An Indistinct Sound

(Originally printed in the Summer 2005 Issue of the MCOI Journal) In 1 Corinthians 14:8, the Apostle Paul drew a word picture for the Corinthian believers when he wrote: “For if the bugle produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare himself for battle?” This passage has been on my mind quite a bit lately. “But why,” someone may ask, “this short passage?” That is a very good question, and one which I have asked myself. … Continue reading

Dangerous Home Front: Proof Texts We Know and Love

(Originally printed in the Fall 2004 Issue of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 8 ) By John David Ferrer On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I found myself going through several airports; and with each airport are the inevitable security checks. In one airport, I had no problems going through the baggage scan and the metal detectors. But at LaGuardia Airport, I was stopped. I innocently had left a small pocketknife on my … Continue reading

The Jabez Formula

(This originally appeared in the Winter 2002 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 16) Bruce Wilkinson is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary. He founded Walk Thru the Bible Ministries in 1976. His ministry now conducts some 2,500 conferences each year to assist students in their understanding of Scripture.1His ministry has undoubtedly helped many in their understanding of the Bible. His recent book, The Prayer of Jabez,2 has sold over seven-million copies.3 There … Continue reading