December 13, 2018

Lord, Increase Our Faith

Lord, Increase Our Faith By Mark Mayberry Introduction In Luke 17:1-11, Jesus offers very challenging instruction. He warns of the danger of becoming a stumbling-block and the need for personal forgiveness. He speaks of the power of prayer and the proper perspective of a servant. When Pushed … [Read more...]

The Broad Way or Narrow Way—Which Is Best?

The Broad Way or Narrow Way—Which Is Best? By Dennis Abernathy Jesus speaks of the narrow and broad way in Matthew 7: 13-14. One is traveled by the few and the other is widely-traveled. One way leads to life and the other to destruction. The narrow way is the way of intolerance, discipline, … [Read more...]

My People

By Mark Mayberry Introduction The expression, "my people," occurs 230 times in 217 verses in the NASB. It reflects a closeness, a familiarity, a family relationship. Such blessings are found in both the physical and spiritual realms. Special Relationship As the people of God, we share a special … [Read more...]

The Life of Job

The Life of Job By Mark Mayberry 1/7/2018 Introduction For our instruction and encouragement, the Bible records many notable examples (Rom. 15:4-5), but none are more meaningful and moving than the life of the patriarch Job (Job 1:1-3). God is watching from above. Like any loving father, God … [Read more...]

Peace with God

Peace with God by Allen Dvorak Editor’s Note: Here is an article, written by Allen Dvorak, that appears in the December issue of Truth Magazine. It is part of the theme section entitled "Peace on Earth" that also focuses on "Jesus: Prince of Peace," "Peace with Self," "Peace with Others, " … [Read more...]

Preacher Training Program

Training men to “do the work of an evangelist” (2 Tim. 4:5) Classes Taught by Johnie Edwards & David Eldridge July 8-13, 2018 Here is a note from David Eldridge, who preaches for the Samaria church of Christ meeting at 2950 Burgess Falls Road in Cookeville, TN 38506.  The church website … [Read more...]

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The Sabbath

By Mark Mayberry 4/23/2017 The Sabbath was a unique and important part of the Jewish religion. The Mosaic Code, given at Mt. Sinai, required that both man and beast cease from labor on the Sabbath (Exod. 20:8-11). In addition to being a day of physical rest and renewal, the Sabbath was also a … [Read more...]

Action, Accusation, and Answer

Action, Accusation, and Answer By Mark Mayberry 4/23/2017 Introduction Examining various negative encounters that certain individuals had with Jesus, let us reflect upon the recurring charge by the Pharisees that Jesus violated the Sabbath (Matt. 12:1-21; Luke 6:1-11). If this charge had been … [Read more...]

Goals

By Mark Mayberry 4/2/2017 Introduction The word “goal” often carries sports connotations. Webster defines it as “(1) the terminal point of a race; an area to be reached safely in children’s games; (2) the end toward which effort is directed: aim; (3) an area or object toward which players in … [Read more...]