Barnabas, a Good Man

Views: 91[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The adjective good is applied to men very sparingly in the New Testament. In fact, it is used only in reference to Joseph of Arimathea and Barnabas and by the…

A Time To Be Hardheaded

Views: 102[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The call and commission of Ezekiel to be the prophet of God among the exiled Jews in Babylon is interesting. God said to the prophet: Behold, I have made thy…

Church Discipline—the Real Reason Why It Is Not Practiced

Views: 95[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] While cases involving the exercise of discipline in the church may vary greatly and may depend on many factors, I believe our failure to practice appropriate discipline may almost invariably…

How to Handle Those Empty Pews

Views: 87[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] I thought I had heard of every possible solution for dealing with the problem of empty pews. A recent issue of Your Church magazine carried an article titled, “Coping with…

Hagar: The Bondwoman Who Was Cast Out—Lavonne J. McClish

Views: 168[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction And the child grew and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she…

Ezra, A Model for Every Servant of God—Ezra 7:1-10

Views: 109[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Ezra lived during Judah’s period of captivity in Babylon in the fifth century B.C. He led a group of Jews back to Judea from their land of captivity in about 457…

When Your Husband Is Not a Christian—Lavonne James McClish.

Views: 87[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Paul commended Phoebe (Rom. 16:1–2), who was a succorer of many, including himself. We read nothing about her husband. If she had a husband, he was apparently not a Christian, or…

Practical Suggestions and Examples for Christian Women—Lavonne James McClish

Views: 79[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] There is little in the Word of God in the way of detailed and specific instructions for women of God. Therefore, these suggestions are simply that: possible ways of applying the…