Two Kings

Life is sometimes made up of monumental mistakes, and there have been several notable ones in the twentieth century. In the 1930s, there was a dream of commercial airships ferrying passengers across the Atlantic in no time at all, just 60 hours. Commercial airship travel was gaining popularity, and the Hindenburg was the largest object […]

Facing Discouragement

American psychologist Mark Goulston once said, “Being alone with fear can rapidly turn into panic. Being alone with frustration can rapidly turn into anger. Being alone with disappointment can rapidly turn into discouragement and, even worse, despair.” Life as we know it is not all sunshine and rainbows; there are times when things become tough, […]

The Roar of the Lord

Despite the vast arsenal of weapon systems used by the Air Force, one of the most infamous is the A-10 Thunderbolt II, otherwise known as the A-10 “Warthog.” Entering the service in 1976, this aircraft has become a legend for not only its durability but the devastation left behind when flown into battle. Stories of […]

Are We Cain Or Abel?

“And in the process of time, it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And […]

Two Ways to Keep Members Faithful

There are two ways to keep members of the church “faithful.” The first way is to be sure everyone is involved. Have a project for each member, and make sure that he feels important in his role. Praise him for the good job he is doing. Make him feel needed; make him feel that the […]

Man Needs a Blueprint

Many of the simple actions that we as plain, ordinary folks go through on an everyday basis can often provide profound illustrations for much-needed biblical insight. This isn’t really hard to understand when we stop to think for a moment. After all, it only makes sense that if the same God who inspired the Bible […]

Baiting the Hook

Frequent fishing trips with my grandfather are among my fondest memories from childhood. To understand why I enjoyed these so, you would have to have known “Papaw.” He was a great man – not in terms of wealth, stature, or social prestige, but in the heart. He was a quiet, gentle, patient, and encouraging man. […]

Are You Hated?

I am! The Bible says that Christians will be hated because of their diligent stand for the truth. Luke 21:17 says, “And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.” A Christian, while living above reproach, will cause, by their righteous life, the dismay and anger of others. Soon before Jesus died on […]

Doctrines That Deny the Work Jesus Finished

Loved ones, Jesus prayed to the Father, “I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do” (John 17:4). Jesus finished His redemptive work. Yet, people have devised doctrines that effectively deny this truth. Jesus came to fulfill the law and the prophets (Matthew 5:17). Yet […]

Does “Hard” Preaching Pay?

For several years there has been a discussion within the brotherhood as to the relative merits of “hard” preaching in comparison with “persuasive” preaching. By this latter is meant the type of preaching that never refers to a denominational church by name, uses the Dale Carnegie “method of approach” psychology, seeks never to shock or […]