So, You Want to Get Serious About Christianity?

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–2 page.]             There is more and more evidence the many of us who have been warming the pews for several years are interested in really getting serious about serving Christ. To encourage…

Practical Points on Prayer

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–2 page.]             The Lord wants us to be a people of prayer (Luke 19:46), but too often we are like the apostles in Gethsemane, sleeping when we should be praying (Mark 14:37–38)….

The Work of the Church

Hits: 3[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.]             Careless human opinions have greatly clouded the purpose for which Jesus came to earth. It has been urged that He came to establish a new theocracy on earth over which…

“Small Portion” Thinking

Hits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             It is not uncommon to hear the following (or similar) words uttered in the prayer before the contribution on the Lord’s day: “Father, bless us as we give this…

Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Hits: 19[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction1 Perhaps the best way to get this subject before us is to examine the seven promises— the creed—to which those who are members of Promise Keepers must commit themselves: A Promise…

Ominous Forces and Unfair Advantages

Hits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] The Fort Worth Star-Telegram once reported that WFAA-TV (Channel 8, Dallas) had canceled the James Robison telecast. The reason? Robison preached on homosexuality and pointed out that the Bible calls…

Would Peter Come to Your House?

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  page.] Acts 12 gives us the record of Herod’s cruel murder of James and imprisonment of Peter because it pleased the Jews. But the Lord had other plans for Peter and…

Prayer: To Whom and Through Whom?

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Prayer is the blessed avenue God has provided his children for talking with Him. He has given us instructions, both plain and plentiful, concerning how to pray in a manner that…

The Barren Fig Tree Cursed and Withered—Mark 11:12-25

Hits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Introduction When Jesus cursed the fig tree on the way to Jerusalem from Bethany it appears that his principal intent was to demonstrate God’s judgment upon fruitlessness and hypocrisy, especially…