“Mission Accomplished!”

“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: Whereunto I also labour, […]

Misplaced Trust

The days of the prophets were dark days indeed, being completely surrounded in sin and lawlessness. Behind them, the people of Judah had left their first love and true God. Currently, they were knee deep in sins and idolatry with no sign of changing, nor any sign of remorse. Ahead of them, destruction and captivity […]

Maturity In Christ

“Brethren, be not children in your understanding; howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men” (1 Corinthians 14:20). Paul’s admo- nition proceeds his discussion of the necessity of various spiritual gifts. They were not all to seek the miraculous gift of speaking in tongues. They needed to be mature in order to […]

Making Changes

“For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and […]

Living and Dying Churches

Every congregation has its own “personality,” or set of characteristics. These are really prevalent when you talk about churches that are living or dying. Where is your church? Kyle Campbell

Let Every Man

The epistle of James is called by some “the gospel of common sense” and with good reason. Take 10 – 15 minutes to read through the letter and be impressed with the many practical matters the writer touches. From chapter 1:19 comes this exhortation: “Ye know this my beloved brethren but let every man be […]

It’s March

It’s March already! What does this mean? It means time is swiftly passing away (cf. Jas. 4:14). At the end of this month one quarter of the year will be gone. Let us redeem the time (Eph. 5:15-16). Just a few short days ago we entered into a new year, 2004. Some of us made […]

It Is Not Going Away

I can still remember the first time I was watching a landmark, breakthrough, cutting-edge, Emmy award-winning dramas on a major network, and I glanced up from what I was doing and there was a character shown from the back undressed. I was shocked! Since then, more nudity, albeit pixelated on the major networks, has made […]

It Is Easier To Go To Heaven Than Be A Member Of The Baptist Church

We have many friends who describe themselves as “Baptists.” They deny baptism is essential to salvation, arguing extensively on the subject (contra Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; 22:16; 1 Peter 3:21; etc.), but insist that one must be baptized to become a member of the Baptist church. Indeed, their manuals teach such things. They also teach […]

Injustice In The World

Whether it is Alton Sterling in Louisiana or Philando Castile in Minnesota or five police officers gunned down in Dallas the week before last, America has been slapped by the cold, hard hand of injustice. The Bible has spoken about the existence of injustice since the very beginning. Abel, a righteous person, lost his life […]