Parting Thoughts Of The Bible Pt. 4

Posted on May 13, 2022 in Articles

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17 We find in the closing thoughts of the Bible one final invitation for those who are not in Christ to make things right with God. The invitation of the Lord is open to all and God did not close his divine revelation to us without extending it one last time. We are sure to never leave an assembly of the saints without formally extending the invitation, typically accompanied with a hymn to encourage the needy to...

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Parting Thoughts Of The Bible Pt. 3

Posted on May 6, 2022 in Articles

And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Revelation 22:12 As we go through life heading towards eternity, we must do so with the realization our eternal well-being is based on our faithfulness. Romans 14:12 says, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God”. We go through life in so many ways. We are identified as a part of a group and yes it’s true individual Christians comprise the whole of the church (Acts 2:47). However, it will be the individual’s faithfulness that determines where we stand before...

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Parting Thoughts Of The Bible Pt. 2

Posted on May 2, 2022 in Articles

Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book. Revelation 22:7 The last chapter of the book of Revelation has been called, by some, a summary of the New Testament.  Last week we began a series of articles from the chapter that hopefully will encourage us as we look to eternity. That is the theme of our article, the return of our Lord. This promise, once fulfilled, will indeed be the victory of the faithful (John 14:1-6)  This first thing to mention is we do not know when it will be. Matthew 24:36 states, “But of that day and hour knoweth no man,...

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Parting Thoughts Of The Bible Pt. 1

Posted on Apr 22, 2022 in Articles

And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. Revelation 22:5 The last chapter of the book of Revelation has been called, by some, a summary of the New Testament. The things revealed in the book to John are difficult to study but the theme of God’s people being victorious reigns throughout the text. In the final chapter, we can easily see a wonderful text of instruction and encouragement as we too sojourn here on earth as we travel toward Heaven (Hebrews 11:13-16). We are given...

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Faithfulness Brings Victory

Posted on Apr 14, 2022 in Articles

Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2:10   We all like the idea of winning. Some of us may be more competitive than others but the concept of victory is celebrated from an early age. Our boys like to race to the vehicle as they leave the building following services and they intend to win the race! For the Christian, it is faithfulness that brings our ultimate victory. Those in...

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I Wish I Could Do More

Posted on Mar 25, 2022 in Articles

Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 4:9-10 A statement we all often make is to express the desire that I or we  could do more. As Christians, we all possess a great deal of sympathy and compassion to those around us. This is so commendable to have that kind of heart and love for others. But, the facts remain, time, money, energy, etc. are all in limited supply.  One important thing to remember is God does not expect more of us than we are able....

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