God told the people of Judah as they entered into Babylonian captivity to “. . . seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” (Jer 29:7) In the context of that verse, God … Continue reading A Cautious Post about Public Safety
The following passage is attributed on several sites and in many publications to the 41st United States Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan. I first ran across this article in a Centerpoint Church of Christ bulletin in 1986. I found it the other day while looking through some old files. I find it to be … Continue reading William Jennings Bryan and a Watermelon
"Houston, Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed." These were the words Neil Armstrong sent from the Apollo 11 lunar module Eagle after landing the craft on the surface of the moon. That event and those words are a part of history from July 20, 1969. Fifty years ago. Last night driving home from mid-week … Continue reading 50 Years or Last Night
One of the most prevalent lies that Satan has convinced God's people in the United States to believe is that God has been kicked out of schools. Posts on social media claim that God is not welcome in schools., that prayer is not allowed in school, and that students cannot bring or read a Bible … Continue reading A Prevalent Lie of Satan
I was in seventh grade in 1979 when I first realized the personal impact of a tropical storm. Hurricane Frederic redeveloped in the Gulf of Mexico and was headed in our general direction. By the morning of September 12, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration labelled Frederic as a Category 4 Hurricane with sustained winds … Continue reading When the Storms Come
Someone asked me a question recently. They asked who my influences were I told them about a few preachers and my parents. Later, I thought about four men, four men who, in my opinion, attained celebrity status. Four men who had an impact on my life from my earliest memories. The first man let me … Continue reading Your Influences
Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the … Continue reading Expected
One major Christian group reported that the average church membership role is 176 people and that the average Sunday attendance is 69. If this is typical of conservative Christians, it is an indication that most feel that attendance or commitment to a local congregation is optional or at least not a priority. This attendance pattern … Continue reading Are You Part of a Church?
What ONE WORD do you want to be remembered by? That was the question on the radio one day this week. There were some really good answers, the most popular answer being, "Caring." Some of the other answers were Loving, Loyal, Fun, Genuine (real), Gentle, and Consistent. One host said the first word that came … Continue reading What One Word?
My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the … Continue reading Your Prejudice is Showing