A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Prefatory Note:  The following article by the late Tim Smith, a faithful Gospel preacher appeared in a 2006 issue of Contending for the Faith,  to which Dub McClish responded.  “Endeavoring to…

A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response —“Endeavoring to Keep the Unity of the Spirit in the Bond of Peace”

Hits: 25[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The words selected for our title come from the fourth chapter of the Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians, verse three. What do they mean? How do they apply to the…

How to Handle Those Empty Pews

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] I thought I had heard of every possible solution for dealing with the problem of empty pews. A recent issue of Your Church magazine carried an article titled, “Coping with…

The Church Is Not Friendly

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] It is a sad experience to be in a crowd and not feel welcome. Those of us who visit congregations in other places have sometimes found ourselves wondering if they…

“Nobody Ever Visits Me”

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Occasionally some member of the church remarks, “Nobody ever visits me!” It is almost always a complaint, sometimes uttered in bitterness. I have heard people say it almost as if they…

Some Commonly Misapplied Scriptures

Hits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction It should be obvious to all that many statements of Scripture are misapplied when we think of the almost innumerable errors held and promoted in the so-called “believing” world at large….

The Blessings of Unity

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Psa. 133: 1). If God’s people in any community are to accomplish anything worthwhile, unity…

Things Which Make for Peace

Hits: 80[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.]             In Romans 14:19, Paul exhorts:  “So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.” Every local church needs these…

Some Sad and Serious Misconceptions

Hits: 19[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction We received literally hundreds of oral and written commendations and encouragements during the first year of The Gospel Journal’s existence. Lest I leave the wrong impression, I hasten to say…

Small Things that Can Become Great—Lavonne James McClish

Hits: 20[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Women are often given to feeling that we are inferior, that we are not important, that since we cannot lead in worship or work of the church, we are insignificant….