Disinherited Children

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Joan Crawford, the famous movie star of several decades back, left some of her children out of her will. She was not the first to do…

Avoiding New Fads

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction The worldly, fashion-mad nature of humankind has changed little through the centuries. Luke provides an interesting description of the philosophers whom Paul encountered at Mars…

The “Easter” Season—From God or Man?

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] The “Easter” season, involves much more than “Easter Sunday.” It begins with… “Mardi Gras” (French for “Fat Tuesday,” also called “Shrove Tuesday”), referring to the day…

The Word of God Is Able and Profitable

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] From my earliest remembrance of the content of Gospel sermons, God-fearing men have exalted the inspired, written Word of God (the New Testament specifically) as the…

Judgment Day Surprises

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] One of the recurring themes of the New Testament is that of the final accounting that all men must make before their Creator—The Day of Judgment….

Unity in (Spite of) Diversity

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Introduction Is a renewed and intensified “unity” initiative with the Independent Christian Church (ICC) underway? Abilene Christian University had an ICC preacher on its lectureship not…

From Heaven or From Men?

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.]             In His immortal Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said: Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he…

Church Renovation

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] “Church Undergoes Renovation,” the newspaper headline read. The words were positioned above a photo of a church building surrounded by scaffolding, with workmen on its roof….

Grapes of Thorns?

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] In the process of warning about the grave dangers of listening to false prophets, Jesus said, “By their fruits ye shall know them. Do men gather…

Honoring With the Lips

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our New Uploads page.] Pharisees and scribes once came to Jesus, chastising Him for not honoring the traditions of their forefathers (Mat. 15:1–2). He responded by accusing them of violating…