Stand Fast or Compromise

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Longer Articles page.] The whole point of a soldier’s being well-armed is not for the parade ground, the reviewing stand, or mock maneuvers, but for the field of combat….

Jesus Should Have Failed

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Brief Articles page.] Introduction Never has anyone on earth been more successful than Jesus of Nazareth. He accomplished exactly what He came to accomplish: “For the Son of man…

Just Call Me a “Change Agent”

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Long Articles page.] Introduction All right, I admit it: I am a “change agent”! Unquestionably, there are some things about and in the Lord’s church that need to be…

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…

FOUR HEARTS

   Send article as PDF                The title above doesn’t refer to a “hand” in a card game. Rather, it relates to Jesus’ parable about a farmer who sowed seed in his field (Luke 8:5–15). Of the thirty or so parables He told, this…

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…

FLAWED PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING MORAL DECISIONS

   Send article as PDF    Making moral decisions has to do with confronting day-by-day temptations and behavior options. Everyone operates by some set of “moral standards” that determine his/her behavior, even if they are immoral. Some of the faulty principles men follow are: “Is…

ISAIAH 2–4—JERUSALEM FROM THREE PERSPECTIVES

   Send article as PDF      Introduction[1] In Isaiah 1 the prophet unleashed numerous denunciations of God’s people that spanned the reigns of Uzziah through Hezekiah. Judah and Jerusalem (especially Jerusalem) had become so corrupt that God sarcastically called their citizens “rulers of Sodom”…

ISAIAH 2–4—JERUSALEM FROM THREE PERSPECTIVES

   Send article as PDF    Introduction In Isaiah 1 the prophet unleashed numerous denunciations of God’s people that spanned the reigns of Uzziah through Hezekiah. Judah and Jerusalem (especially Jerusalem) had become so corrupt that God sarcastically called their citizens “rulers of Sodom” and…

Philippians 3:1–11—Losing All Things to Gain Christ

   Send article as PDF    [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction When compared to the Corinthian epistles or to the respective letters to the Galatians, Timothy, or Titus, the letter to the Philippians is written in mild…