The Goodness of the Gospel

The Goodness of the Gospel

The Gospel is good news. It is because of its truth and hope of salvation. The goodness is seen in changed hearts which change lives for the better. The sad fact is most of the world does not really know God, and that’s because they don’t know His Word. The Gospel is...
Transparent Christians

Transparent Christians

In 1876 a business man decided to sell a food product in clear glass bottles instead of colored ones which were common at the time. He wanted customers to see what they were buying.  His name was H. J. Heinz, and the product he sold was the now worldwide staple called...
Keeping Our Sense About Senseless Shootings

Keeping Our Sense About Senseless Shootings

Church shootings are always tragic but they are not new. One case occurred in Dallas, Texas in 1899. William Lipscomb, Jr., the nephew of David Lipscomb, was the principal of Central High School. A man named John Carlisle was the head janitor of the school. The school...
Will They Come Back?

Will They Come Back?

An article entitled “Where did the people go?” appeared in the Christian Chronicle of May 2022. It sounded a familiar alarm: declines in church attendance. The article gave this observation: “When it comes to closed churches of Christ, that may be the hardest question...
The Sovereignty of Divine Institutions

The Sovereignty of Divine Institutions

The word autonomous means self-governing. Though this word is not used in the Bible, the idea is taught in Scripture. We rightly say that each congregation of Jesus’ church is to manage its own affairs. The New Testament plan is to have “elders in every church” (Acts...