Pulpit Minister

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…

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…

Change

Do you like change? Depends on what is changing, doesn’t it? I’m sure most of us are not happy with the changes that have come about as the result of COVID. Most of us are looking forward to returning to a more normal life situation. Changes often sadden us. Like the decisions made by some…

A Common Mistake

Job was a great man of faith. God said so and demonstrated his faith to us. But Job made a mistake common to many of us, and probably all of us at one time or another. Job, this great man of faith, accused God of wrong doing. He declared God to be unfair – unjust,…

Imitation

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” How many people do you know and admire that you imitate? I have friends at Freed-Hardeman who take great pleasure in imitating their favorite professors and best friends with me. We do not do this out of spite, but out of great love and devotion. Many hours have…

Hosea

The book of Hosea is a sad and disturbing book. Putting ourselves in Hosea’s place arouses so many emotions within us. A spouse who is unfaithful and goes after many different lovers. Children born to her who are not your own whom you are challenged to raise and love. The willingness to purchase her back…

Traps

Traps are interesting. Some are deadly, like a mouse trap. Others are more humane, like the cage trap I’m using to transport the squirrels in my back yard to a more remote area of woodlands. We liked the squirrels until this year when they decided to make it their personal goal to destroy all of…