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THE LORD LOOKS UPON THE HEART

by Wayne Brewer

    Samuel the last Judge of the people of God was given the great responsibility of anointing the next king of Israel (1 Samuel 16:1) and so the Lord said to Samuel, “…I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have provided myself a king among his sons.” Samuel had experienced a series of […]

    PUTTING OTHERS BEFORE OURSELVES

    by Noah Icenhour

      One the first words we learn as toddlers is “me.” Once that word is learned it is worn out! Although there are exceptions, from the time we are toddlers we tend to be very inward focused. Children don’t quite grasp the idea of sharing. A friend shared something with me that helps learn how to […]

      TIPS ON ELDERS AND PREACHERS GETTING ALONG BETTER (2)

      by Dennis Gulledge

        A few weeks ago I ran part one of this article designed to explore ways in which evangelists and elders, pastors and preachers might work more harmoniously together in God’s kingdom and in the local church. I continue that theme with this article in the second part. A better relationship is well within the reach […]

        SAVED BY FAITH

        by Noah Icenhour

          Recently a member from Mabelvale (Sam Rowlett) and I have been studying with some people from Maumelle that I met through Craigslist. They attend a local denominational church that is known for doing really good in our community, but they are lacking in the area of authentic worship in the process of becoming a Christian. […]

          CURE THEM WITH KINDNESS

          by Noah Icenhour

            A comedienne draws attention for being mean-spirited and cutting when roasting a White House press secretary recently. While cringe-worthy, it’s hardly an isolated incident. Nor is it confined to Washington politics, being seen across the spectrum of society. Civility has taken a beating in the current culture. Social media may be a breeding ground for […]

            DISTRACTED LIVING

            by Wayne Brewer

              When cars first came on the scene back in the early 1900’s there may have been some things about them that would have distracted the driver, but certainly far different from 2018. The cars were creeping along at 7 to 12 miles per hour and so there was plenty of time to make a decision […]

              DIVINE MERCY

              by Dennis Gulledge

                In Bible study and sermon preparation I sometimes encounter topics scarcely addressed by writers both in and out of the Lord’s church. This conclusion is based upon the sources for study that I have at my disposal, and in thirty-five years of preaching I’d like to think those sources fairly adequate. For example, in trying […]

                WHAT ARE WE SAYING ABOUT THE CHURCH?

                by Noah Icenhour

                    Recently, in an excellent lesson about gossip, the teacher recounted an incident I, and many others, could echo from the background of our own experience either in ministry or our personal lives. A mother asked her wayward daughter why she no longer was a member of the church. Her convicting reply, “The way that […]

                  TIPS ON ELDERS AND PREACHERS GETTING ALONG BETTER (1)

                  by Dennis Gulledge

                    I guess I am in the situation which my friend Jim Faughn described, when he said, “As a preacher, I had been as close to being an elder as one could possibly be for all those years without actually being one” (Gospel Advocate, August 2008, p. 21). A preacher assumes a leadership role, but elders […]

                    EIGHT DAYS STRAIGHT

                    by Wayne Brewer

                      Jesus said; “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19). There is no substitute for time being spent in the act of going and making disciples. The church at Mabelvale has just dedicated eight days […]