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Christ our Life  (Part 3)

Christ our Life (Part 3)

Christ our Life (Part 3) Serving Jesus Frequently believers are referred to as slaves or servants of the Lord Jesus. Paul, for instance, called himself “a bond-servant of Christ Jesus” (Romans 1:1; cf. Gal. 1:10). He referred to Epaphras as “a faithful servant of Christ” and “a bondslave of Jesus Christ” (Col. 1:7; 4:12). Timothy also was “a servant of […]

Christ our Life (Part 4)

Christ our Life (Part 4)

Christ our Life (Part 4) Confession of Jesus Our life should be so filled to overflowing with Christ Jesus that it will be natural for us to speak of Him wherever we may be. As Paul wrote, “Having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore also we speak” […]

Christ our Life (Part 5)

Christ our Life (Part 5)

Christ our Life (Part 5) How Can We Not Love and Serve Such a Savior! If you have followed our line of thought in this article, hopefully you have been able to see that Christ has every reason to be our very life. He created us (John 1:3) and sustains us (Col. 1:16-17). He has redeemed us (1 Peter 1:18-19), […]

Christ our Life (Part 2)

Christ our Life (Part 2)

Christ our Life (Part 2) Our Conversion was Christ-centered In the religious world, people generally are “converted” to a religion, such as Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, or Judaism. They accept a set of beliefs, a system of religion, a collection of rules, a few rituals, and a philosophy of life. Even in the realm of “Christendom,” people speak of “joining a […]

Sins of Speech!

Sins of Speech!

  Sins of Speech Richard Hollerman Why is speech such an important topic? Why is God so interested in our speech? What sinful speech is in your own life? You and I carry a weapon with us that has deadly power and effects!  The Bible says, “There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword” (Proverbs 12:18a).  […]

Are you Truly a Christian?

Are you Truly a Christian?

Are You Truly a Christian? The False and the True  Introduction   If you discovered a cure for cancer, while knowing that millions of your fellow men and women were dying of this dread disease, you would be remiss and guilty in not sharing the desired remedy.  You would share it with all who would be willing to receive it.  Even […]

The Dark Side of Halloween

The Dark Side of Halloween

GUEST ARTICLE The Dark Side of Halloween  Excited children masquerading as witches, pirates, devils, ghosts, Dracula and other creatures bounding through the neighborhood, going from door to door shouting, “Trick or Treat” the party at school or a friend’s house where they tell ghost stories, bob for apples or tell fortunes the visit to the community “haunted house” and homes […]

The Christian and His Speech

The Christian and His Speech

GUEST ARTICLE The Christian and His Speech  The Word of God attaches great significance to the speech of the saints. All one needs to do to become aware of this fact is to look up in a complete concordance, such words as lips, mouth, tongue, talk, cry, words, comfort, edify, prophesy, teach, blasphemy, boasting, cursing, evil speaking, reviling, swearing, oaths, […]

Times are Changing

Times are Changing

Times are Changing Richard Hollerman Probably one of the chief signs of advancing age is looking back to the past and comparing it to the present. Young people aren’t able to do this as well. Their perspective is limited to a few short years and even these years are not easily judged. The only way they know about the past […]

Submission:–How does it work

Submission:–How does it work

GUEST ARTICLE Submission: How Does it Work? “Wives, submit yourselves unto our own husbands.”  Colossians 3:18 I was newly married and now, for the first time, this verse applied to me. The only question was; what did it really mean to submit? I asked my husband, Paul, and he told me not to worry about it, that I was doing […]

Smoking and the Christian: My Experience with Steve Brown

Smoking and the Christian: My Experience with Steve Brown

Smoking and the Christian My Experience with Steve Brown Richard Hollerman We assume that most people reading this short article are professing Christians and that most would oppose the Christian’s use of tobacco in any form. But this is not always the case. Some people who profess Jesus actually do smoke in some form and defend the practice. As we […]

Repentance: Help to Fulfill the Hardest Command

Repentance: Help to Fulfill the Hardest Command

Repentance Help to Fulfill the Hardest Command! Many commands are found in the Word of God, and some of these are difficult to obey.  The command that we need to think about at this time is absolutely essential-if you wish to be with God in heaven eternally.  I refer to the neglected, compromised, and distorted command to repent! God sent […]

Is True Biblical Submission Absolute or Limited?

Is True Biblical Submission Absolute or Limited?

Is True Biblical Submission ABSOLUTE OR LIMITED? For some years now, there has been a renewed emphasis upon the family and upon harmonious husband-wife relationships. As an outgrowth of this “back to the family” trend, many families are now educating their children at home or in Christian schools, apart from the humanistic context of the public school system. Many also […]

TATTOO: The Mark of Rebellion

TATTOO: The Mark of Rebellion

    TATTOO: The Mark of Rebellion The Bible, from cover to cover, and over and over, condemns rebellion. The Lord God considered rebellion so serious – He compared rebellion to witchcraft. And may I remind you, witchcraft was punishable by death! “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, . . . ” 1 Samuel 15:23 “Thou shalt not […]

Women Pastors, Preachers and Teachers

Women Pastors, Preachers and Teachers

Women Pastors, Preachers and Teachers A Blessing–or an Abomination? Richard Hollerman  The Church Following Society  We all know that God calls His people to be different from the world and to influence that world. He wants His sons and daughters to live distinctive lives that are counter to the culture in which they live. Today we are living in a […]

My Name is Gossip

My Name is Gossip

GUEST ARTICLE    Many people consider gossip to be a harmless pastime. What about you? “My Name Is Gossip. I have no respect for justice. I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age. The more I am quoted the more I am believed. I flourish at every level […]

Only One Life

Only One Life

Only One Life Two little lines I heard one day, Traveling along life’s busy way; Bringing conviction to my heart, And from my mind would not depart; Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. Only one life, yes only one, Soon will its fleeting hours be done; Then, in ‘that day’ my Lord […]

The Plan of Salvation and the Churches of Christ

The Plan of Salvation and the Churches of Christ

The Plan of Salvation and the Churches of Christ With Particular Emphasis on the so-called “Steps of Salvation” Richard Hollerman (This article was written years ago but there are aspects of it that are still relevant for the 21st Century.) The question of salvation from sin should be one that captures the attention of everyone. If we are aware that we […]

The Dawning

The Dawning

  The Dawning The Dawning The Story of Aishath and Her Quest for the Truth of God (This comes from the pen of an 18-year-old homeschooled student. You will find it worth reading) It was late in the afternoon, and the hot sunshine blazed down on the Pakistani village of Kamalia. Little barefooted, brown-skinned children ran about on the dusty […]

The Biblical Teaching on Support of Preachers with Warnings and Contemporary Violations

The Biblical Teaching on Support of Preachers with Warnings and Contemporary Violations

  The Biblical Teaching on Support of Preachers with Warnings and Contemporary Violations Does the Bible teach support for preachers? Are there any dangers to this practice? How do preachers abuse the Biblical teaching? What do popular preachers financially receive?  Does the Bible teach support for preachers? Are there any dangers to this practice? How do preachers abuse the Biblical teaching? What do […]