Jesus Describes the Christian Life

Hits: 30[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Jesus is the great pattern for every man’s life, according to scripture: “And he said unto all, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his…

A Digger or a Watcher?

Hits: 27[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our  Brief Articles 1 page.] One day years ago, my two boys, Andy and Hal, were in the back yard playing with a neighborhood playmate, I was clipping grass in earshot of their conversation, being…

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…

“Evangelize! Evangelize!”

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The English word evangelize does not appear in the common versions of the New Testament. Yet, it is an imminently Scriptural word. It comes about as near being transliterated, letter…

The Church Is Not Friendly

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] It is a sad experience to be in a crowd and not feel welcome. Those of us who visit congregations in other places have sometimes found ourselves wondering if they…

“I Thank My God. . .”

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Paul began his letter to the Philippians by saying: “I thank my God upon all my remembrance of you” (Phi. 1:3). Sometimes I get “bogged down” in thoughts about those who…

Murmurers, Beware!

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Paul warned, “Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer” (1 Cor. 10:10). Again, he ordered, “Do, all things without murmurings and questionings” (Phi. 2:14)….

Time Will Tell

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The passing of time has a great way of putting things in true perspective. A president may be hated and cursed by his contemporaries, but his administration may be given a…