Christians and Persecution

Hits: 15[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…

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…

On Criticism and Critics

Hits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Jesus warned that some would reproach us and say all manner of evil against us (Mat. 5:11–12). While this context warns of outright persecution, we all experience criticism of lesser degrees…

Introduction to 2 Corinthians—Andy McClish

Hits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Before beginning a serious study of any passage of Scripture, whether a verse, a chapter, or an entire book, it is extremely beneficial (and often essential) to know something of the context…

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…

Christians Regardless

Hits: 105[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] By the time Paul wrote to the Philippians he had learned the lesson of being content to serve Christ faithfully regardless of the hostile circumstances or forces he faced (Phi….

Preparing for Persecution

Hits: 65[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] I excerpted the quoted material below from my MS for the 17th Annual Denton Lectures (1998), conducted by the old Pearl St. church here in Denton. Please keep this date…

What Is Heaven Worth to Us?—Lavonne James McClish

Hits: 36[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction God was willing to send His only Son to earth, to live in poverty, suffer persecution and humiliation, and then bear the sins of all mankind for all time in a…

The Challenge of Discipleship

Hits: 145[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction Few English nouns appear with greater frequency in the New Testament than the word disciple (269 times in the ASV). By far the preponderance of appearances are found in the four…

“Take Heed to the Ministry….”

Hits: 88Introduction 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…