How God Wants Us to Give

Hits: 12[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] There is nothing more basic to Christianity than giving. Salvation through Christ and His church is the result of God’s inestimable gift of Christ (John. 3:16). God is a most generous giver…

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 move increasingly closer to becoming a “welfare state.” Few are those who object to helping those who truly need help and are…

“Fringe Area” Christianity

Hits: 38[Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1 page.] In spite of the numerous TV transmitters that dot the map of our nation, there are still some remote spots that can only barely receive a picture. These are called “fringe…

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: 10[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…

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 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…

“Elders in Every Church”

Hits: 9[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles 1  page.]             The words of the title above are from a passage in which Luke describes work that Paul and Barnabas did as they made their way back to Antioch…

Reviewing Some Fundamental Principles

Hits: 15[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts  page.] Introduction The church as God planned it and as Christ built it is revealed in only one place: the New Testament. It is a Divine institution. It was no mere man—not even…

What Is the Work of the Church?

Hits: 37[Note:  This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles  page.] Introduction Several years ago, a family visited the Lord’s day morning assembly where I preached. In conversation with them afterward they asked some questions: “What sort of program do you have…