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CONVENIENT INTERPRETATIONS

by Dennis Gulledge

    There are some Bible passages to which we apply a convenient interpretation. A passage, or verse, might lend itself to a convenient interpretation if it appears to state a principle that we hold generally true. In many cases, perhaps, such convenient interpretations originated long ago, have been passed down to us by brethren we hold […]

    SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE

    by Noah Icenhour

      Part 2 This may seem like a odd topic to you, but it is an area that much has been written about. We started this series last week and will continue with it this week as well. What are the qualities you would expect to find in a book that claims to be from God? […]

      SCIENCE AND THE BIBLE

      by Noah Icenhour

        Part 1 One of the many evidences for the inspiration of the Bible is scientific statements of the Bible. When thinking about the inspiration of the Bible we realize we are claiming that the Bible is from God. We received the Bible when men who were “moved” by the Holy Spirit wrote each individual book […]

        ALL COMER’S BIBLE CLASS

        by Dennis Gulledge

          And Other Positive Things Happening at the Mabelvale Church The All Comer’s Bible class resumed on February 12th. This is the winter-spring session that will run for three months, the last class being on May 7th. Noah Icenhour and I will work together in teaching this class. For our study we are using the book, […]

          WHAT IS THE TEMPERATURE?

          by Wayne Brewer

            What is the temperature? That is a question that is often asked throughout the year as one prepares to leave the house, and especially when there are extreme temperatures or weather. We want to know what the temperature is in order to better prepare for the outdoor elements. Many people will watch the evening news […]

            IS HAND-CLAPPING DURING SINGING ACCEPTABLE WORSHIP?

            by Noah Icenhour

              The practice apparently has its origin in the youth-devotional phenomenon of a few years back, but now is gaining some mainline defense. It is argued that clapping as a rhythmic form of accompaniment to singing in Christian worship is not an “addition” to the singing (as is a mechanical instrument); it merely is an aid — comparable […]

              RESOURCES TO HELP OUR VERTICAL COMMUNICATION

              by Noah Icenhour

                A couple Sunday nights ago we talked about “Vertical Communication: God and Us.” We discussed the importance of prayer and Bible meditation. We see this emphasis all throughout the word of God. In the very beginning of the Bible, we see the power of the Word of God as He speaks all things into creation. The […]

                WHICH WAY WILL YOU CHOOSE?

                by Noah Icenhour

                  Psalm 1 In Psalm 1, the reader is presented with two ways of life. The ESV translators included an added title accurately describing this section as “The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked.” We have the freedom to choose which path we will travel in this life. The Psalmist encourages the reader to travel […]

                  BECAUSE OF MY RIGHTEOUSNESS

                  by Wayne Brewer

                    As the children of Israel were about to cross over the Jordan River and begin the conquest of the land of Canaan, the promised land, the Lord assured them that he would go before them and it would be he who would destroy the nations. “Therefore understand today that the Lord your God is He […]

                    HOW JESUS TREATED LOST PEOPLE

                    by Dennis Gulledge

                      Luke 7 makes for a good study of how Jesus treated lost people. In vs. 34 the Lord sites some of the charges spoken against him. The basis for such criticism was his association with people who were “sinners,” being outside the inner sanctum of pharisaic fellowship. Jesus was neither a glutton nor a social […]