“A Movement in Transition”

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] We have read in a church bulletin that a special series of Wednesday night lectures was conducted on the theme, “Movement in Transition: A Vision for the Future.” Accompanying comments on…

The Appropriateness of Warnings

Hits: 29[Note: This MS is available in a larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] When compared with his letters to the Corinthians, the Galatians, or to Timothy and Titus, Paul’s letter to the Philippians is couched in very mild terms. The Philippian Church was…

On Elders and Preachers

Hits: 29[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Much could and should be said on what preachers owe elders. Many sad problems have been precipitated by unfaithful, unappreciative, and sometimes unscrupulous preachers. Such men give every faithful and…

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] An editorial in the Current-Argus by Ned Cantwell contained some thought-provoking words: Suppose the drafters of the Declaration of Independence had neglected to add this paragraph to their document:      And…

“Is It Worth the Trouble?”

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The question of our title is one of dismay, discouragement, frustration and perhaps other negative emotions. It is usually provoked by some unsuccessful, unrewarding, and unpleasant experience. It is the…

Elders Are Not “Lords Over” the Local Church

Hits: 23[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Every context in the New Testament having to do with the responsibilities of elders of the church speaks of the authority of the eldership. This is plain enough in the…

“Elders in Every Church”

Hits: 7[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]             The words of the title above are from a passage in which Luke describes work that Paul and Barnabas did as they made their way back to Antioch…

Reevaluation/Reaffirmation of Elders

Hits: 48[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The following note was in a printed worship announcement program of a local congregation of the Lord’s church earlier this year: ELDER AFFIRMATION. As part of our service this morning, our…

One Congregation May Withdraw from Another Congregation

Hits: 22[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction A certain city of 15,000 people has two congregations which have the name “Church of Christ” on their buildings. Congregation “A” has eight hundred members; congregation “B” two hundred. For the…

Ezra, A Model for Every Servant of God—Ezra 7:1-10

Hits: 22[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…