Christians and Persecution

Hits: 18[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Persecution of godliness is becoming increasingly common in our nation, even though, ironically, America was founded by men who believed in God and in the Bible. Also, ironically, many of the…

Jeremiah—God’s Humble, Faithful Prophet

Hits: 31[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction To learn the way God measures preachers and preaching we need to return repeatedly to the faithful prophets as our models. There is no nobler model than Jeremiah in the…

Intellectual Snobbery

Hits: 29[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The not-so-well-educated should not despise the well-educated, nor should the latter despise the former. Yet, so often those who obtain advanced degrees leave behind all the humility they may have…

Does God Really Answer Prayer?

Hits: 25[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Is everything that happens to each one of us determined by the positions of the heavenly bodies (Astrology)? Is everything that occurs to us predetermined, foreordained by God (Determinism, Calvinism)? Is…

A Profile of Paul

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] In Acts 20 we read the record of Paul’s journey to Jerusalem, concluding his third evangelistic tour among the Gentiles. While stopped at Miletus he visited with the elders from nearby…

The Foreknowledge of God

Hits: 20[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The only appropriate attitude with which to approach a study of any facet of the Godhead is unmitigated humility.1 Finite creatures are not capable of fully comprehending the nature of their…

God’s Commission to Jeremiah—Jeremiah 1:4–10

Hits: 27[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Few Old Testament characters equal and none surpass the prophet Jeremiah’s devotion to Jehovah God (McClish, 41–60). His refusal to compromise the message God commissioned him to preach to Jerusalem’s stiff-necked…

A Study of Matthew, the Man 

Hits: 12[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction It is ironic that Matthew is one of the most familiar names of all of the personalities of the New Testament, yet there is only a smattering of biographical information about…

“Take Heed to the Ministry….”

Hits: 89Introduction 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…

Finances in the Home—Lavonne James McClish

Hits: 25[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] We are here getting into a delicate and touchy subject: how to handle money. This is a highly individual matter, and there is no set of rules that applies to…