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Dedicated to the defense and proclamation of the gospel for over 20 years. We have thousands of sermons, hundreds of hours of audio lessons, thousands of pages of detailed class notes, hundreds of answers to questions submitted by our readers, and much more!

22 Lessons on Zechariah
22 Lessons


Is Zechariah the most difficult to understand book in the Bible? Some say yes. Find out for yourself.

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38 Lessons on Daniel
38 Lessons


A man of God living in a godless culture. Sound familar? Learn from Daniel's example and from Daniel's prophecies.

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53 Lessons on Revelation
53 Lessons


Think Revelation is all about the end of the world? Read the first verse, and think again! Here is a verse-by-verse study.

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28 Lessons on Esther and Ezra
28 Lessons

Ezra and Esther

Ezra has three themes: the temple, the law, and the wall. And each has a counterpart for us today. Find out why.

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25 Video Lessons on Isaiah
25 Video Lessons


Isaiah moves from creation to the new heavens and new earth and from utter destruction to glorious redemption.

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25 Lessons on Ezekiel
25 Lessons


Despite their exile, Ezekiel spoke of a new covenant when God would be with his people forever.

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11 Lessons on Elijah and Elisha
11 Lessons

Elijah and Elisha

A grander figure never stood out against the Old Testament sky than Elijah. Learn about Elijah & Elisha.

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21 Lessons on Job
21 Lessons


Learn about patience and suffering, and learn to follow the wisdom of God rather than that of man.

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25 Lessons on Current Issues
25 Lessons

Current Issues

25 lessons on current issues with over 500 pages of detailed class notes and special handouts.

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13 Video Lessons on Teaching the Bible
13 Video Lessons

Teaching the Bible

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13 Lessons on James
13 Lessons

James and Jude

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12 Lessons on the Church
12 Lessons

The Lord's Church

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24 Lessons on First Corinthians
24 Lessons

First Corinthians

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25 Lessons on Second Corinthians
25 Lessons

Second Corinthians

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24 Lessons on Romans
24 Lessons


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13 Lessons on First and Second Peter
13 Lessons

1st and 2nd Peter

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4 Video Lessons on Matthew
4 Video Lessons


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35 Essays on Preaching
35 Essays

Preach the Word!

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Questions From Our Readers
We have answers to over 400 questions that have been submitted by visitors to our website.

Here are some of the questions we have answered: Which version of the Bible should I use? What about fallen angels? Why did Cornelius receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit before water baptism? Why do the genealogies of Christ differ? Will those who have never heard the gospel be lost? What is a Christian's responsibility to illegal aliens? What does 666 mean in Revelation 13? What is the sin not unto death in 1 John 5? Is it okay to wear casual clothes in the worship service? What is the difference between a priest and a Levite? What about speaking in tongues? Did God create angels? Will the unbaptized be saved? What does the Bible say about guardian angels? What about fasting?

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Questions on Current Issues and Events
We have 25 lessons on current issues and events with over 500 pages of detailed class notes and special handouts.

Here are some of the questions we consider: Does God permit divorce in the absence of adultery? What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit? What about women preachers? What are the 70 weeks in Daniel 9? What do the Mormons teach about God and Christ? Am I gambling when I buy stocks? Isn’t instrumental music just a matter of choice? Why do we write “church of Christ” rather than “Church of Christ”? Is intelligent design scientific or religious? Must we forgive others absent their repentance? What is the gift of the Holy Spirit and when is it received? What does the Bible have to say about tattoos? Where does a Christian go immediately after death? What is secular humanism? What is premillennialism? Did the church of Christ originate with the American Restoration Movement? Is the Bible full of errors and contradictions? May a Christian ever go to law with his brother? Does God know the outcome of a coin flip before the flip? What is the New Hermeneutic? Is God a Democrat or a Republican? Who are the Jehovah's Witnesses? How can we reach Muslims with the gospel? Who was Muhammad?

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Audio Sermons, Devotional Lessons, and Bible Classes
We have dozens of audio sermons and devotional lessons that can be played or downloaded.

Here are some of the topics: Social Drinking, 10 Facts About Baptism, 10 Objections to Baptism, 15 Reasons Not to Gamble, The Old Testament Church, What Does the Bible Say About the Internet?, Modern Day Gnostics, How Your Smart Phone is Changing You, The Dead Sea Scrolls, The Prodigal Son, The English Bible, So You Want To Be God?, The Gospel of the Second Chance, The Top 10 Things You Need to Know About the Church, The World Is In A Mess! What Can We Do About It?, A Four-Point Summary of Christian Duty, The Gospel of Naaman, The Cross of Christ, The Key to Spiritual Focus, Things in Hell We Need in the World, How to Enjoy God, Why Job Died Happy, Going Home Without Jesus, Fig Leaves or Animal Skins?, The Undenominational Nature of the Church.

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Baptism in the Bible
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. (Acts 22:16)

The Bible teaches that baptism is essential to salvation. It is at the point of our baptism that we enter the kingdom of God and depart the kingdom of darkness. Our deliverance from sin involves a passage through water, which to anyone who knows the Old Testament should not be surprising. It is at our baptism that we die to sin and are raised to walk in newness of life. It is at our baptism that our sins are washed away. To reject these facts is to reject the word of God. The denominations proclaim that he who believes and is saved shall be baptized, but that is not what Jesus said. Jesus said that he who believes and is baptized shall be saved. There are only two verses in the Bible that tell you how to get "into Christ" - Galatians 3:27 and Romans 6:3. What do they tell you about baptism?

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The church of Christ
What is the church of Christ?

In Matthew 16:18, Jesus promised to build a church. In Acts 2:47, Luke tells us that people were being added to that church. Thus, we can conclude that Jesus built His church sometime between His promise in Matthew 16 and Luke’s statement in Acts 2. Indeed, a closer study of the events in Acts 2 reveals that the Lord’s church was established on that first day of Pentecost following the Lord’s resurrection when Peter preached the first gospel sermon. That church is the church of Christ. A common misconception about the church of Christ is that “The Church of Christ” is its name. It is not. The “church of Christ” is its description. The church of Christ is the church that belongs to Christ, the church that was established by Christ, the church that was built by Christ, and the church that was bought by Christ. It is not our church; it is His church, the Lord’s church. And the Lord's church is not a denomination.

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Jess Hall Jr
52 Sermons

Jess Hall, Jr.

52 Sermons
Jess Hall Sr
951 Sermons

Jess Hall, Sr.

951 Sermons
Cecil Hutson
651 Sermons

Cecil Hutson

651 Sermons

God's Plan of Salvation

You must hear the gospel and then understand and recognize that you are lost without Jesus Christ no matter who you are and no matter what your background is. The Bible tells us that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) Before you can be saved, you must understand that you are lost and that the only way to be saved is by obedience to the gospel of Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1:8) Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6) “Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) "So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." (Romans 10:17)

You must believe and have faith in God because “without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6) But neither belief alone nor faith alone is sufficient to save. (James 2:19; James 2:24; Matthew 7:21)

You must repent of your sins. (Acts 3:19) But repentance alone is not enough. The so-called “Sinner’s Prayer” that you hear so much about today from denominational preachers does not appear anywhere in the Bible. Indeed, nowhere in the Bible was anyone ever told to pray the “Sinner’s Prayer” to be saved. By contrast, there are numerous examples showing that prayer alone does not save. Saul, for example, prayed following his meeting with Jesus on the road to Damascus (Acts 9:11), but Saul was still in his sins when Ananias met him three days later (Acts 22:16). Cornelius prayed to God always, and yet there was something else he needed to do to be saved (Acts 10:2, 6, 33, 48). If prayer alone did not save Saul or Cornelius, prayer alone will not save you. You must obey the gospel. (2 Thess. 1:8)

You must confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. (Romans 10:9-10) Note that you do NOT need to make Jesus “Lord of your life.” Why? Because Jesus is already Lord of your life whether or not you have obeyed his gospel. Indeed, we obey him, not to make him Lord, but because he already is Lord. (Acts 2:36) Also, no one in the Bible was ever told to just “accept Jesus as your personal savior.” We must confess that Jesus is the Son of God, but, as with faith and repentance, confession alone does not save. (Matthew 7:21)

Having believed, repented, and confessed that Jesus is the Son of God, you must be baptized for the remission of your sins. (Acts 2:38) It is at this point (and not before) that your sins are forgiven. (Acts 22:16) It is impossible to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ without teaching the absolute necessity of baptism for salvation. (Acts 8:35-36; Romans 6:3-4; 1 Peter 3:21) Anyone who responds to the question in Acts 2:37 with an answer that contradicts Acts 2:38 is NOT proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Once you are saved, God adds you to his church and writes your name in the Book of Life. (Acts 2:47; Philippians 4:3) To continue in God’s grace, you must continue to serve God faithfully until death. Unless they remain faithful, those who are in God’s grace will fall from grace, and those whose names are in the Book of Life will have their names blotted out of that book. (Revelation 2:10; Revelation 3:5; Galatians 5:4)