Capital Issues in the Capitol City

Paul wrote the book of Romans to Christians who lived in a city full of politics. Rome was the government seat of the most powerful empire on earth. What did Paul say to saints in a city where the church and the state met face to face? The longest section in the New...

"We Are All Here"

"We Are All Here"

“We are all here,” the Apostle Paul responded to the Philippian jailer (Acts 16:28), and this is my declaration by the grace of God. One week after a wonderful lectureship in the early morning hours of March 3, 2020, west Cookeville and Putnam County was devastated by...

How to Destroy a Country

“One university after another is bowing before the violent demands of a small minority of radicals who intend to overthrow the existing government…The radicals fully intend to overthrow the national government and replace  it according to their own fuzzy, undefined...

Leaving this World is Certain.

James 4:14 says, “Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”  This is so true.  Life is so short.  I can definitely say that the years of my life seem to be...

The Christian Age

The culmination of God’s plan for the redemption of man is the church of Christ.  We might well assert that God’s plan for man’s salvation is the church of Christ.  Paul said in Ephesians 3:1-12: For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, If...

Riots, Scripture, and Common Sense

“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.” (Ecclesiastes 8:11) “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the...

How Good Were the Old Days?

“Say not thou, what is the cause that the former days were better than these? For thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this” (Ecc. 7:10). What does this verse mean? Solomon cannot mean it is unwise to learn from past mistakes, either our own or those of others. The...

Get These Prescriptions Filled

Life is hard. Sorrow and pain are real. The burdens of life can seem overwhelming in times of affliction. Here are some wonderful relief medications from the Bible: Laughter. “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine” (Prov. 17:22). Laughter is a great stress...

One

J. M. McCaleb wrote, “Of one the Lord has made the race; Thro' one has come the fall.” The number “one” appears numerous times in both the Old and New Testaments. As in the line in this great song, “The Gospel is for All,” the word often has great significance. This...

Three Laws Broken in Daniel

A health regulation (Dan.1). The king of Babylon ordered Daniel and his companions to eat choice foods and to drink wine for their physical health (v.5). This was not a simple request. It was a legal requirement because the word of a king was the law (Ecc. 8:4). But...

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