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…

God Blesses the “I Canners”

Hits: 10[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Think about the great servants of God through the Bible—people who really made their lives count. Every one of them was an “I canner”. The Lord said, “Who will go, whom…

Blessings That Are Burdens

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] I once heard a corny story about a bunch of crows that gorged themselves in a California prune grove. When they had finished, they jumped up on an old plow handle…

Spiritual “Welfare”

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] The last several years have seen our nation moving increasingly closer to becoming a welfare state. I know of no one who objects to helping those who truly need help…

Reflections on the “Restoration Summit”

Hits: 23 [Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Manuscripts page.]   On August 7-9, 1984, a meeting billed as a “Restoration Summit” was conducted at Joplin, Missouri. The “Summit” was first conceived and suggested by brother Alan Cloyd of Nashville, Tennessee, in…

Reviewing Some Fundamental Principles

Hits: 15[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The church as God planned it and as Christ built it is revealed in only one place: the New Testament. It is a Divine institution. It was no mere man—not even…

Which Describes You?

Hits: 4[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] I made my first attempt at preaching in 1954. It has given me a backlog of experience from which some reliable observations may be drawn. I have observed that there…

What is Appropriate in Preaching?

Hits: 72[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction To the Corinthians Paul wrote: “For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of; for necessity is laid upon me; for woe is unto me, if I preach…

Exposition of Jeremiah 1:4–10

Hits: 37[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction             The time was about 1500 B.C. The chilling words of warning from Jehovah to Israel through Moses were these: But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto…