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THE LORD IS MY PORTION

by Wayne Brewer

    “The Lord is my portion”, says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him” (Lamentations 3:25). The year is about 586 B.C. and Jeremiah laments that Jerusalem is in ruins as a result of the Babylonian invasion. Jerusalem was once a great city, but now because the people had departed from God’s way the city is […]

    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 […]

          THE NAMELESS CHURCH

          by Dennis Gulledge

            Dan Chambers says that we live in a “three dimensional Christian world” – Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox.[i] He says, “For those who profess to be Christians, the world asks, ‘Catholic, Protestant, or Orthodox?’ And if the answer is ‘Protestant,’ the next question is ‘Which denomination?’” The church of Jesus Christ in the New Testament was […]

            OBEY MY VOICE

            by Wayne Brewer

              “For I earnestly exhorted your fathers in the day I brought them up out of the land of Egypt, until this day, rising early and exhorting, saying, “Obey My voice”’ (Jeremiah 11:7). Throughout the Bible the exhortation for all people is to hear the voice of God and obey it. God spoke many times throughout […]

              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 […]

                  SISTERS IN SERVICE

                  by Dennis Gulledge

                    (A Ministry of the Mabelvale Church) On March 11, 2013, seventeen ladies from the Mabelvale congregation met at a local Applebee’s to discuss ways to enhance the benevolent program at Mabelvale, and to utilize their skills to become more involved in the work of the church. After three hours of dinner and discussion, several ideas […]

                    IS THERE NO GOD IN ISRAEL?

                    by Wayne Brewer

                      When the children of Israel desired to have a king in order to be like the nations around them God told Samuel; “You shall solemnly warn them and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them” (1 Samuel 8:9). Samuel then began to explain to them how they would suffer because […]