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Who is at the Controls?

If life is a flight through time, who is in the cockpit? If life is a joyride, who is behind the wheel? If life is a voyage, who is...

I Want to Be Saved Like They Were in Acts

The New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John record the life, teachings, commands, and promises of Jesus. One promise was, “I will...

Coming Into God’s Presence

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9  Because the Jews had defended it so fanatically, the...

“I Heard the Bible Has Mistakes. Is that true?”

One said, “If I were Satan, I would put as many barriers around the Bible as I could. I would plant thorns and hedges...

In Pursuit of Hope

An S-4 submarine crew became trapped after they were rammed off the coast of Massachusetts. The sub sank immediately. Rescue efforts failed. Near the...

The Audacious Claims of Jesus

Around ad 30, a rabbi named Jesus came to a Galilean village He had never visited before. Imagine the shock when, in the course...

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Every Man’s Book

The Bible is every man’s book. To know the Bible and to handle it correctly is one of the greatest accomplishments within the reach...

Ten Facts About the Church of Christ

We read of it in the New Testament (Romans 16:16).  It exalts Christ as the only head of the church (Ephesians 1:22).  It...

The Privilege of Knowing God

Paul confided, “For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am...

Context Is King

The meaning of any Scripture will be consistent with what comes before and after it. Words in the Bible, as in other literature, convey...

I Want to Be Saved Like They Were in Acts

The New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John record the life, teachings, commands, and promises of Jesus. One promise was, “I will...

What Happened on the Long Day of Joshua 10?

The “long day” of Joshua 10:12–14 is one of several miracles in the book of Joshua. The long day was a day that is...

God Always has an Answer

It is easy to get discouraged when things go wrong, but we must not lose heart. God is at work in the world, even in...

Who is at the Controls?

If life is a flight through time, who is in the cockpit? If life is a joyride, who is behind the wheel? If life is a voyage, who is...

It Is Not What You Have

A king suffered a terribly painful sickness. His advisor told him that the only cure was to locate a contented man and ask for...

Restoring a Thing of Value

Lovely works of art are often marred by accumulations of dirt and grime. Specialists are employed to restore them to their original beauty. They...

The Most Difficult Command

On July 2, 1893, the celebrated Restoration leader J. W. McGarvey delivered an address in Louisville, Kentucky. It was simply titled “Repentance.”  If God were...

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

I admit a curiosity for bumper stickers. On occasion, one succinctly states a great truth or at least provokes reasonable thought. Once I stopped at...

How to Live a Happy Life

Serve others (Galatians 5:13). Throw out nonessential numbers. These include age, weight, and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why...

Have You Oiled Your Bible?

Fred W. Cropp, President of the American Bible Society, once received a letter asking, “What do you recommend for keeping the leather of Bibles...

Have You Read the Book That Shaped America?

America’s earliest settlers came in search of religious freedom, to escape religious persecution—which has again become an issue in modern times.  A new arrival who...

Love Numbers

Of honeymooning couples last year, 9% had this in common. What? Answer: They brought their kids along. On their first date, 15% of married people say...

What’s Her Name?

At church one morning, my friend Gwen was about to start her 4-year-olds’ Sunday school class when a little boy showed up without any...

A Week of Good Thoughts

Suppose we start this very day To live our lives in a different way;  Suppose we vowed and constantly tried To help those in trouble on life’s...

Consider the Children

Children are precious. They were brought into this world through no desire of their own. Many are abused, used as pawns, neglected, denied, and...

A Father’s Toolbox

Back on the farm, I remember that when something broke down, my father would get out his toolbox and make the repairs. As a...

Play “Catch” with Your Children

God’s wisdom is seen in His stressing the importance of instilling in children the truths of His Word at an early age (Proverbs 22:6;...

Founded on Purity

Jacob and Rachel “dated” for seven years without behaving immorally (Genesis 29:20–21).  How different this is from today when many seem unable to go on...

Family Pointers

Decide to Be Better Each of us should form a resolution right now. Husbands, promise yourself that your wife is going to have a more caring...

On a Hill Far Away

Few songs have words of such intensity as these written by George Bennard: “On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, the...

Ten Facts About the Church of Christ

We read of it in the New Testament (Romans 16:16).  It exalts Christ as the only head of the church (Ephesians 1:22).  It...

Restoring a Thing of Value

Lovely works of art are often marred by accumulations of dirt and grime. Specialists are employed to restore them to their original beauty. They...

I’m Giving Up on Organized Religion

Scandal. Abuse. Confusion. Greed. Lies. Argument. Conflict. Hypocrisy. We get it. Why would someone want to be affiliated with organized religion? If it is of...

Facts About the New Testament Church

Founder: Christ (Matthew 16:18) Place: Jerusalem Isaiah 2:1–3; Acts 2:5 Time: ad 33 (Daniel 2:44; Acts 2) Head: Christ (Ephesians 1:22) Organization:  Christ as the head (Ephesians 5:23) ...

Things about the Church of Christ That Surprise People: Communion

Communion is a part of worship every Sunday. Those who are unfamiliar with the church of Christ, after a few visits with a congregation,...

Things About the church of Christ that Surprise People

Due to a strict emphasis on following only the Bible (rather than a mixture of Scripture and tradition), the church of Christ differs from...

The Crucifixion from A to Z

A reminds us of His arrest like a common criminal and the legions of angels who could have been summoned by Jesus. B is for...

If Christ Be Not Raised . . .

If Christ did not rise from the dead, He is not divine (Romans 1:4). If He is not divine, His death did not take...

I Want to Be Saved Like They Were in Acts

The New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John record the life, teachings, commands, and promises of Jesus. One promise was, “I will...

The Most Difficult Command

On July 2, 1893, the celebrated Restoration leader J. W. McGarvey delivered an address in Louisville, Kentucky. It was simply titled “Repentance.”  If God were...

In Pursuit of Hope

An S-4 submarine crew became trapped after they were rammed off the coast of Massachusetts. The sub sank immediately. Rescue efforts failed. Near the...

What Must I Do to be Saved?

We can ask no more important question than “What must I do to be saved?”  Each of us will one day stand before the judgment...

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