Godliness

Hits: 20[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Near the end of Peter’s inspired list of traits that characterize those who are “partakers of the Divine nature”and who have escaped a corrupt world, is “godliness” (2 Pet. 1:6)….

“Not Forsaking the Assembly…”

Hits: 52[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Brethren have some very unusual ideas about attending the assemblies of the saints. Many years ago, a member of the church where I preached at the time told me if I…

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…

Principles for Making Moral Decisions

Hits: 63[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction             When we speak of “morals,” “morality,” “mores,” and that which is “moral,” what do we mean? This family of English words is the transliteration of a Latin term,…

Which Jesus?

Hits: 37[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]              Modern folk—scholar, ruler, and commoner alike—who still profess to believe in God have nevertheless in many cases eschewed the fact that He created them. Contrariwise, denying God’s revelation of Himself,…

Jesus’ Blood Keeps on Cleansing

Hits: 87[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]           Many years ago (when I was a very young preacher) I believed that unless one specifically named every sin he committed and specifically asked forgiveness of each one,…

On the Fear of God

Hits: 34[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The 112thPsalm begins as follows: “Praise ye Jehovah. Blessed is the man that feareth Jehovah, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.” This blessing upon the God-fearer is one of dozens of Biblical…

Matthew 15—A Commentary

Hits: 75[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The events described in the beginning of Matthew 15 took place in Galilee, where Jesus was attracting throngs of people by His mighty words and deeds. News of His miracles had…

Worship—A Serious Matter

Hits: 65[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The worship of Almighty God is both an exalted privilege and an awesome duty. Failing this realization has cost many much (e.g., Cain, Nadab, Abihu, King Saul, et al.). Jesus rejected…