Christians and Persecution

Hits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Persecution of godliness is becoming increasingly common in our nation, even though, ironically, America was founded by men who believed in God and in the Bible. Also, ironically, many of the…

Shall We Participate in “Promise Keepers”?

Hits: 15[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction1 Perhaps the best way to get this subject before us is to examine the seven promises— the creed—to which those who are members of Promise Keepers must commit themselves: A Promise…

Do We Realize What We Have?

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] One of the greatest advantages that a person can be given in life is to be trained from birth as a child of God. Surely those of us who have…

“Kingdom” In Matthew 13:41

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Jesus said, “The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that cause stumbling, and them that do iniquity.” To what…

The Ethic of Honesty

Hits: 29[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.          Introduction Willard Sperry tells an interesting story in the book, We Prophesy in Part, of a 19th century preacher of some repute.1 He preached the same sermon in three different New York…

“I’m Not Very Compatible with the Church”

Hits: 8[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] A couple of years ago I was visiting with a young man who had attended worship and Bible classes frequently where I preached. He had moved away for a while…

The Older I Get

Hits: 9[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Growing older has its disadvantages. Someone has quipped that it’s better than the alternative, even so. Now, I don’t consider myself to be elderly yet, by a long shot. In…

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…

Sin: No Laughing Matter

Hits: 14[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] Our world thinks sin is hilarious. The formerly suggestive lines and scenes in movies and TV have given way to the explicit. The dirty joke and four-letter vocabulary are sources…

What Are Parents For?

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Someone has remarked that parents are not for raising children, but children are for raising parents. While there is surely an element of truth in the statement that bringing children into…