August 21, 2019

“More Than the Pulpit”

By Olen HolderbyIn the October 1971 issue of Plain Talk brother Dan Shipley had a splendid article under the above title. His article is dealing with how well we are carrying out the instructions of the Great Commission (or failing to do so). That was 28 years ago, but the points which he made are … [Read more...]

“Two Are Better Than One”

By Daniel H. KingThe word of the Lord recognizes how much we need each other. The church was purposed in the mind of God before time because the All-wise saw the need for it in human relationships. Loneliness can be a terrible and destructive thing. Other human contact, especially if it is with … [Read more...]

Must Baptism Be Only “In the Name of Jesus”?

By Bobby GrahamThe Spirit of truth would remind the apostles of Jesus’ teaching and give them additional truth — all truth. If Jesus’ teaching before his ascension would not be operating in the church, why did he provide for their be- ing reminded of it and place it on such a par with the rest of … [Read more...]

There’s A Beautiful Garden

By Ira MikellThere’s a beautiful garden in Heaven, A garden no mortal has seen; In the midst grows the sweet rose of Sharon That is shining thru eternity.There’s a beautiful garden in Heaven, Where the life-giving stream ever flows, Pouring boundless and free from Mount Zion, More precious than … [Read more...]

“I Rejoiced Greatly . . . I Have No Greater Joy”

By Jarrod JacobsOne of the most stirring statements in the Bible is found in John’s third epistle as he wrote of the joy he had when he heard of Gaius and his faithfulness to God. John knew he was not long for this earth. Therefore, it encouraged him to know of others who would be left that stood … [Read more...]