Is A Physical Death Something To Fear?
My home town was at one time the maintenance facility for Burlington railroad during the days of the steam locomotives and I had a number of experiences with Hobos or Tramps. One Sunday morning when I was about 12 years old, while attending worship service two Tramps came into the worship service in the middle [...]read more
Authority: God’s Plan of Salvation
The articles appearing in this bulletin during 2015 were intended to set forth the basic principles revealed in God’s word concerning the biblical concept of authority. We noted what “authority” means and how it is used in the New Testament; from the dual meaning and usage we learned that Jesus Christ has the exclusive authority [...]read more
Somebody is Watching You
I would like for you to consider the following four Bible stories and give thought to what the stories have in common. Story #1: In this first story, we see Isaac and Rebekah in a somewhat public place showing affection to each other. “And the men of the place asked about his wife. And he [...]read more
Does Jesus Weep Today?
The shortest verse in the Bible is found in John 11:35—“Jesus wept”. The question that one must ask is why did Jesus weep? Jesus had been told that Lazarus, whom He loved, vs. 5 that he had died. However, we should note that Jesus said in vs. 25 “He who believes in Me, though he [...]read more
The Lord Knows the Difference
Can you tell the difference between the righteous and the unrighteous? When you walk down the road, when you go to work, when you are mowing your lawn and you see other people, can you tell who are the righteous and who are the unrighteous? Can you tell the difference based upon their appearance, their [...]read more
Love: A Solid Foundation
In the life of every Christian, one can see love as a solid foundation. From one’s relationship to God has his heavenly Father to his relationship with his parents, one can see the great presence of love. Please allow me a few minutes to use my life as an example of this solid foundation. On [...]read more
Does Silence Authorize?
During the course of asking people for Biblical authority for their practices, it is not uncommon to encounter the response: “Where does the Bible say we cannot do it?” This is an attempt to justify some practice based on the idea that if the Bible is silent about it, then it is authorized by God. [...]read more
Was It Humility or Fear?
I used to see the story of King Saul as a story of a humble man becoming arrogant and too big for his own good. However, as I have studied the story through the years, I am beginning to wonder if Saul was neither humble nor arrogant, but timid and fearful. Most Bible students are [...]read more
The Path To Take
Life is filled with many paths taken as well as paths not taken. For every decision, one path appears while another one vanishes. No one knows for absolute certainty where any path in life will ultimately lead. However, prudence demands great consideration be given to every path of life. Will the person you meet today [...]read more
From Belief to Salvation: Connecting the Dots
As a child, I would often work the connect-the-dots pages of various coloring books and books designed to keep children busy. In the mind of a young child, it was sometimes difficult for me to recognize the image prior to connecting all the dots in their proper order. However, once I set out to connect [...]read more
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