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…

A Preacher’s Article and a Preacher’s Response

Hits: 17[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Prefatory Note:  The following article by the late Tim Smith, a faithful Gospel preacher, appeared in a 2006 issue of Contending for the Faith, to which Dub McClish responded.  “Endeavoring to…

“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…

Emphasis on Money

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Sometimes the complaint is registered that “the church emphasizes money too much.” A preacher friend once told me of hearing this complaint from a family where he preached. The circumstances behind…

Things Which Make for Peace

Hits: 80[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.]             In Romans 14:19, Paul exhorts:  “So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.” Every local church needs these…

Murmurers, Beware!

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] Paul warned, “Neither murmur ye, as some of them murmured, and perished by the destroyer” (1 Cor. 10:10). Again, he ordered, “Do, all things without murmurings and questionings” (Phi. 2:14)….

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 and Its Widows—1 Timothy 5:3-16

Hits: 11[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2  page.] This passage has long been problematical. Perhaps the biggest problem revolves around what seems to be an arbitrary age limit governing widows who can be “enrolled” (vs. 9), and, as…

Some Thoughts on Worship “Etiquette”

Hits: 21[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] Introduction Acceptable worship must be God-centered, rather than man-centered. For failure to understand or remember this fact, many are introducing strange practices into worship assemblies because these things please and excite…