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THE CHURCH NEEDS TO CHANGE

by Noah Icenhour

    “The Church is so old fashion!” “The Church needs to add things to make worship more entertaining!” “The Church needs to change its view on women in worship to connect with this culture!” “The Church needs to change!” It is very likely that you have heard some of these statements before. Maybe there was someone […]

    YOU KNOW WHO I AM TALKING ABOUT

    by Noah Icenhour

      You know who I am talking about. That family member, parent, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin, friend, best friend, youth minister, preacher, elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher that walked away from the church. They were your role models, your friends, your family, your source of encouragement, the reason you came to know Jesus. One day […]

      AN INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE W. DeHOFF

      by Dennis Gulledge

        (1913-1993) George W. DeHoff was born near the village of Vanndale, Arkansas, on September 20, 1913. His parents were Orville Orson and Adah Gaskins DeHoff. George’s earliest memories were not of Vanndale, but of living in Paulding, Missouri, where they moved when he was very small. In 1918, the DeHoff’s moved to the “Kentucky Settlement,” […]

        BAPTISM WITHOUT REPENTANCE

        by Wayne Brewer

          On one occasion when multitudes of people came out to Jesus in order that they might be baptized by him and He said to them: “Brood of vipers. Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance … ” (Luke 3:7-8). One would think that Jesus would have […]

          WHY AM I NOT GROWING SPIRITUALLY?

          by Noah Icenhour

            When I first began college, I was very ambitious. I had made up my mind that I was going to try to read seven chapters from the New Testament, seven chapters from the Old Testament, memorize at least one or two verses everyday, and read a Bible related book as often as possible! This didn’t […]

            DOES HE REALLY CARE?

            by Noah Icenhour

              Picture this. You are on ship traveling. You recently left your family and everything you knew behind you. You have many questions flying through your head. You are nervous about what lies ahead. Nothing is for certain, other than the fact you bought into the ideas of a man named Jesus and you decided to […]

              AN INTERVIEW WITH ROY H. LANIER, JR.

              by Dennis Gulledge

                Roy H. Lanier, Jr. was born in Abilene, Texas, on July 28, 1930, and spent his early years in Fort Worth. After graduating from Abilene Christian High School he went on for his higher education at Freed-Hardeman College, Florida Christian College and Abilene Christian College. Brother Lanier did local work for congregations in Iowa, Florida, […]

                DAVID SOUGHT THE COUNSEL OF GOD

                by Wayne Brewer

                  One of the great characteristics of David is found in these sacred words; “David inquired of the Lord” (1 Samuel 23:2,4). The Word of God expresses more than once the fact that David did something very important and that was to consult the will of God to be able to know the wisdom and to […]

                  WHAT ARE YOU GETTING OUT OF WORSHIP?

                  by Noah Icenhour

                    We live in a society where the question is often asked, “What’s in it for me?” This has often been true of worship as well. In the overabundance of variety in the religious scene of America, many pick their place of worship based on what they are able to get out of it. According to […]

                    AN INTERVIEW WITH J. M. POWELL

                    by Dennis Gulledge

                      (1907-2004) The subject of this interview described himself as “A Mississippian by birth, a Tennessean by adoption.” J. M. Powell was a scholar in the American Restoration Movement who has authored History of the Franklin (Tennessee) Church of Christ. He co-authored two books, The Church Is Building, and N.B.H.: A Biography of Nicholas Brodie Hardeman. […]