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THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

by Daniel Webster

    I read this recently and wanted to share it with you all. It is such a beautiful thought: “The financial assistance by gentile churches for Jewish churches in Palestine (2 Cor. 8–9) was one of the crown jewels of Paul’s ministry. Jew–gentile animosities were at least as active and deadly as racial or ethnic tensions anywhere […]

    FACE TO FACE

    by Wayne Brewer

                  Next month on March 11 it will have been a year since the first recorded case of Covid-19 in the state of Arkansas. The coronavirus pandemic became a reality as businesses, schools, places of recreation, and even church buildings were closed for a while. Since that time precautions have been put in place and […]

      FEW

      by Dennis Gulledge

                    Recently, on Facebook, someone posted a picture of a church attendance board and said, “Few will know what this is.” In that case I was among the few. The numbers must have reflected things of a few decades ago because the PM count was only a few less than the AM count. These days […]

        You Have Trusted in Your Own Beauty

        by Wayne Brewer

                      The prophet Ezekiel lived among the exiles in Babylon and while there he preached the Word of God to them. For the most part the Jews did not really understand why Jerusalem had been destroyed and many of them carried off into captivity, and especially since they were the descents of Abraham, Isaac, and […]

          IF WE TREATED SIN LIKE COVID

          by Daniel Webster

            Note from Daniel: This is not meant to denigrate the severity of the virus or the need for safety in any way. Rather, hopefully this will be a reminder to us that we all are exposed to an even more deadly virus on a daily basis that we must fight with even more gravity. We’d socially distance […]

            IT WAS A FAMILY AFFAIR

            by Wayne Brewer

                          Since the beginning the family has proven to be the strength or the weakness of a culture, society, nation, community, and even a congregation of the Lord’s church, depending upon if the family goes with God or against him. There came a time in the history of God’s people in the Old Testament when […]

              THE MOST DIFFICULT COMMAND

              by Dennis Gulledge

                            As I was preparing for my Wednesday night Bible class recently I came across an interesting statement from the late brother Franklin Camp. He was discussing Eve’s transgression in Genesis 3:6, and said, “The essence of her sin was self will and rejected the will of God (sic). That’s the reason for a long […]

                PSALM 117

                by Wayne Brewer

                              “Praise the Lord, all ye nations; praise him, all ye people. For his merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the Lord” (Psalm 117). The message of the Psalm is brief, but powerful.  At least three times in this Psalm the word “praise” is seen, […]

                  GREET ONE ANOTHER

                  by Wayne Brewer

                                The apostle Paul wrote the brethren in Rome “Greet one another with a holy kiss. The churches of Christ greet you” (Romans 16:16). Throughout history various cultures have had distinct ways of greeting another person. One of the common customs that Paul referred to was as is still the custom in some countries and […]

                    COUNTERING CHURCH CLIQUES

                    by Dennis Gulledge

                                  We all know about cliques both in and out of the church. Some of us are at least a little bit put off by them. We may feel that we are looked upon as an outsider who is unwelcome if indeed we are looked upon at all. As Justin Rogers noted in his book, […]