Why Do Churches of Christ Not Use Instrumental Music?

Churches of Christ do not sing a cappella because we dislike other kinds of music. Most of us have as many songs on iPods as the next person. We do not lack financial means to purchase instruments or capable musicians to play them. We are not just trying to be different or stubbornly upholding a longstanding tradition. Why, then, do we sing a cappella?

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 Roman general Pompey was anxious to see what was in...

Gratitude

Gratitude Years ago, a woman living on a farm in Germany brought to her minister about $10, which was a lot at the time. She explained, “In former years, I have had to pay about this...

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 so little benefit to those who profess it, how could...

Don’t Short-Circuit Your Prayers

A husband’s prayer life can be short-circuited by his relationship with his wife. Peter wrote that husbands are to dwell with their wives “with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to...
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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 accurately fulfilled. Unlike modern predictions, note one of the predictions...

How to Observe the Lord’s Supper

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In Everything Give Thanks

On November 24, Americans will once again celebrate a national day of thanksgiving. It is a day set aside to give thanks unto God for our great heritage and the many blessings He bestows...

Worthy of Praise

If we had the tongues of angels, we could not praise God as He deserves to be praised. If we were born speaking praises and had breath to never cease, we could never adequately exalt His name in this life. If every rock could speak, it would praise God. If the stars could sing, their song would be in His honor. If the animals could write, their words would form new praises for their Creator. The very stones would praise Him if the need arose, and a thousand legions of angels would leap to do His will.

Sermons We Can See

I'd rather see a sermon than to hear one any day...