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Vol. 16 No. 2 (Oct, 2018)

October 11th, 2018|Elon Challenger, Vol 16 Number 2|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your interest in […]

Vol 16 Num 1 (September 2018)

August 31st, 2018|Elon Challenger, Vol 16 Number 1, Volume 16|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Vol 15 Num 12 (August, 2018)

August 4th, 2018|Elon Challenger, Vol 15 Number 12|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your interest in […]

Vol 15 No 11 (July 2018)

July 2nd, 2018|Elon Challenger, Vol 15 Number 11|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Vol. 15 Num. 10 (June, 2018)

May 29th, 2018|Elon Challenger, Vol 15 Number 10|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Vol. 15 No. 9 (May, 2018)

May 2nd, 2018|Elon Challenger, Vol 15 Number 9|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking […]

Vol 15 Number 8 (April, 2018)

April 5th, 2018|Elon Challenger, Vol 15 Number 8|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 15 Number 6 (February, 2018)

March 2nd, 2018|Elon Challenger, Vol 15 Number 6|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 15 Number 7 (March 2018)

March 2nd, 2018|Elon Challenger, Vol 15 Number 7, Vol 15 Number 7|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

 

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 15 Number 5 (January, 2018)

March 2nd, 2018|Elon Challenger, Vol 15 No 5, Vol 15 Number 5|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

 

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 15 Number 4 (December, 2017)

December 5th, 2017|Elon Challenger, Vol 15 Number 4|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 15 Number 3 (November, 2017)

December 5th, 2017|Elon Challenger, Vol 15 Number 3|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your interest in […]

Volume 15 Number 2 (October, 2017)

October 6th, 2017|Elon Challenger, Vol 15 Number 2|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 15 Number 1 (September, 2017)

August 31st, 2017|Elon Challenger, Vol 15 Number 1|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your interest in […]

Volume 14 Number 12 (August, 2017)

August 8th, 2017|Elon Challenger, Vol 14 Number 12|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 14 Number 11 (July, 2017)

July 3rd, 2017|Elon Challenger, Vol 14 Number 11|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Vol 14 No 10 (June, 2017)

June 7th, 2017|Elon Challenger, Vol. 14 Number 10|

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your interest in things

Vol 14 No 9 (May, 2017)

May 1st, 2017|Elon Challenger, Vol. 14, Vol. 14 Number 9|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Vol. 14 No. 8 (April, 2017)

April 11th, 2017|Elon Challenger, Vol. 14, Vol. 14 Number 8|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 14 Number 7 (March, 2017)

March 8th, 2017|Elon Challenger, Vol. 14 Number 7|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Volume 14, Number 6 (February, 2017)

February 20th, 2017|Elon Challenger, Vol. 14 Number 6|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 14 Number 5 (Jan. 2017)

January 23rd, 2017|Elon Challenger, Vol. 14 Number 5|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking […]

Volume 14 Number 4 (Dec. 2016)

December 5th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 14, Vol. 14 Number 4|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 14 Number 3 (Nov. 2016)

November 4th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 14, Vol. 14 Number 3|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 14 Number 2 (Oct. 2016)

September 30th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 14, Vol. 14 Number 2|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 14 Number 1 (Sept. 2016)

September 2nd, 2016|Vol. 14, Vol. 14 Number 1|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Vol. 13 No. 12 (August, 2016)

August 5th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13 Number 12|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Vol. 13 No. 11(July, 2016)

July 1st, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 11|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 13 Number 10 (June, 2016)

May 26th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 10|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Epitaphs

May 3rd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 12|

Vol. 8 No. 12  July, 2011

EPITAPHS

Mike Johnson

Epitaphs (defined as “a commemorative inscription […]

What Saith the Authorities?

May 3rd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 12|

Vol. 8 No 12  July, 2011

What Saith the Authorities?

Hiram Hutto

Once while two […]

“We Just Don’t Go to Church”

May 3rd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 12|

Vol. 8  No. 11, August, 2011

“We Just Don’t Go to Church”

Bill Crews

A young couple […]

A Shining Light

May 3rd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8 Number 12|

A Shining Light

Roger Shouse

“You are the light of the world. A city […]

“Who Will Follow Jesus?”

May 3rd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 12|

“Who Will Follow Jesus?”

Charles G. Maples, Sr.

During the personal ministry here on earth Jesus […]

We Are Fooling Ourselves If We Believe:

May 3rd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 12|

Vol. 8 No. 12  July, 2011

We Are Fooling Ourselves If We Believe:

Lalo Enriquez

Dolls In Heaven?

May 2nd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 11|

Vol. 8  No. 11 (July, 2011)

Dolls In Heaven?

Jonathan Reeder

A little girl once showed her […]

Predicting or Preparing for the End?

May 2nd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 11|

Vol. 8  No. 11, July 2011

Predicting or Preparing for the End?

(Saturday, May 21, 2011)

W. 

Some Quotes Worth Pondering

May 2nd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 11|

Vol. 8  No. 11, July, 2011

Some Quotes Worth Pondering . . .

  • “Life is 10% what […]

Trends . . .

May 2nd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 11|

Vol. 8  No. 11, July 2011

Trends

Most Americans favor the death penalty. According to a poll developed […]

What God Has Joined Together, Let Not Men Separate!

May 2nd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 11|

Vol. 8 No. 11, July, 2011

What God Has Joined Together,

Let Not Men Separate!

Charles […]

Death of the Righteous

May 2nd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 11|

Vol. 8  No. 11, July 2011

Death of the Righteous

Mike Johnson

Dealing with the […]

Staying on Course

May 2nd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 11|

Vol. 8  No. 11, July 2011

Staying on Course

Shane Williams

If you were to […]

Volume 13 Number 9 (May, 2016)

May 2nd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 9|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Volume 13 Number 8 (April 2016)

May 2nd, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 8|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

Heroes

April 16th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 10|

Heroes

Jonathan Reeder

Every society has heroes. The heroes in a society are those who are […]

A Living Hope

April 16th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 10|

A Living Hope

Ray Farris

In I Peter 1:3 we read of a hope that lives […]

Christianity in the Wal-Mart Pedestrian Zone

April 16th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 10|

Christianity in the Wal-Mart

Pedestrian Zone

Greg Chandler

The Walmart Corporation has perhaps changed […]

The Church Does Make A Difference

April 16th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8 Number 10|

The Church Does Make a Difference

Charles G. Maples, Sr.

A commonly accepted philosophy, relative to […]

Pattern for the Church

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 9|

Pattern for the Church

David Cox

The Hebrew writer declares “as Moses was admonished of God […]

Buy the Truth & Sell It Not

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 9|

Buy the Truth & Sell It Not

Mike Johnson

Proverbs 23:23 says, “Buy the truth, and […]

“Can That Faith Save Him?”

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 9|

“Can That Faith Save Him?”

Charles G. Maples Sr.

What use is it, my […]

God Is Not Mad at You No Matter What! Really?

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 9|

GOD IS NOT MAD AT YOU NO

MATTER WHAT!  REALLY?

Jonathan Reeder

Many churches […]

The Young People

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 9|

The Young People

Greg Gwin

More and more we hear folks deciding to attend a certain […]

Hindrances to Obedience to the Lord (5)

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 8|

Hindrances to Obedience to

the Lord (5)

Charles Maples, Sr.

After having considered in […]

Distractions on the Road

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 8|

Distractions on the Road

Greg Gwin

Surely you’ve seen them – those drivers who are so […]

Ahmed El-Mabdawy’s Challenge

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 8|

Ahmed El-Mabdawy’s Challenge

Kent Heaton

The Gainesville Sun (Gainesville, Florida) reported Friday, February 25, 2011 on […]

Basic Differences in Islam & Christianity

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 8|

Basic Differences In Islam

& Christianity

David A. Beck

     To show the basic […]

In Everything Give Thanks

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 8|

In Everything Give Thanks

Mike Johnson

I Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In everything give thanks. . . […]

A Tribute to the Bible

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8 Number 8|

A Tribute to the Bible

Franklin Camp

The Bible is no ordinary book.  It may affect […]

Hindrances to Obedience to the Lord (4)

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 7|

Hindrances to Obedience to the Lord  (4)

Charles Maples Sr.

We have considered in previous studies, […]

It Seems to Be a Poor Joke:

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 7|

It Seems to be A Poor Joke:

When some woman blushes with embarrassment . . . When […]

Thinking About the Hereafter

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8 Number 7|

Thinking About the Hereafter

Mike Johnson

A man once asked, “Do you ever think about the […]

Is One Church Really As Good As Another?

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8 Number 7|

Is One Church Really As

Good As Another?

Don McClain

Can it be said […]

Will Honest & Sincere People Be Lost?

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 7|

Will Honest & Sincere People Be Lost?

Donnie V. Rader

The preaching of the gospel gets […]

PREACHERS GET IN TROUBLE SOMETIMES

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 7|

Preachers Get In Trouble Sometimes

Preachers in local work sometime get into trouble for writing or preaching […]

Are All Good, Moral People Christians?

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 6|

Are All Good, Moral People Christians?

Mike Johnson

George is a good, moral man.  He is […]

Brief Exhortations

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 6|

Brief Exhortations

David J. Riggs

“...They did not receive the love of the truth, that they […]

Differences in Bible Miracles & Modern Miracles

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 6|

Differences in Bible Miracles

& Modern Miracles

Hiram Hutto

   While Jesus was on […]

“That’s Your Interpretation”

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 6|

“That’s Your Interpretation”

Max Larson

That’s just your interpretation! How many times has someone said that […]

Love for God

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 6|

Love for God

Mike Johnson

The Bible teaches that we are to love God. Matthew 22 […]

Words of the Apostles & Jesus

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 5|

Words of the Apostles & Jesus

Mike Johnson

 Are the words of the Apostles of equal authority with […]

The Work of the Local Church

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8 Number 5|

The Work of the Local Church

God is the Master designer. We need only look at the […]

The Scriptures & Context

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 5|

The Scriptures & Context

Ethan R. Lonhenry

Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for […]

What Is Your Life?

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8 Number 5|

What Is Your Life?

It Is A Gift, A Blessing From God: — Recognize its source and […]

Are You A “Pilgrim?”

April 15th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 5|

Are You A “Pilgrim?”

Terry W. Benton

(I Peter 1:1)

Peter writes with the authority […]

How Far Can You See?

April 14th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 5|

Vol. 8 No. 5

How Far Can You See?

Alan Smith

Sam, an old man, […]

Volume 13 Number 7

April 14th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13 Number 7|

The Elon Challenger

ELON CHURCH OF CHRIST

New Hope, Alabama

Seeking to challenge your […]

The Parable of the Chief Seats

April 4th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 6|

Vol. 13  No. 6 – Feb. 2016

The Parable of the Chief Seats

Mike Johnson

“When thou […]

Dangerous Symptoms

April 4th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 6|

Vol. 13  No. 6 – Feb. 2016

Dangerous Symptoms:

 When the way to the meeting house seems […]

Why I Pray

April 4th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 6|

Vol. 13  No. 6 – Feb. 2016

Why I Pray

Warren Berkley

I pray because I believe […]

Anvil Sparks

April 4th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 6|

Vol. 13  No. 6 – Feb. 2016

Anvil Sparks

A preacher frequently needs encouragement, but never […]

How Do You Live Your Dash?

April 4th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 6|

Vol. 13  No. 6 – Feb. 2016

How Do You Live Your Dash?

I read of a man […]

When the Wind Blows

April 4th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 6|

 Vol. 13  No. 6 – Feb. 2016

When the Wind Blows

Years ago a farmer owned land along […]

The Difficult Part

April 4th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 6|

The Difficult Part

Bill Hall

Many, before entering the Lord’s service, no doubt  feel that once […]

Points to Ponder

April 4th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 6|

Vol. 13  No. 6  Feb. 2016

Points to Ponder

  • “To err is human, but when the eraser wears out before the pencil, […]

The Narrow Way

April 4th, 2016|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 6, Vol. 6|

Vol. 13  No. 6 – Feb. 2016

The Narrow Way

Richie Thetford

Can one be […]

“The One Church”

December 31st, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 4|

“The One Church”

Richie Thetford

We only have to open the telephone directory and look at […]

“Did You Know?”

December 31st, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 4|

“Did You Know?”

That many people who plan to be saved from their sins the eleventh hour […]

Hindrances to Obedience to the Lord

December 31st, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 4|

Hindrances to Obedience to the Lord

(Part III)

Charles G. Maples, Sr.

A WARNING FROM THE […]

Denominationalism

December 31st, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 4|

Denominationalism

Stan Cox

A quick perusal of the yellow pages reveals a plethora of churches to […]

Local Church Autonmy

December 31st, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 4|

Local Church Autonomy

Glenn Young

Autonomy is defined as “1. The condition or quality of being […]

Death Notice

December 31st, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 4|

Death Notice

Bill Crews

I can’t died last week. He had long been a member of the […]

Improve Your Life

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 5|

Improve Your Life

Frank Himmel

  1. Turn off the TV and read your Bible. The Psalmist said […]

The Church Died!

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 5|

The Church Died!

Joe Fitch

 Impressive churches dot the pages of Bible history – Antioch, Ephesus, […]

What Went Ye Out to See

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 5|

What Went Ye Out to See?

Bill Lambert

“And as they departed, Jesus began to say […]

The Power of Influence

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 5|

The Power of Influence

Phil Wismer

In these busy and stress filled times; in a world […]

Exalting Christ (Bill Hall)

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 5|

Exalting Christ

How do we exalt Christ?  We exalt Christ when we preach His word, when we […]

What It Means to Be Lost

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 4|

What It Means to Be Lost

Bobby Graham

Few people, if any, give serious thought to […]

Upcoming Sermons

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 5|

You Won’t Want to Miss These

UPCOMING SERMONS

A preacher in Arkansas really caused a disturbance when he […]

Loneliness

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 4|

Loneliness

Wayne S. Walker

Have you ever been lonely? I dare say that you have. Loneliness […]

True Life

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 4|

True Life

The goal of the gospel is to prepare people for heaven.  Its emphasis centers upon […]

The Creed That Needs No Revision

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 4|

The Creed That Needs No Revision

Rufus R. Clifford

If you were to ask a Christian […]

“One Verse Only” Salvation

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 4|

“One Verse Only” Salvation

Bill Hall

The following is an actual Bible discussion between two men […]

Happiness Is An Attitude Not A Choice (Wendell Ward)

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 4|

Happiness Is An Attitude Not A Choice

Wendell Ward

Attitude is defined in part as a […]

The Importance of Words & Thoughts (Psalm 19:14)

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 4|

The Importance of Words & Thoughts

(Psalm 19:14)

Mike Johnson

  Psalm 19:14 says, “Let […]

An Atheist’s View of Life

December 30th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 4|

An Atheist’s View On Life

I will live my life according to these beliefs
God does not exist.
It […]

Lessons from Naaman (Mike Johnson)

October 27th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 3|

LESSONS FROM NAAMAN

Mike Johnson

II Kings 5:1-14 tells us about one of the more well […]

Five Tragedies of Life (Unknown)

October 27th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 3|

Five Tragedies of Life

  • A man struck a match to see if the gasoline take on his car was […]

Could It Be . . . (Unknown)

October 27th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 3|

COULD IT BE……

…that people reject the Bible – not because it contradicts itself, but because it contradicts them?

Stilling the Tempest (Jeff S. Smith)

October 27th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 3|

Stilling the Tempest

Jeff S. Smith

“NOW WHEN HE GOT into a boat, His disciples followed […]

My Rock & My Redeemer – Ps. 19 (Mike Johnson)

October 27th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 3|

My Rock & My Redeemer

Mike Johnson

Psalm 19:14 says, “Let the words of my mouth […]

What Does the Pure Gospel Produce? (Phillip Owens)

October 8th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 2|

What Does the Pure Gospel Produce?

Phillip Owens

In the parable of the sower, Jesus explains […]

What Do We Learn from the Sufferings of Christ? (Phillip Owens)

October 8th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 2|

What Do We Learn from the

Sufferings of Christ?

Phillip Owens

Peter summarized all […]

Rust in Peace

October 8th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 2|

Rust in Peace

Perhaps you have seen the clever sign suspended over the gateway of an automobile […]

How to Listen in the Church (Robert F. Turner)

October 8th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 2|

How to Listen in the Church

Robert F. Turner

Ever get sleepy during the sermon? (Not […]

Swift to Hear, Slow to Speak, Slow to Wrath (Mike Johnson)

October 8th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13 Number 1, Vol. 13 Number 2|

Swift to Hear, Slow to Speak,

Slow to Wrath

Mike Johnson

In James 1:19, […]

The Familiar Ring of Truth (Bill Hall)

October 8th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 2|

The Familiar Ring of Truth

Bill Hall

The preacher’s topic: “The Conversion of Saul.” But why […]

Have Mercy Upon Me, O God! -Psalm 51- (Mike Johnson)

October 8th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 13, Vol. 13 Number 1|

Have Mercy Upon Me, O God!

(Psalm 51)

Mike Johnson

In the Old Testament, there […]

The Purpose of Baptism & Acts 9:17 (Mike Johnson)

July 29th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 3|

Vol. 8 No. 3 – November, 2010

THE PURPOSE OF BAPTISM & ACTS 9:17

Mike Johnson

The Burial of Jesus (Walton Weaver)

July 29th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 3|

The Burial of Jesus

Walton Weaver

The Hebrew custom of providing a burial place for the […]

A Useless Religion? (Mike Johnson)

July 29th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 3|

Vol. 10 No. 3 – Nov. 2010

A USELESS RELIGION?

 Mike Johnson

 James 1:26 says, […]

The Purpose of Baptism (Mike Johnson)

July 29th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 3|

Vol. 8 No. 3 -Nov. 2010

The Purpose of Baptism

Mike Johnson

Baptism has been […]

Hindrances to Obedience to the Lord 2 – (Charles G. Maples, Sr.)

July 29th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 2|

Vol. 8 No. 2 – Sept. 2010

Hindrances to Obedience to the Lord

(Part 2)

Some Rules For A Happy Marriage

July 29th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 2|

Vol. 8 No. 2 – Sept. 2010

SOME RULES FOR A HAPPY MARRIAGE

  1. Never both be angry at […]

Sins of Ignorance: Do They Matter (Donald P. Ames)

July 29th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 2|

Vol. 8 No. 2 – Sept. 2010

Sins of Ignorance: Do They Matter?

Donald P. Ames

The Organization of the Lord’s Church (Earl Kimbrough)

July 29th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 2|

Vol. 8 No. 2 – Sept. 2010

The Organization of the Lord’s Church

Earl Kimbrough

The Organization of the Lord’s Church (Earl Kimbrough)

July 29th, 2015|News|

Vol. 8 No. 2 – Oct. 2010

The Organization of the Lord’s Church

Earl Kimbrough

Are All Believers Christians? (Mike Johnson)

July 29th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 1|

Vol. 8 No. 1 Sept. 2010

Are All Believers Christians?

Mike Johnson

Are all believers […]

The Conversion of Saul (Mike Johnson)

July 29th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 1|

Vol 8 No. 1 Sept. 2010

The Conversion of Saul

Mike Johnson

The conversion of Saul […]

The Narrow Way (Richard Thetford)

July 29th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 8, Vol. 8 Number 1|

Vol 8 No. 1 Sept. 2010

The Narrow Way

Richard Thetford

Can one be saved without […]

Your Conscience: Dead Or Alive (Mark White)

July 28th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 12, Volume 12|

Your Conscience: Dead Or Alive

Mark White

Hardly anyone speaks of the conscience anymore. As a […]

Pouting (J.S. Smith)

July 28th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 12, Volume 12|

Pouting

J.S. Smith

Anyone who has raised children or ever meet one has seen him or […]

Commitment (Dick Millwee)

July 28th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 12, Volume 12|

Commitment

Dick Millwee

Our society is plagued with the general problem of “Non-commitment”. It is seen: […]

Attitude Is Everything (Jason Malham)

July 28th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 12, Volume 12|

Attitude Is Everything

Jason Malham

But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns […]

Beyond Your Ability (Ron Drum)

July 28th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 12, Volume 12|

Beyond Your Ability

Ron Drum

The story is told of a lawyer and businessman who were […]

Ignoring Sin (Mike Johnson)

July 28th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 12, Volume 12|

IGNORING SIN

Mike Johnson

A very common statement made by many people today is, “I just […]

“And I Thought I Was A Liar” (selected)

July 28th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 12, Volume 12|

“AND I THOUGHT I WAS A LIAR”

“Therefore, putting away lying, ‘Let each one of you speak […]

Fainthearted (Earl E. Robertson)

July 7th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 11, Volume 12|

“Fainthearted”

Earl E. Robertson

We use this word often in describing persons who lose heart and […]

What Are You Giving?

July 7th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 11, Volume 12|

What Are You Giving?

Jesus gave His head for a crown of thorns.

He gave His back to […]

God Is from Everlasting to Everlasting (Mike Johnson)

July 7th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 11, Volume 12|

God Is from Everlasting to Everlasting

(Psalm 90)

Mike Johnson

It is thought Psalm 90 […]

God Is Love (Kent E. Heaton, Sr.)

July 7th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 11, Volume 12|

God Is Love

Kent E. Heaton, Sr.

The definition of love can best be understood not […]

It Needs No Change (Greg Gwin)

July 7th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 11, Volume 12|

It Needs No Change

Greg Gwin

The men who wrote the Constitution of the United States […]

The Procrastinating Servant (Jack Williams)

July 7th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 11, Volume 12|

The Procrastinating Servant

Jack Williams

14 years old – “I’ve just become a Christian, I don’t […]

Greener on the Other Side (Greg Gwin)

July 7th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 11, Volume 12|

Greener on the Other Side

Greg Gwin

The scene is a common one: a cow with […]

What Is a Christian?

June 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 10, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No. 10 – June, 2015

What Is a Christian?

Phillip Owens

Some speak […]

Gratitude

June 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 10, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No. 10 – June, 2015

Gratitude

The story is told of a poor woman with two […]

Are You Frozen?

June 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 10, Volume 12|

Are You Frozen?

Mike Johnson

I would like to relate a story which I have had […]

The Devil Laughs

June 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 10, Volume 12|

The Devil Laughs

  1. To hear a man say he has no way to attend the services when […]

The Best Is Yet to Be

June 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 10, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No 10 – June, 2015

The Best Is Yet To Be

Tommy Thornhill

I don’t […]

“Everything I Have Is for Sale . . .”

June 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 8, Volume 12|

“Everything I Have Is for Sale . . .”

Mike Johnson

A number of years ago […]

Which Way Do You Want to Go?

June 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 8, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No. 8 – April, 2015

Which Way Do You Want to Go?

Rick Duggin

One of the […]

What Is Happiness?

June 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 8, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No. 8 – April, 2015

What Is Happiness?

R.J. Evans

How many times have you […]

In Troubling Times

June 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 8, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No. 8 – April, 2015

In Troubling Times

Greg Gwen

Most folks stay quite concerned […]

How to Treat Others

June 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 8, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No. 8 – April, 2015

How to Treat Others

(Author Unknown)

A young […]

No One Can Take Your Place

June 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 8, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No. 8 – April, 2015

 

No One Can Take Your Place

(Story: Ask the Funeral Home)

Man’s Purpose in Life

June 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 8, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No. 8 – April 2015

Man’s Purpose in Life

Richard Thetford

We need God to […]

Restore Unto Me the Joy of Your Salvation

May 18th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 9, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No. 9 – May, 2015

Restore Unto Me the Joy of Your Salvation

Mike […]

In Troubling Times

May 18th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 9, Volume 12|

In Troubling Times

Bob J. Walton

There is no problem in life more universal, more common, […]

The Strength of a Church

May 18th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 9, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No. 9 – May, 2015

The Strength of A Church . . .

It is well to look […]

Claims That Make the Bible Special

May 18th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 9, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No. 9 – May, 2015

Claims That Make the Bible Special

Phillip Owens

The Final Judgment

May 18th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 9, Volume 12|

Vol. 12 No. 9 – May, 2015

The Final […]

The Devil’s Beatitudes

May 18th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 9, Volume 12|

Vol 12  No. 9 – May 2015

The Devil Beatitudes

If the devil were to write his beatitudes […]

The Wicked Husbandmen

May 18th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 12, Volume 9|

Vol. 9 No. 12 – August 2012

The Wicked Husbandmen

Mike Johnson

The Bible indicates that […]

A Salvation Issue

May 18th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 12, Volume 9|

Vol. 9 No. 12 – August 2012

A Salvation Issue

Bobby Graham

In more recent years […]

A Note for the Preacher

April 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 12, Volume 9|

Vol. 9  No. 12 – August 2012

A Note for the Preacher

Bob Pulliam

     I found […]

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

April 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 11, Volume 9|

Vol. 9 No. 11 – July 2012

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Mike Johnson

Improving Our Worship

April 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 11, Volume 9|

Vol. 9 No. 11 – July 2012

Improving Our Worship

Bill Hall

Our lack of […]

Post Fixed Divorces

April 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 11, Volume 9|

Vol. 9 No. 11 – July 2012

Post Fixed Divorces

Edward O. Bragwell, Sr.

In […]

The Parables (Mike Johnson)

March 26th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 10, Volume 9|

Vol. 9  No. 10- June 2012

 The Parables

Mike Johnson

“All these things […]

Is There a “Stranger at Your Door?” (Charles G. Maples, Sr.)

March 26th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 10, Volume 9|

Vol. 9  No. 10- June 2012

Is There a “Stranger at Your Door?”

Charles G. Maples, Sr.

The Cold, Hard Facts (Frank Himmell)

March 26th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 10, Volume 9|

Vol. 9 No. 10- June, 2012

The Cold, Hard Facts

Frank Himmell

If Only…

  • If only […]

The Future – A Contemplation (Gilbert Alexander)

March 26th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 10, Volume 9|

Vol. 9 No. 10- June, 2012

THE FUTURE – A CONTEMPLATION

Gilbert Alexander

The past […]

Diary of the Bible (Selected)

March 26th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 10, Volume 9|

Vol. 9 No. 10- June 2012

DIARY OF THE BIBLE . . . .

January: A busy time for me. Most of […]

Possible Or Impossible (Bill Crews)

March 12th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 10, Volume 9|

Vol. 9 No. 10– June, 2012

Possible Or Impossible?

Bill Crews

Can an accountable person who so […]

A Christian’s View of Abortion (Shane Pack)

March 12th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 9, Volume 9|

A Christians View of Abortion

Shane Pack

  It is estimated that forty-two million children are killed […]

Why Not Choose “The Better Part?” (2) Charles G. Maples, Sr.

March 12th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 9, Volume 9|

WHY NOT CHOOSE “THE BETTER PART?”

(Part Two)

Charles G. Maples, Sr.

 INTRO:  […]

Why Not Choose That Which Is Better? (Charles G. Maples, Sr.)

March 11th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 8, Volume 9|

Why Not Choose That Which Is Better?

(Part 1)

Charles G. Maples, Sr.

It is […]

The Health Inspector & Authority (Mike Johnson)

March 11th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 8, Volume 9|

The Health Inspector & Authority

Mike Johnson

 Many years ago I worked in a meatpacking plant.  One […]

The Church (Jere Frost)

March 11th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 8, Volume 9|

The Church

Jere Frost

The church of Christ at this place is nothing but a church. […]

Suggestions for Christian Living (Raymond E. Harris)

March 11th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 8, Volume 9|

Suggestions for Christian Living

Raymond E. Harris

STUDY: — Upon becoming a Christian we should let […]

The Bible Does Not Say:

March 11th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 8, Volume 9|

THE BIBLE DOES NOT SAY:

The Church of God’s Choice (Tim Haile)

February 26th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 7, Volume 12|

The Church of God’s Choice

Tim Haile

 Have you ever heard the religious admonition telling people […]

Brotherly Love – The Real Test (Bill Hall)

February 26th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 7, Volume 12|

Brotherly Love – The Real Test

Bill Hall

What kind of people were the Christians of […]

Demonstrating Our Love (Greg Gwin)

February 26th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 7, Volume 12|

Demonstrating Our Love

Greg Gwin

Here’s a challenge for you: Try to explain what love is without stating […]

Patience (Mike Johnson)

February 26th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 7, Volume 12|

Patience

Mike Johnson

The term “patience” occurs frequently in the Bible.  Patience is a difficult lesson […]

To Parents . . . . (E.R. Hall Jr.)

February 20th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 8, Volume 9|

To Parents . . . . .

E.R. Hall Jr.

  Most of us who […]

Would Jesus Do What We Do? (Jarrod Jacobs)

February 20th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 7, Volume 9|

Would Jesus Do What We Do?

Jarrod Jacobs

A popular acronym over the last several years […]

“Beware, Lest We Drift Away!” (Charles G. Maples, Sr.

February 20th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 7, Volume 9|

“Beware, Lest We Drift Away!”

Charles G. Maples, Sr.

 After the Inspired writer of the Hebrew […]

Everyone’s Talking (Kent Heaton)

February 20th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 7, Volume 9|

Everyone’s Talking

Kent Heaton

     Never before in the history of man has the ability to […]

Complacency . . .

February 20th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 7, Volume 9|

Complacency . . .

Complacency is a blight that saps, energy, dulls attitudes, and causes a drain on the […]

Use of the Bible (Mike Johnson)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 7, Volume 9|

USE OF THE BIBLE

Mike Johnson

 People use the Bible in many different ways.  Sadly, some […]

Buy the Truth & Sell It Not (Bob Waldron)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 6, Volume 9|

Buy the Truth & Sell It Not

Bob Waldron

One of the most important attitudes one […]

Five Smooth Stones of Smooth Parenting (Sewell Hall)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 6, Volume 9|

Five Smooth Stones of Parenting

Sewell Hall

In Goliath, David faced what seemed an indomitable foe. […]

Strike the Tent (Mike Johnson)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 6, Volume 9|

STRIKE THE TENT

 Mike Johnson

 The last words people speak before they die may be spoken […]

Self Control (Bill Hall)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 6, Volume 9|

Self Control

Bill Hall

What is the value of self-control? Self-control is that which enables us  […]

Speaking As the Oracles of God (Irvin Lee)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 6, Volume 9|

Speaking As the Oracles of God

Irvin Lee

“If anyone speaks, let him speak as the […]

The Best Deal I Ever Made (Phillip Mullins)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 5, Volume 9|

The Best Deal I Ever Made

Phillip Mullins

His vanity tag proclaimed, “I SELL IT”. He […]

“We Must All Appear!” (Charles Maples, Sr.)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 5, Volume 9|

“We Must All Appear!”

Charles Maples, Sr.

“For we know that if our earthly house, this […]

Consistency (Mike Johnson)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 5, Volume 9|

Consistency

Mike Johnson

       It has been said that inconsistency is the only thing […]

Exaggeration (Shane Williams)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 5, Volume 9|

EXAGGERATION

Shane Williams

  I heard a story recently of a woman who was talking to her  […]

Are You Listening to God? (Charles Maples, Sr.)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 4, Volume 9|

Are You Listening to God?

Charles Maples, Sr.

The Inspired writer of Hebrews tells us that […]

The Silent Killer (Mike Johnson)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 4, Volume 9|

The Silent Killer

Mike Johnson

 High blood pressure is sometimes referred to by doctors […]

Gossip (Nick Law)

February 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 4, Volume 9|

Gossip

Nick Law

God reveals to man the dangers that our tongues can bring upon us. […]

Truth & Compromise (Mike Winkler)

February 11th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 4, Volume 9|

Truth & Compromise

Mike Winkler

 There is a strong temptation to “water down” the truth in […]

Who Will Follow Jesus? (Charles Maples)

February 11th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 3, Volume 9|

Who Will Follow Jesus?

Charles Maples Sr.

We sometimes sing a song with the above title.  […]

Preaching Christ (Dick Ward)

February 11th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 3, Volume 9|

Preaching Christ

Dick Ward

Did you know that when Philip PREACHED CHRIST he preached MORE than […]

Have You Heard? (Hiram O. Hutto)

February 11th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 3, Volume 9|

Have You Heard?

Hiram O. Hutto

 Have you heard about the group of Christians […]

God’s Call to the Sleeper (Derek Chancellor)

February 11th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 3, Volume 9|

God’s Call to the Sleeper

Derek Chancellor

 “Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds […]

God’s Promises (Mike Johnson)

February 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 6, Volume 12|

God’s Promises

 Mike Johnson

 Promises are common in our society.  There are those who […]

What Went Ye Out to See? (Bill Lambert)

February 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 6, Volume 12|

What Went Ye Out to See?

Bill Lambert

And as they departed, Jesus began to say […]

Facing Temptation (Steve Klein)

February 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 6, Volume 12|

Facing Temptation

Steve Klein

There is no sin in being tempted.  Everyone is.  Even Jesus was  […]

Christian Women at Work (Jerry Curry)

February 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 6, Volume 12|

Christian Women at Work

Jerry Curry

As far back as my memory can accurately recall facts […]

The Gospel Is for All (Bill Hall)

February 4th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 6, Volume 12|

The Gospel Is for All

Bill Hall

The church that pleases God will reach out to […]

Concern for Others (Mike Johnson)

February 3rd, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 6, Volume 12|

CONCERN FOR OTHERS

 Philippians 2:4

 Mike Johnson

 An often overlooked, yet significant passage, […]

The Purpose of the Church (Mike Johnson)

January 21st, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 2, Volume 9|

THE PURPOSE OF THE CHURCH

Mike Johnson

 The Bible clearly teaches that Christ came […]

How Do We Handle Correction? (David Sandlin)

January 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 2, Volume 9|

How Do We Handle Correction?

David Sandlin

In light of the fact that  “all have sinned, […]

Speaking As The Oracles of God

January 16th, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 2, Volume 9|

Speaking As the Oracles of God 

“If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. […]

The Love of Christ (Richard Thedford)

January 2nd, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 5, Volume 12|

The Love of Christ

Richard Thedford

As we live our lives day by day we need […]

Who’s on First?

January 2nd, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 5, Volume 12|

“Who’s on First?”

Greg Gwin

Abbott and Costello, the famous comedy team of the previous generation, […]

Lessons from Zacchaeus (John R. Gibson)

January 2nd, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 5, Volume 12|

Lessons from Zacchaeus

John R. Gibson

Zacchaeus climbing the sycamore tree is a favorite of young […]

Proverbs (Ethan Longhenry)

January 2nd, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 5, Volume 12|

Proverbs

Ethan Longhenry

Wise counsel has proven beneficial throughout time, and one of the most widespread […]

More Important Than Myself (Greg Litmer)

January 2nd, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 5, Volume 12|

More Important Than Myself

Philippians 2:3

Greg Litmer

 If I can learn to truly regard […]

Our Authority is the Word (Dan Gatlin)

January 2nd, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 1, Volume 9|

Our Authority is the Word

Dan Gatlin

 Jesus said, “And if anyone hears My […]

You Have Taken Away the Key of Knowledge” (Charles G. Maples, Sr.)

January 2nd, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 1, Volume 9|

“YOU HAVE TAKEN AWAY THE KEY OF KNOWLEDGE”

Charles G. Maples, Sr.

 In Luke 19:10 we are […]

What Is Truth? (Shane Williams)

January 2nd, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 1, Volume 9|

What Is Truth?

Shane Williams

The Governor, Pilate, came very close to making a great discovery. […]

What? No Gym? (Mike Johnson)

January 2nd, 2015|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 1, Volume 9|

What?  No Gym?

Mike Johnson

 A lot of people would be surprised if they visited a […]

Getting Serious About Sin (Wayne Goff)

December 28th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 9 Number 1, Volume 9|

Getting Serious About Sin

Wayne Goff

Sometimes I wonder how seriously you and I take sin. […]

I’m All Shook Up . . . (Mike Johnson)

December 28th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 5, Volume 12|

“I’m All Shook Up . . .”

Mike Johnson

These words perhaps echoed from the facilities […]

Living for Christ (Robert Hendrix)

December 9th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 12, Volume 10|

Living for Christ

Robert Hendrix

A Bible class discussion was taking place and the teacher was […]

The Silent Killer (Mike Johnson)

December 9th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 12, Volume 10|

The Silent Killer

Mike Johnson

High blood pressure is sometimes referred to by doctors as “the […]

False Concepts of God (Carrol Ray Sutton)

December 9th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 12, Volume 10|

False Concepts of God

Carrol Ray Sutton

Many people have wrong concepts (ideas, notions, views) of (or about) […]

Was the Death of Stephen Unnecessary? (Windell Wiser)

December 9th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 12, Volume 10|

Was the Death of Stephen Unnecessary?

Windell Wiser

The title that heads this article may sound […]

Do You Possess Good People Skills?

December 9th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 1, Vol. 10 Number 12|

Do You Possess Good People Skills?

  1. Look Out For Others Interests As Well As Your Own: — […]

“I’m Not As Bad As He Is” (Mike Johnson)

December 9th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 11, Volume 10|

“I’M NOT AS BAD AS HE IS”

Mike Johnson

 Consider a case where an […]

Facts About Faith Healing (Rick Duggin)

December 9th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 11, Volume 10|

Facts About Faith Healing

Rick Duggin

Members of the Faith Assembly, an Indiana-based religious sect, have […]

“I Don’t See Anything Wrong With That!” (James Hahn)

December 9th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 11, Volume 10|

“I Don’t See Anything Wrong With That!”

James Hahn

How many times have we heard this […]

Harmonizing the Negatives And Positives of God’s Word (John C. Robertson)

December 9th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 11, Volume 10|

Harmonizing the Negatives And Positives

of God’s Word

John C. Robertson

 Magnets have always […]

Call It What It Is (Arthur M. Odgen)

December 9th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 11, Volume 10|

Call It What It Is

Arthur M. Ogden

Someone said to me once, “If you call […]

No Reason to Believe This (C.S. Lewis)

December 9th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 11, Volume 10|

No Reason to Believe This

C.S. Lewis

If the solar system was brought about by an […]

Has This Ever Happened to You?

December 9th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 11, Volume 10|

Has This Ever Happened to You?

  • You went through an entire song service without even thinking about what you […]

The Parable of the Lost Son (Mike Johnson)

December 7th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 10, Volume 10|

The Parable of the Lost Son

Mike Johnson

 There are three very well know parables recorded […]

The Purpose of Baptism (Mike Johnson)

December 7th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 10, Volume 10|

The Purpose of Baptism

Mike Johnson

 Baptism has been a controversial subject in the religious world […]

The One Who Loved You Enough (Greg Gwin)

December 7th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 10, Volume 10|

The One Who Loved You Enough

Greg Gwin

Can you remember who it was that taught […]

Ordinary People (Shane Williams)

December 7th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 10, Volume 10|

Ordinary People

Shane Williams

Jesus was not born in some glamorous location with highly educated important […]

You Finish the Story . . .

December 6th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 10, Volume 10|

You Finish the Story . . .

There was once a congregation in which every member was […]

The Church & the Individual (Mike Johnson)

December 6th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 9, Volume 10|

THE CHURCH & THE INDIVIDUAL

Mike Johnson

 Sadly, there has been much division in […]

Ignorance (Mike Johnson)

December 6th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 9, Volume 10|

Ignorance

Mike Johnson

The moon was a thin crescent in the Canadian skies on the night […]

The Parable of the Two Builders (Mike Johnson)

December 6th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 9, Volume 10|

The Parable of the Two Builders

Mike Johnson

 From time to time a great deal of […]

Does Every Person Have a Right to His Own Belief? (Mike Johnson)

December 6th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 9, Volume 10|

Does Every Person Have a Right

to His Own Belief?

Mike Johnson

 The answer to […]

Go Away for Now (Mike Johnson)

December 6th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 4, Volume 12|

GO AWAY FOR NOW

Mike Johnson

Luke tells us in Acts 24 of a time when […]

How to Have a Miserable Day, Week, Month, Year, Life (Author Unknown)

December 6th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 4, Volume 12|

How to Have a Miserable Day, Week,

Month, Year, Life

  1. Worry A Lot: — Drag out of […]

Am I Forsaking? (Jarrod Jacobs)

December 6th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 4, Volume 12|

Am I Forsaking?

Jarrod Jacobs

Hebrews 10:23-25 is a passage well-known among those who love the Lord and […]

Kill the Spider (Author Unknown)

December 6th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 4, Volume 12|

Kill the Spider

Author Unknown

 One of the deacons was frequently called upon to pray at […]

What Is Your Life? (E.R. Hall Jr.)

December 6th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 4, Volume 12|

What Is Your Life?

E.R. Hall Jr.

“For what is your life? It is even as […]

Hate Father & Mother (Mike Johnson)

December 6th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 4, Volume 12|

Hate Father and Mother

Mike Johnson

 Luke 14:26 says, “If any man […]

The Parable of the Marriage Feast (Mike Johnson)

December 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 8, Volume 10|

The Parable of the Marriage Feast

Mike Johnson

 In Matthew 21, Jesus presented “The Parable of […]

Road Tripping (Bryan Matthew Dockens)

December 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 8, Volume 10|

Road Tripping

Bryan Matthew Dockens

The way to salvation is much like a road trip. In […]

Improving Our Worship (Bill Hall)

December 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 8, Volume 10|

Improving Our Worship

Bill Hall

Our lack of fervency and reverence in worship is a matter […]

The Reality of Hell (Gene Taylor)

December 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 8, Volume 10|

The Reality of Hell

Gene Taylor

 In Matthew 25:31-46 the Bible teaches that at the final […]

Miraculous Gifts Have Passed (Pat Donahue)

December 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 8, Volume 10|

 

Miraculous Gifts Have Passed

Pat Donahue

I Corinthians 13:8-10 says the miraculous gifts would cease “when […]

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant (Mike Johnson)

December 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 7, Volume 10|

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

Mike Johnson

 The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant is recorded in Matthew 18:23-35.  […]

Terms of Humility (Steven Harper)

December 4th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 7, Volume 10|

Terms of Humility

Steven Harper

 Throughout the New Testament, the inspired writers used different terms to […]

Spiritual Tragedy (Bill Hall)

December 4th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 7, Volume 10|

Spiritual Tragedy

Bill Hall

Melvin Gordon is dead. He loved his family, and was especially concerned […]

From Parent to Child . . . .

December 4th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 7, Volume 10|

From Parent To Child….

I gave you life, but I cannot live it for you.
I can teach […]

Exactly Why Most Churches Have Changed on Many Issues (Pat Donahue)

December 4th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 7, Volume 10|

Exactly Why Most Churches Have Changed on Many Issues

Pat Donahue

 My friend John Gibson recently […]

The Parable of the Lost Sheep (Mike Johnson)

December 4th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 6, Volume 10|

The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Mike Johnson

In Luke 15, there are three parables which […]

Why Do You Serve God (David West)

December 4th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 6, Volume 10|

Why Do You Serve God?

David West

 Do you desire the GIFTS or the GIVER? What […]

What’s In Your Eye?

December 4th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 6, Volume 10|

What’s in Your Eye?

There is a pestilence within the Christian community. It is the predisposition to […]

Robbing God

December 4th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 6|

Robbing God

A Chinese preacher, speaking of robbing God, used this illustration: “It came to pass that […]

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure (Mike Johnson)

December 3rd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 5, Volume 10|

The Parable of the Hidden Treasure

Mike Johnson

 Matthew 13:44 records the Parable of the Hidden Treasure.  It […]

Those Who Obey Jesus (Bryan Matthew Dockens)

December 3rd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 5, Volume 10|

Those Who Obey Jesus

Bryan Matthew Dockens

The weather obeys Him.  “And suddenly a great tempest […]

I Am Resolved (Kent Heaton)

December 3rd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 5, Volume 10|

I Am Resolved

Kent Heaton

 The spirit of a fresh beginning brings out a supreme desire […]

Heirlooms (Shane Williams)

December 3rd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 5, Volume 10|

Heirlooms

Shane Williams

Heirlooms are important to us. It gives us pride and comfort to have […]

Some “If’s” and “Why’s” About Baptism

December 3rd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 5|

SOME “IF’S” AND “WHY’S” ABOUT BAPTISM

Cecil Cox

  • IF baptism is not necessary to salvation, WHY did […]

Wealth . . . (Pat Donahue)

December 3rd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 5, Volume 10|

Wealth . . .

Pat Donahue

 Wealth is not necessarily sinful; it is a […]

The Parable of the Great Supper (Mike Johnson)

December 3rd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 4, Volume 10|

THE PARABLE OF THE GREAT SUPPER

Mike Johnson

 “The Parable of the Great Supper” is recorded in Luke […]

Witnesses of Jesus’ Resurrection (Tom Edwards)

December 3rd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 1, Vol. 10 Number 4|

Witnesses of Jesus’ Resurrection

Tom Edwards

The resurrection of Jesus has been one of the most […]

Parable of the Rich Fool (Mike Johnson)

December 2nd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 3, Volume 10|

The Parable of the Rich Fool

Mike Johnson

 The parable of the Rich Fool is recorded in Luke […]

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks (Kent Heaton)

December 2nd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 3, Volume 10|

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Kent Heaton

 There is an old saying that suggests […]

You Can’t Please Everybody (Jimmy Tuten)

December 2nd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 3, Volume 10|

   You Can’t Please Everybody

Jimmy Tuton

 I am reminded of an old Spanish parable about […]

It’s Time to Hate (Steve Klein)

December 2nd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 3, Volume 10|

It’s Time to Hate

Steve Klein

The inspired wise man who wrote the Book of Ecclesiastes […]

The Atheist’s Favorite Preacher (Bryan Matthew Dockens)

December 2nd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 3|

The Atheist’s Favorite Preacher

Bryan Matthew Dockens

 An avowed disbeliever recently told me that […]

Lifetime Guarantee (Shane Williams)

December 2nd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 3|

Lifetime Guarantee

Shane Williams

We like guarantees and warranties. It is comforting to know after making […]

The Parable of the Tower (Mike Johnson)

December 2nd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 2, Volume 10|

THE PARABLE OF THE TOWER

Mike Johnson

    The “Parable of the Tower” and the “Parable of […]

The Cold Hard Facts (Phillip Mullins)

December 2nd, 2014|Vol. 10 Number 2, Volume 10|

The Cold Hard Facts

Phillip Mullins

Ecclesiastes is an Old Testament book that asks life’s hardest […]

Some Bible Questions Answered (E.R. Hall Jr.)

December 2nd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 2, Volume 10|

Some Bible Questions Answered

E.R. Hall Jr.

 God created man with a mind to think. Sometimes […]

If Only . . . (Frank Himmel)

December 2nd, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 2|

If Only…

Frank Himmel

  • If only my boss wouldn’t be so rude and domineering, I would […]

Flattery (Mike Johnson)

November 21st, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 3, Volume 12|

FLATTERY

Mike Johnson

 At a reception in Washington, a widow asked a young man to guess […]

How Do We Acquire Faith? (Mike Johnson)

November 21st, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 3, Volume 12|

How Do We Acquire Faith?

Mike Johnson

 There are many views concerning the means by which […]

Who Cares? (Dan Shipley)

November 21st, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 2, Volume 12|

Who Cares?

Dan Shipley

Did you ever think about who turns out the lights and locks […]

Setting Your Spiritual Clock (Steve Klein)

November 21st, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 2, Volume 12|

Setting Your Spiritual Clock

Steve Klein

Several years ago it was reported that the telephone operator […]

How Well Do You Listen? (Mike Johnson)

November 19th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 2, Volume 12|

How Well Do You Listen?

Mike Johnson

 How well do you listen?  Some of […]

Words of Warning from the Past (Keith Greer)

November 19th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 2, Volume 12|

 Words of Warning from the Past

Keith Greer

 The Old Testament was written for our learning. […]

Jesus Is Unique (Bill Hall)

November 19th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 2, Volume 12|

Jesus Is Unique

Bill Hall

 Among all who ever lived upon the earth, Jesus is unique.  […]

It Doesn’t Take Much to Feed a Corpse (Dalton Key)

November 19th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 2, Volume 12|

It Doesn’t Take Much to Feed a Corpse

Dalton Key

Those of us living in the […]

Positively No Visiting (Bill Hall)

November 19th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 2, Volume 12|

Positively No Visiting

Bill Hall

Recently, while visiting patients in a hospital, we observed several signs […]

Can We Understand the Bible Alike? (Mike Johnson)

November 19th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 2, Volume 12|

CAN WE UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE ALIKE?

Mike Johnson

 If we understand the Bible at all, we can […]

Yesterday & Tomorrow (Shane Williams)

November 18th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 2, Volume 10|

Yesterday & Tomorrow

Shane Williams

When we consider what God has done for us in the […]

The Church in Crisis (Edward O. Bragwell Sr.)

November 18th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 1, Volume 10|

The Church in Crisis

Edward O. Bragwell Sr.

I have a sermon titled “Crises in the […]

The Money Failed (Bryan Matthew Dockens)

November 18th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 10 Number 1, Volume 10|

The Money Failed

Bryan  Matthew Dockens

Currency in the Weimar Republic of the 1920’s was so […]

Missing Out on a Valuable Treasure (Mike Johnson)

November 12th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 1, Volume 12|

Missing Out on a Valuable Treasure

Mike Johnson

 “One person’s junk is another person’s treasure.”  I am […]

Priorities (Mike Johnson)

November 12th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 1, Volume 12|

Priorities

Mike Johnson

We need to put first things first.”  “You need to get your priorities […]

Godliness in Adversity (Sewell Hall)

November 12th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 12 Number 1, Volume 12|

Godliness in Adversity

Sewell Hall

 Godly and ungodly men differ in the way they view adversity: […]

Works of the Flesh Vs. Works of the Spirit (Dylan Stewart)

November 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 11 Number 12, Volume 11|

Works of the Flesh vs. Works of the Spirit

Dylan Stewart

There are countless scriptures that […]

You Can Only Live So Long (Mike Johnson)

November 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 11 Number 12, Volume 11|

“YOU CAN ONLY LIVE SO LONG”

Mike Johnson

 You can only live so long.”  According to […]

What Is Repentance (Mike Johnson)

November 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 11 Number 12, Volume 11|

WHAT IS REPENTANCE?

Mike Johnson

 What is Repentance?  This is a very […]

The $24,000 Telephone (Gene Taylor)

November 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 11 Number 12, Volume 11|

The $24,000 Telephone

Gene Taylor

 What kind of telephone would you expect to get if you […]

Was Peter the First Pope? (Mike Johnson)

November 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 11 Number 12, Volume 11|

WAS PETER THE FIRST POPE?

Mike Johnson

The above question is certainly a good question and […]

Let the World Stand in Awe of Him (Kent Heaton)

November 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 11 Number 12, Volume 11|

Let the World Stand in Awe of Him

Kent Heaton

 Michelangelo was a remarkable […]

How We Mark The Resurrections (Bryan Matthew Dockens)

November 5th, 2014|Elon Challenger, Vol. 11 Number 12, Volume 11|

How We Mark the Resurrection

Bryan Matthew Dockens

As a church that rejects “the commandments of […]

Admonitions to Parents of Teens (David Pratt)