Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from April 2019

Mom and Dad

Several years ago I heard a Discover radio commercial offering customers a chance to win $1 million. The narrator said that every credit card purchase, whether large or small, improved one’s chances of winning the money. Then an effeminate male voice asked: “My morning coffee?” Yes. “My midday coffee?” Yes. “My late-night coffee?” Yes. “I…

Paying The Tax Man

By Brent Smith [Brent is the preaching minister of the Trenton Church of Christ in Trenton, TN.] As I prepared to file our tax return, I was reminded of an article I read last year about Michael Bowman. The story is still posted at Lifesitenews (dated April 18, 2018,): “US Christian who refuses to pay…

Isaiah 1:18

18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. 

Will God Really Do That?

Singing is one of the sweetest pleasures of life in the church. Many Christians prefer singing over preaching, and that doesn’t bother me a bit. I love singing myself. Music touches not only the mind but also the heart. And it spans generations, drawing the church together in joy. Little children may squirm or fuss…

How Jesus Changed the World

Jesus is the most influential figure in human history. More than two billion people claim him as Lord. Countless books retell his story and reflect on his teaching. Countless songs give him praise, and the number of hymns grows daily. Church buildings erected in his honor are scattered liberally around the globe. How did Jesus…