January 20, 2018

Matthew 1:23 Immanuel God with Us

By Wayne PartainWhile Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found with child. Joseph considered putting her away privately, but an angel of the Lord told him that "that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she shall bring forth a son; and thou shalt … [Read more...]

Except A Man Be Born Again

By Don WillisThere was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, … [Read more...]

Miraculous Gifts: Tongues and Healing

By William C. SextonRecently in our Bible Study in Altus, at my mother's house, we had a good discussion about speaking in tongues, etc. Although time ran out before we exhausted the topic (in fact many hours could be spent on the topic, in a profitable fashion), we did run over, keeping the study … [Read more...]

The Need For Respect

By Jahnle EdwardsRespect is almost a thing of the past with many today. There are some areas in which we must regain respect if we are to be as God would have us. Thus we look at some areas where respect is greatly needed:1. In the Home. No doubt you have heard the expression that a number of things … [Read more...]

Christ, The One Way

By Carol R. LumpkinJesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (Jn. 14:6). Jesus spoke of "the way" in the Sermon on the Mount: "Because strait is the gate and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it" (Matt.7:14). … [Read more...]

Sharing in the Defense of the Gospel

By Harry PersaudPaul thanked God for brethren who share "in the defense and confirmation of the gospel" (Phil. 1:7). Brethren today should know what a great encouragement this is! For those who do not know me, let me explain my background and why I love those who share in the defense of the gospel. … [Read more...]

Preachers Beware!

By Marc ShottsI am 28 and have been involved in "full time" preaching for almost two years. Many people wonder what Paul's thorn in the flesh was, but I think I have figured it out! It was some of his fellow preachers! I do not say this lightly so please let me explain.Discouragement and … [Read more...]

Mastering Self (1) God Demands Self-Denial

By Donnie V. Rader Jesus said, "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me" (Mark 8:34). Self-denial is one of the most basic attributes of Christianity. Yet, it is one of the most difficult to attain. One reason for that is that it requires great … [Read more...]

Things that Really Matter

By Irvin HimmelMany of us get worked up in our daily lives over things that are relatively inconsequential. If one is given to anxiety, the chances are that he worries over a lot of such things.To some, social events are highly important. Others are much involved in sporting events. There are people … [Read more...]

Was Jesus Just, a Good Man?

By Jeff HimmelThere are many people who believe that Jesus was a good man, one of the greatest moral teachers who ever lived, but not the Son of God. Perhaps you have encountered some folks like these. Perhaps you are one. These people agree that Jesus taught principles which are undeniably good and … [Read more...]