December 12, 2017

Battling the Enemy

Mike Jones Since the fall of mankind in the Garden of Eden, fighting battles has been a part of human existence. Every person born into this world has battles of some sort or another. Webster’s New World Dictionary defines a battle as “any fight or struggle; a conflict.” Although most people probably think of some […]

The Second Commandment

George Stiekes Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image. Exodus 20:4 Based on the first commandment, this one just makes sense. If we are not to have any other gods before Him, then He alone is the God that we will worship and any image made would detract from His likeness, greatness and […]

Antidote to False Teaching: Stability and Growth in The Knowledge of Christ (2 Peter)

Layton Talbert The single most effective method for studying any book of the Bible is accessible to every believer. You do not need to know Hebrew or Greek, earn a seminary degree, or purchase a shelf-full of commentaries. All these are helpful, of course. No carpenter spurns tools that will make his work more efficient […]

What Should a Christian Do?

David Harper Any Christian who watches the news in our day will certainly experience distress. We hear some politicians say ridiculous things; then we listen for other politicians “on our side” to answer—and sometimes there is a deafening silence. As we observe our culture spiraling downward into a moral abyss, we can become burdened, grieved, […]

How to Listen to Preaching

Scott Williquette As a pastor, I teach and preach from God’s Word numerous times weekly. Each time I stand before my people I pray that the Lord will give them listening ears and humble, teachable spirits. But when Christians listen to preaching, or for that matter read Christian books, they must possess not just a […]

Involving College Students in Ministry

Michael D. Cruice Ministry to college students should be con­sidered under the single-adult ministry umbrella. Being such a student is a transi­tional stage, such as a caterpillar would experience en route to becoming a butterfly. A fundamental issue is an understanding that these individuals are adults choosing to go to school and that they ought […]

The Need to Preach on Preaching (3)

Mark Minnick Part One ♦ Part Two ♦ This is Part Three Introduction (From Part One): All preachers preach, and for that reason sermons are constantly on their minds. But in the main, this is probably true only of those sermons they’re delivering from week to week. It’s another matter entirely to think not about the product of preaching (sermons), […]

The Need to Preach on Preaching (2)

Mark Minnick Part One ♦ This is Part Two ♦ Part Three Introduction (From Part One): All preachers preach, and for that reason sermons are constantly on their minds. But in the main, this is probably true only of those sermons they’re delivering from week to week. It’s another matter entirely to think not about the product of preaching (sermons), […]

The Need to Preach on Preaching (1)

Mark Minnick This is Part One ♦ Part Two ♦ Part Three All preachers preach, and for that reason sermons are constantly on their minds. But in the main, this is probably true only of those sermons they’re delivering from week to week. It’s another matter entirely to think not about the product of preaching (sermons), but about the […]

God is Concerned about Externals

Don Johnson In a recent article, I wrote about the motivations for change that accompany our conversion. There is little doubt that change is part of conversion. After all, the preachers of the Bible call their hearers (and us) to faith and repentance. Repentance is nothing if nothing changes. Biblical Christianity is not a ‘come […]