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…

“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….

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…

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…

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…

“The Man or The Plan” Discussion Revisited

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction In the early 1960s I was a young preacher, not long out of Abilene Christian College. I well remember the lively brotherhood discussion of the Man or the plan controversy (actually,…

Respect for Authority

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.]             In every system there is a basic, core principle that largely determines the nature and operation of the whole. In the business world, the guiding principle is to turn a…

Lessons From Josiah the Restorer King

[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles  page.] Introduction Josiah, the sixteenth king of Judah after Israel divided, began to reign at the extremely young age of eight years. His father and grandfather before him, whose influences he rejected, were wicked…