Posts by Dewayne Spivey

Ashamed

If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels. (Mark 12:34) Have you ever been ashamed of God? Paul cautioned Timothy to “not be ashamed of our message nor…

Take Another Look

Are things about as bad as they can get? Do you have news overload? Do you think things are about as bad as they have ever been? Well, no, they are not. We are actually living in pretty good times. So why so much negativity? We need to take another look with a different perspective.…

Billy Smith – Bio

Billy R. Smith serves as the Dean of the College of Biblical Studies.  He also serves as a minister for the Henderson Church of Christ in Henderson, Tennessee.  A native of Woodbury, Tennessee, Billy Smith is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman (A.A., 1970), David Lipscomb University (B.A., 1972), and Harding University Graduate School of Religion (M.A.,…

Something To Remember

This should be a daily reminder. Perhaps even multiple times per day. I was taking my trash can to the street last night. The darkness had set in. The sun had set in the western-southwestern sky as it makes its way toward the winter solstice. “The winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours…

On The “Lighter” Side

Jane and some friends recently attended a comedy show at the Alabama Theatre. Since that event, she has started calling me LB.   The initials brought back memories of the names a favorite uncle would call all of us nephews whenever we would visit with him. He didn’t use initials, just the words. He had…

Play Ball

“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” That is the heart of the message of God, the gospel and the preaching of Jesus and the apostles. So in everything we need to make it a practice to ask, “What would Jesus do? What would Jesus have me to do?” I try to think of that…

So, How Do We Talk?

How do we talk to those we are trying to persuade? How do we talk to people in general? How do we talk to those with whom we disagree? How do we want others to talk to us? Delivering a message, especially God’s message, should be of primary importance to us. The apostle Paul was…

911

Today we remember September 11, 2001. Called 911 in memory of the date on which it occurred and to honor the heroic first responders who gave so much to help those involved and who continue to pay the price for their heroism. We all remember where we were when we first heard of the planes.…

Whom You Represent

I know we have all been told, but how often do we seriously consider the impact of our actions and our words? Do you know that you represent and reflect on everything with which you are associated? A visitor will evaluate and judge our entire congregation by the one or two they happen to contact.…

Approve Carefully

The Bible truly is the book of life.   It not only shows us the way to eternal life, but God also gives us detailed information as to how we are to live our lives now.   Paul gives some very wise and helpful advice to Timothy.   Do not be hasty in the laying…