Our Cunning Foe

Hits: 6[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]        While our foe in the great spiritual warfare of life fully utilizes men and women who yield themselves to his service, our real battle is not with them, but…

When the Heart Is Missing

Hits: 29[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] When we study the sad history of the cyclical apostasies of the descendants of Jacob, it is difficult not to be harshly critical of their folly. God never did before or…

What Is a “Change Agent”?

Hits: 131[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The term, change agent, has been in use at least since 1947 in social psychology circles in reference to those whose task it is to facilitate change in organizations. Lynn…

The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree—Luke 13:6–9

Hits: 17[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction And he spake this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none. And he said unto the…

Elders—Their Crucial Role

Hits: 16[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] When the Lord Jesus returned to the Father, He first entrusted the church to the apostles (Mat. 16:18–19; John 14:16–18), who had the responsibility of receiving the revealed Word (John 16:13)…

Christian Women Are Individual—Lavonne James McClish

Hits: 24[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] We are unique. Science is only now learning just how unique. The discovery of DNA, which contains all of the genes—the genetic code—that make up a human being, has brought about…

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.”…

Godliness Pays!

Hits: 4[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] The Bible constantly exhorts its readers to godly living. The worldly-minded ridicule godliness, believing it only means hardship and deprivation. The Bible says it pays: “Godliness is profitable for all…

Emphasizing “The Basics”

Hits: 11[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Any time men stray very far from “the basics,” they fall far below their potential. A football team can have splendid athletes but neglecting crisp blocking and sure tackling neutralizes…

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…