A Pattern To Be Followed - R.Earl
on January 29th, 2019
What is a pattern? “Something designed or used as a model for making things” (Merriam-Webster). In the Bible we find words like pattern, form, and example. What does this mean? Is there a pattern, form, or example that we are to follow? Let’s see what the Bible says.IS THERE A PATTERN IN THE BIBLE?We find examples of patterns in the Old Testament: 1) Noah did according to all that God had commande...  Read More
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Where I Stand #6 - R.Earl
on January 29th, 2019
And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her when she is put away committeth adultery. (Matthew 19:9, ASV)The verse mentioned previously has been a source of heartache, tension and church uproar for many. Preachers have been hired and fired for what they preach concerning the words of Christ in...  Read More
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Where I Stand #5 - R.Earl
on January 29th, 2019
There are various events that take place throughout the religious world. The Christian no doubt receives notices and invitations of such events. This raises the question, is it permissible to participate in joint activities with any of the denominations? I think it’s important to define what makes a denomination.A denomination is a religious group that abides by traditions, creeds and doctrines of...  Read More
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Tell Me The Story of Jesus - T.Smith
on January 29th, 2019
One of our most beloved gospel songs is Tell Me the Story of Jesus. The song speaks of the life and works of Jesus Christ. As the song says, it is “the story most precious, Sweetest that ever was heard.” It is precious and sweet because it tells of Jesus and His sacrifice for our salvation.Chapter one reveals Jesus (pre-incarnate) before He became flesh. There has never been a time when He was not...  Read More
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Finding Your Place - R.Earl
on January 29th, 2019
Everyone at some point in their lives try to “find their place in the world”. This is a common phrase and idea that many use when deciding what they “want to do”. Those who are still in junior high, high school and college try to decide not only who their friends should be but how they should spend their time and, for those that are old enough, what job they should hold.            What does the w...  Read More
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Where I Stand #3 - R.Earl
on January 29th, 2019
People have debated the topic of mechanical instruments for many, many years. Our topic today is can a Christian use mechanical instruments in worship and, be pleasing to God while doing so?    It is key to keep in mind that anyone who wants to be pleasing to God must follow the standard of authority that God has revealed in the New Testament. Before considering any topic the individual must decid...  Read More
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Where I Stand #4 - R.Earl
on January 29th, 2019
When discussing the Holy Spirit, a person will come to find that there are many different ideas and viewpoints on the Holy Spirit. The purpose of this writing is to examine the work of the Holy Spirit in Salvation.            Let’s first consider together how one gains salvation. Some today teach that one receives salvation when the Holy Spirit comes upon them. Statements such as “I felt led to re...  Read More
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Dating - B.Goring
on January 29th, 2019
After God created man in Genesis chapter one, we find that God immediately set out to create a helpmeet for him. Genesis 2:20 says, “And Adam gave names to all the cattle and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a help meet for him.” Thus God begins His plan to bring woman on to the scene as a companion for man. Woman was created from the rib of...  Read More
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A World Without God - J.Williams
on January 29th, 2019
Believe it or not, that is what many people desire our world to be like ­ without God. They feel that without the “hinderance” of God they can move forward and be free from what they feel are the shackles and shortcomings of “traditional” religion. For example, we find that humanism is making great inroads in our society as far as denying and working against religion as most people would view it. ...  Read More
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Is There An Alternative? - R.Earl
on January 29th, 2019
The Lord’s church has been blessed with great lectureships, gospel meetings, summer series lessons, and the like. These activities take place throughout the country. Brethren come from near and far to attend these events and enjoy the great fellowship and Bible lessons. These events provide an opportunity for the lost to hear the gospel as well the faithful to be encouraged.When planning for any e...  Read More
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What Does Repentance Require? - T.Smith
on January 29th, 2019
 In Acts 3:19 we read, “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out…” We notice that “sins being blotted out” are conditional, based upon repentance. Without repentance our sins will not be blotted out. God has always desired that men repent (2 Peter 3:9), for without repentance we can never be forgiven. The word repent means, “to change one’s mind for better, heartily...  Read More
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Humble Yourselves In the Sight of The Lord - R.Earl
on January 29th, 2019
The attribute of humility is one that every Christian should possess. We read over and over again how the “haughty” and “stiff necked” are contrary to God (2 Chro 30:8, Ps 18:27).    Being humble leads us to selflessness. The humble person doesn’t exalt themselves but, because of their good works, others, including God exalt them (Jam 4:10). A person who is puffed up only desires to be exalted so ...  Read More
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