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The Eldership

One of the important parts of the early church, according to the Bible, was having trustworthy, godly men to serve as shepherds, overseers, bishops, elders.  All these names refer to the same office in the church.

The apostle Paul, along with Barnabas, made sure to ordain elders in each congregation that they had established and built up.  Timothy was given instructions on what to look for in a man who desired to be an elder.  Titus was left in Crete to ordain elders in each congregation.  Peter himself was even an elder in the church.

Suffice it to say, the eldership is an important biblical topic.

And that’s why today’s “THANK YOU” post contains another free book–this time on the subject of elders.

The Eldership, by M.M. Davis, was originally published in 1912, and was reprinted a few times after that.  Even though it is over a hundred years old, it is still full of plain Bible teaching on this subject.  And it’s not really all that long, either, so don’t think you’re going to have to trudge through some extended dissertation on this, that, or the other.

It has been completely reformatted and proofread (special thanks to Jerry Sturgill for his assistance in those areas), so it looks really pretty on your PC, tablet, iPad, or whatever other device you have.

Enjoy!  Just click on the link below to download it.

Davis. MM – The Eldership

Episode Five – FREE!!!

Those of you who have listened to the Cobb Kids Audio Show know that it is great!  It’s good, clean fun starring Paul, Ivy, Savannah, and Deserae Cobb.  But, though thousands of people have heard the first four episodes, very few have gotten to hear Episode Five – Puck’s Farm.

But today, that all changes!  It’s been available in our store for just 99 cents, but in today’s post, you can listen to it for FREE! (see, I told you that we appreciated you!)

Just click the “play” button below (or click on the link if you’re seeing this via email), and enjoy!  We know you’ll like it, or your money back.


And when you’re done listening, you can go listen to the other episodes (including a blooper reel) by clicking here.

Why We Believe the Bible

It is Wednesday, which means that saints will be gathering somewhere near you to study the Bible and sing praises to the Lord God.

But some people might wonder, “Why do you believe the Bible?”  George DeHoff wrote a book specifically to answer that question.  It serves as a great brief guide to the inspiration of the Bible.

Table of Contents

  1. Why We Want to Believe the Bible
  2. Why We Believe in God
  3. Genesis 1
  4. The Origin of Religion
  5. The Bible and Scientific Foreknowledge
  6. Archaeology and the Bible
  7. The Influence of the Bible
  8. Prophecy and Its Fulfillment
  9. The Messianic Prophecies
  10. Proof from Secular Writers
  11. The Other Sacred Books
  12. Internal Evidences of Inspiration
  13. The Indestructibility of the Bible

To download it FREE, just click the link below.

DeHoff, George – Why We Believe the Bible

A reminder–we really appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to read our posts and for sharing them with others!

History of the church in Canada

Since we’re on our way to Canada, we thought we’d make this week’s first post Canada-related.

In 1942, a man named Reuben Butchart wrote a booklet entitled “A Primer of Disciple History in Canada.”  In it, he shows how the Restoration Movement moved into the North Country and spread.  In short, it’s a brief history of the church of Christ in Canada.

And it is FREE to you, our readers.  Just click the link below:

Primer of Disciple History in Canada

We appreciate each and every one of you for taking the time to read our posts and sharing them with others.


Both Sides of the Music Question Discussed

We’re going to be gone for close to three weeks, but we want you to know that we haven’t forgotten about you.  In fact, most of the posts while we’re away are going to show our appreciation to all of you for taking the time to read what we’ve written.

Today’s post starts it off by giving you a FREE download, not available anywhere else!

This book is called “Both Sides of the Music Question Discussed,” and is a written debate between Robert Bunting (church of Christ) and J.D. Marion (Christian Church) dealing with the issue of instrumental music in the church.

We hope you find it educational, interesting, and worthwhile in your studies.  Just click on the link below to read it (or right-click and “save target as” to download it).

Both Sides of the Music Question Discussed

Special thanks to Edwin Walker for taking the time to proofread this one for us.

Friday Freebie

Last week’s Friday Freebie was so well-received that we’ve decided to do it again (and we might even make this a regular feature).

Today’s special freebie is…

The Sabbath or the Lord’s Day, Which?
By D.R. Dungan.

David Roberts Dungan was a preacher/teacher/writer in the late 1800s/early 1900s.  His book on Hermeneutics is still the standard on Biblical Interpretation in most preaching schools and Christian colleges.  His novel On the Rock was reprinted several times and was that generation’s Muscle and a Shovel.

Today’s free book was written to answer the question about whether the church is commanded to meet on the Sabbath or the first day of the week.  Dungan approaches the topic with a level head and an open Bible, and deals with every claim that the Sabbath-keepers produced.  When you finish this book, you will have no doubt as to the answer to the question: The Sabbath or the Lord’s Day?

Just like all of our other books, this one has undergone updating in spelling, correction of typos, and a complete reformatting to make it much easier on the eyes.  We hope you will find it useful.




  1. The Statement of the Question.
  2. Reasons for Keeping the Sabbath Examined Upon the Hypothesis of a Pre-Mosaic Requirement
  3. To Whom was the Law of the Sabbath Given?
  4. Was the Law of the Sabbath Perpetuated in Christ?
  5. Is the Decalogue Yet Binding?
  6. The Law, of Which the Sabbath was a Part, was Done Away in Christ.
  7. The Conclusion of Part First: The Law Containing the Sabbath Having Passed Away, The Sabbath Itself has no More Claim upon Christians than any other Feature of the Law Given to Israel at Mt. Sinai.


  1. The Source of Knowledge.
  2. The View Entertained by Christians in General.
  3. Unfair Methods of Advancing the Cause of the Sabbath, and of Opposing the Lord’s Day.
  4. History Shows that the Lord’s Day, or First Day of the Week, has been Regarded as a Sacred Day in All Ages of the Church.
  5. The Teaching of the Scriptures Respecting the Day on Which Christians Should Meet for Worship.
  6. How the Apostles Understood the Subject of the Lord’s Day.

Download it by clicking here (or right-clicking here and choosing “save link as”): Dungan – Sabbath or Lords Day

Friday Freebie!

The past few weeks have been busy, and we’ve been on a somewhat erratic schedule with posting articles and such.  For that, we apologize.  We hope today’s post makes up for it.

Lord willing, we will be able to have several of these “Friday Freebie” posts this year.

Today’s Freebie is…

The Christian System by Alexander Campbell

This 447-page book is Campbell’s contribution to the world of systematic theology.  We’ve taken the time to correct and update spelling, adding bold font to set apart headings, changing ALL CAPS into bold font, setting apart quotations and several other small formatting changes to make this book more visually appealing.

The download link is at the bottom of this post, but before we get there, here’s the contents of this excellent book:

Part I: The Christian System.

  1. The Universe.
  2. The Bible.
  3. God.
  4. The Son of God.
  5. The Spirit of God.
  6. Man as He Was.
  7. Man as He Is.
  8. The Purposes of God Concerning Man.
  9. Religion for Man, Not Man for Religion.
  10. Sacrifice for Sin.
  11. The Attributes of a True Sin-Offering.
  12. Christ: the Light of the World.
  13. The Lordship of the Messiah.
  14. Faith in Christ.
  15. Repentance.
  16. Baptism.
    1. Of The Action of Baptism.
    2. The Subject of Baptism.
    3. The Meaning of Baptism.
  17. The Christian Confession of Faith.
  18. Conversion and Regeneration.
  19. Christians are Persons Pardoned, Justified, Sanctified, Adopted, and Saved.
  20. The Gift of the Holy Spirit.
  21. The Christian Hope.
  22. The Doom of the Wicked.
  23. Summary of the Christian System of Facts.
  24. The Body of Christ.
  25. The Christian Ministry.
  26. The Christian Discipline.
  27. Expediency.
  28. Heresy.

Part II: Foundation of Christian Union.

  1. Fact.
  2. Testimony.
  3. Faith.
  4. Confirmation of the Testimony.
  5. Fundamental Fact.
  6. Purity of Speech.

Part III: Kingdom of Heaven.


  1. Patriarchal Age of the World.
    1. Abraham.
    2. Two Promises?
    3. Covenant of Circumcision.
    4. Sinaitic Covenant.
    5. Two Seeds.
    6. The Blessings of Abraham.
  2. The Jewish Institution.
  3. The Kingdom of Heaven.
    1. The Elements of a Kingdom.
    2. The Name.
    3. Constitution.
    4. The King.
    5. The Subjects of the Kingdom.
    6. The Laws of the Kingdom.
    7. The Territory of the Kingdom.
    8. Manner and Customs of the Kingdom.
    9. Induction into the Kingdom of Heaven.
  4. The Coming of the Kingdom.
    1. The Ascension of the Messiah.
    2. Coronation of the Messiah.
    3. Present Administration of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Part IV: Remission of Sins.

  1. Proposition 1. Converts were called Pardoned.
  2. Proposition 2. Converts were called Justified.
  3. Proposition 3. Converts were called Sanctified.
  4. Proposition 4. Converts were called Reconciled to God.
  5. Proposition 5. Converts were said to be Adopted into the Family of God.
  6. Proposition 6. Converts were to consider themselves Saved.
  7. Proposition 7. A change of views must come before a change in state–and they are not the same thing.
  8. Proposition 8. The Gospel has a command in it, and thus must be obeyed.
  9. Proposition 9. Only an action resulting from our faith can change our state.
  10. Proposition 10. Immersion and the Washing of Regeneration are the same thing.
  11. Proposition 11. The early Christian writers uniformly connect immersion to Regeneration and Remission of Sins.
    1. Barnabas.
    2. Clement and Hermas.
    3. Testimony of Dr. W. Wall, Author of the History of Infant Baptism.
    4. Justin Martyr.
    5. Tertullian.
    6. Origen.
    7. Cyprian.
  12. Proposition 12.  Even the denominational creeds agree to this, though they won’t carry it out in practice.
    1. Episcopalian.
    2. Presbyterian.
    3. Methodist.
    4. Baptist.
  13. Objections.
  14. Recapitulation.
  15. Conclusion.
  16. Effects of Modern Christianity.
  17. Immersion Not a Mere Bodily Act.
  18. Justification Ascribed to Seven Causes.
  19. Peter in Jerusalem, Paul in Philippi, Reconciled.

Part V: Regeneration.

  1. Regeneration.
    1. Repentance.
    2. Reformation.
    3. Regeneration.
  2. The Bath of Regeneration.
    1. New Birth.
    2. Renewing of the Holy Spirit.
  3. The New Life.
  4. Physical Regeneration.
  5. The Use of the Theory of Regeneration.
  6. The Regeneration of the Church.
  7. The Regeneration of the World.
    1. Regeneration of the Heavens and the Earth.
  8. A Word to the Moral Regenerators of Any Age.

Part VI: Breaking the Loaf.

  1. Proposition 1 – There is a house on earth, called the house of God.
  2. Proposition 2 – In the house of God there is always the table of the Lord.
  3. Proposition 3 – On the Lord’s table there is of necessity but one loaf.
  4. Proposition 4 – All Christians are members of the house or family of God, are called and constituted a holy and a royal priesthood, and may, therefore bless God for the Lord’s table, its loaf, and cup–approach it without fear and partake of it with joy as often as they please, in remembrance of the death of their Lord and Savior.
  5. Proposition 5 – The one loaf must be broken before the saints feast upon it, which has obtained for this institution the name of “breaking the loaf.”
  6. Proposition 6 – The breaking of the loaf and the drinking of the cup are commemorative of the Lord’s death.
  7. Proposition 7 – The breaking of the one loaf, and the joint participation of the cup of the Lord, in commemoration of the Lord’s death, usually called “the Lord’s Supper,” is an instituted part of the worship and edification of all Christian congregations in all their stated meetings.
  8. Objections Considered.

Part VII: Concluding Addresses.


We truly hope you find this book to be useful and worth the time to read!

Campbell, Alexander – The Christian System