Pulpit Minister (Page 9)

A Good Name

My Dad would say often, “I may not be able to give you a lot, but one thing I promise to give you, a good name.” And that he did. A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold. (Prov. 22:1 NAU) A good name is…

The Great Debate

In the Great Debate we are all participants.   It is the Great Debate because it is the most important of all debates. At stake is our present life and eternal destiny.   Paul describes the Great Debate with these words:   21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do…

Offensive

There may have been times in the recent past when the use of the word “offensive” was most often in the context of a sporting event. But in our “politically correct” world of today, being offensive seems to have become one of the major things we must avoid in any relationship. Because we have a…

Here Is Your Sign

A few years ago a comedian designed his act around finding things people say and do to show that their intelligence level may not be all that it should be. You know, they show themselves to be “a half bubble off plumb”, “their elevator does quite go all the way to the top”, or “they…

Your Generosity

Your ongoing generosity has provided the following two results: FUNDRAISING EFFORT FOR RYALI I am pleased to report that we exceeded expectations for the fundraising for the Ryali, India Preachers Training School and Children’s Home. Due to the generosity exhibited by the churches of Christ at Riverchase, Cullman, and Creekview, $60,000 was raised towards this…

Lying To Myself

I’ve always loved the story of Elijah’s challenge to the prophets of Baal recorded in 1 Kings 18. He goes from the mountain top of success to the deep valley of depression in only a short time. All because of the fear he allows to grip him at the words of Jezebel when she threatened…

Hearing

Paul quotes the prophet Joel when he says, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13) “Calling on the Lord” refers to more than just praying, because Paul himself was told, “Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.” (Acts 22:16) But back…

Rain

  8 Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.  9 He gives to the beast its food, And to the young ravens which cry.  10 He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He does not take pleasure in the…

Potential

A pickup truck passed me the other day with this written across the back windshield, “The older I get the faster I was.” I tried to ignore the personal insult since he just passed me. I enjoyed the humor of it and tried to think which possible meaning the driver had in mind. Was he…