Posts by Noah Icenhour

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IS HAND-CLAPPING DURING SINGING ACCEPTABLE WORSHIP?

by Noah Icenhour

    The practice apparently has its origin in the youth-devotional phenomenon of a few years back, but now is gaining some mainline defense. It is argued that clapping as a rhythmic form of accompaniment to singing in Christian worship is not an “addition” to the singing (as is a mechanical instrument); it merely is an aid — comparable […]

    RESOURCES TO HELP OUR VERTICAL COMMUNICATION

    by Noah Icenhour

      A couple Sunday nights ago we talked about “Vertical Communication: God and Us.” We discussed the importance of prayer and Bible meditation. We see this emphasis all throughout the word of God. In the very beginning of the Bible, we see the power of the Word of God as He speaks all things into creation. The […]

      WHICH WAY WILL YOU CHOOSE?

      by Noah Icenhour

        Psalm 1 In Psalm 1, the reader is presented with two ways of life. The ESV translators included an added title accurately describing this section as “The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked.” We have the freedom to choose which path we will travel in this life. The Psalmist encourages the reader to travel […]

        HANDCLAPPING IN WORSHIP TO GOD

        by Noah Icenhour

          Dave Miller of Apologetics Press This is an important discussion as many churches around us are accepting this practice more and more. This article can be found in full form at https://apologeticspress.org/apcontent.aspx?category=11&article=4802. I have included only the section about hand-clapping during singing for this particular article. (Noah Icenhour) As churches of Christ continue to experience transitional conflict, fundamental commitment to biblical […]

          UNDER CONSTRUCTION

          by Noah Icenhour

            Exciting things are happening at Mabelvale this week! As I write I can hear the sound of workers in our foyer. They are re-carpeting the foyer, hallway and all of our classrooms! In addition to that, all of our classrooms are being repainted and remodeled! It all started in fall of 2017 when I presented […]

            LOT’S WIFE

            by Noah Icenhour

              Let me tell you something very obvious: we all have a past behind us. Each one of us has a history and a story about how we got where we are today. This story is filled with experiences that are memorable, comforting and joyful. This story is also chained to experiences that are painful, devastating […]

              THE BEST MARRIAGE ADVICE I EVER HEARD

              by Noah Icenhour

                The February 2015 issue of Reader’s Digest featured a lead article which was captioned, “The Best Advice I Ever Got.” Twenty-two people, including bestselling authors, humanitarians, entrepreneurs & entertainers, were asked what the best advice that they had ever received is. On the subject of listening Stephen Spielberg said, “Listen to everybody before you make […]

                THE SELF-SEEKING MIND VERSUS THE CHRIST-SEEKING MIND

                by Noah Icenhour

                  Perhaps you have heard the following story or something similar: There was a little boy sitting with his mother during the Lord’s Supper on a Sunday morning. The bread and the fruit of the vine came by and the little boy wanted to partake of them. The little boy’s mother quickly stopped him and patiently […]

                  CHRISTIANITY THAT IS APPEALING TO ATHEISTS

                  by Noah Icenhour

                    [This article is written by a friend of Noah’s, Forrest Antemesaris, one of the ministers at the Finger church of Christ in Finger, TN. He is a graduate of Florida School of Preaching and currently a student at Freed-Hardeman University. In high school he was an atheist until he met his future wife and everything […]

                    OUT OF THE BOX EVANGELISM

                    by Noah Icenhour

                      This article will appear in the October publication of the Gospel Advocate  It all started with a mini fridge. My senior year at Freed-Hardeman University had come to an end and it was now time to say goodbye to some furniture that had made the four-year journey with me. Although the idea of keeping the […]