ch18 Supporting your Pastor

Supporting your Pastor

Supporting your Pastor:

Suggestions for churches and members about supporting their pastor
By David Cox
[ch18] v1 ©2008 www.coxtracts.com
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And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves. 1Th 5:12-13 Continue reading

ch15 Congregating because we Love

Congregating because we Love

Congregating because we Love is a tract about why we attend church. Our relationship with our brethren in Christ is highly integrated with our salvation. This tract, Congregating because we Love, explains part of that. Congregating because we Love

By Pastor-Missionary David Cox
[CH15] v2©2013 www.coxtracts.com
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Psa 122:1 I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. 

Psa. 50:5 Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.

Salvation is often misunderstood. When God saved us, He made us part of the redeemed and the body of Christ. Salvation unites us with the community of the redeemed, the community of faith, with the saved by Jesus Christ. Believers get together the day God chose (Sunday) for the purposes He chose. Salvation is not something isolated from the present until after death, but is something that is active, dynamic, and fills our life from the moment of salvation until our death and for all eternity.

The life of every believer should be centred in communion with the other redeemed in the church, and afterwards in heaven. Heaven is to live together with God and the rest of the redeemed. God had his purposes in saving us, and the main purpose is to form us into part of His work (extending the kingdom of God) for His glory. We should shine our best for God before the world. Continue reading

ch45 Grading a Bible Teacher

Grading Your Bible Teacher

Grading a Bible Teacher is a guide for understanding the false or bad teacher of the Bible from a true man of God.

Grading a Bible Teacher

By David Cox v1 © 2011
[ch45] www.coxtracts.com
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For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 2Tim 4:3

Today it is in fashion to reject the traditional local church and a good pastor in order to sit under expert Bible teachers. Typically these are charismatic personality teachers, that people just love to hear. From hearing their followers, “everybody should leave their local churches and come study with these great teachers.” The Bible has a response to this, and it is the model for learning which God has given us, in a local church with a qualified pastor. Continue reading

ch47 The Christian and His Money

The Christian and his Money
By David Cox

[ch47] v2 ©2011 www.coxtracts.com/ch47
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A tract on the correct attitude of a Christian towards his money and wealth. TOPICS: The Danger of Covetousness | Covetousness is an idol | The requirement for Leaders | The False Prophet and his Covetousness | Conclusion

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ch31 3Bs of success: buildings, bodies, and bucks

The 3Bs of Success: Buildings, Bodies, and Bucks

Revealing Modern Goals, evaluating our ideas about success
By David Cox
[ch31] v1 ©2006 www.coxtracts.com
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ch31 3Bs of success: buildings, bodies, and bucks




In our modern world, the church has, unfortunately, become like the world instead of having a godly influence in the world to restrain sin in the world. The church of our day has lost its “saltiness.” The most disappointing part of this trend is to see what happens in the name of the Holy God of the heavens in modern churches. Money and fame has become the focus. Today the most important church employee is the church accountant! They are elevated to a “ministry” position and extremely well paid. We can do without a pianist, but not without a church accountant! The modern focus is in three areas, Bodies, Buildings, and Bucks. We can add boasting (fame and glory) here also. We are taught that a preacher is not important, and his ministry is insignificant before God and man if he does not have great success in these four areas. Foreign and strange is the idea of a humble man of God serving in a small backwater of America, where only faithfulness to God’s call is important. Continue reading

ch38 Recognizing a good pastor

Recognizing a Good Pastor
By David Cox
[ch38] v1r ©2009 www.coxtractscom
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ch38 Recognizing a good pastor



I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. John 10:11

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. John 10:14

In John 9, Jesus healed a blind man, and after healing him, the Pharisees got mad at him, because they didn’t want anybody to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. Obviously, the power and authority was different from what the Pharisees sought and used on the people, and because of this, they were bitter and angry with Jesus’s leadership style and towards his attitudes of service.




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ch19 Marks of a False Prophet

The Marks of a False Prophet

Marks of a False Prophet

This tract explains what the Bible says about a False Prophet, and identifies it for us.
How to recognize a bad minister

By David Cox
[ch19] v1 ©2006 www.coxtracts.com
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1 John 4:1 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.




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ch32 How to pray for missionaries

How to Pray for Missionaries

By David Cox
[ch32] v1 ©2006 www.coxtracts.com
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“Brethren, pray for us” – Missionary Paul
1 Thessalonians. 5:25

Every true and obedient Christian should be concerned for and striving to labor in the work of the Lord. If the work of the Lord is a war against Satan, then it is only through the prayers of the saints that any Christian warrior can do anything.

Many Christians in the states are highly concerned about advancing the work of the Lord around the world through missions, but they wonder how can I do this best? How and for what should I pray for these warriors on lonely and spiritually dry fields of service so far away? We will try to give some tips that should help.

(The author is a missionary of 20+ years on the foreign mission field, the first 9 years as a single missionary.) Continue reading

ch55 Who runs the Local Church?

Who runs the Local Church? is a tract by David Cox on how the local church should be governed, a pastor leading, elders advising, deacons serving.

By David Cox

[ch55] v2 © 2021
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ch20 Why we call ourselves “Baptists”

What is a Baptist?

Baptists: Why we call ourselves “Baptists”? What does “Baptist” mean?

By David Cox
[ch20] v1 ©2006 www.coxtracts.com
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Many religious groups proclaim “We are not a religion. We are not a denomination, and because of that we don’t use any name except ‘church’. Names are bad.” But it is as if a person goes to the doctor and the doctor gives a prescription but he doesn’t want to write down the name of the medicine, and just writes “that medicine”. It is useless. We use labels and names to identify what is what. Each name has a meaning, and we use these labels to correctly identify things. This tract will explain why we use the name “Baptist”.

Whatever name we choose to call ourselves by, wicked people can attack us, and without a doubt, somebody will come out using that name without really having the significant life, conduct, and doctrine which should go with that name. The only thing that we can do is to make it very clear what are our beliefs and conduct (defining the label as we understand it) and defend ourselves. Continue reading