A Church That Is Just a Church

Maybe you’ve noticed that a lot of churches today are involved in all kinds of business and social ventures, and very little in teaching the word of God. Some are quite proud of the fact that they place little emphasis on doctrinal matters. Our emphasis is spiritual — not material or social. For that reason, […]

Political Anger

On January 20, 2021, America will begin what I believe will be a peaceful transition in power from one political party to another. This transition has occurred dozens of times in America’s history, and will undoubtedly occur dozens of more times. The last several years have revealed a lot of political anger, both in Lufkin, […]

The Church: Elders, Overseers, and Shepherds

It has been shown that in the first century a local church, made up sometimes of hundreds of members, functioned as a single unit ruled over by a group of men called “elders.” It was affirmed that the church in that local capacity, under the rule of its elders, was the sole functioning unit of […]

“Blessed Is He …”

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile” (Psalms 32:1–2). Freedom is such a beautiful word. The appeal of the word lies in the fact that we are not restrained by anything. In […]