Do Pastors have Authority?

I saw a good question in a Facebook group pertaining to pastoral authority. Specifically, one was asking how much authority a pastor has within a congregation. While no one answered with the dictatorial model, some did indicate the pastor has no authority. Some said only God has authority. Some answered claiming the pastor has authority…

Biblical Languages: Is It Proper To Make Use Of Them?

By Robert Adam  That may seem like an odd question. It certainly does to me. When I began preaching in July of  2008, I never would have thought to consider such a question. After all, I knew well then that the Bible  was not originally written in English. In fact, English didn’t exist in any…

The Importance of Nonnegotiable Concepts

We live in a day that is permeated by a sort of conspiratorial Gnosticism, where to some, nothing is ever believed to be what it has been established as being and everything is viewed with suspicion and skepticism. This sort of thing manifests itself in every aspect of American life. Social media has made it…

Radio: The Eternal Sonship of Christ

I’m going out of the way to share this weekend’s radio program with you, as its subject matter is one of pertinence. In recent years, through influence from some nefarious characters, Christians in every denomination are being led into destructive heresies as it relates to the Godhead. From a denial of Trinitarianism, to a belief…

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?…