The Crucifixion of Christ
A study of the crucifixion of Christ in the light of history, archaeology, and prophecy yields a greater appreciation for this seminal event of human history.
Resolving Church Conflicts
The church is a collection of all sorts of people from varying backgrounds and with different personalities. It is inevitable that such an aggregate of folks will experience conflicts. But the Scriptures can help us deal with these difficult situations. In this week’s Penpoints, Jason Jackson discusses this theme.
The Influence of Modern Trends on the Church
Is new always better than old? Not always. Some modern trends have had a negative impact on the church.
The Explosive Growth of the Kingdom of Christ
In the parable of the Mustard Seed, Jesus predicted that his kingdom would start in a small, relatively obscure fashion; exhibit extraordinary growth; and increase to a large size in proportion to its beginning. History has wonderfully demonstrated the fulfillment of the Savior’s words.
Why People Quit Church
Why do people say they have decided to quit the church?
Corinth – A Troubled Church
The church in Corinth had numerous spiritual problems, one of which was its tolerance of flagrant immorality. In his letter to this church, the apostle delivers a sharp rebuke. Happily, it produce a healthy result.
The Authority of Jesus Christ
Authority is one of those words that usually creates an instant emotional reaction—in some folks, fear and distrust, in others safety and order. While Jesus was the image of love and gentleness, he also possesses and exercises great authority.
The Perfecting of Jesus Christ
A discussion of Hebrews 5:8-9.
Terrorists in the Church
“Terrorist” is a word with which we are quite familiar these days—at least in a political sense. What about “terrorists” in the church? They were present in the early church, and they are today as well. We must learn to identify them if the church is to be kept pure.
A Breathtaking View of the Love of Christ
Because of his overflowing love for humanity, could it be that Jesus chose to forever be identified with us in some way?
Is Church Attendance Required?
Are Christians required to attend the formal worship meetings of their local congregation? There are varying views on this theme that are reflected in fluctuating patterns of church attendance. Let’s take a look at this issue.
The Emerging Church Movement—The New Face of Heresy
Jesus Christ in the Book of Revelation
The Church Is the Saved
According to the doctrine of dispensational premillennialism (a view endorsed by many today), the “church” was not a part of the divine plan of redemption initially. But that view is not consistent with divine revelation.
What About “Local” Church Membership?
Is it necessary to be a member of a local church?
Church Discipline – A Tragic Neglect
A study of church discipline, especially the ultimate act of withdrawal of fellowship
Some Lessons From Church History
Church historians have observed drastic changes in the church of antiquity. Are these changes still affecting the followers of Christ today?
3 John – The Church Boss
Study how the apostle John dealt with Diotrephes — who displayed an attitude that is still a problem in the church today.
The Miraculous Insight of Jesus Christ
The Lord did not always avail himself of miraculous knowledge during his ministry, but when he did, he gave yet another proof that he is the Christ, the Son of God.
Alexander Campbell and Christ’s Church
Members of the Lord’s church are sometimes erroneously referred to as “Campbellites.” What exactly is behind such appellation?