Reaching Too Far

Views: 72[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles-2 page.] Our Youth Ministry is entering its infant stages. Notice, we will call it a ministry, not just a program. We want to minister to all the needs (especially spiritual) of our…

Children’s Games

Views: 73[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]             Remember all those games you used to play as a child? We didn’t have many games bought from a store, so we had to make up our own. An…

Weary in Well-Doing

Views: 71[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 page.]             We have a real problem concerning members who grow Weary in Well-Doing and/or decide the Truth is just too narrow and drop out. It is very difficult for those…

Body–Building Exercises

Views: 77[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Paul frequently speaks of the church as “the body” in his epistles. His constant concern is that it be healthy, growing, vital.  In his Ephesian letter (4:11–16), Paul describes the…

Scriptural Youth Directors

Views: 93[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.]             What about the practice of churches that have a “youth director”? Is the practice authorized by Scripture? I suppose the answer would be affected by what his duties and…

Success in the Lord’s Work

Views: 81[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 stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in…

Respect for Authority

Views: 101[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] In every system there is a basic, core principle that largely determines the nature and operation of the whole. In the business world, the guiding principle is to turn a profit….

You and Responsibility

Views: 51[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  page.] Recently I came across a statement containing the following thought: “A person who shoulders his responsibilities has little room left for chips.” There is so much truth in the sentence…