The Hardest Gift to Give

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] In our affluent economy of the past two generations many luxuries have become common place. With the steadily increasing power of television and its commercial pitch, our children have come…

Acappella and the Acappella Vocal Band

Hits: 79[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The musical group, “Acappella” and its corollary, the “Acappella Vocal Band,” have become extremely popular among brethren (especially “youth directors” and young people) in recent years. What is the origin of…

“Come Forth, My People”—No. 11

Hits: 3[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Saints who want to be loyal to the Truth often find themselves in a congregation nowadays that no longer is. When urged to leave and find a faithful church, they may…

“Come Forth, My People”—No. 7

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] We encourage the reader to read the previous articles on this topic, in which we postulated that thousands of good, earnest Christians who want to be faithful to Christ now find…

“Come Forth, My People”—No.  4

Hits: 105[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Those who are determined to faithfully serve God sometimes find themselves allied with those who decidedly are not. This applies to many members of congregations that still wear the name “church…

“Come Forth, My People”—No. 3

Hits: 68[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] God’s faithful people of the first century were strongly warned concerning the impending destruction of “Babylon”: Come forth, my people, out of her, that ye have no fellowship with her sins,…

Blessings That Are Burdens

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] I once heard a corny story about a bunch of crows that gorged themselves in a California prune grove. When they had finished, they jumped up on an old plow handle…

Casual Marriage, Casual Divorce

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             Divorce has become a casual, almost regular and normal occurrence. The only way that divorce could have become so casual is that somewhere along the line, marriage has come to…

Finances in the Home—Lavonne James McClish

Hits: 24[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…

A Perpetual Pitfall of Preachers

Hits: 44[Note:  This MS is available in a larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction I made my first miserable attempt at preaching a Gospel sermon in July 1954 to a Sunday evening assembly of the old Fourth and Bannock Streets Church in Boise,…