“Take Heed to the Ministry….”

Hits: 88Introduction 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. It simply means a servant or minister, which term the New…

Malachi, Liberals, and Worship

Hits: 38[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The fundamental Truth that since the cross none have been accountable to the Old Testament excuses no one from carefully studying it. The God Christians worship is the Creator God…

Building up the Church Through the Home—Ephesians 5:22–6:4

Hits: 40[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Wives, be in subjection unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church,…

The “Purpose-Driven” Church Paradigm

Hits: 64[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…

Whence Our Strength?

Hits: 10[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Three times in Paul’s great passage on the Christian “soldier” (Eph. 6:10–17) he tells us the source of all spiritual strength. We are to be “strong in the Lord and…

The Weak Weapons of Men

Hits: 6[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] In the contest with evil we must remember that, while we oppose men who serve Satan, our real foe is Satan: “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood,…

The Narrow Gate

Hits: 5[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] A multitude of brethren (and most all the world) would almost rather be shot than be called “narrow-minded.” However, the Lord said: Enter ye in by the narrow gate: for…

Sounds Like Some of Us

Hits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Harold Kushner, a Jewish rabbi, wrote a book titled, Who Needs God? According to reviewer, Don Feder, (a syndicated columnist) in Kushner’s view of deity and religion, “absolutely no one.”…

“Mainline” or “Sidetrack”?

Hits: 7[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] In a syndicated newspaper column a few years ago, William Murchison laid bare the insipidity of the liberalism of certain “mainline” Protestant denominations. He based his column on a poll…

What is Appropriate in Preaching?

Hits: 72[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…