“I Go Just for Fun”

I recently had a conversation online with a friend from high school that I had not talked to in about 6 years. We discussed how each other’s lives were going and then we got on the subject of church, as I told him I was now a gospel preacher. I asked him where he went […]

If You Could Say Something …

… to your sisters in Christ about modesty, what would it be? I ask that question last year to a class full of men. The responses received were heartfelt and plain. I didn’t ask for names. Simply write a response, fold the paper and hand in. I’ll share a few. I appreciate these guys speaking […]

“If They Shall Fall Away …”

God, in His infinite wisdom, provided the scriptures for mankind written in a language perfectly suited for the message of redemption. It is certainly worth the Bible student’s time to carefully investigate key Greek phrases in the scriptures, and this article will examine the phrase found in Hebrews 6:4-6. Its structure used in the Greek […]

If Jesus Failed to Establish His Kingdom …

Then there are no citizens of that kingdom. Yet, the Bible says, “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love” (Colossians 1:13). Then no one has been born again, because Jesus said when one is born again, he enters the kingdom (John […]

If I Were the Devil

The following article was read many years ago by Paul Harvey on his nationally syndicated radio program. It serves as a good reminder of the cunning nature of the devil. If I were the devil … Is this not thought-provoking? The Proverb writer said, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any […]

Pope Approves Blessings for Same-Sex Couples

Since 2013, Pope Francis has worked to open the Church to the LGBTQ+ community. For instance, in November 2023, the Vatican said it is permissible under certain circumstances for trans people to be baptized as Catholics and serve as godparents. The Vatican announced on Monday, December 18, 2023 that Pope Francis formally approved letting Catholic priests bless same-sex […]

God’s Assurance to Paul

How forlorn Paul must have felt after he had preached about his conversion to his nation and they utterly rejected his message (Acts 22:1-21). God had warned Paul years earlier when he wanted to preach to his people that they would not receive his testimony, and twenty-five or so years later, their attitude still had […]

“I Do Not Know the Man!”

Peter uttered the above words when he denied the Lord (Matt. 26:72). After the rooster crowed, Peter looked upon these words are abhorrent (Matt. 26:75). Many of us today also see these as repugnant — words that we never dream of uttering. However, our actions speak louder than our words — and sometimes adamantly say, […]

Idolatry: Alive and Well

For those of us who live in the United States, it is hard to realize that there are people who still believe in and practice idolatry like those in Athens (Acts 17:16). Yet, there are many places in the world where people bow down to wood, stone, or metal images. For instance, we were recently […]

“I’d Finish the Game”

A group of men were playing ball when one had a sobering thought. “What would you do,” he asked, “if you suddenly realized that this would be your last day on earth?” There were several different answers to the question. Some would rush immediately to the church building and pray (cf. 2 Kings 20:21, Hezekiah); […]