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Pornography’s Pain

An anonymous reader wrote: “Shouldn’t a person have the right to watch or read whatever he pleases? As long as he watches or reads in...

Satan’s 4 Lies about the Bible

The devil is a liar (John 8:44). He lies about God (He’s not there; doesn’t care). He lies about Jesus (He never lived; still...

Finding God’s Treasure

Dr. Williamson, a Canadian geologist, had been slipping along a rain-soaked road that led through Tanzania’s backcountry when suddenly his Land Rover sunk to...

Is Christianity the Problem?

The sacred-secular divide grows wider. And louder. Many secularists see Christians as hateful, judgmental bigots. Some see them as bullying elitists.  The one side believes...

Rightly Dividing the Word

Geography books often have two large maps depicting the two hemispheres. They face each other—the right-hand page shows the eastern hemisphere, and the left-hand...

Salvation is Free, But It Is Not Cheap

Jesus never said grace. Believe it or not, the Bible does not record where Jesus ever used that word. It was used of Him...

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Still the Books of Books

It is estimated that there have been more than 5 billion copies of this book printed.  Twenty million copies of this book are sold in...

Satan’s 4 Lies about the Bible

The devil is a liar (John 8:44). He lies about God (He’s not there; doesn’t care). He lies about Jesus (He never lived; still...

Knowing God or Knowing About God?

Many know about God who do not know God. The Prince of Granada was sentenced to Madrid’s old and infamous prison, The Place of Skulls,...

Finding God’s Treasure

Dr. Williamson, a Canadian geologist, had been slipping along a rain-soaked road that led through Tanzania’s backcountry when suddenly his Land Rover sunk to...

Finding the Pearl of Great Price

Jesus said the kingdom is like a man who found a priceless pearl (Matthew 13:45–46). The kingdom is the church, so finding the right...

The Bible Is . . .

The greatest text in the Bible on the Bible is 2 Timothy 3:15–17. It shows the characteristics of the Bible. The Bible is Simple—from...

Naming the Devil in Your Will

A man was cleaning out his desk and found a shoe repair ticket that was ten years old. He figured he had nothing to...

A Great Man’s Secret

Only one member of the church of Christ has ever been elected President of the United States, James A. Garfield. When he was a...

Dear Bertha

This was written by an 83-year-old woman to her friend. Dear Bertha, I’m reading more and dusting less. I’m sitting in the yard and admiring the...

What It Means to Be a Christian

As members of the body one carries out the will ofChrist the HEAD (Colossians 1:18). As lights in the world one shines forth...

Recipe for a Revival

If all the sleeping folk will wake up, and all the lukewarm folk will fire up, and all the dishonest folk will confess up,...

Written in Sand and Stone

Two friends were walking through the desert and got into an argument. One friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who...

Dear Bertha

This was written by an 83-year-old woman to her friend. Dear Bertha, I’m reading more and dusting less. I’m sitting in the yard and admiring the...

How to Settle It

When people disagree about how many ounces or pounds something weighs, they can settle the matter by using a scale, the standard of authority.  When...

Everyday Survival Kit

Items Needed: Toothpick; Rubber-band; Band-Aid; Pencil Eraser; Chewing Gum; Mint; Candy Kiss; Tea Bag Here's Why... Toothpick – to remind you to “pick out” the good...

Written in Sand and Stone

Two friends were walking through the desert and got into an argument. One friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who...

God Made Life Interesting

Seeds may be dropped into the ground upside down or sideways, yet the plants come up to the surface. One grain of corn will...

The Richest Man in Idaho

During the waning years of the depression in a small southeastern Idaho community, I used to stop by Mr. Miller’s roadside stand for farm-fresh...

Good Teacher

A man took his son fishing one day. After a few hours in the boat with not much to do, the son started asking his...

An Anonymous Letter

From a Parent to a Child I cannot buy you a set of morals; I cannot build you a sense of responsibility; I cannot hand...

How to Build Trust in a Marriage

How does a couple regain trust when an incident has seriously damaged it? It’s not easy. Trust Builds over Time. Research shows that deep trust only...

On the Home Front

Do It Together A Florida church holding monthly events for the entire family had trouble with parents dropping their kids off and not staying for...

What Do You Expect Out of Your Children?

School children were used for an experiment in education.  The children in three groups were equally average students. Controllers of the study made a significant...

Parenting Helps

Helpful Hints for Parents Make your home the brightest and most attractive place on earth. Let your child invite friends to your home and...

What It Means to Be a Christian

As members of the body one carries out the will ofChrist the HEAD (Colossians 1:18). As lights in the world one shines forth...

Back— to the Future

Churches of Christ are committed to restoring the teaching and practice of New Testament Christianity in its purity. We believe “the seed is the word...

Christianity as Seen in the New Testament

Christianity, as it came from the mind of God, is clearly set forth in the New Testament. The four gospel records—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—give...

I Don’t Want You to Join My Church

Preachers say frequently, “Come, join my church.” In the Bible Belt, drivers occasionally see billboards and bumper stickers that read, “Attend the church of...

Why Become a Member of the Church of Christ?

Why should a person become a member of the church of Christ? May I offer some rea­sons for your consideration? Please read the scriptures...

Are the Various Denominations Branches of the True Vine?

Jesus identified Himself as the vine: “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser” (John 15:1). He explained the work of...

Salvation is Free, But It Is Not Cheap

Jesus never said grace. Believe it or not, the Bible does not record where Jesus ever used that word. It was used of Him...

Six Things Not Found at the Judgment

The Bible speaks often of the moment of reckoning when the righteous and wicked dead (John 5:28–29) and all living (Matthew 25:31–33) will stand...

The First Christian in Europe

Jesus forever changed such hateful culture. Whenever His gospel is preached, women are equally invited to receive it (Matthew 11:28–30); everywhere Christianity goes, it elevates women to heights rarely seen in human history (Galatians 3:28); wherever the church is established, women have as important roles to fill as men do (although they differ) (1 Timothy 2:1–15). Of the thousands converted in that first generation, what made Lydia one of eight included in Acts? What does she teach us?

Pray for Salvation?

Preachers sometimes invite listeners to pray something such as, “God, I am sorry I have sinned. Please forgive me and let Jesus come into...

5 Views of Mark 16:16

Jesus pointed a nail-pierced hand at a world for which He had just died and commanded, “Go into all the world and preach the...

The Safe Channel

A ship’s passenger on the Great Lakes became alarmed as the ship passed near a rocky shore. Fearing that rocks were hidden beneath the...

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