Dr. Harold J. Sala

Dr. Harold J. Sala, well known speaker, author and Bible teacher, has served as founder and President of Guidelines International, Inc., since 1963. He is the featured speaker on the daily “Guidelines-A Five Minute Commentary on Living” which is broadcast on over 1000 radio stations around the world and translated in over 15 languages.

Author of over 40 books published in various languages and hundreds of publications, Harold is also a popular guest lecturer and teacher at universities such as Donetsk Christian University in Ukraine , national and international conferences, seminars, and churches. His television program “Guidelines for Living” is still seen weekdays in Asia on satellite and GMA-7 in Manila , Philippines .

Dr. Sala earned his Ph.D. from Bob Jones University . His further graduate studies have been at the University of Southern California, California Baptist Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary and the Conservative Baptist Seminary in Denver , Colorado . Residing in Mission Viejo , California , Harold and his wife, Darlene, have three adult children and eight well-loved grandchildren.

 

Dr. Sala’s latest commentaries

No Second Class Citizens In His Kingdom

No Second Class Citizens In His Kingdom

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October 23, 2014

But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.  Galatians 4:4-5 Through the strange quirk of circumstances an acquaintance, a man well into his 80s discovered that his mother was really his aunt, and vice versa. He had been adopted as an infant and never told. In his case, it hadn’t mattered, but that’s not true everywhere.  In many cultures when a couple has too many children or can’t afford to

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The Fellowship Of The Suffering

The Fellowship Of The Suffering

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October 22, 2014

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6 There are two kinds of people in the world—those who divide people into two groups and those who don’t, so said a pundit; yet there are times when what you have experienced in your life so separates you completely from those who have never been through what you have, that what you would say is meaningless to others. So you don’t even try to explain. Those who really suffer are

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God's Purpose And Suffering

God’s Purpose And Suffering

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October 21, 2014

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6 Does God allow everything that happens in your life? And, if so, does He really have a purpose behind each event, something unique which, perhaps, you cannot see, yet conforms to His plan? Long ago, Jeremiah wrote those words which declare God’s game plan for our lives. He recorded the message from the Almighty, saying, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper

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Priorities

Priorities

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October 20, 2014

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.  James 1:5 Never before has a generation been confronted with so many choices, and when you go with one, like it or not, you establish priorities. You have to decide which comes first.  Establishing priorities and sticking to them is growing more difficult all the time. How do you decide what comes first? You have been asked to attend a conference the same weekend you have a chance to get away with your family for

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Your Cross

Your Cross

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October 17, 2014

Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”  Luke 9:23 “When Christ calls a person,” wrote Deitrich Bonhoeffer before his death in a German Concentration Camp in 1945, “he calls him to come and die. Bonhoeffer, implicated in a plot to depose Hitler, was executed.  While God calls few to literally lay down their lives today, as did Bonhoeffer, he still calls us to die to self that Christ may live. Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself

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The Rich Get Richer And The Poor, Poorer

The Rich Get Richer And The Poor, Poorer

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October 16, 2014

She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.  Mark 14:8 Are we headed for a two-tier society which, by the end of the 21st century, means that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer?  By the end of this century will the rich withdraw behind gated communities where they live in isolation in a kind of high tech castle with infra-red cameras and heat-sensitive alarms with the additional comfort of armed guards at the entrance to keep out the rabble, and outside the moat live the rest of the

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The People In The Back Rows

The People In The Back Rows

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October 15, 2014

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent?  Romans 10:14-15 One of the most dynamic, influential missionary statesmen of the twentieth century was a wiry, lean, somewhat sickly man with a temperament akin to that of the Apostle Paul’s. He preached in more than 70 countries of the world and founded the People’s Church in Toronto, a church that has given literally

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Taking Your Emotions Out On Your Family

Taking Your Emotions Out On Your Family

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October 14, 2014

And now a word to you parents. Don’t keep on scolding and nagging your children, making them angry and resentful. Rather, bring them up with the loving discipline the Lord himself approves, with suggestions and godly advice.  Ephesians 6:4, Living Bible A broadcast magazine printed a cartoon showing a radio station manager in bed with his wife, a microphone in his hand which is held in front of his wife’s face as he says, “So what makes you think I have trouble leaving my work at the station, dear?”  Hey, he isn’t the only one who brings the stress home.

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The Hinges Of History

The Hinges Of History

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October 13, 2014

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6 The hinges of history are, at times, very small, even inconsequential things upon which momentous events take place. Take, for example, the tiny piece of a fabric-backed rubber mat protruding from the dirt in the courtyard of a small farm yard in Iraq. Reported the New York Times, “An edge of a fabric-backed rubber mat protruding from the dirt caught the eye of an American special forces soldier as he

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"Love"--The 11th Commandment

“Love”–The 11th Commandment

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October 10, 2014

Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children, and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.  Ephesians 5:1-2 Psychiatrist Dr. Karl Menninger says, “Love is the medicine for our sick old world.”  This authority on mental illness seems to reassert the words of the greatest teacher who ever lived. To many people the Old and New Testaments seem to stand in marked contrast each to the other.  They picture the law of the Old Testament as standing in opposition to grace in

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