Don't Despise Small Things
on February 22nd, 2022
Christians frequently feel as though the efforts of others in the past or the present but elsewhere cause their own contributions in the here and now to pale in comparison. Through the prophet Zechariah, God offered the Jews building the second temple who felt similarly to these Christians a word of encouragement. We'd all do well to consider it.
How to Become an Evangelist
on February 18th, 2022
God calls every Christian to tell others about the good news that they have discovered in the Gospel. This instruction is easier for some than others. Perhaps those who find it difficult can reflect on the story of how one first century Christian became an evangelist.
When God Called People to Become Angels
on February 11th, 2022
Angels are great at sending messages; they do it all throughout biblical history. So why, even when they send messages that ultimately lead to conversions, do we never see them sending the Gospel message itself?
A Tradition of Restoration - Not Restoration Tradition
on February 4th, 2022
While religious historians outside of the churches of Christ refer to them, they sometimes use terms like Restoration Heritage, Restoration Tradition, or Restoration Movement. Should Christians adopt this terminology themselves?
Chaining Your Faith
on January 29th, 2022
Before the first Christian was martyred, he gave a defense for His faith in Jesus. But why did he start by talking about Abraham? And what can we learn from the way he and other first century Christians engaged the Old Testament?
When Blood Speaks
on January 20th, 2022
You might have heard before that "dead men tell no tales." Well, apparently no one told the author of the book of Hebrews. No, Hebrews doesn't teach that the dead communicate directly with us. But it does say that there is a sense in which Abel and even his blood continue to speak to us. What does Abel's blood say, and what better thing does Jesus' blood say (Hebrews 12:24)?
How Saul Became Paul
on January 15th, 2022
If the Bible were a comic book, the Apostle Paul would definitely be a superhero. He lived a truly amazing life, as he followed closely the example of Jesus. Like comic book superheroes, Paul has an amazing origin story. As well known as that story is, there's a detail that's occasionally overlooked. Click through to hear more!
I Am a Member of the Church of Christ
on January 7th, 2022
What does it mean when someone says, "I am a member of the church of Christ?" For many who say it, it means something far different than when someone says he or she is a Catholic, Lutheran, Baptist, Methodist, or a member of some other denominational body. Click through to find out.
No Christian Left Behind
on December 30th, 2021
Those aware of policy for public education in the United States might recognize the phrase, "No Child Left Behind." While the legislation by that name has been phased out, "No Christian Left Behind" is a policy that should always be at work among faithful Christians.
Will You Give What You Have?
on December 23rd, 2021
The apostle Peter once said to a man in need, "What I do have, I give" (Acts 3:6). While Christians are never called to give what they do not have (2 Corinthians 8:12), like Peter, they are called to give what they have. Have you thought lately about what you have that others desperately need?
Why Do Christians Follow Jesus AND the Apostles?
on December 16th, 2021
While some people try to follow only the words of Jesus that are recorded in the Bible, historically, Christians have always been followers both of Jesus and His chosen apostles. Why, and why should this be our practice today?
One Thing You Should Know About One Baptism
on December 8th, 2021
Paul lists "one baptism" as an essential element in creating and maintaining the unity of the Christian faith alongside of God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. It's clearly very important. How would the Ephesians have understood "one baptism," and how should we understand it today?