April 30, 2017

Principles of Christian Service from the Unprofitable Servant

Luke 17:7–10 Matt Recker FrontLine • November/December 2007. Serving God is wonderful and satisfying … sometimes. It is fantastic if we do it for God and not man, and if we accomplish it in God’s power and not our own. When we lose focus on God, then service can be burdensome; and when done in […]

Straight Cuts: Christ as Firstborn (Colossians 1:15)

Tom Wheeler FrontLine • March/April 2002. One of the most important doctrines of our Christian faith is the deity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jesus must be God to save us (Isa. 45:21, 22). Jehovah’s Witnesses, among others, deny this Biblical truth. One passage that they twist in an attempt to deny Christ’s […]

Why We’re Still Here – Previews

We are promoting FrontLine this week. We offered a look at the latest issue with its opening editorials and contents on Monday. Yesterday we published the lead article by Mark Ward, “Why I’m Still Here.” The articles in this issue of the magazine consist of testimonials from younger fundamentalists speaking to their reasons for remaining […]

Why I’m Still Here

Mark L. Ward Jr. Few people willingly call themselves “fundamentalists” today. I try to do so only when I get to explain what I mean. So let me explain: I’m a (Christian, Protestant, Baptist) “fundamentalist” because I value four things—four things which make me believe, in turn, that the particular brand of fundamentalism I inherited […]

Why We’re Still Here

FrontLine March/April 2017 | VOLUME 27 | NUMBER 2 John Vaughn and Mark Ward The Mail Bag section of the November/ December issue of FrontLine included an excerpt from a letter from Dr. Mark Ward, who writes On Language & Scripture for FrontLine. My editorial response mentioned the possibility of this special issue of FrontLine. […]

Straight Cuts: “The Yearning of the Spirit” James 4:5

David Pennington Frontline Pastor’s Insert • January/February 2002 Many consider James 4:5 to be one of the most difficult passages to interpret within the entire epistle. Some believe it is one of the most difficult verses to interpret within the entire New Testament. While every Bible student will wrestle with this challenging verse, interpreting and […]

Prayer: Our Power

Jerry Sivnksty James 5:16 says, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” The Lord shows His power through the prayers of His people. James 5:17 says, “Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the […]

In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Randy Fox FrontLine Pastor’s Insert • January/February 2008 As a young child I was taught to close my prayers with the words “in Jesus’ name, Amen.” Most Christians wouldn’t think of ending a prayer, public or private, without affixing some reference to Jesus’ name. Why do we do that? Why, when we hear someone pray […]

The Second Man: A Unique Breed

Matt Williams A Study in the Role of an Assistant Pastor From the book How to Be a Team Player and Enjoy It. FrontLine • September/October 2007 In the age of ego exaltation and media hype, where is the person who will faithfully serve under the leader of a ministry—seeking only to make his superior […]

Leading Servants

John C. Vaughn FrontLine • September/October 2007 For part 1, see here. Every minister is to be a servant (Matt. 20:26, 27), and every Christian is to be in the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:12). Servant-leaders are to be “leaders of servants” as well as servants themselves. On the Front Line introduced the lesson […]