Learning to Worship

“The preacher’s eyes I’ve never seen, though light in them may shine; for when he prays he closes his, and when he preaches, I close mine.” If I knew who wrote it I wouldn’t embarrass him by telling. Besides, if the writer had been worshipping as he should, he wouldn’t know that the other’s eyes […]


Scared to Smile

I ride the Metro bus from downtown Los Angeles out to the Valley. People get off, people get on. No one smiles. No one looks directly at anyone else. Mostly they stare, mesmerized in their own private thoughts. Some anesthetize themselves with earphones that tune them into a different world. If you live in a […]


False Advertising

A few mornings per week, particularly in winter, I drive to the workplace in the pre-sunrise haziness. Living in a residential community implies there’s very little activity on the primary drag through town, and most organizations have not yet opened for business. That is the reason one specific building, something that looks a ton like […]


Preach The Cross, Not The Manger

As important as the birth of Christ is to God’s scheme of redemption, true Christians and churches of Christ do not celebrate “Christmas Day” in memory of the birth of Christ either religiously or non-religiously. Why is this? The Scriptures do not reveal when Christ was born with respect to the day, week or month. […]


What The Cross Of Christ Represents

The New Testament places great emphasis upon the cross of Christ. Whenever Paul went into a city the first thing he did was to preach Christ and Him crucified (1 Cor. 2:1-5). He told the saints at Corinth that “the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who […]


Christ On David’s Throne

Premillennialists claim that one day our Lord will return to this earth for the purpose of establishing His kingdom. They further claim that He will sit and rule “on the throne of David” in Jerusalem for 1,000 years. The truth of the matter is that at this very moment, Christ is King of kings and […]


Just One Step

by F.L. Booth As I walked down life’s road one day, A mountain rose to block my way. I couldn’t go around, you see, The pass was narrow — closed to me. I asked the Lord, How shall I climb? Just one step, He said, at a time. How can I scale that awesome height? […]


A New Day

by F.L. Booth As I walked along life’s busy highway, I ventured aside onto a byway. At first it seemed like a good place to be, Then a mountain rose up in front of me. Though I tried to find the trail going round, The pass was quite narrow and closed I found. I couldn’t […]


The Explorations In Antiquity Center

Written by my friend David Padfield If you have a desire to visit the lands of the Bible, but can’t afford the trip, I would suggest you visit the Explorations In Antiquity Center in LaGrange, Georgia. Recently my wife and I visited the Center for the first time and were amazed at the quality of […]