When Hurting Helps

Views: 97[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–3 page.]             God is in the helping business. He has always acted in such a way as to help and benefit mankind. To be true to Him we must seek to be…

Should Preaching Raise or Answer Questions?

Views: 81[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles–2 page.]             Certainly, I believe that preachers should aim at answering questions in the minds of the listeners. Preachers should strive to stay in touch with the questions people have on their…

 On Developing Like Christ

Views: 83[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]        Luke tells us more about the first thirty years of Jesus’ earthly life than the other three who wrote about His life. Even with what Luke tells us, we…

Stewardship—a “Life and Death” Matter

Views: 102[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] When God called the hoarding, selfish farmer a “fool” and told him he would die that very night, He asked a soul-piercing question: “And the things which thou hast prepared, whose…

Intellectual Snobbery

Views: 44[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The not-so-well-educated should not despise the well-educated, nor should the latter despise the former. Yet, so often those who obtain advanced degrees leave behind all the humility they may have…

The Same Old Jews and Greeks

Views: 112[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] In 1 Corinthians 1:22 Paul describes the prevailing characteristics of the Jews and Greeks of his day: “Seeing that Jews ask for signs, and Greeks seek after wisdom.” The Jews told…

Those Who Are Wise

Views: 84[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction With good reason Bible scholars classify the books of Job through Song of Solomon as “Wisdom Literature.” This is especially true of the book of Proverbs. The words wise, wisely, and…

Deaver Doctrine—Where Does It End?

Views: 68[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Solomon observed that there is “a time to keep silence, and a time to speak” (Ecc. 3:7). Perhaps all of us wish for the “wisdom of Solomon” to know just…