Grace and Moser—”Misunderstood”?

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction             On March 3, 2010, I delivered a lecture on the closing night of the Spring, Texas, Contending for the Faith Lectureship. The lectureship was devoted to reviewing books (in one case, a…

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…

What is the Restoration Principle and Is It Scriptural?

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Our title is composed of two questions. The first of these seeks definition of the “restoration principle.” Permit me to illustrate this definition by means of an automobile “allegory.” Automobiles have intrigued me…

“Take Heed to the Ministry…”

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Paul wrote the exhortation contained in the title above to Archippus, a member of the Colossian Congregation. Ministry is from a cognate of the Greek word from which translators gave us deacon….

The Difference Between the Lord’s Church and the Religions of Men

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             Let us begin by defining some of the terms in this chapter’s title: The Lord’s church: By the Lord, I refer to the Lord Jesus Christ, Whom God the Father acknowledged as…

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…

Exposition of Jeremiah 1:4–10

[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             The time was about 1500 B.C. The chilling words of warning from Jehovah to Israel through Moses were these: But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the…

Declaring War on the Fellowship of The Lord’s Church

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction  Satan and all of his minions outside the church have always opposed it. He did his best to prevent the Lord from establishing the church in the first place. Although he was…

Calvinism and Neo-Calvinism

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction “Calvinism” is not a single doctrine or even a few scattered, unrelated doctrines. It is a system of theology embracing several significant doctrines. These dogmas are all tightly woven together in a…

A Sudden and Curious Emphasis on “Balance”

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page Introduction Has anyone else besides me noticed a recent upsurge in the cry for “balance” in preaching and writing? Further, am I the only one who has noticed that this emphasis is not…