What Shall I Do Unto Jesus?

Hits: 14 [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] There is no more dramatic scene in all of history than the trial of Jesus in the court of Pontius Pilate. On one hand was a heathen governor who had…

Lessons from Micaiah, the Unheralded Prophet

Hits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Just as there are several men named “James” in the New Testament, there are several Old Testament characters named “Micaiah.” Although at least eight persons (including one woman) have this name,…

A Handicapped Body

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Sympathetic hearts are instantly and deeply stirred at the sight of a handicapped person. The real root of such sympathy is knowing that he is handicapped. While it is tragic…

Joshua, the Conqueror of Canaan

Hits: 27[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The only reason Joshua was not the greatest man of his time is because he was contemporary with Moses. None would question that he and Moses were the two principal characters…

Ezra, A Model for Every Servant of God—Ezra 7:1-10

Hits: 23[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Ezra lived during Judah’s period of captivity in Babylon in the fifth century B.C. He led a group of Jews back to Judea from their land of captivity in about 457…

The Qualifications and Roles of Deacons and What About Deaconesses—1 Timothy 3:8–13

Hits: 28[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The Greek New Testament employs several words which are translated by the English word, “servant.” There are three major types of servitude that may be distinguished among these terms. One of…

“Take Heed to the Ministry….”

Hits: 91Introduction 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…

The Preacher’s Wife: The Unpaid Partner—Lavonne James McClish.

Hits: 15[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Whether we like it or not, whether it is fair or not, we must face facts: Many, many people in the church consider the preacher’s wife an employee (albeit unpaid) of…

Back to Biblical Grace

Hits: 34[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] While Jerry and Patricia Norton were viewing the latest recorded episode of “24,” they were interrupted by a phone call. Caller ID indicated it was their neighbor, Bobby Crandall, two doors down…

The Wickedness of Pride

Hits: 24[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] “The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil: Pride and arrogancy…do I hate” (Pro. 8:13). The Bible deals with few sins more explicitly than with pride. Scripture is piled upon…