Category Archives: Announcements

50% off all used books :)

In the interest of clearing out space on the bookshelf for new arrivals (I’m a book-buying machine sometimes), we’ve decided to discount everything on our Used Books page 50% off the listed price.

That means that if it says $1.00, you’ll only pay 50 cents.  And so on.

These are first-come, first-served, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

So, go on over to that page, see which ones you want, and send the list to us via our contact page, or email us.  We will get back with you as soon as possible with your grand total after shipping.

Thanks so much!

-Bradley S. Cobb

God answered your prayers

To all of you,

Thank you so much for your prayers and messages.  God has answered them greatly!

Yesterday morning, Deserae (our youngest) had spinal fusion surgery, and came through it with flying colors.

Through your prayers, the doctors were quite surprised, because the surgery took a full hour less than they expected (which they said was very rare). She came out from the anesthesia like a pro, talking and joking with us (the nurses all kept repeating how impressed they were with her and how polite and sweet she is).  Yesterday afternoon, she rested.

Her back is now straight, she is at least two inches taller, and she is as sweet as ever!

Today, she starts the process of standing and walking, and Lord willing we will be able to take her back home tomorrow or Saturday.

Anyway, we just wanted to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.  May God bless you all as He has blessed us this week.

-Bradley S. Cobb

Keep us in your prayers tomorrow

Tomorrow is going to be a stressful day for the Cobb Six.

Deserae, our youngest (she’s 12), will be undergoing spinal fusion surgery Wednesday morning, starting around 7:30.  They will be screwing metal rods to her spine in order to correct a potentially life-threatening case of scoliosis.

Desi (as we call her) is holding up as well as can be expected, though as it gets near, she is getting more and more nervous.  The same thing is true for her parents.

If you subscribe to the Quarterly, you might remember a couple poems that Deserae wrote, which were published in the first issue.  We are including that poem below.  Please take the moment to read it, and then say a prayer for her.

God knows the difference between right and wrong,
We should live for Him, though our lives are long,

We’ve suffered here for many years,
Though Jesus went through more than tears,

They whipped Him and beat Him until He died,
Then they shoved a spear through His side,

But now He’s up on God’s right side,
Up in heaven so fair and bright,

Trust and obey, we can go too,
Lord I will live my life for you.

A Big Announcement (and how you can benefit)

We’ve not said anything about it here, but we’ve been working on shuffling some things around to make TheCobbSix.com less cluttered and easier to navigate.

The biggest part of it is that the store, where you can purchase many of the books from Cobb Publishing, is going to be moved to a brand-new website.

As part of this moving of the store, we are having a massive blow-out sale of all the books we currently have in-stock.  Most of these brand-new books are priced at $5.00 or less until they’re gone.  Even after shipping, that’s cheaper than you can get them on Amazon.

To take advantage of this “while supplies last” offer, just go to the store page.

Our new website, dedicated exclusively to the Cobb Publishing business, is (drum roll, please…) CobbPublishing.com.  It is still under construction, though we’ve got several items there ready for purchase.  And in the coming weeks, our entire catalog of books will be made available.

Lastly, if you’ve written a book, and are interested in seeing it in print, please contact us.  We would be happy to talk with you about the services we offer in that area.

-Bradley S. Cobb

 

The Beatitudes–a Freebie!

Since its publication, The Beatitudes: A Sermon Collection has quietly been one of the most popular books I’ve written (The Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts being the most popular).

And as my gift to you, you can download the digital version at no cost.  The link is at the end of this post.

This book contains eight detailed sermon outlines, each dealing with one of the Beatitudes, showing how they all work together, and showing how ultimately, the Beatitudes answer the question, “What must I do to be saved?”

Now, here’s where I ask one small favor of you.  If you read through this book, and you like it, please take a minute to leave a review for it on Amazon.com.

Thank you!

Beatitudes e-Book

Our Recent Silence Explained

Perhaps you’ve noticed (and then again, perhaps you haven’t), but we’ve not posted any new articles for the past several weeks.

Today’s post is to let you know why, and to give you an idea of what to expect from us in the new year.

First, I’ve been doing a lot of editorial work for brethren, preparing several new books for publication.  That includes a book on why one man left Catholicism, a book of sermons, and even a sci-fi novel which helps to teach truths about God.

Second, I’ve taken on a second job (well, I guess it’s more of a third or fourth job), loading trucks early in the mornings for UPS.  Needless to say, it has messed with my schedule a bit, but it has also proven to be a place with opportunities to evangelize.  One man I work with is an agnostic, but he is very excited to read the Bales-Teller Debate on the Existence of God which I gave him.  Another man is religiously minded, but unsure of salvation.  He’s presently reading Muscle and a Shovel.

Third, I’ve been working hard on the next issue of the Quarterly, trying to get it ready for publication.  It should be shipping around the middle of January.

So, there’s my excuses.  🙂

So what can you expect from us in the new year?

Our goal as of this moment is to have at least one new article each week (not counting any updates or announcements).

  • Historical research articles on Restoration Movement personalities (some of which you may never have heard of).
  • Continuing the popular sermon commentary series on Mark from last year.
  • Finishing the series on the apostles (which have been used as Bible class material and sermons by people in four different states that I know of).
  • More “Did You Know?” articles.
  • A series of articles on various aspects of elders.
  • Lessons on the Lord’s Supper.
  • and more!

So, stick with us as we bring you sound and interesting articles for your enjoyment, edification, and encouragement!

Happy New Year!

-Bradley S. Cobb

The Origin and Growth of the Mayfield church

Adam Miller is a minister at the Mayfield church of Christ in Saltillo, Mississippi.  At one point, this congregation had two ministers working there who were both named Adam Miller (I can only imagine the fun and confusion during that time).

Adam has graciously sent us “The History of the Mayfield Church of Christ, Saltillo, Mississippi,” a paper he wrote, for inclusion in the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary.

It has some interesting backstory, especially of a preacher named B.B. Sanders.  And the growth that the congregation when it first began is simply phenomenal!

To read it or download for future enjoyment, simply click the link below:

The History of Mayfield Church of Christ (Adam Miller)

New Additions to the eLibrary

TWO NEW BOOKS!

Chester Estes was a fine man, and perhaps an even better preacher.  In his life, he wrote untold numbers of articles and sermons; and also wrote commentaries.  He even did his own translation of the Bible!

He also wrote some other books, one of which is being added today to the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary.  It’s called “What is Truth?”

The eBook that you can download below is a scan of the original book.  I realize that isn’t our normal operating procedure (usually we completely reformat and proofread/correct every book we post), but hopefully you’ll forgive us for giving you the original this time.  🙂

What is Truth? (Chester Estes)

Now, for the people who really want to dig deep on the myth of evolution, we are presenting a booklet called “The Man from Monkey Myth,” written by Douglas Dewar.  This was originally published in a magazine in 1944, and later reprinted by James D. Bales as part of a campaign against evolution.

Dewar speaks the scientists’ language, as he shows their conclusions are unwarranted and untrue.

Fully reformatted and searchable, you can download it by clicking the link below.

Man from Monkey Myth (Douglas Dewar)

 

The Christian Minister’s Manual

Over the years, I’ve personally seen several different books with the title The Christian Minister’s Manunal.  One was by George DeHoff, another had Jim Bill McInteer’s name attached to it, and yet another was put out by Standard Publishing.

The oldest one I’ve seen (which is being added today to the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary) was written by F.M. Green, a preacher in the late 1800s, who also wrote a biography of James A. Garfield.

This book was written as an aid for preachers in dealing with various things that come up in the life of a minister, such as:

  • Selection and Ordination of Elders
  • Church Discipline Problems
  • Marriages
  • Deaths and Sicknesses
  • Business Meetings
  • Lord’s Supper Preparation
  • and much more.

To read online or download for later, just click the link below:

Christian Minister’s Manual (F.M. Green)

We have Accepted a New Work

First, thank you to all those who have prayed for us, encouraged us, checked on us, and showed their love for us during our “in between” time.  You are very much appreciated.

After leaving McLoud, we moved to Moreland, Arkansas (where the Gravel Hill church of Christ is located) until we found a new congregation to work with.

Some preachers send out a plethora of resumes, and are beside themselves with stress until they find a congregation that offers them a job.  Thankfully, we were able to wait until we found one that was the best fit for us.

We went to South Carolina, and met with a fantastic congregation in Columbia (we recommend the Long Creek congregation if you happen to ever be in that area), and though it would have been wonderful to work with them, we decided that it was just too far away from our relatives in Arkansas and our brethren in McLoud.  So we removed our names from consideration, resolving to limit our search to places within a day’s drive of both places.

A few weeks ago, we went to Louisiana to meet with a congregation, and it was a very enjoyable trip.  However, they decided that they were going to continue the search, and wished us well.

Then, two weeks ago, we received a phone call out of the blue from someone who had been a member at Gravel Hill, but who had long-since moved.  He told us that the congregation where he was a member was looking for a preacher.  After a conversation with another member there, we drove there and preached that Sunday.

They liked us, but there were several members who were out of town, so they asked us to come again the next Sunday (which was yesterday) and preach.  We did, and to make a long story short, we have agreed to move to Charleston, Arkansas and work with the church there.  We still have to find a house and move and all that fun stuff, but we will be preaching there each Lord’s day starting next week.

Charleston is just 90 minutes from the in-laws, and under three hours from our friends and spiritual family in McLoud and the surrounding area.

Pray for us, if you would, during our exciting time of transition.

-Bradley S. Cobb