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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...

Who Has the ‘Good Life?’

He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are...

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...

Victory Where There Was Once Defeat

As one year closes and another opens to us, it is a good time to pause and take spiritual inventory as we consider personal...

The Song of a Soul Set Free (Psalm 32)

Marghanita Laski, a well-known secular humanist, once said, “What I envy most about you Christians is your forgiveness; I have nobody to forgive me.”1 David...

The Curse of Jericho

“Then Joshua charged them at that time, saying, ‘Cursed be the man before the Lord who rises up and builds this city Jericho; he...

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Do You Have Any Brass Nails?

After hearing a sermon on confession, a man approached his preacher with a heavy conscience. He asked the preacher what he should do. He...

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...

Plenty of Proof

There are more than 300 predictive prophecies in the Old Testament Scriptures concerning Jesus that were recorded centuries before He was born. Each was...

John’s Seven Signs

The book of John focuses on seven of Jesus’ miracles, and a careful study of each can provide us with principles of encouragement.  Disappointments? Remember...

By What Standard of Authority?

By what authority do you and I practice the things we do in religion? Consider the following questions:  Is the majority the correct standard of...

It Says It Right on the Cover

Holy. The holy Scriptures come from the holy God (1 Peter 1:16), were delivered by holy men (2 Peter 1:20–21), contain holy precepts (Romans...

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...

By What Standard of Authority?

By what authority do you and I practice the things we do in religion? Consider the following questions:  Is the majority the correct standard of...

It’s What You Do—Not When You Do It

Ted Williams, at age 42, slammed a home run in his last official time at-bat. Mickey Mantle, at age 20, hit 23 home runs...

There Is Coming a Day

Believing in the reality of the judgment is motivation: “Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men” (2 Corinthians 5:11). If informed...

It Says It Right on the Cover

Holy. The holy Scriptures come from the holy God (1 Peter 1:16), were delivered by holy men (2 Peter 1:20–21), contain holy precepts (Romans...

New Testament Christianity

The New Testament claims to be the source of authority for all we do that is of eternal importance, no matter when or...

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...

Do Try This at Home

A national survey of strong families conducted by the Human Development and Family Department at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln provided the following profile of...

Daddy, Can I Come Home?

Several years ago, I met a lifelong friend walking down the road. We stopped for a couple of moments and exchanged greetings. I asked...

Ten Things Students Will Not Learn in School

Life is not fair. Get used to it. If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss.  The real...

Try a Little Tenderness

As a parent, do you ever feel like all you do is say “no” to your children? Do you feel guilty for seeming to...

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...

Serious About Those Vows

What are some “do’s” and “don’ts” in avoiding sexual temptations?  Do keep visual reminders of your marriage contract. Always wear your wedding ring when...

Do Try This at Home

A national survey of strong families conducted by the Human Development and Family Department at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln provided the following profile of...

Daddy, Can I Come Home?

Several years ago, I met a lifelong friend walking down the road. We stopped for a couple of moments and exchanged greetings. I asked...

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...

I Quit Church After a Bad Experience. Why Should I Go...

Lately, the church’s back door has been busier than its front door. Many have left, saying, “I don’t go anymore. I just got too...

If People Knew What I’d Done, They’d Never Let Me in...

“Church is for good people, and I won’t really fit in.” “Church is for believers, and I have some doubts.” “Church is for families, and I’m...

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...

There Is Coming a Day

Believing in the reality of the judgment is motivation: “Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men” (2 Corinthians 5:11). If informed...

I Quit Church After a Bad Experience. Why Should I Go...

Lately, the church’s back door has been busier than its front door. Many have left, saying, “I don’t go anymore. I just got too...

What Does it Mean to Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ?

Paul gave God’s greatest answer to man’s greatest question by relating Christ’s greatest news. “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be...

Can’t Swim, But Does

The Byram River in Greenwich, Connecticut, at the crest was running twelve to fifteen feet deep.  A family picnicking at the edge watched in horror...

Dying as a Fool

We all have an appointment with death that shall be kept (Hebrews 9:27). “What man can live and not see death?” (Psalm 89:48).  In what...

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