Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Hits: 6[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…

Is Religious Unity Possible? 

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Most men say, “No.” The New Testament says, “Yes.” God’s Word not only teaches the possibility of religious unity among those who have faith in Christ, it teaches the necessity of unity. The…

Spiritualty

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] “Spirituality” is the state or condition of being spiritual, that is, of attending to and being influenced by the spirit world, rather than merely by the material world. “Spirituality” is a much-abused…

How Does the Holy Spirit Lead?

Hits: 126 [Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] One is not a child of God, a Christian, unless he is led by the Spirit: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are the…

The Holy Spirit, Sanctification, and Sinless Perfection

Hits: 30[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The concept of sanctification is found in the Old Testament word kadhash, and in the New Testament word, hagiazo. In its various cognates (i.e., holy, holiness, hallow, hallowed, consecrate, sanctify, and…

The Book of Micah—A Brief Commentary

Hits: 24[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Micah 1:1 serves as an appropriate outline for introductory details: The word of Jehovah that came to Micah the Morashtite in the days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah,…

Building Up the Church Through Singing

Hits: 29[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Many characteristics distinguish mankind from all the lower forms of animal life. Among the most notable of these peculiarities are the size and capability of the human brain (which makes us…

Is This What They Mean by Balance?

Hits: 33[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The Forest Hill congregation (FH) in Memphis, Tennessee, oversees and is the home of Memphis School of Preaching (MSOP), both of which have for years commanded my utmost respect, support,…

Deaver Doctrine—Where Does It End?

Hits: 131[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Solomon observed that there is “a time to keep silence, and a time to speak” (Ecc. 3:7). Perhaps all of us wish for the “wisdom of Solomon” to know just…