Thank God for the Seven Thousand

Hits: 6[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.]         While it is necessary on occasion to highlight the extreme departures some who were once among us have made, there is room for some optimism. One of the…

Instrumental Cravings

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] The controversy over mechanical instruments of music in Christian worship began when they were first introduced ten centuries too late to be employed with Divine approval in the church of…

Jesus Describes the Christian Life

Hits: 30[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…

Joshua—Who Did as the Lord Bade Him

Hits: 21[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction Joshua was one of the outstanding characters in all of history. The key to his greatness is found in Joshua 11:9: “And Joshua did unto them as Jehovah bade him: he…

Success in the Lord’s Work

Hits: 50[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page. The two elements involved in success in the Lord’s work are seen in the following statement from Paul, the apostle: Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in…

Respect for Authority

Hits: 73[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] In every system there is a basic, core principle that largely determines the nature and operation of the whole. In the business world, the guiding principle is to turn a profit….

Just What the Patient Ordered

Hits: 5[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Suppose a patient who had some sort of ailment he could not overcome with home remedies went to the doctor for help. Suppose this patient tells the doctor about his problem,…

The Spirit of Judas

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Six days before the last Passover our Lord would keep, he was anointed with costly ointment by Mary in Bethany (John 12:1–8). The context gives the record of how Judas…

Elders and the Unruly

Hits: 16[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] There are three key passages of Scripture that place the responsibility of local church discipline upon the elders. In Acts 20:28–31 Paul tells elders to take heed to the flock,…