The Gospel—a Message of Peace

Hits: 8[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

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 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…

A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Prefatory Note:  The following article by the late Tim Smith, a faithful Gospel preacher, appeared in a 2006 issue of Contending for the Faith, to which Dub McClish responded.  “Endeavoring to…

Seeking Peace Too Soon

Hits: 11[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

Hits: 79[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

Hits: 5[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….”

Hits: 86Introduction 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?

Hits: 36[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

Hits: 10[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…