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.

  • The process of Bible study
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-06-19 at 2:16 pm

    This acrostic (“TIP”) might be helpful in remembering the necessary process of studying the Bible. Much can be said about each step, but this little item attempts to provide us a brief reminder. Text (content, words, context, history) Answers: What does the text say? Intent (understanding, meaning, “interpretation”) Answers: What did the original author mean? Practice (application, […]

  • Holy kiss, 1 Thessalonians 5.21
    by TFRStaff on 2019-06-19 at 10:10 am

    “Greet all the brothers and sisters with a holy kiss.” 1 Thessalonians 5.21 The normal greeting of antiquity was the kiss. Since Paul finds it necessary to stress that, among the saints, it ought to be holy, it may have been abused. The emphasis here is not on the kiss but on it being holy. […]

  • The Gravity of Grace: Definitions and Results (1)
    by Barry Newton on 2019-06-19 at 8:00 am

    Barry Newton on how to understand the concept of merit. […]

  • Jun. 19. God’s Second Appearance to Solomon
    by James McFerrin on 2019-06-18 at 10:02 pm

    I Kin. 9:1-9; II Chron. 7:12-22 Years earlier, God had appeared to Solomon and promised great wisdom, wealth and honor. After Solomon’s fervent temple dedication prayer, God appeared to him at night and consecrated the temple. He also renewed the promise that He had made to David stating that if he and his sons continued […]

  • Be attuned to the Spirit’s ways
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-06-18 at 12:10 pm

    One blogger criticizes following a program to be the church: Everyone loves to idealize the early church. Those were “the good old days.” Entire movements of the church, known as Restoration Movements, have attempted to cast aside all of church history and tradition  beyond what we have recorded in Scripture, in the interest of getting […]

  • Pay closer attention, Hebrews 2.1
    by TFRStaff on 2019-06-18 at 11:05 am

    “Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” Hebrews 2.1 What was heard was the message spoken by the Lord and preached by the apostles, vv. 2-3. “Must” leaves no alternative. Listen closely. Otherwise, we will fall away. This is why we emphasize serious Bible […]

  • Baptism and the principle of doubt
    by Lee Parish on 2019-06-18 at 8:00 am

    Lee Parish: When in doubt? You have two options. […]

  • Jun. 18. Temple Furnished and Dedicated
    by James McFerrin on 2019-06-18 at 2:38 am

    I Kin. 7:13-8:66; II Chron. 4:1-7:11; Ps. 30:1-12 Huram, a master craftsman from Tyre was responsible for the bronze work around the temple. There were two bronze pillars eighteen feet tall and about five and one-half feet in diameter with various decorations adorning them. They were set up on each side the vestibule. A bronze […]

  • Hugh’s News & Views (. . . The Right Jesus?)
    by TFRStaff on 2019-06-17 at 8:31 pm

    HOW CAN I KNOW WHEN I HAVE FOUND THE RIGHT JESUS? I enjoy preaching about the church and believe that in the light of the astounding lack of Bible knowledge that so many people have about the church that such an emphasis is necessary. I love to preach about “The Church of the Bible” and […]

  • The imperfect Jesus
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-06-17 at 8:01 am

    Let's learn to use Bible words with Bible meanings. […]

  • Jun. 17. Preparations and Construction of God’s Temple
    by James McFerrin on 2019-06-17 at 1:35 am

    I Kin. 5:1-18; II Chron. 2:1-3:17; I Kin. 6:1-38 Solomon’s father, David had been a close friend with Hiram, king of Tyre and that friendship continued between the king of Tyre and Solomon. Soon after he had settled in as king of Israel, he began to make preparations to construct the temple of God that […]

  • Pull off all the knobs!
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-06-16 at 3:11 pm

    An illustration for listening only to the Bible as our authority. […]

  • Plants gone wild!
    by Christine (Tina) Berglund on 2019-06-16 at 10:10 am

    First impressions are important. But so are the tasks of cultivating deeply. […]

  • Meek and lowly in heart
    by John Henson on 2019-06-16 at 8:01 am

    John Henson explains the concept of meekness by showing how Jesus was meek. […]

  • If possible, Romans 12.18
    by TFRStaff on 2019-06-16 at 7:31 am

    “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all people.” Romans 12.18 Paul recognized it is not possible to live peaceably with some people. Not every persecutor will convert to Christ. But we must make every effort on our part. Christians are peacemakers, like their Lord. They go the extra mile. […]

  • Jun. 16. Attitudes of Man
    by James McFerrin on 2019-06-16 at 4:38 am

    Prov. 21:1-22:16 “Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, Than in a house shared with a contentious woman.” That statement can also be applied to a woman living in a house with a contentious man. Life is too short to be lived in constant turmoil. Men of low character seek the easy, fast […]

  • The big issue of fellowship
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-06-15 at 10:15 am

    Four points on the practice of fellowship. […]

  • Be faithful even if it means death
    by Jon Galloway on 2019-06-14 at 8:01 am

    Jon Galloway: Smyrna saints needed to be faithful, even if it meant death. […]

  • Blind to duty
    by A. A. Neale on 2019-06-13 at 12:42 pm

    A. A. Neale: Our age lacks a sense of duty. […]

  • Shattered dreams … yet joy lives?
    by Barry Newton on 2019-06-12 at 8:00 am

    As young people we might have envisioned how our lives would unfold. We looked forward to achieving a college education followed by a successful career. Or maybe as adults we anticipated how the potential we saw within our children or […]

  • For love’s sake
    by Lee Parish on 2019-06-11 at 8:00 am

    Lee Parish: Love is the most powerful force known to man. […]

  • I want so much!
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-06-10 at 6:01 am

    A list of things I want from God. […]

  • Stuffed dogs and gifts shipping to Nicaragua
    by Glenda Williams on 2019-06-10 at 3:18 am

    Ladies' group meets every Wednesday to work. […]

  • Ten requests to God in prayer
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-06-09 at 11:48 am

    God hears our supplications and answers our prayers. […]

  • As I Have Done to You
    by Douglas Kashorek on 2019-06-06 at 7:04 pm

    Our idea of ‘servant’ is probably in the context of ‘public servant,’ someone who should work for us but acts more like a king on an elevated throne.  Jesus the perfect king-servant showed that a servant is one who sacrificially... Continue Reading &rarr […]