Changed Doctrine Equals a Changed Church

Hits: 19[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The church can remain pure only as long as the doctrine it hears remains true. The New Testament contains numerous warnings about false doctrine and its purveyors, the following being typical: If…

“Involvement”

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] It is a lofty and Scriptural aim to have every member in each local congregation of God’s people actively serving (1 Cor. 15:58; Eph. 4:16; Tit. 2:14). In spite of…

The Quest for Spirituality

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] “The church is not spiritual.” “That man (perhaps an elder is named) is not spiritual.” “Our worship is not spiritual.” Such statements may be true, but they may also be…

Success in The Lord’s Work

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The two elements involved in success in the Lord’s work are seen in the following statement from Paul, the apostle: Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in…

The Gospel of Christ Is Unchanged and Unchanging

Hits: 40[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The cry for change was the main theme of William Jefferson Clinton and a press biased toward him in the 1992 presidential campaign. This cry was what swept him into office…

“Not Forsaking the Assembly…”

Hits: 51[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Brethren have some very unusual ideas about attending the assemblies of the saints. Many years ago, a member of the church where I preached at the time told me if I…

What Is a “Change Agent”?

Hits: 122[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction The term, change agent, has been in use at least since 1947 in social psychology circles in reference to those whose task it is to facilitate change in organizations. Lynn…

Elders—Their Crucial Role

Hits: 16[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] When the Lord Jesus returned to the Father, He first entrusted the church to the apostles (Mat. 16:18–19; John 14:16–18), who had the responsibility of receiving the revealed Word (John 16:13)…

A Primer on the Meaning of Faith

Hits: 39[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction There is hardly a more important subject for mankind to contemplate—and understand— than that of faith. It is a subject (and word) that men widely abuse and misuse. This misunderstanding…

The “Purpose-Driven” Church Paradigm

Hits: 61[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Churches should have goals and aims. In this sense every congregation of the Lord’s people should be driven by purpose rather than stumbling along haphazardly. However, purpose-driven has taken on…