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Who, Not What

Sometimes you hear something that just resonates with truth. I had such a moment when I read an article that came to me from the Creekwood Church of Christ in Mobile. It was written by their minister, David A. Sargent. He was writing about one of their members who recently passed away. Her name is…

Be Strong and Courageous

Moses, the great leader of Israel was dead. The weight and responsibility for leading the nation of Israel now fell on the shoulders of Joshua. Can you imagine how he must have felt? They mourned for Moses for thirty days and then God spoke to Joshua. “Moses my servant is dead, now get ready to…

Unclean

“Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of their face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp. (Lev. 13:45-46 NIV) A nation of people living…

In Christ

In Christ you are: Given every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms Chosen in Him by God before creation Adopted as God’s children in Him Redeemed by His blood Forgiven of your sins Lavished with God’s grace When did this happen? When you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you…

Numbers 7

My Bible reading for last week brought me to Numbers 7. It would be one of those “boring parts” of the Bible as described by Philip Rosenbaum in his book “How To Enjoy The Boring Parts Of The Bible.” Even my reading schedule recognized Numbers 7 as a “boring part”. The schedule will normally give…

Forward, Back To Jerusalem

I first saw the phrase used in the title in a sermon outline book. It was the title for a sermon. The title intrigued me. The meaning of the phrase is not an actual call to return to the city of Jerusalem but a call to return to the word of God. Specifically, it is…

God’s Promise

What God speaks is reality and truth. Or, in the case of creation, what he speaks becomes reality and truth. Such is the power of God’s word. So aren’t you glad that his word is reality and his promises true? Especially in weeks like this one in Central Alabama when the rains just keep coming.…

3rd John

John tells us of two men. Gaius: He was beloved. He had made the truth of Jesus his truth. He walked in the truth of Jesus. It caused him to befriend and offer hospitality to strangers. He helped and supported those who were proclaiming the good news of Jesus. Diotrephes: Loved to be first instead…

Ready For Questions?

One of the greatest fears in talking to others about Jesus is the fear of questions. What if I don’t know the answer? You know much more than you think. More importantly, you know the source for many of the questions you may be asked. You may have known it for a long time. How…

Remember Esau

Esau sold his birthright to his brother, Jacob, for some of Jacob’s bread and lentil stew. The Bible says this regarding that event, “So Esau despised his birthright.” (Genesis 25:34 NIV) The Hebrew word translated by our English word “despised” is defined by Hebrew dictionaries as follows: “raise the head loftily and disdainfully”, “despise”, “regard…