The Responsibilities of a Preacher — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: January/February, 2022)

I recently started a new work as the pulpit minister at a new congregation.  As I began preparing to take on this new work, I started contemplating anew the responsibilities laid out in Scripture for preachers.  It’s always been good for me to meditate on these things from time to time, and my study on these matters certainly benefited me this time.  Let me share with you what I’ve found God desires and expects from those who preach His Word to the church and to the lost.  I pray this will prove helpful to all preachers who read it, and that it will give all Christians who are not preachers some insight into what they themselves should expect from their preachers.… Read More The Responsibilities of a Preacher — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: January/February, 2022)

Having A Public Faith — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Each Christian is called to express their faith in ways other than merely praying at mealtime while dining in public or reading the Bible openly at Starbucks. It is also more than the kind of pious display we might expect from the typical Pharisee. We do not live out our faith to be praised or to impress. We live it out as part of our calling to make disciples.… Read More Having A Public Faith — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

How Should A Christian View Sin? — Chance Blackmer

Because sin is an inarguable part of our everyday existence, in that we can fall far short of God’s standard of conduct so frequently (Rom. 3:10, 23), how should the Christian view sin? Should Christians get used to the nature and presence of sin in their lives and embrace it, or should there be resentment and disgust toward disobedience to God and a reasonable attempt to mitigate all occurrences of it in their lives?… Read More How Should A Christian View Sin? — Chance Blackmer

What I Learned From Revelation — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: November/December, 2021)

Space does not permit me to dive deep into all the rich spiritual meat which is found in the final book of the Bible, so I must limit my discussion of what Revelation has taught me to one crucial lesson: the importance of Ephesians 4:15, John 17:17, 2 Timothy 4:2, and Psalm 119:160.  I say… Read More What I Learned From Revelation — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: November/December, 2021)

How We Got The New Testament — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

Many Christians have little idea about how the New Testament came to exist. Although it would be unfair to claim that believers “assume that the Bible fell from heaven,” many do not understand the process of how the biblical documents came to be assembled into what we call the New Testament. Peter indicates that God… Read More How We Got The New Testament — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.

What I Learned From Jesus’ Brothers — Chase Green

What have I learned from the epistles written by Jesus’ brothers?  The epistle of James is a concise, very practical read that encourages Christians in their day-to-day walk with Christ.  I have often heard it said that the book of James, with its five chapters, is a perfect chapter-a-day read for the five days of… Read More What I Learned From Jesus’ Brothers — Chase Green