Read Matthew 9:9-13 … What a wonderful time! Matthew had left his work at the tax collector’s booth and had decided to follow Jesus. From that point on Matthew was to be one of the insiders in Jesus’s circle of disciples, but right now, there was a feast to attend. Matthew must have felt something … Continue reading Go and Learn
Read 2 Timothy 4:1-5 … In 1994 Dr. William Woodson Sr. wrote a book entitled Change Agents and Churches of Christ. As the work progresses, Dr. Woodson discusses topics such as the characteristics and tensions in the Churches of Christ today, some of the fundamental premises of the change agents, and the role of the … Continue reading Fixing What Isn’t Broken
Read John 4:21-24 … What constitutes acceptable worship is a perennial question to which many seek the answer – from those that consider themselves Christian to any other world religion. The reason is that one, as the worshipper, desires to please God. It’s a basic drive among those that seek to worship the Divine because … Continue reading Do Christians Proskyneō?
Read Joshua 9:3-15 … An interesting question was raised on a preaching forum recently that has to do with the possible relationship between an OT example of an action and how that example might relate to the current discussion that exists around the marriage, divorce, and remarriage debate (MDR). The question comes partly from the … Continue reading A Question of Comparison
This and similar articles can be found at The Carolina Messenger. Recently a preacher friend, after reading a couple of articles about millennials and their worship desires, noticed that one of the things millennials said they needed was “authentic worship.” Of course, that raised an interesting question that needed to be answered – “Does that … Continue reading Authentic Worship
Read Hebrews 8:3-6 … So, imagine this – you go to the doctor and say, “Hey Doc, I’m just not feeling that well.” “Alright,” she says, “what seems to be bothering you?” “Well, I’ve got a stuffy nose, sore throat, cough, body aches, and a bit of a fever.” The doctor pokes here, prods there, … Continue reading That Looks Familiar
Read Luke 1:1-4 … An oft recited motto has been heard thru the years that goes like this: “Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.” It is, as a rule of thumb, a very well-crafted echo of the Protestant Reformation’s motto sola scriptura. For those that don’t read … Continue reading Certainty of the Truth