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Power Phrases of Faith

The Bible talks a lot about faith. It defines faith: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (Hebrews 11:1). It stresses the critical nature of faith: “Without faith it is impossible to please God” (v. 6a). It teaches that there are two aspects of faith: […]


Faith That Perseveres

The Christian leaders I admire most are those who serve for decades without much encouragement. High profile leaders are often reinforced by admirers and supporters. But those that elicit my deepest respect are people who serve faithfully in ministries that mostly go unnoticed by the Christian community. These humble servants dig in daily and persevere […]


Growing Together in Faith

Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ (Romans 10:17). Faith is an interesting thing. The apostles asked the Lord to increase their faith (see Luke 17:5) and Jesus responded with a story about a tree and the sea that reflected their lack of faith. It […]


People of the Book

Captives of the Word is the compelling title of one of the most interesting books about the Restoration Movement. Written by Louis and Beth Cochran, this readable volume underscores the commitment of our forefathers in Christian Churches and Churches of Christ to follow the Word of God as their only rule of faith and practice.  […]