What’s in a Name?


Yesterday evening I spoke at the Church of Christ in Vernon, Alabama.  Vernon is about 50 miles from my home in Oakman.  On the journey, I saw beautiful pastures, small farms, horses, cattle, and deer.  I also drove by historic homes and a couple of early 1900’s school-houses.  I passed through Corona, Berry, Mt Vernon, Crossville, Rossland City, Fayette, and few other communities and small towns.  One of those small communities was Little Hope.  As soon as I noticed the name of the community I passed a second sign that said “Little Hope _______ Church.”

Now I do not know anyone who attends this congregation of people, but I do wonder why they chose that name.  I do not want to attend a place with little hope.  I want to have hope — the assurance of a heavenly home in Christ.  What about you?

– Scott

2 thoughts on “What’s in a Name?

  1. And God said, “Thou shalt not name thy church building, unlesseth it be the name of thy town. Once thy church divideth, and there be two church buildings in thy town, only then shalt thou name thy building after thy neighborhood or thy street.”

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