James 1:1–15—Testing Our Faith

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Life is a testing ground, a time of probation. The tests, trials, and challenges come in many forms and from many sources. Some are easily…

The Danger of Discouragement

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Given the wickedness of the world and the mounting attempts to drive underground those who dare publicly profess faith in the Bible, it is difficult to…

The Church—Its Uniqueness, Distinctiveness, and “Exceptionalism”

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Long Articles page.] Introduction While fighting a war against terrorism that seeks to destroy our nation from without, it is also in the throes of a crucial civil war….

Twin Parables—The Treasure and the Pearl—Matthew 13:44–46

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction The Dickson New Analytical Bible lists thirty-one parables spoken by our Lord. Since I deny that the account of the rich man and Lazarus (Luke 16:19–31)…

The Church in Jerusalem

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction On the Pentecost following our Lord’s resurrection and ascension “there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven,” plus numerous proselytes (Acts…

MICAIAH, THE UNHERALDED PROPHET

   Send article as PDF    Introduction Just as there are several Jameses in the New Testament, there are several Old Testament characters named “Micaiah.” Although at least eight persons (including one woman) have this name, the subject of our study was a prophet in…

JESUS’ AMAZING CROSS

   Send article as PDF    The centerpiece of God’s plan to redeem sinful mankind—yea, of history—is the cross of Jesus Christ. The Gospel is the “word of the cross,” which is “the power and wisdom of God” (1 Cor. 1:18, 23–24). Faithful preachers will…

“ALL HAIL THE POWER OF JESUS’ NAME”—A HYMN STUDY

   Send article as PDF    Introduction The book of Psalms, written mostly by David, was the songbook of God’s Old Testament people for a thousand years. However, some five hundred years earlier, Moses led the descendants of Israel in singing the great song of…