When Dreams Turn To Doubt

added April 17, 2012 by Bubba Garner

When Dreams Turn To Doubt Nearly 20 times in the Scriptures, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are mentioned together. They are the faces of the Patriarchal Age and of the covenant God made with the Hebrews. But have you ever noticed how much space is devoted in the book of Genesis to telling the story of the fourth patriarch, Joseph? There is no effort to merely hit the highlights or skim the headlines of his life. In fact, the only other p... read all »

 

Make Up Your Mind

added March 26, 2012 by Dee Bowman

Make Up Your Mind   Dee Bowman   Deciding is what man is all about. Free moral agency, in the purest sense, is deciding what to do. Man is blessed above all others of God’s creatures in that he is given the right of choice. It’s perhaps a bit simplistic to say it this way, but this coming year will be basically co... read all »

 

That's Entertainment

added March 26, 2012 by Bubba Garner

That's Entertainment? Bubba Garner A lady heard “angry, accented” voices coming from her living room. She knew immediately that her husband was being interrogated by terrorists. She hid in the bathroom closet and dialed 911, pleading with the dispatcher to send someone before her husband was killed. State troopers surrounded the house and entered with weapons drawn only to find a frightene... read all »

 

Learning To Control Our Speech

added November 9, 2011 by Larry Johnson

  Learning To Control Our Speech Matthew 12:33-37 “ Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone... read all »

 

I've Been Thinking About Words

added November 9, 2011 by Jim Caldwell

  I've Been Thinking About Words You've heard that actions speak louder than words. You've also heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. I guess these sayings are true at some level, but I've been thinking that they also may fool us into thinking that words aren't very powerful. That English fellow who said, back in 1894, that "sticks and stones may break my bones but words (names) will never hurt me," just would not understand today's world. We are b... read all »

 

The Sinner's Prayer?

added September 23, 2011 by Ron Boatwright

The Sinner’s Prayer? By Ron Boatwright      Today many people espouse the false doctrine, that in order to be saved, one must "accept Jesus as your personal Saviour" and say "the sinners prayer".  But where in the Bible is this found?  This teaching contradicts the Bible’s clear instruction as to what an alien sinner must do to obtain forgiveness and salvation.  Nowhere in the New Testament is the alien sinner ever au... read all »

 

Response Ability

added September 20, 2011 by Bubba Garner

    Response Ability “Membership has its rewards.” That’s how some companies advertise some special promotional they’re running. I like those kind of programs, the ones where you feel like you’re getting something for nothing. You receive benefits, whether its frequent flyer miles or Marriott points, when nothing extra is really required of you. You don’t have to pay a monthly fee, you don’t have to recr... read all »

 

What Happens When You Don't Attend

added September 20, 2011 by Dee Bowman

What Happens When You Don't Attend No matter how hard the effort to deny it, attendance is in indication of faithfulness. No matter how many excuses are forthcoming, the lack of attendance is an indication of disinterest. And no matter where the blame is placed, the failure to be at services finally is a matter of one’s own personal choice. Most people would be amazed (if not entertained!) at some of the excuses given to “explain” a l... read all »

 

Worship or "Playing Church"?

added September 20, 2011 by Dee Bowman

Worship or "Playing Church"? What an exalted privilege it is to worship God– to know who He is, to understand what He expects, to be confident that our heart-felt and humble devotion, our reverence and veneration, come before His majestic presence as an honor to Him. It’s almost too wonderful to contemplate. I fear that far too many people are not as impressed with this great privilege as they ought to be. That fact is often shown by the incons... read all »

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