Category Archives: Announcements

So, we’ve missed a month… have a gift on us.

I’m sure you’ve noticed, but we haven’t posted anything new for about a month now.  I could rattle off a lot of different things that have happened which kept me from getting things done here, but the gist of it is that we’ve been swamped with life, work, and death here locally.  And with everything going on, pressing for my time and attention, something had to give for a while, and posting new material here was the victim.

But we’re back!

So, today we’ve got a new freebie for you, and tomorrow we’ve got a GREAT BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!

I’m really trying to hold my tongue (so to speak) on what we’ve got in the works (and it involves some material that has never before been available ANYWHERE–and some of it is going to be free!).  So, please check back in tomorrow for the big announcement!

Today’s freebie is pertinent, considering the political divide in our country.  One one side, you have people calling capitalism and free enterprise “evil,” and on the other side, you have people who point to Socialism as “evil.”

In 1951, Dr. James D. Bales presented a lecture at Harding College, entitled “Christ and the Problem of Private Ownership of Property in the Present-Day World.”  In this lecture, Bales addresses the biblical evidence regarding ownership of property, and shows how it applies to the economic systems of Free Enterprise and Socialism, and shows which system fits with biblical commands.

We have taken the time to proofread and reformat this lecture for you, just like always!  To read online, or to download for later perusal, simply click the link below!

The Right of Private Property (James D. Bales)

-Bradley S. Cobb

The Quarterly has Arrived!

You probably remember a few months ago that we made the announcement of a new publication, called The Quarterly.  In fact, we even made the Preview Edition available as a free download.  Now, we want to share the news with you…

The first official issue of the Quarterly is now available!

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ARTICLES INCLUDE:

  • Editorial: An Important Note
  • Insights from Seasoned Ministers: Loren Gieger
  • Insights from Seasoned Ministers: Stafford North
  • Equipping (Jim Mitchell)
  • The Lost Sermons of H. Leo Boles (Kyle Frank)
  • Elders in the Old Testament (Richard Mansel)
  • I Can Do All Things Through Christ Which Strengtheneth Me (Roderick Ross)
  • Not Always Roaring… (Bill Howard)
  • Restoration Moments: The Conversion of Blue Dick (William Baxter)
  • Divine Peace (Jake Schotter)
  • The Parable of the Lighted Candle (Devin Self)
  • CHRISTIANS: Different Cultures, Different Races, Different Generations, Different People (Joseph T. McWhorter)
  • Biblical Biography: Barnabas (Bradley S. Cobb)
  • Quotes
  • What Ever Happened to Shepherding? (Jamie Beller)
  • Paul Darst: A Novel (Daniel R. Lucas)
  • Funny and Not-So-Funny Events in the Life of Elijah Martindale (Elijah Martindale and Bradley S. Cobb)
  • Poetry Corner (Deserae Cobb)
  • Sons and Daughters of Encouragement (Gerald Cowan)
  • Tabernacle Shadows (Mark McWhorter)
  • Preparing Yourself to Conduct Bible Studies (James Sims Sr.)
  • Hospitality Revisited (Perry Hall)
  • The Practical Atheist (Gantt Carter)
  • Book Review: Bobby Gayton’s My Thorn in the Flesh: A Vietnam Veteran Speaks about PTSD and the Bible (William Howard)
  • Bible Q&A: What was Paul’s “Thorn in the Flesh”? (Bradley S. Cobb)
  • Children’s Puzzle Page: WHO AM I? (Questions from the Book of Esther)

If you already subscribe, then look for your copy to arrive this week.  If you don’t already subscribe, but want to, you can do that here.  If you want just a single issue, you can get it on Amazon by clicking here.

Thanks for all your support and for reading what we have to write!  There will be more real articles coming soon!

-Bradley S. Cobb

Post-Christmas Freebies

We’ve got some new free stuff for you!

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This book contains the most important documents of the early Restoration Movement writers, as well as a couple second and third generation writings.

*The Last Will and Testament of the Springfield Presbytery (Barton W. Stone)
*The Declaration and Address (Thomas Campbell)
*The Sermon on the Law (Alexander Campbell)
*Our Position (Isaac Errett)
*The World’s Need of Our Plea (J.H. Garrison)

Also included are introductions to each document/writer by Charles A. Young.

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William Whitsitt was a Baptist professor whose stated purpose was to prove that the church of Christ (known popularly as “the Disciples of Christ”) was nothing more than the offspring of the Sandemanians, a group which Baptists and some others had labelled as heretics years earlier.  George W. Longan, a preacher of the gospel, wrote a book of in reply, exposing the ludicrous reasoning (if such it could be called) of Whitsitt, and made it abundantly clear by also including scathing reviews of Whitsitt’s book–reviews that were written by his own Baptist brethren!

Updated, with a whole bunch of brand-new footnotes by yours truly.

BOTH of these books are now available in the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary (look under the “Restoration Movement” heading).

-Bradley S. Cobb

This… is why we’ve been so quiet here lately

We’ve been trying to keep our lips sealed as much as possible, but we’ve finally decided it is time to break the silence.

Over the past couple months (and it is still ongoing), we’ve been working on several projects, and we want to tell you about some of them today!

Bible Broadband

This book, written by our good friend, Stephane (“Stefan”) Maillet, creator of AddedSouls.com, and the “Added to the church of Christ (Acts 2:47)” Facebook page, is a brief collection of tips and tactics for effectively reaching people with the gospel via social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc.).  Interspersed throughout the 52-page book are actual messages these endeavors have received from people he’s never met in person, showing the impact that one can have for Christ through this medium.

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100% of the profits from the sale of this book go to help this worthy and dedicated Canadian preacher in his efforts for Jesus Christ.

Paperback, $6.99
digital, $2.99

Evenings with the Bible

This three-volume collection of in-depth Bible studies, full of practical application and encouragement for a deeper faith in God, Christ, and the Bible, is now available in a brand-new, updated, corrected, and fully-reformatted edition, complete with new explanatory footnotes for any obscure or archaic words.evenings01front evenings02front evenings03front

Volume 1: Genesis through Solomon
Volume 2: Rehoboam through Esther
Volume 3: John the Baptist, the early life and ministry of Jesus, and the characteristics of Christianity.

Each book is approximately 280 pages, and will be officially released January 3rd, but we are taking pre-orders now.

3-Volume Set (paperback): $24.00 (Regularly $32.00)
Digital 3-Volume set: $7.00 (Regularly $12.99)

Recollections of Men of Faith

This is a Restoration Movement book unlike any other.  Stories, incidents, anecdotes (humorous and not-so-humorous), and reflections on pioneer preachers, written by someone who knew and traveled with them.  Why did Alexander Campbell request tobacco before speaking?  Why was B.F. Hall afraid of cats in the worship? Why did John T. Johnson tell a group of girls not to be interested in a young preacher who was traveling with him?  What caused Jacob Creath to break down in tears in the forest?  These and many other interesting tidbits are revealed in this book by W. C. Rogers.

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194 pages, completely updated, corrected, reformatted, and includes explanatory footnotes where necessary.

Officially available January 3rd, this book is now available for pre-order.

Paperback: $8.95 (Regularly $10.95)
Digital: $2.99 (Regularly $5.99)

Dawn of the Reformation in Missouri

This book chronicles the rise of the Restoration Movement (which they then called “The Present Reformation”) in the state of Missouri, and gives biographical sketches of several well-known servants of the Lord, but also some others who are not as well-known.  In its 36 chapters (not counting the introductory section on the history of Missouri), well over 50 faithful gospel preachers are covered.  This book is quite encouraging in showing what men of God went through to bring souls to Jesus Christ, and gives great examples for faithfulness and devotion to God that we would do well to emulate.

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Officially Available January 24th, this 339-page book is also available for pre-order at a discounted price!

Paperback: $9.95 (Regularly $13.99)
Digital: $3.99 (Regularly $5.99)

Other Projects

In addition to these projects above, work is still ongoing on our book, Who Were the Apostles? as well as on our book on Revelation, our Sermon Commentary on Mark, and the first issue of the Quarterly.

That, and about 19 more projects that we hope to have finished and available by the end of January.  Look for more announcements in the coming days and weeks.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Bradley S. Cobb

Three-Day Sale!

We have gotten several new readers to the Cobb Six lately, and lots of encouraging emails about the things that we’ve making available.  For that, I want to say THANK YOU!

As a way of thanking you, we are putting almost all of our products (both print and digital) on sale for three days.

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Restoration Movement books, Commentaries, Sermon collections, Debates, and more!

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Just click here to start shopping.

And thank you again.

A Break…

Roundhouse begins Sunday, and so we will begin our trek that direction this evening.   It will be nearly two weeks before we actually make it back home (driving time and all), and as such, there will be no new posts until that time, unless something important needs to be said.

We thank you for reading our writings, and we pray that the Lord blesses you as you do His work!

-Bradley S. Cobb

The Preview…

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FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE!!!!!!

(did that get your attention?)

The Preview Edition of the Quarterly is now available.  If you want to download the digital preview — FREE — the link is at the end of this post.  But first, let me tell you a bit about it.  🙂

This preview edition has 15 articles, and 48 pages of encouragement, edification, education, and enjoyment from good, dedicated, Christian writers.

One writer with a lot of experience in personal evangelism is writing a series on preparing for Bible studies and getting people to agree to have them with you.  We’ve got stories of conversions, interviews with “seasoned ministers,” a look at understanding “hospitality,” and even the first few chapters of a novel that we are certain you will find interesting and worthwhile!

Take a look for yourself:

  1. Editorial: An Important Note
    Bradley S. Cobb
  2. Insights from Seasoned Ministers: Loren (L.L.) Gieger and Stafford North
    Interviews by Jim Mitchell
  3. Equipping
    Jim Mitchell
  4. I Can Do All Things Through Christ Which Strengtheneth Me
    Roderick L. Ross
  5. Restoration Moments: The Conversion of Blue Dick
    From the Life of Knowles Shaw, Singing Evangelist
  6. The Parable of the Lighted Candle
    Devin Self
  7. Biblical Biography: Barnabas
    Bradley S. Cobb
  8. What Ever Happened to Shepherding?
    Jamie Beller
  9. Paul Darst: A Novel
    Daniel R. Lucas
  10. Funny and Not-So-Funny Events in the Life of Elijah Martindale
    Bradley S. Cobb and Elijah Martindale
  11. Poetry Corner
  12. Sons and Daughters of Encouragement
    Gerald Cowan
  13. The Tabernacle Shadows
    Mark McWhorter
  14. Preparing Yourself to Conduct Bible Studies
    James Sims, Sr.
  15. Hospitality Revisited
    Perry Hall

If you like what you see, then by all means, download the digital copy of the preview (did we mention it’s free?).  If you’re like me, and you much prefer having things in your hand, you can order the print version of the Preview for just $3.99 (see the option below).  If you want to order 10 or more to share with others (friends, family, your local congregation), then contact us  for a specific price quote (orders of 10 or more get a 25% discount).

And when you’re done reading it, please consider subscribing to either the print or digital edition.  Each subscriber will receive, as  BONUS, either 35% off of a book we publish (in print), or a free eBook of your choice from any that we publish.

Here’s the link for the digital preview:

The Quarterly – Preview Edition (eBook)

And if you want to order the print edition, just use the link below (or click here).

-Bradley S. Cobb

Three Free Books

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I hope that caught your attention.  We were busy last week and didn’t get as many books added to the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary as we wanted, so we’re making up for it this week!

Today, we’re adding three more books for your enjoyment!  And here they are:

The Gospel and Its Elements

By James Challen, this book could be called a doctrinal history of the Restoration Movement.  By that, I mean that he writes about the biblical doctrines and practices pleaded for (without mentioning the names of anyone involved) by people like Alexander Campbell, Walter Scott, James Challen, and others.

To download it, just click the link below:

The Gospel and Its Elements (James Challen)

A Primitive Missionary Church

Written by H.L. Hastings (a big name in the late 1800s for his fight against atheists and skeptics), this sermon is all about the church in Thessalonica.  While we might not agree with everything he says, it is a worthwhile read–and it isn’t that long.  The download link is below:

A Primitive Missionary Church (H.L. Hastings)

The Disciples of Christ in Illinois and Their Attitude Toward Slavery

Originally given as a lecture before the Illinois State Historical Society in 1913, N.S. Haynes presented his manuscript for publication in their official minutes.  It gives a very brief history of the Restoration Movement, then a brief history of how the Restoration made its way into Illinois, and then briefly shows the attitude of many of the brethren in the state toward slavery prior to the Civil War.  It is an interesting historical piece, and we have taken the liberty to correct a few historical errors that the author made (with notations of what was changed appearing in footnotes).

You can download it and read it here:

Disciples of Christ in Illinois and Their Attitude Toward Slavery

-Bradley S. Cobb

The 1957 Lipscomb College Bible Lectures

We are sorry for not getting more posted this week.  We will be making up for that next week, where each daily post from Tuesday through Friday will (Lord willing) contain multiple additions to the Jimmie Beller eLibrary to finish celebrating the one-year anniversary.

We spent the early part of this week at the hospital with one of the families from the congregation here in McLoud.  Kitty Patterson, a wonderful friend and sister in Christ, was hospitalized last week, and the doctors discovered a 4-inch cancer that ended up getting into her stomach, intestines, and colon.  They gave her no chance of surviving the surgery, but through the prayers of her Christian family, she came through it with flying colors.  She will be hospitalized for close to another week, and then will have to be in a rehab center for several weeks while she recovers.

I know you’ll understand when I say that being there for her and her family was tops on our priority list, and getting new posts done fell by the wayside until today.

And now, on to our new addition to the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary.

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What we are giving you today is a series of lessons, given by some very prominent preachers of the last century.  It is the 1957 David Lipscomb College Bible Lectures (Part 1).  I don’t know if a part 2 was ever published, but if it was, I don’t have a copy of it.  🙂

If you’d like to know what is contained in this eBook, you have two choices: download it and read it, or just look below.

Contents

  1. The Hope Of The World (John H. Banister)
  2. The Place Of The Bible At Lipscomb (Batsell Barrett Baxter)
  3. The Pattern For Personal Development (E. G. Couch, Jr.)
  4. Facing Denominational Trends (Carroll B. Ellis)
  5. The Scriptures—Our Pattern (Reuel Lemmons)
  6. The Pattern—The Bible (Jim Bill Mcinteer)
  7. Christ, Our Pattern In Teaching Our Young (Wyatt Sawyer)
  8. The Pattern In Sound Doctrine (Rex A. Turner)
  9. Lessons From The Past (Howard A. White)
  10. Where There Is No Pattern (Athens Clay Pullias)
  11. Principles Of New Testament Congregational Cooperation (Cecil N. Wright)
  12. Facts That Support Our Faith (Joe E. Sanders)
  13. Christ-Centered Living (Ernest O. Stewart, Jr.)
  14. The Objectives Of Lipscomb (Athens Clay Pullias)

To read this fully-reformatted eBook, or to save it for later perusal, just click the link below:

Lipscomb Lectures – 1957

-Bradley S. Cobb

Studies in Philippians

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With today’s entry into the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary, we have reached the conclusion of the R.C. Bell series, “Studies in the Scriptures.”  Just go on over to the eLibrary and download his volumes on Romans, Ephesians, and Galatians under the “Commentaries/Bible Studies” section if you missed them.

Today’s addition to the library is “Studies in Philippians,” a series of twelve “essays” on this inspired letter from Paul to the Christians in Philippi.  At the end of each essay is a series of questions for discussion, making this a good tool to use in Bible classes or personal study.

To read this online, or to save it for future enjoyment, simply click the link below!

Studies in Philippians (R.C. Bell)

-Bradley S. Cobb