Newness of Life

Posted on Jul 30, 2021 in Articles

Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4 The idea of acquiring something new is a part of life we are very familiar with. It could be as simple as a pair of shoes or as important as purchasing a new house, but the main reason is the same, what we have currently is no longer suitable to meet our needs and goals. The same is true in the newness of life mentioned in Romans 6. Upon hearing the Gospel (Rom 10:17), we realize we need to be made new...

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Warning Signs!

Posted on Jul 23, 2021 in Articles

Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. Acts 20:31 This past week, I had to deal with the minor inconvenience of my cell phone malfunctioning and having to have it replaced. In one way it’s annoying and another comical in that we’ve gotten so accustomed to having a phone with us at all times. However, the lesson learned is this, I knew it was nearing failure and I failed to act. It had not been functioning properly. I had ignored the warning signs! Becky immediately contacted our cell service provider and they...

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What Do I Lack Yet?

Posted on Jul 15, 2021 in Articles

The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Matthew 19:20 In Matthew 19:15-22, we read of the exchange between Jesus and the rich young man or the rich young ruler as he is referred to. Like many, he seems to approach in sincerity but the Lord’s answer required more than he wanted to hear. It is important to note that, while he leaves sorrowful, we see in Matthew 19:18-19 he had done a lot of good in his life. We often want to rest on what we’ve done and not look ahead to what we can do, or better yet, we forget we still have room to improve....

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By Their Fruits

Posted on Jul 13, 2021 in Articles

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Matthew 7:16 Throughout our lives we have to keep vigil of things and people that influence us (1 Cor 15:33). Scripture is filled with warnings of not allowing ourselves to be deceived (Eph 5:6, 1 John 3:7). The Bible points us toward using our ability to observe to come to wise conclusions on such matters. The saying “if you look and listen closely, a man will tell you what he is” holds much wisdom and in a sense, summarises many things taught on such matters.  Beware of those who are not what they...

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Who Will Follow Jesus?

Posted on Jul 1, 2021 in Articles

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. Ephesians 5:1-2 The title of this article is the same as a well known song in our song books, number 760, Who will follow Jesus? The hymn admonishes us to be dedicated and devoted to the Lord. It is important who we choose to follow, history teaches us men have always followed someone. For example, men like Napoleon Bonaparte, George Washington, and Teddy Roosevelt all had dedicated followers and their...

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Past, Present, and Future

Posted on Jun 25, 2021 in Articles

For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. 2 Timothy 4:6-8 During his “Don’t ever give up speech,” the late Jim Valvano, well known college basketball coach and commentator said, “we have to look at where we are, where we are going, and where we have been.” Sadly this would be one of, if not...

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