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About “Ideal” Prospects

About “Ideal” Prospects

We can close a door that is standing wide open if we are not careful. This is especially true of evangelism in this age. Today is a time of chaos. People are divided. They are sinful. They don’t know or care much about religion. Is there any use in trying to convert...

Celebration Thanksgiving

Celebration Thanksgiving

How does the world celebrate? What does the world celebrate? In what do you as a Christian rejoice? Do you rejoice in righteousness? The word of God instructs all to rejoice in righteousness (Phil. 4:4). Jesus taught a rejoicing in righteousness even when it involves...

Things No Man Can Destroy

Things No Man Can Destroy

The church. The church is the “kingdom which shall never be destroyed” that “shall stand forever” (Dan. 2:44). Jesus said, “The gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matt. 16:18). Mighty nations have fallen since the church began, but the Lord’s people...

A Special Day

A Special Day

The word of God authorizes by what it says. This is understood by the way your boss authorizes. When the boss sends an employee to purchase a specific part, that eliminates all other parts or purchases. Most understand this principle in the working world, but move...

New TBC Press Book on Disease and Church Assembly

New TBC Press Book on Disease and Church Assembly

Since early 2020, Kerry Duke has had a lot of conversations – conversations with Christians reaching out in fear, frustration and discouragement regarding COVID-19 and church assembly.   Those concerns motivated him to write a book, “Church, State and Disease ‒...

Bigger Than You and I

Bigger Than You and I

When man is left to his own devices, strange, delusional thinking oftentimes takes over. In Genesis 11 many of that day were determined to control God, so that they could have control over things like the flood, etc. They set out to build a tower known as the tower of...

Keep Your Eyes Set

Keep Your Eyes Set

Disease. Crime. Poverty. Corruption. Bloodshed. Prostitution. Drugs. This was the condition of the world when Jesus came to the earth. How did the Lord deal with these problems? He didn’t eradicate sickness. He never promised to lift everyone out of poverty. His...

God Doesn’t Care How Much Money You Have

God Doesn’t Care How Much Money You Have

One of my great grandfathers on my father’s side was a very poor man. He worked cutting timber most of his life, and he and his wife and children lived in what my grandmother would call a “tar paper shack.” The shack did not even have a door when my grandmother was...

Is the Name Important?

Is the Name Important?

Often folks express their opinion by saying, “There is nothing in a name; the name over your building does not make you right.” It has always been very interesting to me that those who have a scriptural name on their building are not the ones who say this. It is those...

TBC continues mission work in ‘The Great Northeast’

TBC continues mission work in ‘The Great Northeast’

“I’m here to encourage you. I’m here to build you up. I’m here to challenge you a little bit.” And so began a lesson by Tennessee Bible College Vice President Kerry Duke at the 26th annual Northern New England Lectures, which took place Oct. 8-10 at Lakes Region...

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