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WHY ARE WE SO EAGER TO ASSEMBLE?

by Dennis Gulledge

     Brent Smith With stay at home orders issued by governors across our great land, when quarantine is self-imposed by many who are afraid of getting sick or spreading disease – why are so many churches jumping through hoops to figure out a way to assemble and be responsible good citizens? It’s not surprising that a […]

    KEEPING THE FAITH

    by Wayne Brewer

                  As the apostle Paul was coming towards the end of his life in a Roman prison he reflected upon his spiritual life and relationship with God. Paul knew that he had always done what he thought was right according to his understanding of the will of God. “Then Paul, looking earnestly at the council, […]

      TEACHING YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF THE WORLD

      by Noah Icenhour

        Teens live in a world with many struggles. They have many hard questions they have to as themselves. How should they interact with their friends of different religions? How can they stay away from drugs, but still minister to their friends that are using? How should they treat those who completely reject God?  This reaches […]

        ADJUSTING TO THE TIMES – How Are We Handling the Isolation?

        by Dennis Gulledge

                      Perhaps I had heard the word “pandemic” before, but it did not lodge in my memory. Well, it’s lodged there now. Eddie Cloer said to me the other day that if you had asked him what he thought might have the potential to affect us this way he would never have guessed that it […]

          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 […]