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THINGS COMMON – THINGS DISTINCTIVE

by Dennis Gulledge

    Churches of Christ are different from every other religious institution in the world. The voices of compromise are threatening our distinctiveness. We in churches of Christ stand in two relations to our religious neighbors. First, there are those things that we have in common with them. Second, there are also things that mark us as […]

    GO INTO ALL THE WORLD

    by Wayne Brewer

      The great commission was given to the disciples after Jesus’ victorious resurrection from the dead on the first day of the week and before ascending back into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father. Jesus said; “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). That great […]

      STOP TALKING AND START DOING: WHAT I NOTICED WHEN I READ JAMES

      by Noah Icenhour

        Wes McAdams Link to original post: https://radicallychristian.com/stop-talking-and-start-doing-what-i-noticed-when-i-read-james?fbclid=IwAR34Ei59NxauF9pxmPTKic78Jph2ht0eUMA6l0wgp2s–srygqSsvTEcNqE The book of James might be one of the easiest books for Christians to understand, regardless of time and culture. It deals with the sort of issues and behaviors that are common to religious people of every era, and there is really no misunderstanding what James is telling his […]

        THE HOLY SPIRIT AND PROVIDENCE

        by Dennis Gulledge

                      The word “providence” is used only twice in the King James Version; in Acts 24:2 and “provision” in Romans 13:14. In neither case does it refer to God, but to human foresight and provision. We, however, speak of the providence of God or divine providence (Job 38:41).  God’s providence is the preservation, care and […]

          BIBLICAL CASE STUDIES OF THE PRINCIPLE OF SILENCE.

          by Noah Icenhour

            One of the core principles of the Restoration Movement and among churches of Christ is the principle of Silence. Simply put, if the Bible does not explicitly or implicitly authorize an action, then we choose to abstain from it. Thomas Campbell famously said, “Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are Silent, we […]

            Why Don’t People Return After They Visit?

            by Dennis Gulledge

              is it our culture or our rudeness? by Jerrie Barber Often I hear conversations about why many churches aren’t growing. Many blame our culture, materialism, or some other outside source. Those may play a part. Let me relate something that happened to me less than fifty years ago, and less than 500 miles from where I’m […]

              THE NATION THAT TRANSCENDS ALL NATIONS

              by Wayne Brewer

                            A Christian may have a certain job or responsibility in this life that takes one to another country for business, political purposes, or simply for pleasure, but when a Christian goes to another nation representing the cause of Christ to preach the gospel and live among brethren in other nations then all are brethren […]

                LIGHT OF THE WORLD

                by Noah Icenhour

                  When Jesus came to this earth, he certainly had his death in mind for his mission. But his life is much more than simply his death. I would not dare attempt to take away from the meaning of his death, but Scripture devotes the majority of the Gospels are devoted to his life. He said […]

                  Blank Keys

                  by Noah Icenhour

                    S Noah Icenhour There was a man in a lying unconscious in an old small shed. He came to himself and realized where he was, but he had no idea how he got there with a weird feeling he has been there before. Immediately he saw a door and tried to open it. But there […]

                    CONVENIENT INTERPRETATIONS

                    by Dennis Gulledge

                      There are some Bible passages to which we apply a convenient interpretation. A passage, or verse, might lend itself to a convenient interpretation if it appears to state a principle that we hold generally true. In many cases, perhaps, such convenient interpretations originated long ago, have been passed down to us by brethren we hold […]