A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Prefatory Note:  The following article by the late Tim Smith, a faithful Gospel preacher, appeared in a 2006 issue of Contending for the Faith, to which Dub McClish responded.  “Endeavoring to…

Things Which Make for Peace

Hits: 80[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.]             In Romans 14:19, Paul exhorts:  “So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.” Every local church needs these…

A Strong Church

Hits: 77[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…

Elders—Their Crucial Role

Hits: 16[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] When the Lord Jesus returned to the Father, He first entrusted the church to the apostles (Mat. 16:18–19; John 14:16–18), who had the responsibility of receiving the revealed Word (John 16:13)…

Things that Keep Me Going

Hits: 14[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] No person ever lived that never became discouraged, including such spiritual giants as our Lord and the apostle Paul (Mat. 23:37; Acts 28:15; 1 Cor. 2:3; et al.). When perverse…

On Freckles and Hairs

Hits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] The apostle Paul’s most frequently used term in reference to the church is “the body.” In using this expression, he draws on comparative features in our physical bodies. We find…

Did They Do Rightly?

Hits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] The bulletin of another congregation announced that two members of the church had responded to the invitation on a Sunday morning. They publicly repented of forsaking the assembly of the…

“Relationship, Not Religion”

Hits: 49[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Some time ago a denomination in Dallas, Texas, advertised its aim as “relationship, not religion.” When I read it, I thought, “At last, truth in advertising!” Actually, most of the religious…

Cleansing the Temple

Hits: 40[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Jesus twice “cleansed” the temple (actually the court of the temple) in Jerusalem by driving the merchants and moneychangers from it. The first time was near the beginning of His…