Posts by Dennis Gulledge

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“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 […]

            “I WAS HUNGRY AND YOU GAVE ME FOOD”

            by Dennis Gulledge

                          In Matthew 16:16-18 Jesus promised to build his church. In verse 19 he equated the church with the kingdom. From that time onward Jesus began to reveal to his disciples the approaching realities of his suffering, death and resurrection, and at the same time answered Peter’s doubts and misconceptions relative to the same (Vss. […]

              NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE CLASS “Walking With Those Who Weep,”

              by Dennis Gulledge

                            In the Foreword of his little book, Words of Comfort, Ross W. Dye said, “On June 13, 1961 my elder son, Stanley Ross Dye, suffered a fatal accident. One cannot experience these bitter disappointments without being changed by them. I have been made increasingly aware of a deficiency in the church’s ministry of comfort.” […]

                LANGUAGE OF ASHDOD

                by Dennis Gulledge

                              In the days when Judah returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity, Ezra and Nehemiah worked together to improve the conditions then prevailing. The problems they encountered were many, not the least of which was the fact that Jewish men had married women of Ashdod, Ammon and Moab (Neh. 13:23). A consequence of these […]

                  RACISM AND THE RESTORATION MOVEMENT

                  by Dennis Gulledge

                                Current events have no doubt prompted many gospel preachers to treat the subject of racism from the pulpit in the last few weeks. I did so this past Lord’s day in a sermon I called, “One Blood-All Nations,” from Acts 17:22-28. I have preached on the subject several times over the years and was […]

                    WHAT ABOUT TAKING OATHS?

                    by Dennis Gulledge

                                  Recently it was my pleasure to participate in the summer series for the Acton church in Michie, TN. The theme was, “Difficult Sayings of Jesus.” My assignment was, “Do not take an oath at all” (Matt. 5:34). It was a joy to be with those brethren and to have a part in this series. […]