The Reality and Danger of Political Idolatry — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: October, 2020)

Perhaps idolatry is one of those sins easily dismissed by the modern Christian as something limited to the ancient past of the Bible and not prevalent in twenty-first century America.  After all, we don’t see people bowing to statues of pagan gods on every street corner as we read of in the Bible.  Due to… Read More The Reality and Danger of Political Idolatry — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: October, 2020)

Soul-Winning For Jesus: He Commanded Us To Do It — Steve Miller

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:15-16). From this classic text we learn: The gospel, good news is to be preached to every creature in every nation. There are conditions of faith and obedience… Read More Soul-Winning For Jesus: He Commanded Us To Do It — Steve Miller

Considering A “Top-Down” Approach To Evangelism — Edwin S. Jones

Often, we find our approach to evangelism emphasizing a “Bottom Up” methodology. What I mean is this, we commonly emphasize particulars such as the Five Steps or the identity of the church and, I suppose, assume our study will progress toward the overarching principles that give these subjects their more complete biblical meaning. I want… Read More Considering A “Top-Down” Approach To Evangelism — Edwin S. Jones

“It Is Better To Take Refuge In The Lord Than To Trust In Princes…” — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: October, 2016)

Lost souls are watching us to see if God’s standards matter outside the church building. Let’s not give them a reason to think they don’t. If we choose to vote, let’s trust in God and put his standards first.… Read More “It Is Better To Take Refuge In The Lord Than To Trust In Princes…” — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: October, 2016)

Evangelism: Reaching Out To God’s Glory — Allen Webster & Matt Wallin

A six-year-old boy restlessly struggled to listen to what seemed like a very lengthy sermon.  After the service, the little boy asked, “Dad, what does the preacher do the rest of the week?” Dad replied, “Well, he’s a very busy man. He takes care of church business, visits the sick, studies the Bible, teaches Bible… Read More Evangelism: Reaching Out To God’s Glory — Allen Webster & Matt Wallin

The Local Church and Supporting Mission Work — Patrick Swayne

The building is paid off. The preacher is paid well. Additionally, he is surrounded by a supporting cast including two secretaries, an associate minister, a youth minister, and a family and involvement minister.  Somehow, there is still some money left in the budget. What should be done with it? The logical conclusion is to get… Read More The Local Church and Supporting Mission Work — Patrick Swayne

The Benefits of Foreign Missions to the Local Church – David Paher

American Christians are sometimes misguided when it comes to foreign mission work. Some might believe that money, energy, and resources are better used at home in spite of the fact that more dollars are spent in the U.S. than anywhere else in the world. Some folks might even point out that unsaved people reside in… Read More The Benefits of Foreign Missions to the Local Church – David Paher

The Blessings of Mission Work – Joey Treat

The blessings of mission work are both numerous and extraordinary. In this missionary’s mind, however, two of these numerous blessings standout above all others. The first blessing is that mission work is project-driven. The second blessing is that mission work allows one to see the church in its very beginning stages. These two blessings will… Read More The Blessings of Mission Work – Joey Treat

What The Church Needs To Think About Concerning Mission Work — Spencer Strickland, Associate Editor (Editorial: March/April, 2016)

Sharing the gospel of Christ with the lost of all the world should be the interest of every Christian. After all, Jesus communicated to his disciples the need to preach the gospel throughout the world in some form at the end of each of the gospel accounts (Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; John 21:15-17).… Read More What The Church Needs To Think About Concerning Mission Work — Spencer Strickland, Associate Editor (Editorial: March/April, 2016)

Muslims Need Christ — Stewart Schnur, Guest Editor (Editorial: March/April, 2015)

(Some of our readers requested that we cover the religion of Islam. Accordingly, I asked my friend and brother of eleven years, Stewart Schnur, to write the articles and editorial for this issue. Stewart has done extensive research on Islam over the years, and we are thankful he has agreed to write these articles to… Read More Muslims Need Christ — Stewart Schnur, Guest Editor (Editorial: March/April, 2015)