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 your choice Sunday.” It might surprise you that in the thirty-three...

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 found with each one. It was founded by the scriptural...

Are the Various Denominations Branches of the True Vine?

Jesus identified Himself as the vine: “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser” (John 15:1). He explained the work of branches was bearing fruit, warning that, “Every branch in Me...

The Time Jesus Got Sick

There is no record of Jesus getting sick on earth. Perhaps He had childhood colds, the occasional stomach ache, or the flu. We don’t know; the Bible doesn’t say. The only time Scripture records Jesus...

I’m in Charge of the Chicken

Authority is a funny thing.

I’m Looking for a Church That Is Not So Negative

There is a lot of negativity in our world. The daily news cycle feeds on the scandals, crimes, and suffering dredged up from across the world. The dog-eat-dog business world wears a person down....

How the Church of Christ Began in Philippi

Every congregation has a beginning. The church at Jerusalem began on Pentecost with the coming of the Holy Spirit and the preaching of the apostles (Acts 2). The church in Samaria began with Philip’s preaching the word (Acts 8). The church at Corinth began with Paul at the end of the second missionary journey (Acts 18).

The Restoration Plea

The Restoration Plea has been taught in our land for two centuries now, yet many in this generation have not heard it. It says: Let us speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where...

I’m Looking for a Church That Is Not So…

Many thousands of people search out a new church each year. They often research congregations in their area, ask around, and then personally visit the short list in a month of Sundays. Let’s consider some...

You Should’ve Seen What Happened on Sunday

The view from the pulpit is often interesting. People are so used to watching unresponsive TV and computer screens that they forget preachers can see them! After a while, the unexpected becomes commonplace, and...