How to Increase Church Attendance

An exact analysis of the causes of nonchurch attendance should be made and an answer given to all excuses and reasons. An accurate examination of these reveals the following facts: All of these causes must be removed before much improvement in church attendance may be expected. The awfulness of sin must be taught and felt; […]

Christ Has Come

Christ has come. He left heaven where He was in the beginning (John 1:1) and entered the world over 2000 years ago. He came as a baby, called Jesus, born of the virgin Mary in Bethlehem (Luke 2:7). His virgin birth was predicted by the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 7:14). Christ also came as Emmanuel, which […]

Living to a Higher Standard

Several years ago, New York’s governor, Eliot Spitzer, resigned after it was learned that he paid a prostitute for sex. When new governor David Paterson was sworn-in, he admitted that he had cheated on his wife in earlier years. In a press conference, Paterson said, “I think we have a marriage like many Americans, maybe […]

Paul’s Charge to the Ephesian Elders

Acts 20:18-35 contains Paul’s lengthy address to the elders of the Ephesian church with whom he had worked for a good portion of time. Chapter 20 is transitory — it turns from the ardent labors of the apostles during three different journeys he made to the many years of struggle he had as a prisoner, […]