October 23, 2017

Pandora’s Box

By Connie W. AdamsIn Grecian mythology Pandora was a woman given a box by Zeus from which all manner of human ills escaped when she opened it. The view taken by some well-known brethren in recent times concerning Romans 14 has become a modern-day Pandora's box.A vital passage designed to help strong … [Read more...]

Which Traditions Should We Oppose?

By Mike Willis There are some who are preaching that we have made the name of the church, mid-week services, conducting a spring and fall meeting, and other customary practices of local churches into human traditions ("Church of Christ traditions"). The charge is made that these traditional or … [Read more...]

The Mirror in the Cross: The Preaching at the Table

By Tim MizeWe eat the Lord's supper as Jesus taught us to, "in remembrance" of him. In this frail and broken bread, we remember his frail, fleshly body as it hung on the cross. In this poured out drink, we think of his own life's blood poured out for our sins.In eating and drinking, then, we do more … [Read more...]

A New Work Begins in the Seattle, Washington Area

By Harry OsborneA new congregation recently started in the Seattle, Washington area. The Puget Sound Eastside church of Christ is now meeting at the home of James and Frances Fleming (13244 Lake Kathleen Road S.E., Renton, Washington 98059-7211; phone 206-271-0778). This is the way many New … [Read more...]

Law and Sin

By H.E. Phillips"Whoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law" (1 John 3:4). Sin is related to law. Law reflects authority. Authority resides in a person or persons, and signifies the character, power and will of the person who holds the authority. That … [Read more...]

Reap the Whirlwind

By Jim Ward The following appeared in the San Antonio Light (11/ 14/92), titled "Student cheating widespread." SAN FRANCISCO (AP) High school and college students today are replacing the three R's with the three Ds: dishonesty, deceit, duplicity. That's the conclusion of a two-year nationwide … [Read more...]

Sturgis Report

By Karjor A. CaldwellFor the past year I have been preaching in Sturgis, Mississippi. I am the only black preacher here in Oktibbeho County who is opposed to institutionalism. My purpose for being in Sturgis is to use every possible opportunity to preach the gospel of Christ as God's power to save … [Read more...]

From Heaven or From Men

By Clinton D. HamiltonThe work of elders, their relation to congregation, and the congregation's relation to them continue to be a topic of genuine interest among brethren. Questions are frequently raised by sincere brethren. Often the questions are difficult and call for many inferences from the … [Read more...]

Final Analysis

By Carl McMurray.. You know how to analyze the appearance of the earth and sky, but why do you not analyze this present time?" (Lk. 12:56, NASV).As I view the church in different places, I se that the brethren are quite a varied and talented group. There are doctors and lawyers, office managers and … [Read more...]

Teaching the Children

By Louis J. SharpThe apostle Pail speaks of the difference of comprehension and understanding as relates to the adult and juvenile. It is not a statement of scorn or contempt, but one of the experiences. He said: "When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: … [Read more...]