I Love the Church

The Lord’s church has numerous critics. Those outside the church claim that it is irrelevant, unnecessary, and antiquated. Those who have forsaken the church declare that it is full of hypocrites and traditionalists. Even those who are active members of the church often disparage it by focusing only on the host of issues they find with the church and its members. But I…

“Do I Have to Go?”

“Do I have to go to the worship services of the church?” More than likely, we have all heard someone ask something similar—maybe we have even posed this question ourselves. While God’s word certainly provides an important answer to this query (cf. Heb. 10:24, 25), more troubling is the attitude revealed in the way this question is framed. It reveals a heart that begrudges…

When Will the World End?

Predicting the end of the world seems to be the favorite hobby of many in the religious world. Over the years, many supposed “Doomsdays” have passed without incident. This, however, has not stopped these charlatans from continuing this false practice. By distorting and manipulating passages of Scripture and numbers, they repeatedly determine new dates for the world’s end…

Pray for Antioch!

Last Sunday, September 24th, 2017, Christians in Antioch, Tennessee gathered to worship—just as members of the Lord’s body did all across the world. However, tragedy struck the Burnette Chapel church of Christ that morning. A man decided to commit an act of terrible evil against that congregation. After coming to the meeting place of the Burnette Chapel church of Christ…

Go to God!

Life is filled with difficulties, and sometimes the stresses and strains that we experience can become completely overwhelming. While those in the world may have no one to turn to during these times, the Christian can always lean upon God! As those who humble themselves in obedience to God, Christians can have comfort during troubling times, “casting all [their] care upon…

Christ-Like Focus

Even from the young age of twelve years old, Jesus was always focused on His task. Luke recorded that Jesus (during His childhood) lingered in Jerusalem while His parents headed home after celebrating the Passover (Luke 2:41-50). After realizing that He was gone and searching for Him for three days, Joseph and Mary found Jesus in the temple. As just a young boy, our…

Do We Need to Obey the Old Testament?

There is a great deal of confusion in the religious world caused by misunderstandings about the relationship between the Old and New Testament. Many teach that Christians are obligated to follow some of the commands found in the Old Testament, usually disagreeing on what applies or does not apply to mankind today. However, the important question is, what does the Bible…

Who Do I Love More?

Many of Jesus’ commands are difficult. They are not difficult to understand, but can be difficult to accept and obey. This is something that many recognized about the Lord’s teachings even while He walked the earth many centuries ago. “Therefore many of His disciples, when they heard this said, ‘This is a difficult statement; who can listen to it?’” (John 6:60 [NASB]).…

The Power of Predictive Prophecy

The Bible is filled with predictive prophecy. Its writers often recorded the details of certain events before they occurred! These prophecies are not the vague, deceptive generalizations of today’s so-called fortune tellers; they are incredibly specific and accurate down to the smallest details. One fantastic example of Biblical prophecy is found in the book of Isaiah. In…

The Reality of Personal Responsibility

It is becoming increasingly popular in our culture to reject the concept of personal responsibility. An alcoholic may claim that he “can’t” stop drinking. Sexual deviants allege that they were born that way, that it is genetic, and that they have no control over their illicit desires and behavior. In more areas of life, people are denying personal responsibility for their…