach magazine is published bi-monthly by leading church communications company Outreach Inc. For more information or to request a sample issue ».

Who writes for Outreach?
Freelance writers must be experienced professionals who understand the magazine’s mission and editorial philosophy. While most articles are assigned, we do accept queries and manuscripts on spec. Please don’t query us until you’ve studied at least one issue ofOutreach.

Average word count: 1,500-2,500 words
Outreach magazine’s features run the gamut from profiles to trend pieces to practical how-to pieces. All of our features answer the question: “What does this mean for me and my local church, and the Church at large?” In large features, this question is answered through the collective use of stories, ideas, statistics, and interviews with experts.

Average word count: 200-350 words
This is the “grazing” section at the front of the magazine. The stories in Pulse are designed to help readers keep their “pulse” on what’s happening in the Church—from a story about a 50-member church feeding hungry children in its community to a parachurch organization that travels to college campuses, educating students about the dangers of pornography. We’re looking for “tight and bright” writing that tells an inspiring story and communicates a wealth of information in an extremely concise format. The tone is practical and inspirational. We are always on the lookout for Pulse stories.

Average word count: 300 words
This section is very practical and offers innovative, transferable ideas and how-to’s that all churches can implement. In this section, we give readers step-by-step instructions for organizing and executing an outreach event or idea.

Examples: church initiates a gas buy-down that offers gas at a lower price to motorists; an after-school tutoring program and job care center at a church; a Thanksgiving dinner for internationals.

Average word count: 600 words
This article is an as-told-to interview/profile with someone who is passionate about reaching others for Christ. Through the telling of heartfelt and inspiring stories, this first-person article answers two primary questions: What birthed your passion for outreach? What continues to fuel that passion in you? This article should show readers where someone was before he/she began to develop a passion or calling for evangelism; explain how he/she was awakened to the need to be personally involved in sharing his or her faith in Christ; describe the process (stories of struggles, challenging adjustments, victories) of transformation; and explain what he/she is doing now to reach people for Christ. We’re looking for well-known personalities.

Whether your article is a 200-word Pulse piece or a 2,500-word cover story, please follow these interviewing and writing guidelines:

Mail submissions to Story Ideas, Outreach Magazine, 5550 Tech Center Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo. 80919. Email submissions to No phone calls, please.

Creation Illustrated Magazine.

22 Years Strong as the Leading Bible-based Nature Journal
Readers call it, "The Christian answer to National Geographic" -- EVERY ISSUE A KEEPSAKE!

Creation Up Close - (1,500 to 2,000 words) Pays approximately $100.
Re-Creation and Restoration through Outdoor Adventure - (1,500 to 2,000 words) Pays approximately $100
Creatures Near and Dear to Us - (1,500 to 2,000 words) Pays approximately $100
Children’s Story - (500 to 1,000 words) Pays approximately $50-$75
Gardens from Eden Around the World  - (1,000 to 1,500 words) Pays approximately $75
My Walk with God -  (1,000 to 1,500 words) Pays approximately $75
Creation - Day ___ - (1,500 to 2,000 words) pays approximately $100
Spiritual Nature themed poetry (Short, usually 4 verses) pays approximately $15

All submissions to the editor (including solicited material) will be considered for POSSIBLE publication. Unsolicited material is welcomed, but a query is recommended since a similar subject may already be assigned. We do not accept phone queries. If we are interested in your query or submissions, you will be notified by the editor.

All mailed submissions and queries should be accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped return envelope. 

Send queries, solicited, and unsolicited material to
Please put in the subject line: story submission and or query "title" of your story - for: Up Close, Creatures, Children, My Walk etc.
Mail to: Creation Illustrated editor, P.O. Box 7955, Auburn, CA 95604.

- Fellowship of Christian Athletes magazine.
FCA Magazine’s mission is to serve as a ministry tool of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes by informing, inspiring and involving coaches, athletes and all whom they influence, that they may make an impact for Jesus Christ.

FCA accepts freelance writer queries and photographs from freelance photographers. 

  • Approach: Query e-mails are best. FCA is a four-color publication printed six times a year on 8” x 10-3/4” glossy stock. Articles range from 1,000-2,000 words. Response to queries, manuscripts and photos depends on the timeliness of the story. Prefer to buy first rights only.
  • Photography: Articles should be accompanied by at least three quality photos—digital or hard copy. All digital photos must be at least 300dpi.
  • Payment: Upon publication. Fee depends on page count.

Light from the Word.
Light from the Word is a daily devotional, published quarterly, with a circulation of approximately 27,000. We look for clean, tight, inspirational writing that makes minimal use of the first person. Writing must lead readers to discover a biblical truth and apply that truth to their lives. Each devotional contains a title, theme verse, body text, and imperative action statement of affirmation.
Devotionals are written by assignment; a typical assignment is for seven devotionals of approximately 200–240 words each. Payment is $100 for seven devotionals and includes a complimentary copy.
Writers who would like to be considered for an assignment may submit devotional writing samples to Write “Devotional Samples" in the subject line. If Wesleyan Publishing House decides to pursue a partnership and offer an assignment, writers will be contacted within six months.

Kids' Ministry magazine.
Articles generally cover a two-page spread and should be no more than 800 words. One-page articles should be 300 words. When submitting unsolicited seasonal material, please keep in mind that we plan issues six months to one year in advance. Queries are welcome.
Payment for material submitted for first North American serial rights ranges from US$20 to US$100. Writers can expect payment within five to six weeks of acceptance. Upon publication, authors are sent one complimentary copy of the issue in which their material appears.

All manuscripts submitted for publication should be typed, double-spaced with wide margins, and in Word (PC) format. Include the title of your piece, word count, your name, address, telephone number, E-mail address, fax number, and Social Security number. At the end of your article, please include a brief bio.
Send manuscripts to
Kids' Ministry Ideas
PO Box 5353
Nampa, ID 83653-5353

- Guide magazine.
The guide is a Christian story magazine for young people ages 10-14. The 32-page, the four-color publication is published weekly by the Pacific Press Publishing Association. Our mission is to show readers, through stories that illustrate Bible truth, how to walk with God now and forever.

Each issue includes three to four true stories. The guide does not publish fiction, poetry, or articles (devotionals, how-to, profiles, etc.). However, we sometimes accept quizzes and other unique nonstory formats. Each piece should include a clear spiritual element. Standard feature-length stories are 1000-1200 words, but we also accept shorter pieces of 450 words and up. Payment is 7-10 cents/word upon acceptance for first serial rights.

We are interested in fresh game concepts for Guide-age readers. We see far too many word searches, crossword puzzles, and matching or fill-in-the-blank activities. Check out current puzzle books and Web sites to find new ideas. Puzzles don’t have to be based on a Bible text, but they should include a spiritual tie-in. Payment is $25-40 for first serial rights.

Guide now pays between $60 and $125 per story. 

Submit your story online.
Or mail submissions with SASE to:

Guide Magazine
PO Box 5353
Nampa, ID 83653-5353

We prefer complete manuscripts rather than queries.
For queries, email

- Pentecostal evangel magazine.
Manuscripts. Emailed manuscripts are preferred and should be sent to They should be sent as Word document attachments, not in the body of the email. They should be double-spaced, with your name and address in the upper left-hand corner of the first page. The approximate number of words should be in the upper right-hand corner. Also, state whether first or second (reprint) rights is offered. Hard copies should be typewritten or printed on a letter-quality or near-letter quality printer (preferably not dot matrix). Be sure to keep a copy; we cannot be responsible for the safekeeping of manuscripts.
  1. Snail mail. If you don't have access to a computer, mail to Pentecostal Evangel, 1445 N. Boonville Avenue, Springfield, MO, 65802. If you wish your manuscript to be returned it must be accompanied by a self-addressed envelope and sufficient postage. Otherwise, it will be discarded if rejected.
  2. Article length. From 500 to 1,200 words.
  1. The rate of payment. We pay 6 cents a word for first-rights articles by freelance writers. Payment is made upon acceptance. Writers will receive complimentary copies of the Evangel in which the article appears. Second rights are paid at approximately half of first-rights material. My Journey pays a flat rate of $30 for a one-page article (approximately 550-600 words when edited) and $50 for a two-page article (usually 900-1,000 words when edited).

Christian Courier.
Christian Courier is an independent Christian bi-weekly publication. Our content is an eclectic boutique of styles, opinions and flavors from a Reformed perspective. We serve North American Christians with a thoughtful response to the stories, issues, and trends of today.
We pay by cheque or direct deposit upon publication. 
Pay rates are as follows (subject to change):
Columnists $45.00
Full page $70.00 (increments of $8.00 for every additional page)
3/4 page $60.00
1/2 page $50.00
1/4 page $40.00
Poetry Between $20.00 and $30.00
Cartoons $25.00
Drawings $25.00
Our content is sorted into three areas: News, Opinion, and Features. News items report and/or comment on current events both national and international from a Reformed Christian perspective. News stories or article pitches should be sent to
Opinion pieces consist of editorials and letters. Letters may be sent to
Features may be any of a number of things, including but not limited to reporting on an event, except other works, meditation, interview, travelogue, arts & culture, essay, social analysis, religion, review, creative writing, biography, memoir or history. Features content may be sent Book, movie and music reviews can be sent

-  Canadian Mennonite magazine.
Canadian Mennonite serves primarily the people and churches of Mennonite Church Canada. 
Please send material to We do not pay for unsolicited articles but are grateful for them. Articles we commission writers to create for us are generally paid at $0.10 per published word and $10.00 per published photo (headshots only are unpaid). Please enquire if you wish to send in a story pitch. 
If you wish to do a book, movie or music review or wish to be on our list of reviewers, please contact us at to express your interest. Payment for reviews is the item being reviewed or a negotiated amount if this is not possible.

Light & Life magazine.
Light & Life is a monthly magazine by Light & Life Communications, the publishing arm of the Free Methodist Church – USA. The magazine has a monthly circulation of 44,000 with separate editions published in English and in Spanish (Revista Luz y Vida). Beginning in April 2015, the magazine will expand to a larger size and include both English and Spanish articles in a common edition. Articles are also published online at
Themes, Query Letters
Information about upcoming themes is available online at or by emailing For other query letters, please allow eight weeks for a response.
Length: 2,100 words for a feature article; 800 words for a print discipleship article and 500-1,000 words for an online discipleship article; 500–1,000 words for online articles not published in the magazine.

Response time: eight weeks for approval/denial; payment upon publication.
Rates differ depending on the article. Pay is $100 for a feature article and $200 total for the four discipleship articles ($50 for each discipleship article). We are not able to offer compensation for other articles and blog posts that run exclusively online.

- Preaching magazine.
Preaching includes three categories of editorial content: feature articles, sermon manuscripts, and homiletical resources. Virtually all material is written by active/retired pastors and college or seminary faculty. As a professional journal for ministers, editorial content is written by and for vocational ministers; articles by non-ministers typically are not accepted for publication. Rights to publish in publication also include the right to reprint on our site.

Feature Articles should offer practical, helpful guidance to pastors on various topics relating to preaching and worship leadership. Examples: "Steps to Stronger Illustrations," or  "Expository Preaching from the Psalms,"  or "Developing Christian Leaders Through Preaching." The focus of the magazine is on preaching; more general, ministry-related topics will not be accepted for print publication. A "how-to" perspective is generally appropriate; practical insight on the topic is necessary.

Features normally run 2,000 to 2,500 words (but may run longer if the subject and treatment warrant). Writers will receive an honorarium of $50 upon publication. Any feature article should be preceded by a proposal which describes the topic, suggests the approach and perhaps includes a brief outline accompanied by basic biographical information regarding the author. If an article is requested by the editor, it should be submitted as an email attachment per the instructions above.

SermonsSermon manuscripts should offer worthy models of effective preaching. Each should be approximately 1,500 to 2,000 words and be submitted as an email attachment (Word format preferred; WP accepted). Be sure your email message identifies you and the sermon; unidentified attachments will not be opened. A query is not required for sermons, but no more than one sermon manuscript should be submitted at one time. An honorarium of $35 will be paid upon publication. All sermons should reflect the interdenominational, evangelical accent of the publication.

Homiletical Resources1. Sermon Briefs. These are abridged sermons (about 600 words), suggesting a possible sermonic treatment of the text. Texts are drawn from the New Common Lectionary, and sermon briefs are by assignment. Interested writers may submit one or two samples of their writing and request an assignment for a future issue. Writers are paid $30 per sermon brief upon assignment.

2. Past Masters. These are biographical treatments of well-known preachers of the past. Manuscripts must include the significant focus on the person's preaching ministry. Because we seek not to repeat the same character, queries are recommended before manuscript submission. Writers are paid $50 upon publication.

Email queries or submissions to or Managing Editor, Preaching, 402 BNA Dr., Ste. 400, Nashville, TN 37217-2509.

Specifications and honorariums subject to change. Sample copies available for $8.00 per issue.Revised Aug. 3, 2012.

- Our Little Friend magazine.
Our Little Friend® (OLF) has been published continuously since 1890; Primary Treasure® (PT) since 1957. These are spiritually oriented magazines written for children (see below for age levels). They are given each week to the children who attend Sabbath School (like Sunday School) at a Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through the vehicle of true stories, we help children

  • understand their infinite value to Jesus, their Creator and Redeemer
  • learn how to respond to God
  • show love to their family and friends
  • serve others in their world

The right age level

Story plots, vocabulary, and main characters should fit the age level for whom the story is written. OLF is for ages 1 to 5 (through kindergarten). PT is for ages 7 to 9 (grades 1 through 4). Children like protagonists a little older than themselves, but not younger. The reading level we aim for is third grade. In stories for this age level, words are simple; sentences uncomplicated; description minimal; conversation carries every scene.

Story topic ideas

  • True adventure stories with a spiritual focus
  • Answered prayer stories
  • Assurance of salvation
  • Child's worth to God, family, friends
  • Moving—a major trauma of childhood
  • Handling fear, i.e. performing in a recital, going to the dentist, parent on a trip
  • Disagreeing agreeably
  • Saying No to drugs (PT)
  • Nature stories (see separate section)
  • Coping with negative emotions
  • Maintaining positive parent/child relationships
  • Handling bullies and remaining Christian
  • Friendship skills (making friends; when friends leave you out; when your friends don't like each other)
  • Handling peer pressure
  • How a child can have a vibrant devotional life
  • Living in a blended family
  • Watching TV intelligently
  • Making good choices in toys, other entertainment
  • Stopping abuse
  • Coping with disappointment
  • Perseverance when task is hard
  • Parent apologizes to child
  • Ways of honoring parents
  • Coping with serious illness or another handicap
  • Divorce in the family (PT only)
  • Practical ways to keep Sabbath
  • Homeschooling (PT)
  • Attending small church schools (PT)
  • Being healthy (eating habits, washing hands, getting enough sleep, going to bed on time)
  • Resisting temptation
  • When religion divides home
  • Practical ways a child can witness
  • Respecting others' feelings
  • Working mothers
  • When parents argue/fight
  • Praying for God's will, accepting when He answers No or Wait
  • Attending a small church
  • Relating to being teased
  • Being kind to kids left out by other kids
  • Basic social skills/manners
  • Accepting personal differences
  • Getting along with siblings/fighting fair
  • How habits/actions change when Jesus' love is in the heart
  • Christian perspective on material things
  • How to pray
  • Value of memorizing Bible verses
  • Any story that helps a child understand Jesus better and rely on Him more
Payment and rights

We will pay between $25 and $50 for an OLF or a PT story depending on the excellence of the manuscript, length, and other editorial considerations. We purchase one-time magazine rights and electronic rights; accept previously published material, and pay upon acceptance. We also reprint stories after four or five years have gone by. We make every effort to reach the authors of these older stories to pay them again at half the first rate so tell us if you move. We prefer that you not submit reprints to us. It works better if you let us choose the reprints—we stay more organized that way!

- The Bible Advocate 
The Bible Advocate is one of the oldest religious magazines in America, founded in 1863. Now What? has been online since late 1996. Both are published by the Bible Advocate Press, the publication agency of the General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh Day). Now What? is produced monthly; the BA is published six times a year.

The Bible Advocate is geared to help Christians understand and obey God’s Word, with articles on Bible doctrine, current social and religious issues, Christian living, Bible topics, textual or biblical book studies, prophecy, and personal experience. We also print fillers (sidebars) and poetry (traditional, free, and blank verse).


Bible Advocate
Feature articles1,000–1,200 words
Fillers100–400 words
Poetry5–20 lines
Now What?
Articles, personal experiences1,000–1,500 words

We pay an honorarium, on publication, of $25 per printed magazine page, up to $55, for print and electronic rights. Online articles run $25-$55, depending on published length. For poetry and fillers, we pay $20.

We prefer e-mail submissions to (attachments OK). Please include an SASE or SASC with all hard copies. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned unless accompanied by an SASE or SASC. No fax or handwritten submissions, please.

- Alive Now magazine.
Our readers are primarily adults — from young adults to older adults — and include persons of many cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
Meditations and stories should be no more than 400-500 words. We also consider prayers and poetry. Send your best work.
We limit submissions to up to two stories/articles or six poems/prayers per theme per writer
The usual payment is $35 and up.
Email electronic manuscripts to
Mail manuscripts to:
Beth A. Richardson, Editor
Alive Now
1908 Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 340004
Nashville, TN 37203-0004

- Leadership magazine.
Leadership Journal is published by Christianity Today and offers smart, honest perspective on matters of ministry and the Christian leadership experience. In both its quarterly print edition and robust website, readers can count on candid articles and in-depth interviews that help leaders to enhance their ministry, encourage community and embody vision.

Leadership Journal is written by our readers, so we welcome your ideas. Most of our writing are requested, but we do regularly publish unsolicited manuscripts. Please send us a brief query describing your idea and how you plan to develop it. We'll respond to you as quickly as possible.
To send your query to us, click here.
After we've accepted your query, write the article. We prefer electronic submissions. Be sure to include your full name, address, and phone number, plus church name, address and phone number, and your position. Also, include a "bio" at the end to introduce yourself to our readers.
Thanks for your interest in writing for Leadership Journal. Send us a query, and let's get started.

Presbyterians Today.
Presbyterians Today welcomes contributions from freelance writers. Preferred maximum length is approximately 1,500 words. Presbyterians Today also seeks well-informed articles that can help individuals and families cope with the stresses of daily living from a Christian perspective.
Fiction, poetry, and reprints are rarely used.
Writers should send a query by mail or email to the editors before sending a manuscript. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be returned unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed.
Authors are asked to submit only one article at a time. Manuscripts sent to editors approve the subject proposed in a query are read by at least two editors and a reply given normally within 60 days after receipt.
Presbyterians Today pays for articles upon acceptance of the manuscript. Contracts specify purchase of all rights, including publication on the Internet.
With the author’s permission, the magazine may hold a manuscript for future consideration (which does not preclude the author from submitting the article elsewhere) and payment will be offered at the time the article is scheduled for publication — if publication rights are available to Presbyterians Today at that time.
Authors receive two complimentary copies of issues in which their articles appear.
Short features
Presbyterians Today also accepts short features (250–500 words) about interesting people, programs, events and congregations related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), for the “Spotlight” department. Payment varies.
Contact Information
Presbyterians Today
100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
Phone: (800) 728-7228
Fax: (502) 569-8887

Insight magazine.

What is Insight?

  • It's a weekly 16-page magazine for high school-aged teenagers (13-19 years old).
  • It's published by the Pacific Press Publishing Association and is a ministry of the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  • It's distributed to youth at church, at church schools, and through home subscriptions.

Articles should address topics of interest to today's teenagers from a Christian perspective.
An article should begin with a story or several anecdotes to introduce the topic. The story or anecdotes should be true and involve teenagers. (See section "Writing a Story" for tips.)
The article should include a biblical perspective. (We prefer scriptural quotations in the New International Version.) Most articles benefit from one or two sidebars, which might provide "how to" steps, resources, definitions, a self-quiz, or other information related to the subject. 

How to Submit a Manuscript

  • Submissions must be typed, double-spaced.
  • With each submission, please include your name; mailing address; phone number; church name, city, and state; Social Security number (necessary for payment); gender and ethnicity (for illustrative accuracy); and biographical facts (such as age, job title, school attending, major, etc.).
  • E-mail them to:

  • Questions? Call (208) 465-2579.

Ministry magazine - International Journal for Pastors.
Ministry, International Journal for Pastors, has been published by the Seventh-day Adventist Church world headquarters (General Conference) since 1928. For many years, the majority of the magazine’s readers comprised Seventh-day Adventist ministers. Since the 1970s, this journal has been offered to the clergy of all denominations. Today’s readers represent many religious faiths as well as various ministries—pastors, professors, administrators, chaplains, pastoral students, and lay leaders.
As a subscription journal, Ministry’s monthly circulation totals more than 18,000. Additionally, Ministry is distributed, on a complimentary basis (each odd-numbered month of the year), to nearly 60,000 clergies of other denominations.
General manuscripts (2,000-2,500 words):  
  • Personal (spiritual, physical, and emotional) needs of the minister
  • Pastor-spouse team ministry and relationships
  • Pastoral family needs
  • Pastoral skills and needs, such as time management, preaching, evangelism, church growth, lay training, counseling, conflict resolution, continuing education, church administration, membership nurture, and related topics
  • Biblical studies that focus on biblical themes, books, or passages for either sermon preparation or in-depth studies
  • Theological studies that explore themes from a biblical, historical, or systematic perspective
  • Church worship and related topics, such as music, worship leadership, and planning
  • Current issues that are relevant to the church
For additional guidance as to the type of manuscripts we accept, look at previous issues.
Book reviews and resources (up to 500 words):
  • Book and resource reviews of resources designed to speak to the professional needs of our readers.
  • If the book or resource is self-published, a written authorization from the author’s employing organization and/or any organization deemed necessary by our editorial team is required before the editorial team will consider having the book reviewed.
Dateline items (up to 250 words):  
  • Dateline features notable gatherings of ministers, programs conducted by ministers, or events of interest to ministers.
  • We welcome quality photos.
Payment for manuscript
We pay for general manuscripts and book and resource reviews, with the payment determined by the amount of research done and other work needed to prepare the manuscript. If the editors need to spend considerable time editing the manuscript, payment may be reduced. We do not pay for Dateline items.
As a writer, you will receive payment after you return the signed agreement, completed biographical information, and a quality photo to our office. Please note, United States citizens and residents must supply their Social Security number for payment.
Ministry Magazine
12501 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904 USA
phone: +1 301.680.6518
fax:+1 301.680.6502
email: ministry magazine (at)

RELEVANT magazine.
RELEVANT covers faith, culture and intentional living. Our readership is culturally savvy, mainly Christian twenty- and thirtysomethings who are looking for purpose, depth, and spiritual truth. Our mission is to challenge people to go further in their spiritual journey, live selflessly and intentionally, care about positively impacting the world around them, and find the unexpected places God is speaking in life, music and culture.

To pitch a story idea or submit a feature for, contact us here. If the link above doesn't work, email us at For more information on what we're looking for, read below.
If you are a published journalist inquiring about contributing to the print magazine, contact us here. For more information on what we're looking for, read below.
With a monthly reach of more than 5,000,000 unique visitors and growing, RELEVANT features daily content separate from the print magazine.
•Current is our Op-Ed section covering national and global issues, including politics. We want timely, thoughtful commentary on the issues that matter to our audience. 750-1,000 words.
•The God section explores spiritual topics (spiritual disciplines, relationship with God, others and the Church, worship). 750-1,000 words
•Life covers just that: life (relationships, career, finance, travel, psychology and ethics/morality). 750-1,000 words
•Culture talks about what's new and noteworthy in culture—trends, fashion, film, TV, arts, and music. Reviews: 600-800 words; features 750-1,000 words.
•Reject Apathy talks about social justice from a whole-life perspective—sustainable change, sacrificial living, spiritual impact. 750-1,000 words.

- Sparkle magazine 
Sparkle magazine is seeking stories on the theme of “Being Honest” for the March 2016 issue. Published by GEMS Girls’ Clubs, the monthly magazine helps lead girls (1st-3rd grades) into a living, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ. Each themed issue enables young readers to find out who God is, how He functions in His world, and how He plays a significant role in their everyday lives. The magazine’s tagline is “Sparkling Jesus’ light into the world.” Led by Editor Kelli Gilmore, the editorial team welcomes freelance writers to submit Christian-themed, skill-building articles, fiction/nonfiction stories, quizzes, poetry, games, puzzles, and crafts. In fiction, writers can dabble in adventure, fantasy, and mystery, including realistic stories about animals, and scenarios that readers can connect to their day-to-day relationship with friends and family. Topics in nonfiction include animals, activities, games, sports, music, musicians, celebrities and personalities, socializing with family/friends/siblings, interesting and enjoyable service projects, and handling school work. The editor also accepts poetry, especially poetry that rhymes. Word length: 100-400 words for fiction and nonfiction; and 5-15 lines for poetry. Payment: 3-5 cents per word for prose; $5-$15 per poem; and $5-$15 per game or puzzle. Deadline: September 28, 2015. Full writer’s guidelines and theme list are here - See more at

- Sojourners magazine
Sojourners magazine does not currently accept unsolicited feature article submissions. 
For books, music, and reviews: Please send to the Review Editor at the street address below by post or via
For Poetry submissions to the magazine: 

  1. Address submissions to Poetry Editor at Sojourners (3333 14th Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20010). We accept hard-copy submissions only (no electronic submissions).
  2. Number. Submit no more than three unpublished poems at any one time. Since we receive as many as 50 to 60 poems a month and print only one or two we ask that you select from your poems those which you think are most appropriate for our pages.
  3. Payment. We pay $25 per poem upon publication. We also send complimentary copies of the issue in which your poem appears.
Submissions for online publication should be no more than 1,000 words in length, and should directly address the intersection of faith and current events. Before submitting, please acquaint yourself with our material. We reserve the right to edit for length and clarity.
Please email finished submissions for online publication to our Online Editorial team with the words "blog submission" in the subject line. Include a one- or two-sentence biography and a headshot.
Because of the large volume of submissions, we are unable to respond to all article proposals, or to all authors whose pieces we are unable to use. If you have not heard back from us in two weeks, please assume that we were unable to use your piece. We are unable to pay honoraria for our online publications.

- Young Disciple magazine 
Young Disciple magazine is a weekly publication dedicated to the preparation of young people for heaven. The target age group is roughly grades 5-8. We recognize that these youth are at an age where many important decisions will be made, and we want to point them to Christ and to His eternal principles. Our goal is to glorify God, and our guides are the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy.

  1. Select a content area compatible with the aims of the magazine. These include the following:
    • Feature Stories: Stories should portray positive Christian values and be character-building. We are particularly looking for narratives showing God's working in the lives of young people, especially as they encounter difficult situations and find victory through the power of God. All stories must be true although details may be modified in order to protect privacy. Please avoid overused, predictable story lines. LENGTH: 600-1200 words, although longer stories will be considered.
    • Nature Object Lessons should show the beauty of God's creation and how God's eternal principles can be understood by the things He has made. Try to weave your object lesson throughout the narrative rather than tacking it onto the end of the article. Pictures or drawings are always appreciated. LENGTH: 400-700 words.
    • Health: Our young readers must understand the importance of a fit and pure body temple. Articles on any subject pertaining to health can be used, but must adhere to the principles in the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy. Illustrations are a plus. LENGTH: 400-700 words.
    • Witnessing Articles: Suggestions for suitable outreach/witnessing activities are much appreciated by our readers. Most welcome is narrations of what has actually taken place, with suggestions on ways to make it practical, as well as a short testimony from a young person involved in the activity and pictures, if at all possible. Keep in mind that witnessing activities run a large spectrum, from such things as door-to-door witnessing and colporteur work to blood pressure checks, soup kitchens, helping elderly people with yards and house cleaning, and teaching at VBS or in Sabbath School. LENGTH: 400-700 words.
    • Victorious Christian Living: We occasionally publish short, fast-paced articles dealing with difficult situations or circumstances the young person is likely to meet, along with God's solutions, using personal examples, wherever practical. Possible topics: Peer pressure; loneliness; keeping the Sabbath; Christian social relations; music; living with health reform; difficult people; those in error; school pressures; etc. LENGTH: 400-700 words.
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 Why are we always ups and downs in sins?

I want to live on earth as in heaven. I know you want to live on earth as in heaven too. Together we want to live on earth as in heaven. 

If all human beings want to live on earth as in heaven, then evil will wane quickly. And that's when peace exists among human beings on earth.

Matthew {6:10} Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.

I am happy. You are happy. All humans will be happy. :) 

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Shalom ..
I am a Christian;
I want to ask.
Have I you experienced ups and downs in building an intimate relationship with Jesus?
Because I also had a wonderful experience with Jesus.
But I always ups and downs and as it continues.
And sometimes I feel ashamed of my condition now in God's presence.
Because I know the truth but I always hurt his heart.

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Ups and downs are common in human life. Included here are the ups and downs in our relationship with the Lord Jesus.

Why is that? Since we all have sinned and lost the glory of God (Romans 3:23). And the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23).

John {3:1} There was a man of the Pharisees, named
Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: {3:2} The same came to
Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou
art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these
miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. {3:3}
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto
thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the
kingdom of God. {3:4} Nicodemus saith unto him, How can
a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time
into his mother’s womb, and be born? {3:5} Jesus
answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be
born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the
kingdom of God. {3:6} That which is born of the flesh is
flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. {3:7}
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
{3:8} The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest
the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and
whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
{3:9} Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can
these things be? {3:10} Jesus answered and said unto him,
Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
{3:11} Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do
know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our
witness. {3:12} If I have told you earthly things, and ye
believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you [of] heavenly
things? {3:13} And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but
he that came down from heaven, [even] the Son of man
which is in heaven.
{3:14} And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the
wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
{3:15} That whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have eternal life.
{3:16} For God so loved the world, that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not
perish, but have everlasting life. {3:17} For God sent not
his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the
world through him might be saved.
{3:18} He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he
that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath
not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
{3:19} And this is the condemnation, that light is come into
the world, and men loved darkness rather than light,
because their deeds were evil. {3:20} For every one that
doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest
his deeds should be reproved. {3:21} But he that doeth truth
cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest,
that they are wrought in God.

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When we follow Jesus and be baptized then we become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17).

2 Corinthians {5:17} Therefore if any man [be] in
Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away;
behold, all things become new.

So in every Christian who has been baptized, there is an old man living in sin (the natural man) and the new man (spiritual man).

The desire of the old man who lived in sin and the new man has always opposed and this is what causes us like ups and downs in sin.

An old man living in the flesh while the new human life in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-26). 

That is why Jesus told us to watch and pray.

Matthew {26:41} Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit

indeed [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak.
Mark {14:38} Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly [is] ready, but the
flesh [is] weak.

By watching and praying that we will be strong in the face of temptation. All trials are divided into the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life (1 John 2:16).

1 John 
{2:15} Love not the world, neither the things [that are] in the world. If any man love the
world, the love of the Father is not in him. {2:16} For all that [is] in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. {2:17} And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.
When the devil tempted Jesus, the devil tempting to do all three of the above.

Matthew {4:1} Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the
wilderness to be tempted of the devil. {4:2} And when he
had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an
hungred. {4:3} And when the tempter came to him, he said,
If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be
made bread. {4:4} But he answered and said, It is written,
Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that
proceedeth out of the mouth of God. {4:5} Then the devil
taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a
pinnacle of the temple, {4:6} And saith unto him, If thou be
the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall
give his angels charge concerning thee: and in [their] hands
they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone. {4:7} Jesus said unto him, It is written
again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. {4:8} Again,
the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain,
and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the
glory of them; {4:9} And saith unto him, All these things
will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
{4:10} Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan:
for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and
him only shalt thou serve. {4:11} Then the devil leaveth
him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.  

The lust of the flesh = Matthew {4:3} And when the tempter came to him, he said,
If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 

The pride of life = Matthew {4:6} And saith unto him, If thou be
the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall
give his angels charge concerning thee: and in [their] hands
they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone.

The lust of the eyes = Matthew {4:9} And saith unto him, All these things
will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

One more thing that likes to make children of God fall is money.

1 Timothy {6:7} For we brought nothing into [this] world, [and it is] certain we can
carry nothing out. {6:8} And having food and raiment let us
be therewith content. {6:9} But they that will be rich fall
into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and
hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
{6:10} For the love of money is the root of all evil: which
while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith,
and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Regarding the issue of money, Jesus gave a warning to us.

Matthew {6:24} No man can serve two masters: for either he will
hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the
one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Luke {16:13} No servant can serve two masters: for either he
will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to
the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

I also like ups and downs in my life, even the pastors and the leaders in the Bible also could ups and downs like us.

Remember. John the Baptist had also doubted Jesus until he sent his disciples asked Jesus, saying, "Art thou he that should come? or look we for another?" (Matthew 11:2-19, Luke 7:18-35). Whereas before it stating that Jesus is the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world (John 1:29). 

According to Paul, we live like in a game, so we have to train the body and master it (1 Corinthians 9:24-27).

1 Timothy {6:12} Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

The question now is what is the master of the body? The mastering body is our intention to master the hearts, minds, and our tongues.

In a match then sometimes we lose and sometimes we win. Therefore, Jesus told us to watch and pray (Matthew 26:41, Mark 14:38).

Besides Jesus also told us to deny ourselves and bear the cross every heart.

But we do not fight alone because Jesus has given the Holy Spirit living in our hearts (Proverbs 4:23, John 7:38-39).

Jeremiah {31:33} But this [shall be] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After
those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Jeremiah {32:40} And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.

Acts {15:8} And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as [he did] unto us

2 Corinthians {3:3} [Forasmuch as ye are] manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.


Romans {8:28} And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to
them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

Psalms {37:23} The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he
delighteth in his way.
{37:24} Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD
upholdeth [him with] his hand.

Ephesians {6:10} Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in
the power of his might. {6:11} Put on the whole armour of
God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the
devil. {6:12} For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers
of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in
high [places. ]{6:13} Wherefore take unto you the whole
armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil
day, and having done all, to stand. {6:14} Stand therefore,
having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the
breastplate of righteousness; {6:15} And your feet shod
with the preparation of the gospel of peace; {6:16} Above
all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. {6:17} And take
the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is
the word of God: {6:18} Praying always with all prayer and
supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all
perseverance and supplication for all saints;

1 Peter {5:8} Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring
lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

James {4:7} Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.


In order not to fall ups and downs in sin continually then, YOU MUST PRAY AND precaution, submit to God, worship Him and resist the devil (1 Peter 5: 8). How to resist the devil is taking the Word of God, as Jesus did when tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:1-11). 

Hebrews {4:12} For the word of God [is] quick, and
powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing
even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the
joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and
intents of the heart. {4:13} Neither is there any creature that
is not manifest in his sight: but all things [are] naked and
opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Revelation {19:11} And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he
that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in
righteousness he doth judge and make war. {19:12} His
eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many
crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but
he himself. {19:13} And he [was] clothed with a vesture
dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
{19:14} And the armies [which were] in heaven followed
him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and
clean. {19:15} And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword,
that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule
them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the
fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. {19:16} And he
hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING


John {1:1} In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was
with God, and the Word was God. {1:2} The same was in
the beginning with God. {1:3} All things were made by
him; and without him was not any thing made that was
made. {1:4} In him was life; and the life was the light of
men. {1:5} And the light shineth in darkness; and the
darkness comprehended it not.
{1:6} There was a man sent from God, whose name [was]
John. {1:7} The same came for a witness, to bear witness of
the Light, that all [men] through him might believe. {1:8}
He was not that Light, but [was sent] to bear witness of that
Light. {1:9} [That] was the true Light, which lighteth every
man that cometh into the world. {1:10} He was in the
world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew
him not. {1:11} He came unto his own, and his own
received him not. {1:12} But as many as received him, to
them gave he power to become the sons of God, [even] to
them that believe on his name: {1:13} Which were born, not
of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man,
but of God. {1:14} And the Word was made flesh, and
dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of
the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
{1:15} John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This
was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is
preferred before me: for he was before me. {1:16} And of
his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. {1:17}
For the law was given by Moses, [but] grace and truth came
by Jesus Christ. {1:18} No man hath seen God at any time;
the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father,
he hath declared [him.]

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