Body–Building Exercises

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads 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 “exercises”…

Scriptural Youth Directors

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads 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 responsibilities…

Success in the Lord’s Work

Hits: 50[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

Hits: 78[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

Hits: 12[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…

The Hardest Gift to Give

Hits: 7[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…