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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. […]

            KEEP THE UNITY

            by Wayne Brewer

                          “With all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:2-3). Most brethren desire to keep the unity of the Spirit in the church, but many times are not ready to do what is required individually and […]

              NEW WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE CLASS “Walking With Those Who Weep,”

              by Dennis Gulledge

                            In the Foreword of his little book, Words of Comfort, Ross W. Dye said, “On June 13, 1961 my elder son, Stanley Ross Dye, suffered a fatal accident. One cannot experience these bitter disappointments without being changed by them. I have been made increasingly aware of a deficiency in the church’s ministry of comfort.” […]

                ONE WHO FEARED GOD AND SHUNNED EVIL

                by Wayne Brewer

                              “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, and one who feared God and shunned evil” (Job 1:1). The author of the book of Job begins by describing the character and actions of the one that came to suffer so greatly because […]

                  LANGUAGE OF ASHDOD

                  by Dennis Gulledge

                                In the days when Judah returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian captivity, Ezra and Nehemiah worked together to improve the conditions then prevailing. The problems they encountered were many, not the least of which was the fact that Jewish men had married women of Ashdod, Ammon and Moab (Neh. 13:23). A consequence of these […]

                    A WONDERFUL SAVIOR

                    by Wayne Brewer

                                  “A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord, he taketh my burden away…” Many Christians have sung the words of that song for decades with great feeling and meaning in their hearts. Jesus truly is a wonderful Savior, in fact, he is the only Savior. Let us consider some of the blessings found in having […]