Minister Articles

Is Your Axe Dull?

In our Wednesday evening teen class, we are studying a series of lessons designed to instill biblically-based leadership traits in our teens. We hope to plant a seed in each teen’s heart that will help them recognize that anyone can be a leader, whether it be at school, church, or within their families. Our most…

Grace Is Teaching Us

Titus 2:11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age. (NASB) In these verses, Paul is teaching Titus what to do as he works within a congregation of the Lord’s body.…

Full Assurance

Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. (Hebrews 10:22 NIV) Assurance. We all want it. We all seek it. Too often, we seek it in…

Hurricane Relief

Hurricane season is upon us. We have already witnessed the impact of a couple of storms and another is on the way. We have all been in prayer for those in the path. Our elders wanted you to know that they have sent $50,000 to the Church of Christ Disaster Relief in Nashville, Tennessee to…

I Can’t Swim

Matthew 14:30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” (NASB) The story we find in Matthew 14:22-36 is when Jesus walked on water.…

Temptation

Matthew 26: 41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (NASB) What is your temptation? Why is it so hard to keep it under control? When we decided to give our life for the Lord, we had the best intentions to submit…

Importance of Bible Class

If your family is anything like mine, then you have been adjusting to a new schedule since school has started back. Every night we are finishing homework, coming home from afternoon activities, eating dinner, and squeezing in a few minutes of family time. However, one thing I am thankful to have back in our weekly…

A New Librarian

We are delighted to be able to introduce you to the new librarian for our church library. Dianne Mills, who recently became a part of our family at Riverchase, has graciously and enthusiastically agreed to be our new librarian. She brings some excellent experience with her. Dianne is also the mother of our Robert Mills…

His Holy Temple

“But the LORD is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.” (Habakkuk 2:20 ESV) Habakkuk wrote these words as he waited for God’s response to his questions. How and when do you apply them? Do you apply them as you assemble with the saints to worship? How about when you…

Asking

I have learned a lot from my Nigerian brethren, and I’m trying to incorporate some of those things into my life. One of those things is in the area of asking. I have a hard time asking for things. I suppose because I don’t want to be a bother. At the same time, I have…