During my short time at Memphis School of Preaching, I was blessed with the opportunity to sit at the feet of wonderful servants of our Lord. One of them recently retired from the School, and this article is based on what I was blessed to say about our relationship during his retirement dinner. His name, Ted. J. Clarke, also known as brother T. J.
Jesus Christ commands us to be light, a light that shines before men, that they may see our good works (Matthew 5:14-16). He tells us why these good works must be carried out, to glorify our Father who is in heaven. The Christian must do good, not for the simple purpose of being seen by others, so they think “Oh, he/she is such a good person,” but because it is the right thing to do…
I am the kind of person that likes to eat but does not cook, however, when I cook (which is not often) I do my best to follow the recipe entirely, especially the proportion of the ingredients. I read somewhere that recipes are for cooks what formulas are for chemists. Think about it, how disastrous could be the result of a chemist when he adds, changes, or omits a component
While I usually write to all mankind, I want to address this article to members of the Lord’s church. Yes, dear brothers and sisters in Christ, this is for us. Stop and think for a moment, how much damage does gossip make to the church?
There are many moments in our lives when we think and ask ourselves “Why is this happening to me?” It seems to be a natural thing. Usually, we do not ask that same question to ourselves when everything is going well. When the grass is greener from our side and not from our neighbor’s side. So yes, it might be the case that, at that moment, we are having a bad day.
Do you know who was Isaac Asimov? He was an American writer and biochemist, highly successful in the science and science fiction areas. If you have been able to watch movies about robots, you might recall the “three Laws of Robotics”. He is the father of those. But he was also an atheist.
Have you ever consider that, for those in the First Century, their time was the modern time? Indeed it was. It was their time, their culture, their language, their tools. They used everything they had available to proclaim the message of God.
There is not enough time or space to describe what MSOP means to my family and me, but I will try to make it simple. It has a lot to do with love, and I will cover just three of those reasons.
Aggos, is a Greek term meaning “vessel or container”. Recently, a group of brothers has dedicated many hours in giving us what they define as “a private, curated online platform for the global church of Christ”. In this short article we will see why, without a doubt, it is a vessel filled with good things.