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…

Jerusalem, the Model Church

Hits: 98[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Jerusalem is where the church began. It was no accident that the first Gospel sermon was preached there, resulting in its establishment (Isa. 2:2–4; Luke 24:47). The early chapters of…

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…

“Nobody Ever Visits Me”

Hits: 7[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Occasionally some member of the church remarks, “Nobody ever visits me!” It is almost always a complaint, sometimes uttered in bitterness. I have heard people say it almost as if they…

What Kind of Light?

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] Paul described the Philippians as “lights in the world” in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation (Phi. 2:15). In Paul’s time I suppose there was only one kind…

“Your Adversary, the Devil”

Hits: 11[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] An adversary us an avowed, obvious enemy. He (or she) makes things adverse as often as he can.  He opposes, contradicts, discourages, thwarts, and belittles everything that doesn’t please him. …

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…

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…

The Church of the Bible—No. 5

Hits: 13[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The church of the Bible was/is not just whatever men want it to be. Jesus did not build His church on the basis of a community survey of what His…

The Church of the Bible—No. 4

Hits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in  larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] The Bible clearly reveals both the nature and work of the church, implying the significance of both. Unarguably, as to its nature, the church/ kingdom of Christ is a spiritual…