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Did the Disciples Make up the Gospel?

Opponents of Christianity commonly say that the New Testament resulted from the disciples missing Jesus so much that they made up the resurrection and...

The Crimes of Jesus

There are many crimes committed each day. The FBI reports that a property crime is reported every three seconds in the US, and a...

Are You Covered?

In recent months, several natural and unnatural calamities have struck our country and community. Terrorists destroy buildings and lives; planes fall from the sky;...

10 Things I Wish the World Knew About Jesus

If the church had the opportunity to preach one sermon to the whole world, what should it be? Its theme would have to be...

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...

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Neglected Opportunities

Felix’s problem was sin; thus, his greatest need was the forgiveness of sin. Yet he neglected the remedy. Notice the many opportunities Felix was...

Did the Disciples Make up the Gospel?

Opponents of Christianity commonly say that the New Testament resulted from the disciples missing Jesus so much that they made up the resurrection and...

The Simple Gospel

No book written by man has so many simple words as the New Testament.  There is an air of simplicity about the biographies of Jesus...

In the Next Five Minutes . . .

Leonard Johnson, one founder of Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, once preached a sermon in a gospel meeting in a small Alabama town. In...

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...

Ten Commandments of Human Relations

1. Thou Shalt Love People, Not Just Use Them (Matthew 22:39). The greatest thing in the world is a person. The greatest thing about...

Are You Covered?

In recent months, several natural and unnatural calamities have struck our country and community. Terrorists destroy buildings and lives; planes fall from the sky;...

Blessings in Disguise

There was a single survivor of a shipwreck who was thrown upon an uninhabited island. After a while he managed to build a crude...

Amazing!

The Greyhound had been thrashing about in the north Atlantic storm for over a week. Its canvas sails were ripped, and the wood on...

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...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (February 21, 2019)

Hated But Loved America’s most famous architect, the late Frank Lloyd Wright, designed some unusual buildings. Among them is Fallingwater, a house built in the...

Ten Commandments of Human Relations

1. Thou Shalt Love People, Not Just Use Them (Matthew 22:39). The greatest thing in the world is a person. The greatest thing about...

Amazing!

The Greyhound had been thrashing about in the north Atlantic storm for over a week. Its canvas sails were ripped, and the wood on...

Whenever it Breaks…

There is a monastery in Greece perched high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery...

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...

Ten Commandments of Human Relations

1. Thou Shalt Love People, Not Just Use Them (Matthew 22:39). The greatest thing in the world is a person. The greatest thing about...

To My Child

Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying. Just for this morning,...

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...

In the Next Five Minutes . . .

Leonard Johnson, one founder of Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, once preached a sermon in a gospel meeting in a small Alabama town. In...

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...

Neglected Opportunities

Felix’s problem was sin; thus, his greatest need was the forgiveness of sin. Yet he neglected the remedy. Notice the many opportunities Felix was...

Whenever it Breaks…

There is a monastery in Greece perched high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery...

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...

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