Lessons from Micaiah, the Unheralded Prophet

Hits: 13[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,…

Sundry Greetings and a Final Plea—Romans 16:1–27

Hits: 34[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Romans 16 is one of the most completely personal sections to come from the pen of Paul or from that of any inspired writer. Of its twenty-seven verses eighteen of them…

Joshua, the Conqueror of Canaan

Hits: 12[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: 19[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: 25[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: 86Introduction 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: 14[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: 33[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: 15[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…