America’s Standard

America’s Standard

In short, one would have to say that it is hard to determine what standard if any is America’s standard in this new century. The standard of pleasure has been a guiding rule for many over the last several decades. This is somewhat like the epicureans of Acts 17:18:...
First Degree Murder

First Degree Murder

“Murder” is defined by Webster’s dictionary as ‘the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought.’ When the Law of Moses commanded, “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13) this kind of murder (murder in the first degree) was under...
What Has Happened to Preaching on God’s Plan of Salvation?

What Has Happened to Preaching on God’s Plan of Salvation?

“I really can’t remember when I preached a sermon on the ‘plan of salvation’; all our folks are already Christians, so there is no need!”  This statement was made to me by a preacher of the Gospel as long as 20 years ago!  Evidently many other preachers besides that...

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...

Why Churches Stopped Meeting

“Services cancelled until further notice.” It is astonishing to see these words on church signs and websites. How could so many congregations stop assembling to worship God? Why did this happen almost overnight? It didn’t. Patterns in practice and doctrine that...