Christian Courier Articles

Giving as an Expression of Worship

If the New Testament places upon the Christian the obligation to “give” of his means unto God, and he neglects that responsibility, he has refused to worship his Maker, at least in that respect.

Does Mark 16:16 Involve “Water” Baptism?

Is the baptism in Mark 16:16 a baptism in water or is it of some other sort?

The Dynamics of the Doxology

A “doxology” is an eruption of praise offered to deity. It glorifies God and is a commentary on the piety of the dedicated soul. Study this topic with us in this week’s Penpoints article.

Hosea 3:5 – “David’s” Reign in the Latter Days

Every Old Testament book, to some extent, focuses upon the coming of Christ. This is no less true of the book of Hosea.

The Siege of Jerusalem

The destruction of God’s own city, Jerusalem, is a vivid warning to you and to me — of but yet another prophecy.

Is the Bible Obsolete?

Some say that the Bible is obsolete today, because it was written so long ago and world conditions have changed so radically. Is this a valid criticism?

Zechariah’s Amazing Prophecy of the Betrayal of Christ

Bible prophecy is one of the most powerful evidences of the divine origin of the Scriptures. Here is a truly remarkable prophecy from the book of Zechariah.

Mark 6:17-18 — An “Unlawful” Relationship

The case of Herod Antipas is instructive for modern-day issues of marital relationships.

A Study of Samson: Faith and Folly

Though the case of Samson is at times perplexing, the Hebrew writer included the judge in a list of “heroes of faith.” A consideration of this Old Testament character yields valuable lessons.

Is a “Word Formula” Required in Administering Baptism?

Jesus commanded his disciples to baptize “in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Some believe that these precise words must be pronounced at the time of one’s baptism. Others contend that baptism is to be “in the name of Jesus” only. What is the truth on this issue?