May 21, 2019

Seeing, they See Not

By Donald P AmesIt is a bit sad today to watch various liberal brethren get all upset and concerned about what is happening to the' church today. In their efforts to "save the church," they have begun new journals and' increased the furor of the battle regularly. They have laid aside the old … [Read more...]


By John McCortThe congregation for which I preach recently started a program of phone-in-evangelism which I personally feel will be a great asset to our work. In this article I would like to share with you some of the advantages of this method of preaching the gospel.We purchased a Sanyo M139N … [Read more...]

The Beatitudes Blessed are They Which do Hunger and Thirst after Righteousness

By Keith Sharp"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled" (Matt. 5:6).My mother grew up on a ranch in Southwest Texas during the depression. My grandfather, Daddy Sprott, was always poor, but during those times they were desperately so. My mother, … [Read more...]

Brother Warren Shows Kindness to “Antis”

By H. Edward McCaskillI have been a reader of The Spiritual Sword, published by the Getwell church of Christ in Memphis and edited by my long time friend and former teacher, Thomas B. Warren, for a number of years. The material contained in this publication has been excellent and I have appreciated … [Read more...]

A Bad Church

By Donald P AmesThe other Sunday, while driving to worship services, we passed one of the local denominational buildings, and my youngest son remarked, "That's a bad church, isn't it, Daddy?" Of course, one's first reaction is to point out that calling it a "bad church" is not polite, but that it is … [Read more...]

Russell H. Parks Passes

By Cecil BelcherIt is with deep sorrow that we report the untimely death of Brother Russell Parks, age 68. Brother Parks was preaching for the Central Church of Christ Terre Haute, Indiana at the time of his death. He was born June 9, 1907 and passed from this life March 11, 1976 at the Regional … [Read more...]

Endeavoring to Keep the Unity of the Spirit

By Roy E. CogdillUnity is primarily a congregational problem. What the Bible teaches on unity is principally applicable to the local church. Unity in the local church is an individual obligation. It grows out of the obligations that rest mutually on those who are fellow members of the local … [Read more...]

The E. M. Zerr Bible Commentaries

By Cecil WillisThe Cogdill Foundation, which publishes Truth Magazine, has obtained exclusive publication rights to the six volume Bible Commentary written by Brother E. M. Zerr. This set, covering both Old and New Testaments, is available in an impressive hardback binding. The dark green binding … [Read more...]

That’s A Good Question

By Larry Ray HafleyREPLY:Since the question is broad and general, the answer must deal with the New Testament mold or form of doctrine. The church cannot do anything that is not authorized by its head, the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 1:22,, 23). Whatever is not in harmony with what the Bible reveals is … [Read more...]

Book Briefs

By Mike WillisJames Burton Coffman has begun the task of writing a series of commentaries on the New Testament. Already he has written single volumes on all of the gospels and on the book of Hebrews. These commentaries are written with the average Christian in mind; they are not limited to the … [Read more...]