A Sad Story That Hits “Close to Home”

Hits: 13[Note: This MS is available in a larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] I spent 8 years of my youth (1946–1953) in the small central town of Burnet, Texas. My father preached for the faithful congregation there the first 4 of those years…

The Appropriateness of Warnings

Hits: 29[Note: This MS is available in a larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] When compared with his letters to the Corinthians, the Galatians, or to Timothy and Titus, Paul’s letter to the Philippians is couched in very mild terms. The Philippian Church was…

“Who’s the Boss of This Church?”

Hits: 4[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 2 page.] One of our little visitors at Vacation Bible School once asked this question. His teacher told him the Lord was. He didn’t agree. He said he thought that man who…

Elders Are Not “Lords Over” the Local Church

Hits: 23[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] Every context in the New Testament having to do with the responsibilities of elders of the church speaks of the authority of the eldership. This is plain enough in the…

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…

A Strong Church

Hits: 77[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.] “Be strong in the Lord” (Eph. 6:10) applies to individuals and churches alike. Assuming that we all want the church to be strong, what are (and are not) these sources…

The Divine Nature and Fellowship

Hits: 29[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The material found in 2 Peter 1:1–11 is significant in helping the Christian understand his relationship both to God and to his fellow man.1 Verse 4 expresses the consummation of all…