Our Cares and God’s Care

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] A verse that we all should commit to memory and upon which we should ever rely is the following: “casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you” (1 peter…

All He Asks is All We Have

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] Why do so many people fail in living the Christian life? While many answers have been offered, I believe there is one overriding reason that fits every case. People have failed either…

What is Appropriate in Preaching?

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction To the Corinthians Paul wrote: “For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity is laid upon me; for woe is unto me, if I preach not the…

The Man to Whom the Lord Will Not Reckon Sin

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The title of this chapter is taken from a declaration by Paul in Romans 4:6–8: Even as David also pronounceth blessing upon the man unto whom God reckoneth righteousness apart from works,…

Brief Surveys of Some New Testament Epistles

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The following brief introductions to and surveys of 2 Corinthians–Colossians are part of the book, A Bible Handbook—Authored by Preachers in the Churches of Christ, edited by Jerry Moffitt. Bible students will…

Moses, The Great Man of God

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction If one is somehow yet unconvinced of the greatness of Moses, perhaps the following three incidents will give him pause: At Hazeroth in the Wilderness (Num. 11:35), Aaron and Miriam rebelled against…

Some Commonly Misapplied Scriptures

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction             The goal of honest and earnest Bible students is to ascertain what the Scriptures actually teach. It must always be our desire to make sure that we are not drawn too…

Ezra, A Model for Every Servant of God—Ezra 7:1-10

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Ezra lived during Judah’s period of captivity in Babylon in the fifth century B.C. He led a group of Jews back to Judea from their land of captivity in about 457 B.C….

A Study of the Captivity in the Major Prophets

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction The captivity of God’s covenant people of the Old Testament is one of the saddest chapters of all history. Never was an obscure race of men so marvelously blessed of God, and never…

Losing All Things to Gain Christ

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction When compared to the Corinthian epistles or to the respective letters to the Galatians, Timothy, or Titus, the letter to the Philippians is written in mild terms. The reason for this…