The Tongue of the Wise

Views: 79[Note: This MS is available in a larger font on our Brief Articles–2 page.]        While the servant of Christ is challenged to devote his entire body to God’s service (Rom. 12:1), there is no part of his body more consistently emphasized in Scripture…

The Gospel—a Message of Peace

Views: 64[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The Gospel is and contains a message of peace. The angelic host proclaimed “peace on earth” at Jesus’ birth (Luke 2:14). He is called the “Prince of peace” (Isa. 9:6)…

Why One Should Be a Christian

Views: 79[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 page.] Some people are not Christians because they’re not willing to count the cost and pay the price. Some have too much pride to humbly obey the Word of Christ. Some…

The Well-Adjusted Person

Views: 90[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The enjoyment of peace of mind or good mental health is one of the most desirable blessings for any human being. The Christian ought to have more of this enviable…

Seeking Peace Too Soon

Views: 80[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] There are some perverted folk who enjoy strife and controversy. Some actually revel in a good fight or even in warfare. I am sure that most folk prefer peaceful relations…

Things Which Make for Peace

Views: 94[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.]             In Romans 14:19, Paul exhorts:  “So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.” Every local church needs these…

Christ Is the Fruit of My Life—Gal. 5:22–23

Views: 61[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.]  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,meekness, self-control; against such there is no law. (Gal. 5:22-23) The “fruit of the Spirit” is produced…

“Take Heed to the Ministry….”

Views: 148Introduction Paul wrote the exhortation contained in the title above to Archippus, a member of the Colossian Congregation. Ministry is from a cognate of the Greek word from which translators gave us deacon. It simply means a servant or minister, which term the New…

What Is the Work of the Church?

Views: 79[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Several years ago, a family visited the Lord’s day morning assembly where I preached. In conversation with them afterward they asked some questions: “What sort of program do you have…

The Gospel and Conflict

Views: 76[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The angels proclaimed “peace on earth” at the birth of Jesus (Luke 2: 14). He is called the “Lord of peace” (2 The. 3:16), and His Father is the “God…