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WHAT ARE YOU GETTING OUT OF WORSHIP?

by Noah Icenhour

    We live in a society where the question is often asked, “What’s in it for me?” This has often been true of worship as well. In the overabundance of variety in the religious scene of America, many pick their place of worship based on what they are able to get out of it. According to […]

    AN INTERVIEW WITH J. M. POWELL

    by Dennis Gulledge

      (1907-2004) The subject of this interview described himself as “A Mississippian by birth, a Tennessean by adoption.” J. M. Powell was a scholar in the American Restoration Movement who has authored History of the Franklin (Tennessee) Church of Christ. He co-authored two books, The Church Is Building, and N.B.H.: A Biography of Nicholas Brodie Hardeman. […]

      Do You Really Believe?

      by Noah Icenhour

        Ask yourself that question. Do you really believe? Maybe you claim to be a believer—someone who has faith in God. Maybe you attend church every week, study your Bible and spend time in prayer every day. You may do those things, or you may not, but let me ask you again: do you really believe in […]

        AN INTERVIEW WITH HUGH FULFORD

        by Dennis Gulledge

          Hugh Fulford was born on December 27, 1937, near the little town of Samson in Geneva County, Alabama. When he was three or four years old, his family moved to central Florida where they lived for a few months before moving to the town of DeFuniak Springs in the panhandle of Northwest Florida. His mother […]

          THE HEART OF MAN

          by Wayne Brewer

            God created man in his image spiritually (Genesis 1:26-27) and this means that human beings have the capacity to think and make decisions, to have a will or volition and a disposition or attitude with respect to the will, and to be able to love, repent, and change one’s mind. The seat of the capacity […]

            DOES GOD CARE HOW WE WORSHIP?

            by Noah Icenhour

                Look at the churches around you. There is so much variety. Everywhere you look you see churches that claim to be of one body, yet they all have fundamental differences at their core. This can be seen by simply walking into their worship services. Everywhere you go the worship consists of something a little […]

              REALIZING HOW SMALL WE REALLY ARE

              by Noah Icenhour

                Have you ever noticed how many people take pictures in front of really breathtaking and majestic backgrounds? Maybe you have seen someone take a picture in front of an ocean, a mountain range or even something as mind blowing as the Grand Canyon. A summers ago I traveled to Wyoming with Dr. Miller and Dewayne Bryant […]

                AN INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT R. TAYLOR, JR

                by Dennis Gulledge

                  Robert R. Taylor, Jr., was born at Bradford, Tennessee, on October 30, 1931. At a very tender age he was immersed into Christ by Robert H. Bell at Locust Grove, Tennessee, on August 10, 1944. It was at that congregation where, five years later at the age of 18, he preached his first sermon. Brother […]

                  HE DOES GREAT THINGS PAST FINDING OUT

                  by Wayne Brewer

                    Job of the Old Testament is known for his tremendous faith in the midst of his incredible suffering. While the reader of Job is able to know from the beginning the background and context of the narrative, Job did not. Job was a man living his life and things were happening to him and God […]

                    TRACING CONNECTIONS

                    by Noah Icenhour

                      Noah Icenhour             It is good to finally be at Mabelvale! For about a year and a half I have been talking to the elders about coming to Mabelvale. It started my junior year of college when I came to be a part of the winter Mexico mission trip that […]