November 20, 2017

The Preacher’s House

By J. Wiley AdamsMost of the time the above title will be a misnomer for many preachers will never own the houses they live in here and there as they do local work. It is a common practice for many local churches to buy a residence for whoever is preaching for them to live in. Let me hasten to say … [Read more...]

The Disciple and His Master

By P.J. Casebolt"The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his Lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master . . ." (Matt. 10:24,25).In its Bible usage, the term disciple is easily defined, both in the original language and in English. A disciple is a learner, a … [Read more...]

Stirring Up the Members

By Ron HalbrookAs the church here at West Columbia continues to grow spiritually and numerically, new challenges and opportunities arise which require good leadership on the part of the elders. As one avenue of communication with the flock, the elders at times send letters to all the members of the … [Read more...]

Too Superstitious

By Olen HolderbyOn his second preaching tour Paul, from Troas, crosses the Aegean Sea to the continent of Europe (Acts 16:90. Following his famous work at Philippi, Paul passes to Thessalonica (Acts 17:1), the modem city of Salonica. It was here that Paul and his company were accused of treason … [Read more...]

Jesus, A Pharisee and a Sinner

By Donnie V. RaderLuke 7:36-50 records the story of a sinful woman washing the feet of Jesus. This story is divided into four sections. (1) Vv. 36-39  As Jesus ate at the house of a Pharisee named Simon, a woman, who was noted as "a sinner" came in and stood at the feet of Jesus, washing his feet … [Read more...]

The Practical Results of Motive Judging

By Steve WallaceIt is continually disturbing to witness the motive judging that some brethren engage in. In print and in conversation I have often been told of the reason behind a given brother's actions or teaching. Some tell us that those who withstand departures from the truth are "fueled by … [Read more...]

Have We Forgotten Our Resting Place

By Vestal ChaffinSometimes we get tired and weary and need some rest but seemingly many go to the wrong place for rest. They go to some kind of sports, entertainment or contest of some sort. Our homes should be the best place for physical rest, peace and quietness. We as Christians look forward to … [Read more...]

Blessed Assurance

By Frank JamersonThere are three attitudes that men have about assurance in Christ, and those attitudes have great influences on how we respond to God's will. We will summarize those attitudes by the words: impossible, probable, and possible.Impossibility of ApostasyFirst notice the attitude of … [Read more...]

Jesus, The Humble Servant

By Barney KeithIn the person of Jesus Christ one can see the meaning of true humility. It is unfortunate that some have a wrong concept of this admirable virtue. Humility is not an inferiority complex that causes one to shrink from action. It is not being shy or embarrassed in the presence of … [Read more...]

The Good Shepherd

By Bobby L. Graham"I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd layeth down his life for the sheep" (Jn. 10:11, ASV). These heart-tugging words of our Lord, couched in the midst of a rather lengthy section concerning his shepherding care, set him in definite contrast with the selfish hirelings among … [Read more...]