Be of Faithful People

Be of Faithful People

In the church there are those who live good moral lives.  They attend worship and get involved in some good work.  They may even teach a class and talk a good talk but when all is said and done they are sometimes a hindrance to the work of Jesus Christ.  They hold...
O to Be Like Thee

O to Be Like Thee

The world usually forbids the discussion of His life and teaching in public schools, government agencies and many public entities. For this moment discussion is had, songs are sung, and the story of His birth told. Ironic that the only time of open discussion about...
The Collection—What?

The Collection—What?

I grew up in a Southern Baptist church. We went to Sunday school and attended worship regularly. I have clear childhood memories of those services. The people were kind and my Bible class teachers were morally upright. Though I can’t recall a lot of what the preachers...
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...
Where is the Band at Your Church?

Where is the Band at Your Church?

One of the most common questions people ask us is why we don’t use musical instruments in our worship. There are different ways to answer and explain. Here is one way that may seem strange at first, but if the person thinks about it he will answer his own question....