- Written by Roger Shouse
Judges 21:25 “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”
Our verse today is how the book of Judges ends. The four hundred years covered by in Judges was a time of turmoil and ups and downs. There is a cycle that is repeated over and over throughout Judges. The nation would leave God. An oppressing nation would punish Israel. They would cry out to God. A judge would deliver them. And in a short while, the nation would repeat the cycle again.
- Written by Timothy R. Henderson
There is a disease going around today. It is taking over the world. It's ultimate design is eternal death. A great majority of the world has caught it, and it is rapidly spreading. You can hear about it on the news, read about it in the papers, our presidents have spoken about it.
- Written by Bill Hall
The first day of the week is a special day for Christians. Within that day a special event occurs -- the Lord's Supper. This feast does not fit into "worship" that is geared toward spectators or television audiences. It is just ten minutes of "dead time" in this kind of "worship." To true worshipers, however, the Lord's Supper is a special time each Lord's Day.
- Written by W. R. Jones
Something like 1900 years ago, John wrote a letter to the church of the Lord at Ephesus (Rev. 2:1-7). The church was praised for her work, labor, patience, and for intolerance of false teachers, and evil doers. Then suddenly, right on the heels of commendation, the church is bolted with the announcement; "Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love." "Thou Hast Left Thy First Love!" What had these brethren done? Of what were they guilty? Is it possible to be guilty of this today?
- Written by Greg Gwin
Do you have a complaint? Is there something about the local congregation that needs to be changed or improved? Is there a specific matter that is being neglected? Do you know about a particular item that needs special attention? Good! We need every Christian to be perceptive to the needs of the church. We want you to be attentive to the things that cry out for improvement. We're glad that you care enough to be looking carefully at the work that we're trying to do together.