Be Different - T.Smith
on January 29th, 2019
Being “different” or “being an oddball” does not sound too enticing, does it? Most folks do not want to be identified as odd or different. Yet, that is just what a Christian is supposed to be! In Titus 2:14 we read, “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”  The word for “peculiar” is a compound word made...  Read More
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Then And Now - R.Earl
on January 29th, 2019
When one considers the state of which the church is in today, we have both reason to boast and reason to be concerned. It is common for some to mention the “good ole days” of the church. However, bragging about the “good ole days” is not the answer.            When one talks of the “good ole days” it seems that they are convinced that those days are over. Some will boast of the great debates, the ...  Read More
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The Axe Is Now Laid At The Root - T.Jenkins
on January 29th, 2019
We have heard of names like Johnny Appleseed, Pacos Bill the cowboy who could rope a twister, and John Henry the freed slave who could drive a railroad spike faster than any man alive. These folk heroes have helped mold our society for over 100 years. One of the most famous such tall tails is about a giant lumberjack named Paul Bunyan. The stories differ from place to place but typically it was sa...  Read More
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Where Does The Bible Say That? Mechanical Instruments of Music - R.Earl
on January 29th, 2019
As we continue to answer the question: “Where does the Bible say that?” We come to the next topic of study: Mechanical Instruments of Music. “speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord” Eph 5:19 (NKJV). In this verse the New Testament tells how we are to give praise to God and by omission how we are not to praise Him.      S...  Read More
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Have We Forgotten? - R.Earl
on January 29th, 2019
 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me” Matthew 10:37.    The Bible clearly tells us that because of Biblical truth families may be divided. The Bible also tells us that when it comes to spiritual truth or following our families and friends, we must be careful which we choose. Have we forgotten about the nu...  Read More
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Giving Thanks To God - T.Smith
on January 29th, 2019
How often have we heard a parent tell a child to say “thank you” for something that was received? We seem to be living in a time when good manners are a thing of the past. Many never seem to acknowledge any of the blessings they enjoy. The words “thank you” are all to often left out of the modern day vocabulary. Sadly, this trend has spilled over into man’s relationship with God. Not only do some ...  Read More
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To Which Call Do You Heed? - R.Massey
on January 29th, 2019
Turkey hunters use a call that sounds just like a female turkey. When the male bird (the gobbler) hears it he thinks it is a female bird. He is lured by the sound he hears and is completely unaware that it is really an ambush in which he will die. The gobbler cannot see the source of the sound, he can only hear it, but he comes to investigate the female bird he thinks is there. When the gobbler co...  Read More
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Who Will Follow Jesus? - T.Smith
on January 29th, 2019
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps” (1 Peter 2:21). Jesus commanded that men follow Him (Matthew 4:19; 8:22; 9:9; Mark 10:21; John 1:43; 21:22; 12:26). Clearly, He is to be our example in all that we say and do..            It is amazing and inspiring to study His life and observe how He handled the temptat...  Read More
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Ignoring The Devil Is Not Enough - R.Massey
on January 29th, 2019
We do not have the devil on our minds twenty-four hours a day. Usually we do not give a major portion of the day thinking of how satan is planning our downfall. Our minds are occupied with going to work, mowing grass, shopping for food, paying bills, cleaning house, and washing clothes. We may not be focused on him, but if you are a Christian he is focused upon you.            When God asked the d...  Read More
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Steps To Salvation: Faithful Living - J.Northrop
on January 29th, 2019
  When one studies the gospel plan of salvation, the study will often end at baptism. However, baptism will get one into Christ; faithful living will keep him or her there. Galatians 5:4 is a good text to illustrate the point: “You have become estranged from Christ, you who attempt to be justified by law; you have fallen from grace.” Among other things, this passages shows that it is possible to f...  Read More
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Heaven or Hell - R.Massey
on January 29th, 2019
Read the two statements below and consider which has a more powerful impact on your thinking:       1. Turn away from sin and become a Christian because God loves you so very much (John 3:16).      2. Turn away from sin and become a Christian because if you do not you will live eternally in a burning             hell (Rev. 21:8).Both statements are completely Biblical and true, however, it seems t...  Read More
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Where Does The Bible Say That? - Original Sin - R.Earl
on January 29th, 2019
As we continue to answer the question: “Where does the Bible say that?” We come to the next topic of study: Original Sin. The definition of Original Sin is a person who is born in sin. We want to see if the Bible does or does not teach such a doctrine.     The most common verse used in an attempt to prove when a person is born, they are sinful is Psalms 51:5 which says “Behold, I was brought forth...  Read More
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