Today is Memorial Day. It was a time to remember those who had sacrificed for our freedom. We must continue to remember that the freedoms that we enjoy are not free. It has cost some life, some limbs, others liberty. Romans 12:7 reads, “Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor.” Every generation has a war to fight. Our grandfathers had WWI our fathers WWII then our generation had Korea or Vietnam. Today’s generation has Iraq. Each one of...Continue reading
Author: Keith Dixon
Have you ever waited until the last minute to do something; like buy a Christmas present? Did you think that you had all the time in the world and when you went to buy the present there were no more of that item left in the store? There are some who must think this way about spiritual matters as well. Felix may have had this same idea when he said, “Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee” (Acts 24:25). Jesus may have been teaching the...Continue reading
Lessons from the Past
God set a law into effect at the beginning of time. Paul states it as such: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:7-9). Let us remember that we will harvest what we have sown. There are...Continue reading
“Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law” (Romans 13:7-8). “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right 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 6:1-3). There is a place of honor given to certain individuals,...Continue reading
A Four Letter Word
We are all exposed to four letter words. We hear them on the television, radio or maybe even the internet. Kids hear them at school. Rap artist have been using them and are now finally being condemned for it. Others may use these words; even some who attend the services here may use these little words. Not all four letter words are bad: love is a four letter word, so is work (some may not like this word but it is not at all a bad word); sing also is a four letter word that...Continue reading
How much influence do you have? How much influence do others have on you? How much influence does the television have on you? Three question that are asked now to show the power of influence. Answer each question before going to the next question. Write down your answers. Question #1: Write down the five sermons that have influenced you over your life time. Question #2: Write down the five events that have made the most impact in your life. Question #3: Write down five people that have influenced you the most in your life. Now...
If Jesus Came
If Jesus Came Would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in? Or hide some magazines, and put the Bible where they’d been? Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out? Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about? And I wonder… if the Savior spent a day or two with you Would you go right on doing, the things you always do? Would you to right on saying, the things you always say? Or would lift for you continue as it does from...Continue reading
The word “Easter” appears one time in the King James Version of the Bible in Acts 12:4 which reads, “And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people.” The New King James Version of the Bible in this same passage reads: “So when he had arrested him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to keep him, intending to bring him before the people after Passover.”...Continue reading
Science vs. God
“Let me explain the problem science has with Jesus Christ. The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand. “You’re a Christian, aren’t you, son?” “Yes sir,” the student says. “So you believe in God?” “Absolutely,” replied the student. “Is God good?” The student answered, “Sure! God’s good.” “Is God powerful? Can God do anything?” “Yes,” said the student. “Are you good or evil?” “The Bible says I’m evil,” said the student. The professor grins knowingly. “Aha! The Bible!” He considers for a moment. Here’s...Continue reading
Was the Blood of Christ Spilt?
spill \ˈspil\ verb spilled \ˈspild, ˈspilt\ also spilt \ˈspilt\ ; spill•ing [Middle English, from Old English spillan; akin to Old English spildan to destroy and perhaps to Latin spolium animal skin, Greek sphallein to cause to fall](before 12th century) transitive verb 1 a archaic : kill, destroy b : to cause (blood) to flow 2 : to cause or allow especially accidentally or unintentionally to fall, flow, or run out so as to be lost or wasted 3 a : to relieve (a sail) from the pressure of the wind so as to reef or...