by Michael Alford I was born in Louisiana, and when you are born in Louisiana, the doctor holds you up and asks you if you are a Saints fan. If you say ‘no’ they drop you off at the Arkansas border. So as a dutiful native of the Bayou State I sat...
by Bob Gray Sr. There seem to be many independent Baptists who have taken to excusing their smallness to being a remnant, but is it really true? We seem to think that we are small because we are more right, and if others would take a stand like we do they would...
By Dr. James Rasbeary Pastor, Lighthouse Baptist Church, Wylie, TX 1 Kings 19:3-8 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there. (4) But he himself went a day’s journey into...
by John Newton: Our most enlarged ideas of our future glory, are faint and imperfect. Who can describe or conceive the happiness of heaven? It will be as unlike as possible—to this wilderness of sin and sorrow where we are now confined. Here on earth, we are in... read more
“Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he shewed unto... read more
Grace. Grace. God’s Grace. Words to a hymn that many of us are used to singing. Actions of a God who loved us enough, that He chose grace and sent His Son to die for us. It is an action that when applied can have such a powerful effect on someone’s... read more
by Walter Smith Here is our thesis – What you choose to think about and dwell on in this life will make or break you as to what type of person you will end up becoming in this life. Scripture puts that thought this way – “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is... read more
How many of us are longing and praying that the New Year may be a new beginning? How many sad hearts will make a vow of renewed consecration to God and will pray for a new revelation of God as January arrives? In order to understand what such a recommitment really... read more
I walked into my local Super Target this weekend. I went to the service desk with a kind smile on my face. I said good morning to the person sitting behind the desk and asked if I could please speak to the manager. A few minutes later the manager came to the desk. In... read more
By David Owens: Because we are all sinners and live among sinners, we have all had our share of disappointments and hurts. Every Christian can share the account of a horrible experience of being hurt by another person. Abuse is a sad fact in our world. Many times I... read more
by William Booth: On one of my recent journeys, as I gazed from the coach window, I was led into a train of thought concerning the condition of the multitudes around me. They were living carelessly in the most open and shameless rebellion against God, without a... read more
by Dr. Jack Hyles: “…The Word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the Word of faith, which we preach.” (Romans 10:8) How easy it is to become a Christian! Occasionally someone will say, “Brother Hyles, you make it so... read more
by David J. Stewart: There is nothing more dear to the heart of God than soulwinning. What is meant by the term “soulwinning?” The Word of God, the Bible, proclaims that mankind is sinful–sinful by nature, thought, and action. Romans 5:12 declares... read more