Small and Great Matters

Small and Great Matters

Paul asked the brethren at Corinth, “Are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?” (I Cor. 6:2). There is much to learn from this simple question. Some matters of wrong are small compared to others. Paul plainly said so. Jesus showed this difference when He talked...
Meet Them Where They Are

Meet Them Where They Are

Jesus did. He mixed publicly with all kinds of people and taught them. But one thing is sure: while He met people where they were in life, He did not leave them there! Today churches draw crowds by advertising, “Come as you are. We won’t judge you. We’re all sinners...
No Young People at Church?

No Young People at Church?

“It’s sad because they have no young people at that congregation.” How many times have you heard or made that comment? It’s understandable. When you see a church or you are in a church of mostly older people, you fear for its future. In some cases the older members...
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...
A Higher Calling

A Higher Calling

The words of exhortation to a young preacher Timothy from a seasoned servant, Paul provided great instruction then and still does today. The challenge was to be “an example to the believer” (I Tim. 4:12). This was a high calling for a young man, and a challenge to...