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Ambassadors for Christ

January 10, 2019

2019 just began, but some people are already talking about 2020. This is because we will have another presidential election just like we did in 2016, 2012, 2008, 2004, 2000, and so on and so on. Because of social media and the 24-hour news networks, we are constantly reminded of an election that is more […]

Christian Goals

January 3, 2019

The new year is a time when people set resolutions. These are goals that are set at the beginning of the year in the hope of accomplishing some task or bettering oneself. The problem with resolutions is that they are easily broken and once they are broken they are not considered again until next year. […]

Joy to the World: A Christmas Homily

December 22, 2018

I want to invite you to remember what it was like to be a child on Christmas morning. Think back to waking up and being filled with excitement and wonder, rushing into the living room where the tree was lit and decorated and surrounded by presents, opening gifts in the presence of your family, and […]

The Sin of Sectarianism

December 4, 2018

Sectarianism is defined in various ways. One online dictionary lists factional and separatist as synonyms. Christianity has boundaries that we must uphold, but a sectarian is someone that sets up unnecessary boundaries. They purposefully separate themselves from others who faithfully profess the Christian faith. There are parts of the Bible that are plain and simple, […]

Overcoming Loneliness

October 23, 2018

“Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone.’” (Genesis 2:18) “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.” (Ecclesiastes 4:9) According to researchers and medical professionals, we are in the middle of a loneliness epidemic. People of all ages and backgrounds are […]

What Are You Seeking…Really?

October 16, 2018

This is a guest post written by Peter Horne. Several weeks ago I was having a conversation with someone about worship. Suddenly, it dawned on me how much my thought process differed from other worshippers. There are some people who come to church each week asking “Will they sing the songs I like?” “Will the sermon meet […]

Participation in Worship

September 20, 2018

The participation of the worshiper in worship has varied over the years. In the early church, worshipers were engaged in every aspect of worship, but nowadays it is possible to attend a worship service where nothing is expected of the worshiper. This raises an important question. Have we worshiped if we have not participated in […]

On the Word Sacrament

June 12, 2018

Over the years, I have noticed objections from Christians regarding the use of certain words. One of those words is the word sacrament. I use the word sacrament because I believe it is the best word out of all the words available in the English language to describe certain God-events in the life of a […]

R. C. Bell on the “Divine Dynamics” of the Church

March 27, 2018

From the autobiography of R. C. Bell. “Under the influence of David Lipscomb and James A. Harding, I soon saw that Paul’s description of some who would hold a form of doctrine, but deny its power, fit me. Especially, Brother Harding’s living, magnetic, contagious faith in God as a real personal friend matched the wavelength […]

Remembering the Cross

March 26, 2018

The soldier walked up to the condemned man’s side 
 To test his wounds to assure he died 
 When his spear came up the sky it cried 
 The earth moaned and split open wide 

 I can’t explain everything I saw 
 When the water fell I felt it fall 
 I held […]