UCLA basketball coach John Wooden is attributed as saying, "It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." The letter of Jude is little compared to other books of the Bible; however, it contains big and powerful lessons for us today. First, we must "contend earnestly for the faith" (Jude 3). … Continue reading Contend for the Faith
The following article was written by brother Richard Thetford in preparation for the gospel meeting their congregation was having. I am republishing it here for your consideration and encouragement. Richard Thetford Our gospel meeting begins a week from today, September 25th, with Andy Berendt doing the preaching. I think it would do us all good to remind ourselves … Continue reading “A Gospel Meeting”
How do you respond when someone has forgiven you? Most of us, I hope, would probably express our gratitude for the forgiveness. And not only express our thanks but amend our ways, so it doesn’t happen again. But how do you respond when God has forgiven you? After Nathan confronted him about his sin with … Continue reading Responding to Grace
The book of Jonah is unique among the Minor Prophets. Instead of a book about the prophet’s preaching, it is mainly a book about the prophet. The overall lesson of the book that Jonah needed to learn is that Yahweh is a gracious and compassionate God. In Jonah 1, we read of the prophet’s commission … Continue reading A Great and Compassionate God
Today's post comes from Mark Dunagan. I trained with Mark at the 5th street church of Christ from Sept. 2015 to Sept. 2017. Mark has been preaching and teaching God's word for 28+ years and is currently on a trek around the country with his wife Cindy, visiting and encouraging the Lord's people wherever they … Continue reading Climbing The Impossible Mountains With God
We sing a hymn titled “We Have an Anchor” that focuses on keeping our hope fixed on heaven. Maintaining focus is the key to so much in life, and Jesus in Matthew 6:16-24 gives us three sets of choices that, while they seem separate, help us focus on heaven so we can get there … Continue reading Where Is Your Hope Anchored?
The Apostle Paul writes in Romans 15:4 NASB '95, "for whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction so that through the perseverance and the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope." When we read the Old Testament, we should have these words in our minds. Where is the encouragement … Continue reading The Life of King Asa
For those who live according to the flesh have their outlook shaped by the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit have their outlook shaped by the things of the Spirit.Romans 8:5 (The NET Bible) What I appreciate about the Apostle Paul is how he is always practical in his … Continue reading What Shapes Your Outlook?
Solomon wrote in Eccl. 7:10 “Do not say, “Why were the former days better than these?” For you do not inquire wisely concerning this.” There is a tendency to misremember how things happened or how they were. Korah’s rebellion is one clear example of this in scripture, and there are lessons for us today that … Continue reading Misremembering the Past
I want to start this post by looking at what the Scripture said for a new King of Israel was to do upon becoming King. The Scripture is found in Deuteronomy 17:18-19 and reads, "Also, it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy … Continue reading Tips for Taking Good Sermon Notes