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RUMORTISM

by Dennis Gulledge

    In 1887 Abraham Lincoln’s body was exhumed on the persistent rumor that his grave was empty. The exhumation revealed his remains intact. Facts mess up rumors! But, good rumors never die easily. Fourteen years later the same rumor resurfaced.              Cleon Lyles once wrote the following: “When I hear statements about people, made by those […]

    LOOK TO THE ROCK

    by Wayne Brewer

      The prophet Isaiah communicated to the people of God about many issues of faith in God and also concerning the promise of the future, specifically the arrival of the Messiah Jesus into this world. The people of God often looked at the impressive nations round about them and would begin to lose their true faith. […]

      LEARNING TO PRAY FROM A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART

      by Noah Icenhour

        by Neal Pollard When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray (Luke 11:1), they were asking the most qualified instructor. However, they had a good teacher from the background of their own heritage in David. The book of Psalms is at times a songbook and at other times a prayer journal. Numerous examples […]

        THE CHURCH AND OUR CULTURE

        by Noah Icenhour

          Culture. It is all around us. Without exception, we are part of our culture. Many of our daily activities are fruits of our culture. Our culture influences us in the shaping of many of our thoughts, opinions, and even sometimes our beliefs—and that is not a bad thing—it is a fact of life.  What is […]

          CHURCH CLIQUES

          by Dennis Gulledge

            In the book, In the Beginning: Life Lessons from Genesis, by Justin Rogers there is a section in chapter 7 called, “Lest We Be Scattered:” Breaking up Cliques’ (pp. 54-55). In the years that I have studied the book of Genesis and the incident of the tower of Babel in particular somehow this aspect of […]

            HURTING FOR THE LOST

            by Wayne Brewer

                          An enemy of Christ and the church during the early days of the church was Saul of Tarsus. Luke records that Saul was persecuting the church in very horrible manner; “Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord…asked letters …so that if he found any who were of the […]

              ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS ON JOHN 13: LEARNING TO SERVE LIKE TROY

              by Noah Icenhour

                Last Sunday night we studied the topic, “What’s in it for me? The Church and Consumerism.” We used John 13:1-17 as a text and discussed how when Jesus gathered together with his disciples he did not demand service like a king, but instead he acted like a servant, by washing the feet of his disciples.  […]

                ‘OTHERHOOD’

                by Dennis Gulledge

                  by Spencer Cromwell             If you have been a member of the Church for a substantial period of time, you will have heard the term “Brotherhood” used to describe the community religion. Typically, for the Church of Christ, we use the term to describe conservative values and sound interpretation and application of Scripture within each […]

                  THEY JUDGE ME

                  by Wayne Brewer

                    One day the telephone rang at the church office of a congregation of the church of Christ and the woman calling was seeking assistance. She explained to the brethren that she needed to travel to a city of a distance of some 100 miles away in order to be with her family, but that she […]