Posts by Dennis Gulledge

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“HEAVEN WILL SURELY BE WORTH IT ALL”

by Dennis Gulledge

    By Edd Sterchi          Many decades ago, on a Sunday morning, I was in a 15-passenger van with a member of the local congregation picking up kids to bring them to Bible study. I remember it as if it were yesterday. The van was packed to the gills with children, and my job was crowd […]

    FEW

    by Dennis Gulledge

                  Recently, on Facebook, someone posted a picture of a church attendance board and said, “Few will know what this is.” In that case I was among the few. The numbers must have reflected things of a few decades ago because the PM count was only a few less than the AM count. These days […]

      THE MOST DIFFICULT COMMAND

      by Dennis Gulledge

                    As I was preparing for my Wednesday night Bible class recently I came across an interesting statement from the late brother Franklin Camp. He was discussing Eve’s transgression in Genesis 3:6, and said, “The essence of her sin was self will and rejected the will of God (sic). That’s the reason for a long […]

        COUNTERING CHURCH CLIQUES

        by Dennis Gulledge

                      We all know about cliques both in and out of the church. Some of us are at least a little bit put off by them. We may feel that we are looked upon as an outsider who is unwelcome if indeed we are looked upon at all. As Justin Rogers noted in his book, […]

          SUPPLEMENT YOUR FAITH

          by Dennis Gulledge

                 “For this reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or […]

            “FOR EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON”

            by Dennis Gulledge

                          Four years ago it was my privilege to teach through the book of Ecclesiastes in my Wednesday night class. Before going into that study I naively thought that the book was relatively simple. It didn’t take long for me to discover that it presents a mountain of interpretive challenges. Of particular interest here will […]

              POST-PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

              by Dennis Gulledge

                Steve Higginbothom What words come to mind after watching the first presidential debate? Here are the words that come to my mind… Rancor. Disrespect. Dishonesty. Misrepresentations. Lies. Rudeness. Slow to listen; swift to speak. What’s even more interesting to me are the words that come to mind after listening to God’s people on social media […]

                MY WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASS ON GRIEF

                by Dennis Gulledge

                              If you have been following our Wednesday night class on Facebook you know we are engaged in a study of grief. As my guide I have been following the book, Walking With Those Who Weep, by Ron & Don Williams. Both are friends of mine from college days. They are twin brothers, and are […]

                  SAMSON & FAITH’S HALL OF FAME

                  by Dennis Gulledge

                    Recently, we were studying the account of Samson in Judges 13-16. When we came to chapter 15 I said, “At this point in the book of Judges I can’t help but wonder what it was about Samson that permitted him to be mentioned as an example of faith in Hebrews 11:32.” I know that we […]

                    COME, LET US REASON TOGETHER

                    by Dennis Gulledge

                      EDITOR’S NOTE: Recently, I was reminded of an excellent article by Eddie Boggess, “Is Conviction the Same As Hatred?” (Gospel Advocate, June 2016, pgs. 22-23). Brother Boggess noted, “For a society embracing political correctness on every issue, intolerance has become the unpardonable sin. To criticize the beliefs of others is to run the risk of […]