In the beginning God created all things and it is said by God that it was good. God created the light and it was good (Genesis 1:4). On the third day God divided the waters and the land so that land appeared and again He said it was good (Genesis 1:10). Also on the third day God created the grass, herbs, and the trees, and God saw that this was good (Genesis 1:12). On the third day there were two things that happened and it was all good according to God’s standards. On the fourth...
You Can Still Find the Church of the Bible
There are identifying marks on everything that we buy. The same is true of everything that we own. Identifying marks also are what we used to tell animals apart. It may be numbers. It might be spots. It could even be scratches that are on our item by which we could identify that item. Dents can also identify an automobile. There may be marks that identify people as well. One could have a birthmark that identifies them. One could have a scar that now identifies them. Identifying marks are all over the place. This illustration...Continue reading
Gambling with Sacrifice
The chicken and the pig were discussing what sacrifice means when considering the breakfast meal for humans. The chicken did not think that sacrifice was such a big deal, but the pig did. To the pig it meant total commitment but to the chicken it was just giving. Parents make sacrifices for their children. Some of those sacrifices may never be known to the children. Some sacrifices may become known later in life when the parents talk lovingly of the child’s upbringing. If those sacrifices were despised, it would subordinate them in the minds of...Continue reading
What Do We Need to Do in Serving the Lord?
In 2 Chronicles 20 we find that Judah has been invaded by the Moabites, Ammonites and later those of Mount Seir. Jehoshaphat was the king of Judah and for the most part was a righteous king. Yet, he made some alliances with Israel that would hurt him in many ways. That part of his life is not the focus of this article; let us find many attributes that we ought to emulate in his life. Let us study these for the purpose of our article. The first attribute is found in 2 Chronicles 20:3, “and...
Some say churches of Christ are graying and dying, but are these claims true? While some congregations have a majority of members that are retired, many more are filled with children and young adults. Churches of Christ actually have a larger percentage of young adults than the national average. In fact, we rank #3 among religious groups having the most adults aged 18-29. Statistician Flavil Yeakley, Jr. confidently says these things about churches of Christ: (1) We are the twelfth-largest religious group in America; (2) we are the sixth-fastest growing church in America; (3) we...
The advertising industry is big and a powerful industry. There are many proofs of this. Take for example the slogans of many products. Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, is the product line for Alka-Seltzer. “You deserve a break today” is one from a food franchise. “You can have it your way” is another one from the food industry. There are other slogans that you can think of to show which show how power this method of business. There is some well meaning but confusing messages that has been produced by these same people. Let us consider...Continue reading
The Missing Lamps
In a certain mountain village in Europe several centuries ago, a nobleman wondered what legacy he would leave to his townspeople. At last he decided to build them a church building. No one saw the completed plans for the building until it was finished. When the people gathered, they marveled at its beauty and completeness. Then someone asked, “But where are the lamps? How will it be lighted?” The nobleman pointed to some brackets in the walls. Then he gave to each family a lamp that they were to bring with them each time they...Continue reading
The Love of God
Our aim is to please God and do what He commands, to do less is to fail and fall short in the end of heaven. If you have any questions about what we do or the way we do things if you will ask someone they will either answer your questions or they can put you in contact with someone who can. We have several services that we would like to offer to you, one is a Bible Correspondence course and the other is a personal Bible study. There will be an open Bible and...Continue reading
Character studies of Bible personalities are beneficial studies. There are those whom we have studied over and over again. We glean new insights to their lives and lessons to be applied to our lives each time we study them. Application of these lessons to our lives is really one of the purposes of any Bible study. We all like to study those individuals who will encourage us in our daily walk toward heaven. There is a time when we need to study those individuals who have a negative life. The purpose in studying these individuals...Continue reading
Contained within the book of Psalms are several questions about who is close to God. Psalm 15:1 asks, “Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who shall dwell in thy holy hill?” Psalm 24:3 asks, “Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand in his holy place?” In Psalm 15 when the question is asked, “Who shall abide in thy tabernacle” one must remember that the temple was not built yet. We must remember chronology when reading the Bible. The temple was not built until Solomon was king. Therefore we...