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WHAT SHOULD VISITORS HEAR WHEN THEY VISIT YOUR CHURCH?

by Daniel Webster

    Ben Giselbach This really made me think about a subject that we might not always think about as much as we should. Thought it would be good for everybody to get to read so we can always be trying to welcome visitors more effectively, even in the Covid era. Picture this: A man and his […]

    A BAG WITH HOLES

    by Wayne Brewer

                  Most everyone at some time in their life has had a bag of some kind that has had a hole in it. You began to place something into the bag and before too long you noticed that it was leaking or falling out of the bag because the bag has a hole in it. […]

      POST-PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

      by Dennis Gulledge

        Steve Higginbothom What words come to mind after watching the first presidential debate? Here are the words that come to my mind… Rancor. Disrespect. Dishonesty. Misrepresentations. Lies. Rudeness. Slow to listen; swift to speak. What’s even more interesting to me are the words that come to mind after listening to God’s people on social media […]

        TIME INVESTED IN CHILDREN

        by Wayne Brewer

          There was a time during the ministry of Jesus when the disciples thought that he was too busy to be bothered with the children. “Then there were brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them” (Matthew 19:13). Evidently there were some parents that […]

          MY WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLASS ON GRIEF

          by Dennis Gulledge

                        If you have been following our Wednesday night class on Facebook you know we are engaged in a study of grief. As my guide I have been following the book, Walking With Those Who Weep, by Ron & Don Williams. Both are friends of mine from college days. They are twin brothers, and are […]

            SAMSON & FAITH’S HALL OF FAME

            by Dennis Gulledge

              Recently, we were studying the account of Samson in Judges 13-16. When we came to chapter 15 I said, “At this point in the book of Judges I can’t help but wonder what it was about Samson that permitted him to be mentioned as an example of faith in Hebrews 11:32.” I know that we […]

              IN THE HEARING OF ALL THE PEOPLE

              by Wayne Brewer

                            During the earthly ministry of Jesus the authors often made a clear distinction between the disciples of Christ, the religious leaders of the day, and the people in general that had an interest in knowing about Jesus. There are several examples of this, but one can be found as Luke recorded: “Then, in the […]

                COME, LET US REASON TOGETHER

                by Dennis Gulledge

                  EDITOR’S NOTE: Recently, I was reminded of an excellent article by Eddie Boggess, “Is Conviction the Same As Hatred?” (Gospel Advocate, June 2016, pgs. 22-23). Brother Boggess noted, “For a society embracing political correctness on every issue, intolerance has become the unpardonable sin. To criticize the beliefs of others is to run the risk of […]

                  TURNED, SERVED, AND WAITED

                  by Wayne Brewer

                                The apostle Paul was very thankful for the Lord’s church in Thessalonica because when Paul first arrived in the city it was a very difficult work to preach the gospel there. Some of the Jews responded to the gospel, “And some of them were persuaded…joined Paul and Silas…” (Acts 17:4), but the majority outright […]

                    “I WAS HUNGRY AND YOU GAVE ME FOOD”

                    by Dennis Gulledge

                                  In Matthew 16:16-18 Jesus promised to build his church. In verse 19 he equated the church with the kingdom. From that time onward Jesus began to reveal to his disciples the approaching realities of his suffering, death and resurrection, and at the same time answered Peter’s doubts and misconceptions relative to the same (Vss. […]