“PREACHERS” OR “PASTORS”?

Download article as PDF Those who become upset with people who devote their lives to religious work sometimes call them some very unflattering names. However, that’s a subject for another time. Rather, let’s consider—in light of Bible teaching—a commonly used title applied to those in…

Philippians 3:1–11—Losing All Things to Gain Christ

Download article as PDF [Note: This MS is available in larger font on our Manuscripts page.] Introduction When compared to the Corinthian epistles or to the respective letters to the Galatians, Timothy, or Titus, the letter to the Philippians is written in mild terms. The…

SURPRISING THINGS ABOUT THE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Download article as PDF Introduction People who are not familiar with the church of Christ frequently express surprise upon learning of some point of doctrine or some practice that is peculiar to it. When we produce the Scriptural evidence to which a given doctrine or…

JESUS’ “I AM” STATEMENTS IN JOHN

Download article as PDF Introduction The study of figures of speech employed by the inspired writers is engrossing, fascinating, and rewarding to the serious student. Figurative language enriches the meaning of various concepts beyond that which literal terminology is sometimes able to do. One of…

A STUDY OF MATTHEW, THE MAN

Download article as PDF Introduction It is ironic that Matthew is one of the most familiar names of all of the personalities of the New Testament, yet there is only a smattering of biographical information about him available to us. The sparsity of material about…