Straining at Gnats while Swallowing Camels

If you’re pardon me, I am going to do a little bit of offloading of my mind about an alarming tendency I’ve noticed from time to time, if for no other reason than to clear the air and relieve my conscience.

What is the Church? Book Release

MTZ is thankful to announce a new book release from David Wise about the scriptural pattern and structure of the church. Excerpt: “The church is so much more dynamic and life-encompassing than just something we “go to” once a week. The church is not just one event on our schedule that we attend for a…

New Station for Words of Grace

We’re very excited to announce that Words of Grace will be airing on a new station in a new market! Beginning October 29, 2022, we will be broadcasting on WXCJ, a Birmingham station covering a giant geographical area of north Alabama including several larger cities, including Birmingham, Cullman, Huntsville, Jasper, Tuscaloosa, and Gadsden. The program…

Simplicity That is in Christ

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” (2 Cor. 11:3) In such a complex, busy and fast-paced world we have today, it is refreshing to have a few things that are simple. One of…

The Trinity Is Like…

Have you ever heard someone, trying to be helpful, make a comparison of the Trinity with something here in the world? Maybe you’ve heard one comparing the three-in-one Godhead to states of matter like solid, liquid, and gas? Or a man being a father, son, and grandson? Or maybe three ingredients making up one substance?…

Question On Communion Bread

Recently there was a discussion in one of the Primitive Baptist message boards on the subject of communion bread, sparked by a question about recipes. Up front and perhaps needless to say, any bread won’t do for The Lord’s Supper, just as much as any drink isn’t sufficient for communion. Biblically, unleavened bread and wine…

Dealing with Discouragement, Depression & Suicide

Common to Man It is inevitable that we will experience periods of discouragement in our lives. This world is fallen and cursed due to Adam’s sin and our further transgressions. Troubles and tribulations that can lead to discouragement are inevitable in our lives. In this world, we “shall have tribulation”, but in spite of that,…

Hebrews 1:3 Textual Variant

Recently, I was speaking about the afterlife in a message at Flint River and engage in a tangent about the concept of Purgatory. My point was simple; at death, a person goes to one of two places: Paradise or Torments. If a person has been redeemed by Christ, their soul goes to be with Him…

The Beatitudes

“1) And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: 2) And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 3) Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4) Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5) Blessed…