Articles from the publications Heart to Heart and “Glad Tidings of Good Things” will appear here from timte to time. The articles below are selected from . For more information about these publications visit their website - click here. This page was updated December 3, 2009
These articles are taken from Glad Tidings of Good Things, volume 14
“Are You Really Sure Of Your Eternal Salvation?" A 25 lesson interactive Bible study course designed to teach the non-Christian what to do to become a Christian.. (click here)
Are You Worshipping God in Spirit and In Truth” A 24 lesson interactive Bible study course designed to teach one what the Bible says we must do to worship God in Spirit and in truth.. (click here)
“How to Do Personal Evangelism” A 13 lesson interactive Bible study course designed to help you learn how to teach others the Gospel. It includes a 4 lesson course which can be downloaded and printed to assist you in studying with others. (click here)
“Biblical Church Bulletin Articles” has a number of short articles suitable for inclusion in church bulletins or used as tracts. Each article is Biblical and doctrinally sound. Feel free to utilize these in your church bulletins, or in any other way to the glory of God. From time to time I will be adding additional articles to the list. (click here)
“Are you being faithful unto the Lord until death? A 26 lesson interactive Bible study course designed to encourage faithful Christians to remain faithful and committed to the Lord, to help the Christian who is weak in the faith to become more faithful and for the Christian who has become unfaithful to come back to the Lord. (click here)
“Bible Class Lessons” This site has a number of Bible Class Lessons on various subjects to help ground us in sound doctrine of the Bible. These lessons are suitable for Junior High, High School and Adult Classes. (click here)
NOTE: These web sites and lessons are made available by Ron Boatwright, a member of the church of Christ in Greenbrier, Arkansas.
THE RESTORATION PLEA (House to House Heart to Heart, Volume 15 Number 6, pages 1, 2)
The Restoration Plea has been taught in our land for two centuries now, yet many in this generation have not heard it. It says:
Let us speak where the Bible speaks and be silent where the Bible is silent. Let us call Bible things by Bible names and do Bible things in Bible ways. Let's restore the church as it was in the days of the apostles.
When one speaks of a restoration plea four things are implied.
THE RESTORATION PLEA IMPLIES THAT GOD HAD A PLAN FOR THE CHURCH.
In the basement of America's largest home, the Biltmore mansion in Asheville, North Carolina, there is a model of the structure. The model was completed first as a guide to build the home. In Barcelona, Spain, you can visit the still unfinished Sagrada Familia Church. They have been working on it for fifty years. They have a model of what the building will look like when it is finished.
The restoration plea implies t at God had a plan for the church, which He revealed to man (Isaiah 2:2-4; Daniel 2:44; Ephesians 3:10-11).
God has always had a pattern. •Noah's ark (Genesis 6:22; 7:5); •Tabernacle (Exodus 25:8-9); •Temple (1 Chronicles 28:11-19); •Jericho's walls (Joshua 6; Hebrews 11:30); •Naaman's cleansing (2 Kings 5:1-14).
Isaiah prophesied of the coming kingdom, showing that God was already making plans for the ch ch seven centuries before it came to be (Isaiah 2:2-4). Isaiah said God would "teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths" Jesus sent out the apostles to teach those paths (Mark 16:15-16). church. Since the early church "continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine (Acts 2:42; cf. 4:32)... (to read more, click here)