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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...

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...

Have We Outgrown the Bible?

Times change. Today’s “new” is tomorrow’s “old,” this morning’s “breakthrough” is this afternoon’s “castaway,” and this year’s “popular” is lost in next year’s “latest.”...

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...

Three Barriers to Answered Prayer

 It is known within the Virginia State Highway Patrol that sometimes officers sneak away for a game of golf. One officer had forgotten which...

Our Court-Appointed Attorney

He Is the Propitiation for Our Sins. Jesus mediates, presenting His atonement for us.  Lawyers in court frequently deny allegations brought against their clients. If...

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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 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...

Reading with Your Tongue

In his book, The Wonder of the Word of God, Robert L. Sumner tells of a man in Kansas City who was severely injured...

Why So Restrictive?

Here are some modern examples of unnecessary restrictions and infringements on believers. 1. Who says a congregation cannot select and ordain its own elders/pastors/bishops to...

Millions are Read the Same Book at the Same Time

The Bible is on more nightstands, on more coffee tables, on more library shelves, and in more smartphones than any other book. It is...

You Can Prove Anything by the Bible

Have you ever heard, “You can prove anything by the Bible”? This is only true if someone misuses the Bible and misapplies its teachings. The...

Pro-Choice?

After I spoke at a public high school on the pro-life position, the pro-choice instructor took me to the faculty lounge for lunch. He...

Does the Bible Offer Hope for Depression?

Note: This article considers the spiritual side of a serious topic. Please note that depression sometimes necessitates medical intervention.  Depression is perhaps the most common...

Can’t Be Stopped

Can’t Be Stopped A funny story came out of the old Brooklyn Dodgers football team in the early years of professional football.  George Cafego played halfback...

Becoming “One”

In describing the marital relationship, Jesus taught that the husband and wife become one, yes, to the point that “they are no longer two...

The Hottest Spice

Currently, the hottest pepper is officially the Carolina Reaper, cultivated by “Smokin” Ed Currie in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The official 2017 Guinness World...

A Caring Cowboy

A family, all nine of them, loaded all their earthly possessions into a covered wagon pulled by a four-horse hitch and set out to...

Some Unusual Things for which to be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful...

Reading with Your Tongue

In his book, The Wonder of the Word of God, Robert L. Sumner tells of a man in Kansas City who was severely injured...

Get into Circulation

During the reign of Oliver Cromwell, the British government began to run low on silver for its coinage.  Lord Cromwell sent his men on an...

One-Liner Church Wisdom

People are funny. They want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church building.  Opportunity...

The Stork Brought It- And Other Bits of Wisdom

The children of Family Circus were in a lively discussion about babies. Two truths were unleashed by the little “experts.” “Storks don’t bring...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 25, 2019)

The Story of Two Pots A water bearer in India had two large pots, one hung on each end of a pole that he carried...

Exasperated Children

Paul wrote, “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord”...

Two Builders

Two Builders The builder built a temple; he wrought it with grace and skill. Pillars, walls, and arches—fashioned to his will. Men said as they saw its...

Take This Communication Test

Take this test with your mate. Insert your spouse’s name in the blank and answer the questions as you think your spouse sees you....

Pro-Choice?

After I spoke at a public high school on the pro-life position, the pro-choice instructor took me to the faculty lounge for lunch. He...

The Difference Family Makes

The Difference Family Makes “My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands; for length of days and long life...

Thoughts of Home

Be Careful What You Say  One day a little girl watching her mother do the dishes noticed several strands of white hair on her mother’s...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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