Success in the Lord’s Work

Hits: 47[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page. The two elements involved in success in the Lord’s work are seen in the following statement from Paul, the apostle: Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in…

The Necessity of Truth in Doctrine

Hits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction No epistle in the New Testament begins more abruptly than the Galatian letter. No epistle is more frankly and plain-spokenly launched on its major course than the Galatian letter. No brethren in…

Church Discipline—the Real Reason Why It Is Not Practiced

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] While cases involving the exercise of discipline in the church may vary greatly and may depend on many factors, I believe our failure to practice appropriate discipline may almost invariably…

“Evangelize! Evangelize!”

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The English word evangelize does not appear in the common versions of the New Testament. Yet, it is an imminently Scriptural word. It comes about as near being transliterated, letter…

“Your Adversary, the Devil”

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] An adversary us an avowed, obvious enemy. He (or she) makes things adverse as often as he can.  He opposes, contradicts, discourages, thwarts, and belittles everything that doesn’t please him. …

A Strong Church

Hits: 74[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] “Be strong in the Lord” (Eph. 6:10) applies to individuals and churches alike. Assuming that we all want the church to be strong, what are (and are not) these sources…

To Remain Faithful to Christ, a Christian Must Keep Informed about Church History, Current Events in the Church Universal, and World Events Impacting the Church

Hits: 254[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Seven hundred fifty years before Jesus’ birth, Hosea, on behalf of God, denounced Israel’s ignorance and its consequence: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge,…

A Review of Alvin Jennings’ 3 Rs of Urban Church Growth

Hits: 36[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction  In 1981, a brother in Christ, Alvin Jennings, owner of Star Bible Publications, Inc., wrote and published a book titled, 3 R’s of Urban Church Growth. This book raised many eyebrows,…

The “Purpose-Driven” Church Paradigm

Hits: 61[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Churches should have goals and aims. In this sense every congregation of the Lord’s people should be driven by purpose rather than stumbling along haphazardly. However, purpose-driven has taken on…

“We Are Commanded to Grow”

Hits: 18[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] While speaking of the local church, the preacher said, “We are commanded to grow.” He immediately quoted Mark 16:15 as his proof text: “Go ye into all the world, and…