Tag: church

Marriage: On the Rock, or On the Rocks?

Marriage between men and women (there is no other way) is an institution which has for it’s establishment God, Himself.  He created Eve as a helpmeet for Adam, so that he would not be alone. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an ...

Writer’s Block

I think it would be hard to believe that someone who holds before him “the unsearchable riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:8),” that have been revealed, would have a tough time thinking of something to write. Yet, it does happen on occasion. And, it’s not a bad thing, at all! I encourage young preachers not to ...

The Amazing Body

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made ...

Ye Have the Poor With You Always

And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always. – Mark 14:6-7 KJV One of the biggest trends happening in the church is ...

People Are People

One of the realities that is often so hard for people to fathom is that each and every person in the world is, in fact, an individual.  Individual habits,  individual appearances,  individual diets, even individual preferences of clothing and automobiles.  There are no two people alike – even identical twins!  There is no single cure-all ...

LOVE AND DOCTRINE

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not ...

Just My Imagination?

Maybe it’s just my imagination? But, it seems there is much more backbiting, and bickering, now happening between like minded Believers. Well, let me take that opening statement back.  It’s not my imagination.  It is fact!  There is, after all, nothing new under the sun. You see; there is something inherent in every single person ...

A Stroke of Grace

Thursday, March 17, 2022 became a day of drastic change for me. I had a stroke in the lower cerebrum of my brain. I was sitting down, having my morning cup o’ joe when it hit! A headache, with waves of sweat, which sent me back to bed. I figured, a little bit of rest, ...

The Reliability of Scripture

Everyone has their own opinions about everything under the sun, including politics and religion. Dare I say that these are still the most disagreed upon subjects ever!  The main thing that sparks so much of the disagreement is inaccurate information. Our political world is adrift in opinion, rather than set laws. The same can be ...

A Case & Thoughts for The Gathering of The Local Church

In 2020 the church at large was faced with an extremely difficult dilemma. COVID and the recommendation of the experts pressed us into our homes. For many Christians this wasn’t so awful seeing they could attend church via livestream. In a survey completed just prior to the concerns of COVID one question asked, “Worshiping alone ...

The Joyful Church

The judgment from the world concerning the church is oftentimes correct. Although denominationalism, by some, is an attempt to preserve doctrinal purity it commonly ends upholding errors. For the dishonest, divisions bolster distinction that satisfy the ego. With numerous schisms the world naturally sees the lack of love, unity, and godly joy. On the other ...

Admonish One Another

Admonishing pursues righteousness. It discerns fault, wrong, and evil. Admonition warns of it, counsels against it, cautions ahead of it, and teaches in accord of righteousness.

Glorifying God with One Mouth

“And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and He that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in Him shall the Gentiles trust.” ~ Romans 15:12 ~ Christ will most certainly dwell as King of kings and Lord of lords on this earth.  He made heaven and earth to dwell and ...

An Application of Romans 14 to the Present Distress

“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” {Rom 14:19}              As we have begun to deal with our instruction of equity we have had two major instances thrust upon us in which to shew godly equity.  What is equity? And, what are the two ...

Renewing our minds for this world or the world at all times?

A few thoughts we should possess not only now, but at all times in the world in which we live – sorry about the writing….. Grace and Peace Beloved, Throughout this season of a pandemic, I have heard much of the same as before the coronavirus about politics, economy, the constitution, rights, theories about the ...

Doing Church

WHAT ARE WE TO DO IN THE CHURCH? Unfortunately, all too often, Christians miss the boat when it comes to what they ought to be doing in the local assembly.  There are numerous and various reasons for this.  In fact, even the most faithful Christian can misstep in their walk unto God.  God, in His ...