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Like Men that Wait for Their Lord
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"May we indeed be "as men who wait for their Lord"! Let us redeem the time. Let us not sleep as do others".

Seven New Things Needful for a “Happy New Year”
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"But as the heart abides in His love, so will it learn to cultivate a love, superior to the strain put upon it..."

A Study in the Significance of Names in the Bible
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"What a wealth of spiritual instruction lies wrapped up in the meanings of many of the names of persons and places that we find in our Bibles!"

Meat: Abba
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"We do not stand at a distance but we draw near. It implies a holy intimacy coupled with deepest reverence".

Exercise and Reward
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"As Christians our exercise is unto godliness; our race is heavenly..."

Rest: Our Journey
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"An anticipated trouble is always worse than the reality, because we have no divine support pledged to meet it."

"Lead Me... Guide Me"
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"The path is difficult and dark
If Thou be not with me,
Give me Thy presence; darkness then
And difficulties flee".

Monkey Business

"So God created man in his own image…." Genesis 1:27

The monkeys one day had a big jamboree.
Their leader sat up in the tallest tree.
And said with a chuckle,
"My good fellow Monk,
If you want a good laugh, just give ear to this junk.

Some teachers of men in a place called ‘school’
Are training each youngster to grow up a fool.
The kids run wild and never get spanked.
If our babies did that, their tails would be yanked.

No well-mannered monkey dictates his elder,
Beats up the policeman or shoots at the teacher,
Poisons the baby, or kills with a gun,
And then laughs and says: ‘We are just having fun!’

Monkeys, my friends, have respect for each other.
We hand out no sass to our father or mother.
The picture I’ve painted you’ll agree is quite sad.
But listen, my brothers, I’m boiling mad.

For here’s what they’re taught- that miserable flunky,
That creature called man, was at one time a monkey!
An ape just like us, and what’s more, if you please,
He claims that at one time he swung through the trees.

Fellow monkeys, I think this is going too far.
We don’t envy their home, their wealth, or their car.
But when they will spread such a horrible rumor,
It’s time for all monkeys to lose their good humor.

So, come, you must help me prepare a big sign,
Protesting that man’s no descent of mine.
If evolution be true, then boys, we are sunk;
For I’d sooner be father to weasel or skunk."

No, my friend, man was originally created good-in God’s image: but because of sin, his history has been that of "devolution rather than evolution.

"The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God" Psalms 14:1

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved" Acts 16:31

"If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:" 2 Corinthians 5:17

Search the Scriptures
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  1. What is the only book of the Bible to mention the apple tree?
  2. Who was only person mentioned in the Bible as having worn gloves?
  3. Where did Paul exorcise an evil spirit from a slave girl?
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