Posts with the tag “richard-massey”

The Power of Preaching - We Need It Now - R.Massey
by Russ Earl on January 29th, 2019
Gospel preaching is powerful because God designed it that way and man cannot design anything more powerful. For we see that through Gospel preaching men are saved from sin (1 Cor. 1:18-21). Since that is the case (and it is), we do not need less preaching, we need more (Acts 6:7). A sermonette by a preacherette will only make Christianettes. We not only need more preaching, but we need more bold p...  Read More
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Concern...Our Need Today - R.Massey
by Russ Earl on January 29th, 2019
The New Testament abounds with lessons from which we can profit concerning the church of our Lord. One of the very best examples we have concerning New Testament Christianity in action is that of the church in Jerusalem. This is the very first congregation established by our Lord upon earth through the apostles (Acts 2). By studying this infant congregation of the Lord's people, we can learn many ...  Read More
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Godly Mothers - R.Massey
by Russ Earl on January 29th, 2019
Mothers come in all shapes and sizes.  She works in the kitchen preparing your meals and in the laundry room washing and folding your clothes. She supervises your homework, cheers for  you at the game, nurses you when you are sick, helps you solve life’s problems, makes delicious cookies for you, checks your report card, gives you your vitamins, holds you when you hurt, and hugs you when you go to...  Read More
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Man's View Of God Is Extremly Important - R.Massey
by Russ Earl on January 29th, 2019
Do you realize that your view of God will affect how you treat others?  The Nazis. Adolf Hitler viewed God as non-existent. He accepted the theory of evolution which holds the idea of survival of the fittest. His armies killed millions of innocent men, women and children whom they deemed weak and inferior. He believed that not only could they do this, but in view of the evolutionary theory, they s...  Read More
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To Which Call Do You Heed? - R.Massey
by Russ Earl 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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Ignoring The Devil Is Not Enough - R.Massey
by Russ Earl 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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Heaven or Hell - R.Massey
by Russ Earl 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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Call Me Bitter - R.Massey
by Russ Earl on January 29th, 2019
  Why would anyone wish to be called bitter? You will if you try to live in this world without God. This is what happened to Naomi (whose name means pleasant). After living in Moab a number of years her life became bitter (Ruth 1:20-22). Her husband had moved his family from Bethlehelm into the pagan nation of Moab to find a better life (Ruth 1:1). However, life was not better there. Naomi’s husba...  Read More
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Dangers of Neglecting Fundamentals - R.Massey
by Russ Earl on January 29th, 2019
It is never safe to neglect the fundamentals of God’s Word. Fundamentals are the basic facts of the Holy Scriptures. They are the foundational principles upon which other tenets are built (Heb. 5:11-14). Our learning process must begin with fundamentals. In grade school you first learned your A-B-C’s. Next, you learned words. Following that you moved on to sentences. Finally, you advanced to other...  Read More
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Full And Overflowing - R.Massey
by Russ Earl on January 29th, 2019
The beautiful 23rd Psalm says in verse 5 “my cup runneth over.” I do not know how many blessings that you and I enjoy each day. No doubt we have literally thousands every single day and tens of thousands have been granted throughout our lives. I would like to borrow some thoughts from the pen of Tom Wacaster as we consider the incredible blessings we enjoy from God's generous hand.Spiritual Blessi...  Read More
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Fire Water - R.Massey
by Russ Earl on January 29th, 2019
    The term “fire water” has been used to describe a very dangerous and even toxic beverage. Yearly it is consumed by billions of people around the world. When consumed straight from the bottle it burns the sensitive tissues of the mouth, throat and stomach. It is so strong it is often diluted with sodas and fruit juices to make the horribly strong taste more palatable. It is commonly known as wh...  Read More
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One Faith, A Radical Idea - R. Massey
by Russ Earl on January 29th, 2019
           How many times have you heard the following: “Attend the church of your choice”? This concept continues to be circulated over and over until many people accept it as fact. They truly believe that there are many denominational faiths found in the pages of the Bible.The Bible Declares One Faith            Contrary to that common, but erroneous belief the Bible clearly declares that there ...  Read More
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