August 19, 2017

Whatever He Says to You, Do It

By Randy CavenderIn our society, most people are concerned about their rights. Individuals say that they have the right to do anything they desire, sometimes caring little who they hurt in the process. It seems that many have this attitude in the religious world also. They surmise that since we are … [Read more...]

Five Words or Ten Thousand?

By Johnie EdwardsTongue speaking in the Bible was the ability given one to speak in a language he did not know and had not studied. A careful reading of Acts 2:1-11 will show that the apostles of Christ were given this power. The feast of Pentecost brought "Jews, devout men, out of every nation … [Read more...]

I Hate Religion, Says Jesus Fanatic

By Norman E. FultzThe radio talk-show guest was discussing the evil effects of hard rock music. Lyrics promoting Satanism and glorifying suicide were specified as areas of concern. A caller took issue with the speaker and referred to him as a religious fanatic. The show's guest quickly responded … [Read more...]

The Indwelling of Sin

By Bob PulliamOne of the most fundamental aspects of Christianity is the everyday life we live. It is many times pictured as a walk (2 Cor. 5:7; Eph. 4: 1; Rom. 8:4). It is to be a conscious effort toward purity and uprightness: and no place better confirms this than the seventh and eighth chapters … [Read more...]

A Respectable Sin?

By Randy BlackabyThere is a sin which has become respectable these days. That sin is forsaking the assembly or failing to worship the Lord on a regular basis.There are brethren who seem to feel absolutely no guilt about going camping, fishing or visiting on the Lord's Day, so long as they "make … [Read more...]

The Power of Preaching the Gospel

By Randy HarshbargerThe title of this article suggests that there is power in the preaching of God's word, the gospel, or as Paul says in Romans 1:16, "For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation." The Apostle was duty bound to preach only the gospel, for it is the … [Read more...]

Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 5:14

By W.R. JonesServing as an elder of the church is a rather awesome responsibility if a man takes it seriously. If he doesn't take it seriously, then he shouldn't be one in the first place. Thus, in admonishing Christians to obey the elders the Hebrew writer states, "for they watch for your souls, as … [Read more...]

Old Preachers Pulling Rank

By Paul K. WilliamsIn about 1958 when I was 27 years old the church I was preaching for split. The main doctrinal issue involved (as with most church messes there were plenty of personal issues as well) was the subject of church discipline. A few months after the split a respected older preacher was … [Read more...]

Sunsets – Untold Misery

By Jerry ParksThe explosion of Mt. Pinatubo in the Philippines is over and done and no longer a subject of newspaper headlines. All that remains for us is the enjoyment and fascination of the beautiful harvest sunsets that have been enhanced by the volcanic dust that is still floating in the … [Read more...]

Why Men Turn To God

By Louis J. Sharp"It has been said that there are two reasons why men turn to God. First, they find an order in the universe that they cannot explain without God. Second, they find a disorder in themselves that they cannot deal with without God."I know not the author of this statement, but it does … [Read more...]