Jenkins’ Way of Looking at the Devil My grandfather, John Acel Jenkins, was an amazing person. He preached the gospel for over 50 years while supporting himself as a wallpaper hanger and a barber. As far back as I remember, … Read More
Jenkins’ Way of Looking at the Devil My grandfather, John Acel Jenkins, was an amazing person. He preached the gospel for over 50 years while supporting himself as a wallpaper hanger and a barber. As far back as I remember, … Read More →
The Whole Counsel of God Debates are raging. Frustration is abounding. Accusations are being hurled. Wise counsel is being rejected. There will always be new strains of illnesses upon the earth. There will also be different theories as to what … Read More →
Harding University and the Role of Women As I understand it, Harding University is scheduled to hold a board meeting in either late spring or early summer of this year, to discuss “leading our young people into women taking a … Read More →
The second of the three incredible statements that Elisha the prophet made in three consecutive chapters is found in 2 Kings 6:16, but the background is needed to understand the significance of the pronouncement. This event occurs during a time when the King of Syria was trying to make war against Israel. But every time […]
In his book, “12 Choices: Life-Changing Decisions You Must Make,” Wilson Adams makes an observation about how the book of Genesis begins:
"Isn’t it interesting how the Bible begins? One might expect Scripture to lead off with a detailed explanation about God, His nature, and a definitive apologetic as to why you should believe in Him. It doesn’t. The Bible begins with an assumption: assuming that rational people will grasp the obvious: a Supreme Being superior to man did all this!"
There are often questions and debates that surround the work of women within a local congregation. The focus is usually over the question regarding how much public teaching and leadership women are authorized to do in the presence of men (see 1 Tim 2:11-12; 1 Cor 14:33-25). We might develop faulty assumptions and expectations about whether those who do not lead as much in public ways can “do anything” at all. Bear in mind that even a large percentage of men rarely do…
Pay Attention to What is Written If America would understand the importance of studying the Old Testament, our world would drastically change and head in a new direction. Why do we have that old covenant when we live under the … Read More →
When tough times come and we’re not sure how we can conquer our personal “Jericho,” let’s take some of the actions from Joshua 5 & 6 and develop a simple checklist to help ensure our priorities are in the right place.
First, we need to “look up” like Joshua did to the commander of the army of the Lord (5:13). Looking up in our context means to take our eyes off the problem for a moment and look to the solution – God. We need our first priority to be seeking God, who is the only answer to our problems.
Expectations of the Honored Seat In Luke 14:8-11, Jesus talks about the perils of sitting in the most honored seat. Doing so may result in being asked to move to a less honored seat and cause shame. Jesus then says, … Read More →