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A Church That Is Just a Church

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 —...
The Church: Elders, Overseers, and Shepherds

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...
What Those “Steps” Mean

What Those “Steps” Mean

It was less than 150 years ago that Walter Scott devised a simple way to impress his hearers with the relation of obedient faith to blessings in Christ. He taught children to count on their fingers: Hear, Believe, Repent, Confess, and Be baptized. Then, and now, it is...
Where Do New Converts Come From?

Where Do New Converts Come From?

A recent survey of several churches of Christ turned up some interesting statistics about the people who are being converted to Christ. This information is extremely important for our analysis because it gives us direction in our effort to spread the gospel. Some...
“Infallible Proofs”

“Infallible Proofs”

We are told in 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 that Paul received the inspired word that Christ died for our sins, and then was buried, and that He rose again on the third day. This was just one of the many times that Paul had to make this argument that Christ was and is still...

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