How Is the Church to be Organized?

How Is the Church to be Organized? God has given us a divine leadership model for guiding the church. It is not of man’s design, nor is it like any worldly format we might compare it to. Scripture mentions several “types” of members within the church. First Corinthians 12:28, 29 and Ephesians 4:11 mention “apostles, […]

Bible Versions

Bible Versions I frequently get asked what Bible version I recommend or what translation I prefer. The truth is, it’s a rather tricky question to answer because one’s personal preference plays a huge part in the choice. Many simply prefer the tried-and-true standard, the King James (KJV), because it is the most common and easiest […]

What is the church of Christ?

What is the church of Christ? Standing in the doorway of the church building in Asuncion, Paraguay, I positioned myself to greet everyone coming to worship that Sunday morning. One gentleman, whom I had never met before, stepped in and opened up his Bible as he looked at me. He pointed to it and said, […]

What is “Placing Membership?”

What is “Placing Membership?” When the church of our Lord began on the Day of Pentecost, some 2000 years ago, a few thousand people became new members when they were baptized. The Bible says they were, “praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who […]

I am not your Pastor

I am Not Your Pastor I love ministry! Being a preacher and minister has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. I am so thankful for the many opportunities God has provided me to serve in His kingdom. The privilege of attending a Bible school, serving as a missionary in Latin America, being […]

Make the Faith Your Own

Make the Faith Your Own When I was a young man – I am ashamed to say – I made a lot of bad choices in life. One of those choices led me to hang out at the back of a country music “honky-tonk,” with some of my musician friends on the weekends. I was […]

The Difference Between Doctrine and Opinion

The Difference Between Doctrine and Opinion When it comes to religious matters, there are many people with a variety of extreme opinions. Unfortunately, those opinions sometimes result in confusion concerning what the Bible really says. There are also times when an opinion can turn into “tests of fellowship,” meaning that unless you agree with some […]

Putting Souls in Danger

Putting Souls in Danger I was recently talking with one of my denominational friends who told me that I, “was wrong about what I believe.” Now to be fair, he wasn’t being hateful about it. In fact, he was very kind and sort of joking about it, so I smiled and rolled my eyes at him […]