Posts by Wayne Brewer

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FACE TO FACE

by Wayne Brewer

                Next month on March 11 it will have been a year since the first recorded case of Covid-19 in the state of Arkansas. The coronavirus pandemic became a reality as businesses, schools, places of recreation, and even church buildings were closed for a while. Since that time precautions have been put in place and […]

    You Have Trusted in Your Own Beauty

    by Wayne Brewer

                  The prophet Ezekiel lived among the exiles in Babylon and while there he preached the Word of God to them. For the most part the Jews did not really understand why Jerusalem had been destroyed and many of them carried off into captivity, and especially since they were the descents of Abraham, Isaac, and […]

      IT WAS A FAMILY AFFAIR

      by Wayne Brewer

                    Since the beginning the family has proven to be the strength or the weakness of a culture, society, nation, community, and even a congregation of the Lord’s church, depending upon if the family goes with God or against him. There came a time in the history of God’s people in the Old Testament when […]

        PSALM 117

        by Wayne Brewer

                      “Praise the Lord, all ye nations; praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord” (Psalm 117). The message of the Psalm is brief, but powerful.  At least three times in this Psalm the word “praise” is seen, […]

          GREET ONE ANOTHER

          by Wayne Brewer

                        The apostle Paul wrote the brethren in Rome “Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you” (Romans 16:16). Throughout history various cultures have had distinct ways of greeting another person. One of the common customs that Paul referred to was as is still the custom in some countries and […]

            I WILL SET A PLUMBLINE

            by Wayne Brewer

                          There were many times throughout the Old Testament when the people of God failed to live up to what God desired and their failure often related to their outright turning from God to idols. That had been the case specifically with Israel, the Northern Kingdom, when Amos the prophet and herdsman from Tekoa in […]

              AND AS YOU GO, PREACH

              by Wayne Brewer

                            Not long after Jesus began his preaching ministry (Matthew 4:17) he selected his twelve apostles to assist him in carrying on the work. The word apostle literally means “one sent” and so these godly men would be sent out with the primary purpose of preaching and teaching. “Now the names of the twelve apostles […]

                A BAG WITH HOLES

                by Wayne Brewer

                              Most everyone at some time in their life has had a bag of some kind that has had a hole in it. You began to place something into the bag and before too long you noticed that it was leaking or falling out of the bag because the bag has a hole in it. […]

                  TIME INVESTED IN CHILDREN

                  by Wayne Brewer

                    There was a time during the ministry of Jesus when the disciples thought that he was too busy to be bothered with the children. “Then there were brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them” (Matthew 19:13). Evidently there were some parents that […]

                    IN THE HEARING OF ALL THE PEOPLE

                    by Wayne Brewer

                                  During the earthly ministry of Jesus the authors often made a clear distinction between the disciples of Christ, the religious leaders of the day, and the people in general that had an interest in knowing about Jesus. There are several examples of this, but one can be found as Luke recorded: “Then, in the […]