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… had its beginning May 9, 2008 when the first weekly article appeared in the Fort Worth Star Telegram.  Alvin Jennings is writer of the sermons except for occasional selections from others.  It is supported by contributions from individual Christians, churches of Christ and donations received from rebinding of old Bibles. The Bible is the

Why Be a Member of the Church of Christ

Reason 1 BECAUSE IT WAS STARTED BY JESUS The existence of a church is proof that someone started it.  In the world today there are hundreds of churches, different in doctrine and practice.  Each one had either a divine or human builder…if by man, that church must be the work of man, not of Christ.

The Second Coming of Christ

There are many false theories predicting the date of Jesus’ second coming.  These include speculative dates predicted by Charles T. Russell (founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses) 1914; J.F. Rutherford 1928; Herbert W. Armstrong 1972; Jehovah’s Witnesses (again) 1975; Hal Lindsey 1995.  As the mystical year 2000 approached, it was supposed that 25% of Americans believed that

Special Day

“And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them…” (Acts 20:7a). Note the time: the first day of the week. Note the purpose: to break bread (the Lord’s supper, I Cor 10:16-17; 11:17-34). Sunday was quickly established as a meeting day for Christians, a

CONFESSION REQUIRES COURAGE

Read Matthew 10:32-39. To confess is to make a public acknowledgment, full and open. When we confess our faith in Christ, we are acknowledging our being one with Him and our willingness to take our stand with Him. “Everyone therefore who shall confess me before men, him will I confess before my Father who is

YOUNG PASTOR’S APOLOGY

This story is in the History Of The Denton County Baptist Association, furnished by the SW Baptist Theological Library in Fort Worth. The young pastor at Pilot Point was asked to apologize during his pastorate at Pilot Point, Texas. He had gone fishing with a man who was not a Christian, so availed himself of

ARGUMENTATION ADVOCATED

“These that have turned the world upside down have come here also.” (Acts 17:6) “We have witnessed the beneficial results of public debates. A week’s debating is worth a year’s preaching, such as we generally have, for the purpose of disseminating truth and putting error out of favor. There is nothing like meeting face to

TATTOO

“TATTOO” is from a Polynesian word tatau, “to write, paint, scar or stain.” (Wikipedia) Movie stars and sports figures have them. A Harris Poll stated that 32 percent aged 25 to 29 have one. It is a topic young people have to deal with: “Is it right for a Christian to get a tattoo?” There

SUPREME COURT OF GOD

Abraham Lincoln said: “The Bible is the best gift God has given to man. All the good the Savior gave to the world was communicated through this book. But for it we could not know right from wrong. All things most desirable for man’s welfare, here and hereafter, are to be found portrayed in it.”

JUST IMAGINE!

“Eye hath not seen nor ear heard, neither hath it entered the heart of man the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (I Cor 2:9 KJV). The songwriter said, “I can only imagine!” He pondered: Shall I kneel before Him? Shall I sing Hallelujah? Or will I be able to do