Happy Father’s Day

This is the day we set aside to give honor to our fathers.  Romans 12:10 says, “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another.”  To honor fathers is right and good.  There are three fathers that we need to consider this very day. First there is God the Father.  Jesus called Him Father.  When Jesus was preaching the Sermon on the Mount there is a section on prayer.  He said, “… Our Father…” (Matthew 6:9).  He also used this same phrase when His disciples came to Him and asked...

How Did that Get into the Church?

In 1871, an American named Heinrich Schlemann began excavating an ancient city in Turkey. To the amazement of many, this retired businessman had discovered the lost city of Troy. Today, you can still see the ruins of its towers and its walls, which were 16 feet think. According to Homer’s Illiad, the Greeks besieged Troy for ten years without success. After the death of the warrior Achilles, many wanted to give up the fight. But the king of Ithaca, Odysseus, came up with a plan to get the Greek army into Troy. Idysseus built an...Continue reading

Bible Classes

Bible classes are very important. Hosea 4:6 states, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.” Do we want God to forget our children? Do we want to be destroyed? Do we want to be rejected from being a priest to and for God? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then there is no need to study God’s Word....Continue reading

Memorial Day

Monday is Memorial Day. We are to be thankful to those who have served in the military, who have died. Some died in service while some have died since serving. My father and father-in-law both served during World War 2. I have an uncle who served during Korea. Several of you have served in Viet Nam. We have statues that are scattered throughout our country that honors those who have served. This article will be about memorials. In Exodus 12 God set up a memorial for the children of Israel. It is called the Passover....

Another Step

We have one high school graduate. As a person graduates from one level to the next we often say these graduates are taking a new step in their life. It is so true that new adventures are opening up for each student. Some steps are bigger than others, but they are steps along the pathway of life. The Bible talks of a pathway of life, “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat; because...Continue reading

Mothers

“Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth” (Ephesians 6:2-3). This Sunday is the day we have set aside for the honoring of our mother’s. There is a reason why it is the second Sunday in May. It is for a very tender reason; Anna Marie Jarvis wanted to remember her mother who had passed from this life on the second Sunday in May 1905. It was to remember her mother, Ann Jarvis. Mother’s day was...Continue reading

Apparel Does Say Something – Tom Wacaster

There was a most interesting editorial in the Dallas Morning News on Mat 2, 2001. It was entitled: “You’re right to be wary of gangsta chic,” by Leonard Pitts.  I must admit that there were two words that caught my attention, mainly because I was unfamiliar with the meaning. Gangsta is slang for “gangster (the “r” has migrated to who knows where), and chic means “style or urban fashion in clothing.” The gist of the article was avoidance of certain contact with strangers who dress in a style that classifies them with a specific element...Continue reading

History

Romans 15:4 states, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” This year we have an high school senior. There are several others who are graduating from milestone to another; they are graduating from either kindergarten or sixth grade, for this we are thankful and grateful. We are surprised that our children are growing up so fast, from children toward adulthood! Some can remember when these young people were held in arms. This is history! How we love this kind...Continue reading

Have YOU Counted the Cost?

There is a religious song by the title above. The lyrics are: “There’s a line that is drawn by rejecting our Lord, Where the call of His Spirit is lost, and you hurry along with the pleasure mad throng, Have you counted, have you counted the cost? You may barter your hope of eternity’s morn, for a moment of joy at the most, for the glitter of sin and the things it will win, Have you counted, have you counted the cost? While the door of His mercy is open to you, E’er the depth...Continue reading

Gospel Demands

Titus 2:11-14, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lust, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” Within this passage there are some things that we are to deny ourselves. They are ungodliness and worldly lust....Continue reading

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