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Make Jesus Your Banker

Newspaper headlines read: “FDIC Must Rescue Major Banks;” “Embezzlement and Fraud;” “Insurance Companies File for Bankruptcy;” “Stock Market Takes a Tumble.” One wonders, “Is there...

Seven Simple Facts about the Judgment

“The safest road to hell,” wrote C.S. Lewis, “is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.” Occasionally,...

The Omni God

God is often perceived as the Supreme Being and principal object of faith. Wikipedia continues, “The concept of God as described by theologians commonly includes the attributes of omniscience (infinite...

Helping Widows

Concern for the underprivileged and vulnerable has always mattered to God. Three such categories in every society in every generation are immigrants (strangers), orphans,...

The Great Invitation: The Spirit and the Bride Say Come

The 31 words of the 30,997th Bible verse, in its 1189th chapter, are quite remarkable. They contain the last invitation God would offer for two...

On Hidden Treasure and Found Pearls

Jesus gave twin parables to teach the same lesson: salvation is worth giving up everything to possess. The first is of a man who...

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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...

Why People Do Not Understand the Bible

People know more about more things than ever before. Technology. Art. Health. Business. Music. Ecology. Accounting. Fitness. Relationships. Architecture. History. Math. Physics. Botany. Computers....

Major and Minor Prophets

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This Much I Know: A “Know So” Religion from First John

Some say, “We can’t know anything.” Others seem to think they know everything. The truth is somewhere in the middle, for we can know...

7 Signs

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

Does Mark 16:16 Belong in the Bible?

Some modern Bibles cast doubt as to whether the end of Mark (including Mark 16:16) belongs in the Bible. Some omit Mark 16:9–20 altogether. ...

Why Do You Talk So Much About Jesus?

An old Indian chief constantly spoke of the Lord Jesus and what He meant to him. “Why do you talk so much about Jesus?” asked...

Down to Only One Fear

We need not fear: Economic Collapse. Whether the breaking of Social Security, a major stock market crash, the mounting U.S. debt, recession, the real estate...

Faith Will Show the Way

In this busy world of ours, do not lose your way . . .

Know What You Believe, and Believe What You Know

“For it is good that the heart be established by grace” (Hebrews 13:9). Reuben was as “unstable as water” and therefore would not excel (Genesis...

Until I Make It Better

As I was growing up, I had a good friend who always said, “Let’s take the bull by the horns and get this thing...

Have Peace One with Another

A man tested the strength of a glass container by using it as a hammer to drive a nail successfully into a wooden plank....

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 19, 2018)

A Handbreath Stretch out your palm. Separate your fingers to their widest; hold them as far apart as you can. Then consider: “Lord, make me to...

The Home Field Advantage

One of the kindest things God did for humans was to institute marriage.

Glad Tidings of Good Things (January 18, 2018)

What Would You Do for $10,000,000? This question was once asked in a poll. People were given several options and then instructed to indicate all...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (November 9, 2017)

Overcoming Obstacles The nine-foot, 400-pound Goliath challenged the children of Israel and blasphemed Almighty God. David, a seventeen-year-old fuzzy-cheeked lad who came to visit his...

5 Suggestions for a Better Life

When you hear a kind word spoken about a friend, pass it along (Proverbs 3:27; Galatians 6:10). If it’s a negative word, keep...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (September 07, 2017)

Are We a Friendly Congregation? While we must be concerned with doing what we do in worship according to Christ’s expressed will, we must also...

Helping Widows

Concern for the underprivileged and vulnerable has always mattered to God. Three such categories in every society in every generation are immigrants (strangers), orphans,...

The Home Field Advantage

One of the kindest things God did for humans was to institute marriage.

Glad Tidings of Good Things (October 6, 2017)

Satan the House Robber Gus Nichols preached this sermon on February 19, 1965. Satan steals. He robbed the first home of God’s word (Genesis 2:17–18; 3:1–19;...

5 Suggestions for a Better Life

When you hear a kind word spoken about a friend, pass it along (Proverbs 3:27; Galatians 6:10). If it’s a negative word, keep...

Focusing on the Homefront

Against Violence When I applied for Conscientious Objector draft status, a friend suggest­ed that I ask a variety of individuals to write and explain their...

6 Keys to a Good Marriage

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Just Waiting

A family was fishing at the pier. Dad was watching bobbers while his two sons, ages twelve and three, were down playing along the dock. The...

Why Do You Talk So Much About Jesus?

An old Indian chief constantly spoke of the Lord Jesus and what He meant to him. “Why do you talk so much about Jesus?” asked...

The Great Invitation: The Spirit and the Bride Say Come

The 31 words of the 30,997th Bible verse, in its 1189th chapter, are quite remarkable. They contain the last invitation God would offer for two...

On Hidden Treasure and Found Pearls

Jesus gave twin parables to teach the same lesson: salvation is worth giving up everything to possess. The first is of a man who...

Does God Require Us to Do Anything to Be Saved?

A young man asked his preacher: “Sir, what can I do to be saved?” The preacher replied, “Son, you’re too late.” “What!” exclaimed the boy, “I’m...

Thoughts from the Heart

He Has Not Left that Open to Us A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not...

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