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 its axles in the mud.  Pulling out a shovel, Williamson began...

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 church is equivalent to finding great treasure—eternal treasure. You can...

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 a child Knowable (John 8:32) Holy (1 Peter 1:13–16) Written...

Aijeleth Shahar—God’s Deer

Animals in prophecy is an unlikely theme for a Bible study, but it proves fascinating. If the words Aijeleth Shahar in the title to Psalm 22 mean “the morning hart”1 (as most scholars believe),...

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 of God” (Luke 8:11), and that it will produce in...

It Was Right There All The Time

 An old Eastern parable titled “The Wealth Is Nearer to You Than You Think,” relates the story of a rich merchant who took a journey to a distant land.  As the businessman traveled, he met...

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 my heart. Thank you for forgiving me and giving me...

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 us the account of the earthly life of Christ and...

The Restoration of the New Testament Church

Church history is divided into four periods: 1) The Age of the New Testament Church, 2) The Age of Apostasy and Departure, 3) The Age of the Protestant Reformation, 4) The Age of Restoration....