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The following writings come from the GoSpeak/Forthright group, or are associated in some way with them. Forthright Press is one of the most prolific producers of online content in the brotherhood. The list is updated automatically.

  • Aug. 25. Jehoiakim Rebels Against Nebuchadnezzar; Daniel Introduced
    by James McFerrin on 2019-08-25 at 12:27 am

    II Kin. 24:1-4; II Chron. 36:6, 7; Dan. 1:1-21 As Jehoiakim had formed an alliance with Egypt and had agreed to financial terms with Pharaoh, he had essentially placed Judah in submission to the Egyptians. However, that alliance had failed to endure against Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon and Jehoiakim became a vassal of Nebuchadnezzar. After […]

  • What replaced it, 2 Corinthians 3.10
    by TFRStaff on 2019-08-24 at 12:41 pm

    “For indeed, what had been glorious now has no glory because of the tremendously greater glory of what replaced it.” 2 Corinthians 3.10 The gospel outshines the law of Moses. The latter has lost all its brilliance next to the surpassing glory of Jesus Christ. He occupies all our attention. The greater glory of the […]

  • Empower all those who faithfully share the gospel
    by TFRStaff on 2019-08-24 at 12:32 pm

    O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you, and these know that you have sent me. I made known to them your name, and I will continue to make it known, that the love with which you have loved me may be in them, and I in them.” (John […]

  • A strange sort of optimism
    by Michael Brooks on 2019-08-24 at 8:01 am

    From Asia, Mike Brooks ponders God's protection in times of trouble. […]

  • Aug. 24. Various Messages and Laments; Idols vs God
    by James McFerrin on 2019-08-23 at 9:26 pm

    Jer. 16:1-17:27; 8:4-10:16 God spoke to Jeremiah on a personal note. Because of the upheaval that was soon to overtake Judah, Jeremiah was not to marry nor bring children into that wicked world. In many cases, it is better to refrain from having children because of the calamities that would overtake them. That era in […]

  • In Maysville, Alabama this Sunday
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-08-23 at 2:43 pm

    Come visit and say hello. […]

  • Our future in your hands
    by TFRStaff on 2019-08-23 at 12:57 pm

    Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was […]

  • My heart is crushed, Jeremiah 8.21
    by TFRStaff on 2019-08-23 at 7:12 am

    “My heart is crushed because my dear people are being crushed. I go about crying and grieving. I am overwhelmed with dismay.” Jeremiah 8.21 The weeping prophet felt the weight of Israel’s sin. The Lord had told him to tell the people the consequences that will follow. There is a solution, v. 22, but they […]

  • Don’t miss the trees for the forest
    by Jon Galloway on 2019-08-23 at 7:01 am

    Jon Galloway: Don't be so absorbed in God’s word that you missed what it was saying. […]

  • Aug. 23. Hardships Abound
    by James McFerrin on 2019-08-23 at 1:30 am

    Jer. 45:1-5; 14:1-15:21 Living for the Lord means making personal sacrifices. They may be political power, social prestige, material possessions or other desirable associations. God has not promised that everything would be easy for His people. Jeremiah had been promised safety, but he was also put into prison. Baruch seemed to be an influential person […]

  • Teach Us What We Are To Do
    by Douglas Kashorek on 2019-08-22 at 9:15 pm

    As we brought our first child home from the hospital, we wished newborns came with instruction manuals.  To live our lives, we have one–it is written by God and is full of His perfect teaching! I.  Judges 13:1-12.  When the... Continue Reading &rarr […]

  • It hurled truth to the ground, Daniel 8.12
    by TFRStaff on 2019-08-22 at 12:59 pm

    “The army was given over, along with the daily sacrifice, in the course of his sinful rebellion. It hurled truth to the ground and enjoyed success.” Daniel 8.12 Daniel prophesied of the last days, when the temple worship would be desecrated. The verb “hurl” here in context connotes violence and force. At times, sin gains […]

  • The bumper sticker says it all
    by Guest Writer on 2019-08-22 at 11:51 am

    By Johnny O. Trail — It seems that most people tend to display those things that they are most convicted about on the back of their cars. As one who reads everything, bumper stickers spark a great curiosity in me. Many bumper […]

  • Aug. 22. Jeremiah Shown Symbols; Writes Scroll
    by James McFerrin on 2019-08-21 at 10:10 pm

    Jer. 13:1-14; 18:1-17; 36:1-32; 25:1-14 Many of the biblical writings are in parables and symbols. Symbolically, God had wrapped Israel and Judah around His waist as one would use a sash or loincloth. They had refused to hear and obey Him, but had turned to false idol gods. To demonstrate the deteriorated condition of His […]

  • Overcoming fear with thankfulness
    by Barry Newton on 2019-08-21 at 8:00 am

    Isn’t faith the opposite of fear?  If we want to overcome fear, shouldn’t we focus upon faith? Yes, however greater clarity is needed. To overcome fear we need to focus upon a form of faith that is obtainable and reliable […]

  • Worshiping intentionally
    by Lee Parish on 2019-08-20 at 8:00 am

    Our intentions and attitudes greatly impact the worship we offer. […]

  • How to be an effective teacher of the Bible
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-08-19 at 8:01 am

    Here's what I'd like to say to those who teach others the Word of God. […]

  • The queen is dead!
    by Christine (Tina) Berglund on 2019-08-18 at 1:36 am

    "And He said to them, 'Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved...'" (Mark 16:15-16a, NASB). […]

  • Final exams
    by Michael Brooks on 2019-08-17 at 8:01 am

    The final final exam will come on judgment day. […]

  • The problem of sin
    by Jon Galloway on 2019-08-16 at 8:01 am

    Jon Galloway tells us what the real problem is and what that means. […]

  • Transform My Mind
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-08-16 at 6:31 am

    A prayer to become all that God wills me to be. […]

  • Gravity of Grace: concluding suggestions
    by Barry Newton on 2019-08-14 at 8:00 am

    Barry Newton winds up his series on grace. […]

  • You Would Not Save Me
    by Douglas Kashorek on 2019-08-08 at 7:25 pm

    “In God We Trust” is printed right on our money, yet do we trust Him or the money itself?  Most of us would exclaim that we trust God, but in reality trust in others, circumstances, or ourselves.  We trust that... Continue Reading &rarr […]

  • Ministries encourage First Annual Brotherhood-Wide Door-Knocking Day
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-08-05 at 2:22 pm

    Why not enlist your congregation to participate in this good effort? […]

  • ‘Would you want to be lifted up?’
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-08-02 at 3:17 pm

    Tim Hall sees a modern parable during a rock concert. […]