“Is It Worth the Trouble?”

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The question of our title is one of dismay, discouragement, frustration and perhaps other negative emotions. It is usually provoked by some unsuccessful, unrewarding, and unpleasant experience. It is the…

The Church Is Not Friendly

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] It is a sad experience to be in a crowd and not feel welcome. Those of us who visit congregations in other places have sometimes found ourselves wondering if they…

What Makes a Leader A Leader?

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.]        There are many books on the subject of leadership. Several companies offer special seminars on the subject. Countless words have been spoken and millions of dollars spent to discover the…

Bold As A Lion

Hits: 11 Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]  Solomon wrote, “The righteous are bold as a lion” (Pr. 28:1). The lion is called “king of beasts” because he fears nothing. One of the qualities that was responsible for…

“Your Adversary, the Devil”

Hits: 11[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. …

Death, Be Not Proud—Lavonne McClish

Hits: 20[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] In 1949, John Gunther wrote a very emotional novel entitled Death, Be Not Proud chronicling the illness (a brain tumor) and death of his young son. I like to hope that death will…

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…

“Be of Good Courage”

Hits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Of all of Satan’s weapons, his favorite may be discouragement. It is certainly one of his most powerful weapons. He has used it relentlessly on the Lord’s finest servants to…

Murmuring at Marah

Hits: 41[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Exodus 15:22–26 gives the account of Israel’s murmuring at the bitter waters of Marah. At this very beginning part of their journey from the Red Sea toward Canaan, their water supplies…

Resist Satan in the Faith—1 Peter 5:5–14

Hits: 63[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Bible students have long noticed that those who were truly inspired of God were able to express the most sublime concepts with the greatest economy of words. The first letter from…