By What Authority? Pt. 1

Posted on Oct 20, 2021 in Articles

And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? Matthew 21:23 The confrontation is timeless! Why are you doing the things you do and teaching what you teach? Sadly, as Matt 21:23 shows, even Jesus had to deal with those who had the wrong ideal of what does or does not make something acceptable in the eyes of God. Men have always had a desire to produce and use their own standard and for some reason try to be religious all the while...

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In The Beginning

Posted on Oct 14, 2021 in Articles

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1 Nothing predates the Bible! Genesis 1:1 gives us a time and a Creator and the rest of the chapter tells the exact order of all His creation. The Bible is the sole authority of all spiritual matters (2 Pet 1:3) and it is continually proven to be completely accurate in areas of science and history. The following are a list of facts compiled from Ray Comfort’s Scientific Facts In The Bible along with various articles I’ve collected and a few things from our good brethren at Apologetics Press. It was long believed by man that the...

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Gauging Our Influence Part 2

Posted on Oct 8, 2021 in Articles

Influencing Our Children Parental influence is arguably the most important consideration in this discussion. To a child, mom and dad are infallible. Their decisions are righteous. Their actions are acceptable and of sound judgement. Their instructions are the gospel. Solomon said, “train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it (Proverbs 22:6)”. If mom and dad are infallible in the child’s eyes, and God isn’t a part of daily life in the household, will the child grow up to be a Christian? Will he or she be active in the congregation? Will he or she...

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Gauging Our Influence Part 1

Posted on Sep 30, 2021 in Articles

Newton’s third law states: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. When we step on soft soil, the individual particles shift under our weight and mold themselves into the voids in our shoe tread leaving a footprint behind. No matter how cautiously we step, we will change the environment through which we pass. Our influence on those around us is no different. The words we speak, the actions we take, and the decisions we make all leave a lasting impression on our community, our brethren, and our children. Influencing Our Community A conversation was overheard in a nearby...

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So Much To Do

Posted on Sep 24, 2021 in Articles

But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 Our lives have become so busy. We have daily obligations, unexpected matters that arise, things we need to do for others, and things we have to do for ourselves, and even occasionally something we might want to do for ourselves to enjoy. We are truly a people who have spread themselves thin. One thing that is quick to get put on hold in life is the time we dedicate to seeking first the things of God (Matt 6:33). I often find myself in a run trying to satisfy all the above,...

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What is Man?

Posted on Sep 17, 2021 in Articles

What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him? Job 7:17 We often hear people say “they want to learn who they are”. It is true as we grow and mature, we need to have a grasp on what brings us contentment and happiness and we could even say learn our own strengths and weaknesses and so on. However, we need to always consider who we are as people and what our relationship to God is. No matter how different we are as individuals, all people are the same before God concerning His commandments for us and His desire of us being right with Him. Acts...

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