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ATTENTION ALL MABELVALE MEMBERS

by Noah Icenhour

    Cassidy and I have some news to share with you. This is of course and unideal way to tell you but with our present situation, we and the elders at Mabelvale could think of no better way.   For the past several weeks, we have be in a conversation with the elders at the Enola […]

    “THE COMMANDMENTS OF MEN”

    by Dennis Gulledge

      Brent Smith             If we love God, then keeping his commandments is not grievous (1 John 5:3). But Jesus did say, “strait” (or difficult) “is the gate and narrow is the way, which leads unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:14). Jesus also said that coming after him required us to […]

      THE BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE CORONAVIRUS

      by Wayne Brewer

        Sometime in January of this year the world became more aware of a strange virus that was affecting people in a negative way in Wuhan, China and quite a number of those people were actually dying from it. The virus was in the coronavirus family and since has come to be known as Covid-19. Evidently […]

        A MESSAGE OF PEACE TO START YOUR WEEK

        by Noah Icenhour

          As you start your week I want to simply pass on a message of peace, hope, and inspiration.  It may very well be that you have recently received news that was unfavorable. You may have been diagnosed with something that has caused you pain. You may have recently lost a love one. You may be […]

          MATTER DEMANDS A MAKER: THE COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT

          by Noah Icenhour

            As you start your week in the world today, I thought it may be helpful to remember why you believe what you believe. Ultimately our faith is all about God. An increasing number of people in this world believe there is no God. If you are reading this article, then you likely do believe in […]

            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 […]