I was in Eighth Grade a co-captain of the Middle School Basketball team at Escambia Christian School. Not to brag, but I was not a bad player. I was better on the defensive end of the court, but I could hold my own on offense. Specifically, I was an 88% free-throw shooter - approximately 9 … Continue reading Ever Failed?
What I Believe about the Church We are added to the church when we obey the gospel – Act 2:47. We obey the gospel when we by faith put on Christ – Gal 3:26-27. All that put on Christ are Christians and a part of Christ’s Church – Mat 16:18. The Church is not an … Continue reading What I Believe about the Church
Yesterday on the way home from a funeral of a wonderful Christian mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, servant, and friend, I passed by a marquee sign near a church of some variety. The message said, "As a Christians we are the influence of Christ in the world." My first thought was, "Amen!" My next thought was … Continue reading Every Where You Go
And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that he had done for Israel. (Judges 2:10) From the days of your fathers you have turned aside from my statutes and have not kept them. Return to me, … Continue reading Forgetting God
Many think since they went to school, they know how teachers ought to teach and will often tell teachers how to do their job. Similarly, since many people sit in church buildings and hear sermons they have advice for preachers. Here are actual statements to preachers. Some of these are things said to me. Speak up. Speak … Continue reading I’m Just a Church Member
Yesterday we wrote about our Greatest Motivation as Christians. We defined that as LOVE. Today we move on to our Greatest Challenge. Our Greatest Challenge is Repentance. This challenge is not getting others to repent, but our own repentance. Part of the nation of Judah's problem was that they refused to repent, "Run to and fro through the streets … Continue reading The Christian’s Greatest … Part II
That is the topic for the lesson this Sunday Morning, August 30, 2015 at Central Church of Christ. I would love for you to worship with us. Below is a sneak peak at the sermon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hB-AWGKTUz0 Scott
When I was a teenager, back before cellphones. Back when only the wealthy had CD players in their cars. I would travel with my youth group to youth days and youth rallies at churches in South Alabama and Northwest Florida. One sermon title I remember was, "The Dirty Little 'D' Word" -- the word - … Continue reading Our Duty to Each Other
Prayer is one of the most repeated commands in the Bible. There are many promised blessings attached to prayer - more than any other spiritual activity. That is why I am asking for you to help. This blog post is yours to complete. I am asking the community to provide answers to ENCOURAGE each other (me included) in … Continue reading One More on Prayer
For the last quarter of a century my occupation and vocation are the same. I am a minister, a preacher, a Christian who shares what he learns from his study with an audience of people - what we typically call the church. I try to regularly preach through the Bible - both Old and New … Continue reading Who is Jesus? Really?!?