January 20, 2018

An Invitation

By Dick BlackfordOne night I dreamed I died and went to heaven. I heard songs, and was asked to join the huge group that was singing. There were 1000 sopranos, 1000 altos, 1000 tenors, and one bass — me. We reached a crescendo, which called for as much volume as we could muster. Right in the middle … [Read more...]

Bible Genealogies

By David DannThe New Testament opens in the book of Matthew by introducing, “The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ” (Matt. 1:1). Matthew’s opening statement is followed by a lengthy list of names, that establishes a direct family line from the patriarch Abraham to Jesus Christ. Anyone who has … [Read more...]

Exposing the Teacher But Not the Error?

By Joshua GurtlerA young preacher in the south preaches a sermon on a common error taught by brethren today. Following the sermon, he is pulled aside by an older member of the church and instructed, “It’s OK to expose one’s error as long as you don’t mention his name.” When the evangelist pointed … [Read more...]

A Moment in History

By Eric KeiperIn 1831, a remarkable event occurred in two cities in the state of Kentucky. Alexander Campbell’s “Disciples” were meeting with Barton Stone’s “Christians.” The purpose of their meeting was to bring the two separate restoration movements together as one. On Christmas weekend of 1831, … [Read more...]

Applying Principles We Learn From the Plagues

By Donnie V. RaderThe story of Moses and his spokesman Aaron going before Pharaoh with the demand of God to let his people go is rich with principles that drive home practical lessons.The texts we are considering are Exodus 7-10. Moses and Aaron go before Pharaoh and demand the release of the … [Read more...]

Never Preach in “Glittering Generalities”

By W. R. JonesOne piece of wisdom I have given to young preachers who have sought advice is this; “Don’t preach in glittering generalities.”One of the many remarkable things about the teaching of Jesus is seen in the fact that it was always simple and to the point. The same for the most part can … [Read more...]

Success in God’s Eyes

By Justin MontsHow do you define success? Some define success as making a lot of money and marrying a good-looking man or woman. With God, however, success is measured in a much different way. The Lord instructed Joshua, “This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate … [Read more...]

“Christmas Fiction”

By Steven J. WallaceAbout this time of year there is a jingle that is heard throughout the season. It often sounds like this: “Keep Christ in Christmas” or “Christmas is nothing without Christ but everything with Him.” Unfortunately, there is much “Christmas Fiction” today, fables that ring as if … [Read more...]

“Dropping The Baptist Name?”

By Jarrod Jacobs I recently heard the most interesting news on the television.  They report that some Baptist churches are either considering dropping, or have already dropped the name “Baptist” in order to keep from offending people who are unfamiliar with the Baptist Church. This news was … [Read more...]

Man and His Plight

By Mike Willis Before one will turn to Christ for salvation, he must understand his need for Christ. Until one grasps his plight, he will not appreciate the grace of God in saving mankind from his sins. This article is designed to explain who man is and what is his circumstance outside of … [Read more...]