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…

The Curse of Profanity

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The New Testament Greek word translated profane in our English versions comes from the Greek word for threshold. A threshold is accessible to all, thus those who pass over it are…

“Vacation Bible School” Reinvented

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3 page.] For several years some have been imitating the denominations in such things as parking lot sales and car washes to fund their programs. A growing number of congregations have become deeply…

Jesus Describes the Christian Life

Hits: 31[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…

Acappella and the Acappella Vocal Band

Hits: 83[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The musical group, “Acappella” and its corollary, the “Acappella Vocal Band,” have become extremely popular among brethren (especially “youth directors” and young people) in recent years. What is the origin of…

“Involvement”

Hits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] It is a lofty and Scriptural aim to have every member in each local congregation of God’s people actively serving (1 Cor. 15:58; Eph. 4:16; Tit. 2:14). In spite of…

The Ultimate Perversion

Hits: 27[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] A new movie will be thrown on the theater screens September 23 [1988] from Universal Studios in Hollywood. Unscrupulous, money-hungry, amoral movie producers have produced some awful things in the…

Building up the Church Through the Home—Ephesians 5:22–6:4

Hits: 53[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Wives, be in subjection unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church,…

Worldliness

Hits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  page.] The word worldliness does not appear in the standard versions of the Bible, but the trait is referred to often. Worldliness is the condition of being worldly. The “world” God’s…

“Whatsoever a Man Soweth…”

Hits: 14[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 3  page.] A bountiful, but bitter harvest of dishonor, immorality, profanity, drug/drink addiction, and cold secularism have become commonplace in our beautiful America. These behaviors extend from the powerless and poor through…