Pulpit Minister

Apples of Gold

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver. (Proverbs 25:11 ESV) What image comes to mind when you think of apples of gold in a setting of silver? Do you envision a masterful centerpiece welcoming all guests to the table of delightful fellowship with a delicious meal and heart…

What God Wants

He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 NAU) To do justice is to do right toward one another. It is to “do unto others what you would have them…

Read The Bible in 2019

Why not join us as we read the Bible through in 2019? Each day you will read a passage from the Bible which will take you about 15 minutes. By the end of the year you will have read the Bible completely through. You will grow in your knowledge of God’s word and it will…

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…