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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.

  • Jesus is the way
    by Jon Galloway on 2019-04-19 at 12:23 am

    Jon Galloway examines Jesus' words in John 14. […]

  • Apr. 19. Saul Rejected as King; Shepherd Boy David Chosen
    by James McFerrin on 2019-04-18 at 9:14 pm

    I Sam. 14:47-16:23; Ps. 23:1-6 “So Saul established his sovereignty over Israel…” The Lord allowed Saul to prevail against his enemies. His cousin, Abner became commander of his army. During the wilderness wandering, the Amalekites had fought against God’s children. Then, many years later, the Lord instructed Saul through Samuel to utterly (completely, leaving nothing) […]

  • I wish more people were dull
    by Guest Writer on 2019-04-18 at 10:56 am

    Johnny Trail praises a well-known saint and holds him up as a good example for others. […]

  • Apr. 18. Saul’s Reign Begins; Samuel’s Farewell
    by James McFerrin on 2019-04-18 at 2:34 am

    I Sam. 11:1- 14:46 The Philistines were Israel’s enemies on their western side and the Ammonites were a threat east of them. As the Ammonite king, Nahash prepared to attack the people of Jabesh Gilead, they proposed that he make a covenant and they would serve them. The condition of surrender was that the Ammonites […]

  • Eight “Nots” to offer the body a living sacrifice
    by Glenda Williams on 2019-04-17 at 11:31 pm

    Have you ever thought if someone would just tell you what you should not do, or avoid, to be able to live the Christian life, you would do it and then you could be a living sacrifice for Jesus? I imagine we all have thought of that at one time or another. Let’s look at […]

  • What does the Bible say about Lent, Ash Wednesday, etc.
    by Glenda Williams on 2019-04-17 at 11:28 pm

    By Douglas M. Williams Sr. “You shall not add to the word which I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you” (Deuteronomy 4:2).  “Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar” (Proverbs 30:6). […]

  • Show Your Power
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-04-17 at 10:53 am

    A prayer that recalls John's vision of the all-powerful Christ. […]

  • Kingdom future
    by Barry Newton on 2019-04-17 at 8:00 am

    Barry Newton looks forward to the future manifestation of God's kingdom. […]

  • Humble yourselves: James 4.10
    by TFRStaff on 2019-04-17 at 5:04 am

    “Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.” James 4.10 Humility before the Lord is a demonstration of fearing God. It is that attitude befitting of man’s position as creature before the Creator and, hence, enjoined upon us in every age. Do I trust God to exalt me at the right season? Am […]

  • Apr. 17. “We Will Have A King.”
    by James McFerrin on 2019-04-17 at 1:14 am

    I Sam. 8:1-10:27 As Samuel became an old man, he appointed his sons, Joel and Abijah to be judges over Israel. They were corrupt in their dealings with the people by taking bribes and perverting justice. The elders of Israel confronted Samuel with their dissatisfaction of his sons’ leadership and demanded that they have a […]

  • The Evil Slippery Slope
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-04-16 at 5:17 pm

    Two short stanzas remember Romans 1.16. […]

  • The name glorified in you: 2 Thessalonians 1.11-12
    by TFRStaff on 2019-04-16 at 1:05 pm

    “And in this regard we pray for you always, that our God will make you worthy of his calling and fulfill by his power your every desire for goodness and every work of faith, that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of […]

  • To him be the glory
    by Lee Parish on 2019-04-16 at 11:16 am

    Lee Parish glorifies Christ in the great paradoxes of his life. […]

  • Apr. 16. Ark of the Covenant Captured and Returned; Samuel Judges Israel
    by James McFerrin on 2019-04-16 at 12:44 am

    I Sam. 4:2-7:17 The Philistines were bitter enemies of the Israelites. They engaged in many battles with them—both successfully and unsuccessfully. Soon after Samuel’s appointment as God’s prophet, Israel fought a war with Philistia and lost four thousand soldiers in a disastrous defeat. Following that defeat, the Israelites mistakenly took the ark of the covenant […]

  • Hugh’s News & Views (Great Gospel Preachers . . . Pt. 8)
    by TFRStaff on 2019-04-15 at 8:56 pm

    GREAT GOSPEL PREACHERS OF THE PAST (Part 8: V. P. Black and George W. Bailey) V. P. BLACK (1918-2007). Vanderbilt Pierpont (V. P.) Black was born on December 15, 1918 in Millport, AL. He was baptized into Christ in 1936 and began preaching in Booneville, MS in 1938. He served congregations in Booneville; Avon Park, […]

  • To let you know the love I have for you: 2 Corinthians 2.4
    by TFRStaff on 2019-04-15 at 12:54 pm

    “For out of great distress and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears, not to make you sad, but to let you know the love that I have especially for you.” 2 Corinthians 2.4 Motives were misread and maligned. Paul insisted on making them clear. He did not give up. He was […]

  • When hating yourself is in your best interest
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-04-15 at 12:01 pm

    In a word, Jesus requires exclusive commitment to himself. […]

  • Whose son is he?
    by John Henson on 2019-04-14 at 9:01 am

    John Henson sees a lesson behind Jesus' question. […]

  • If the Lord is With Us
    by Douglas Kashorek on 2019-04-13 at 1:48 pm

    In the midst of a culture that was reaping the consequences of sin and turning away from God, God calls Gideon and declares that He is with them.  Citing the great ways of the past in which God showed Himself... Continue Reading &rarr […]

  • Promises
    by Michael Brooks on 2019-04-13 at 8:01 am

    Truth in advertising? Mike Brooks looks at a bus slogan and God's promises. […]

  • The bread of life
    by Jon Galloway on 2019-04-12 at 8:01 am

    Jon Galloway looks at Jesus' offensive statements in John 6. […]

  • The cart before the horse
    by Rick Kelley on 2019-04-11 at 11:54 am

    Rick Kelley urges us to tend to the heart. […]

  • Kingdom now
    by Barry Newton on 2019-04-10 at 8:00 am

    Barry Newton says Jesus proclaimed the kingdom, the future hope of the Old Testament prophets, was at hand. […]

  • WWII ‘Rosie the Riveter’ worker and sister in Christ turns 101
    by J. Randal Matheny on 2019-04-09 at 6:36 pm

    She was one of thousands of Rosie the Riveter workers during WWII. […]

  • She Gave Him Milk
    by Douglas Kashorek on 2019-04-06 at 1:59 pm

    To ‘fight like a man’ is to overtly confront a problem with brute strength.  Somehow to ‘fight like a woman’ has come to mean that the fighting is weaker–but only if compared to how men physically fight.  Women fight in... Continue Reading &rarr […]