Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts by David Wright

I Have Given You the World

On Friday afternoon, Carolyn and I were scanning groceries at a self-checkout line in the Balch Springs Wal-Mart. Suddenly, a woman nearby started screaming at her daughter. Her rant was laced with expletives (which I won’t repeat): “I have given you the whole world, and you give me no respect! You’re 12 years old, and…

A Characteristic of Credible Testimony

The four Gospels are full of apparent inconsistencies. For example, Mark says that “as Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside” (10:46). But Luke says that as Jesus “drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by…

All Reputable Scientists Know

Scientists know everything, so they should be trusted. They always have the best interest of humankind at heart. Except when they don’t. Who worked tirelessly to create the 1945 nuclear explosions that killed roughly 200,000 people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Um, scientists? We are constantly being told that “all reputable scientists” know things that the…

The Lonely Way

In the centuries just after creation, people lived exceptionally long lives. Adam lived to be 930. Methuselah, the man who lived the longest, reached the age of 969! These incredible lifespans were made possible by pristine environment and freedom from disease. Methuselah’s father lived a comparatively short lifespan, though. The Bible says that “all the…

Wednesday Night Bible Class (Live Stream) 4/29/2020

Wednesday Night Devo – April 26 2020 Wednesday Night Devo – April 26 2020Join us ONLINE as we all together and worship our Lord together!To give to the Seagoville Church go to http://seagoville.org/giveWe would like to have a record of your attendance by filling out this form!http://seagoville.org/live/attendance Posted by Seagoville Church of Christ on Wednesday,…

Closing the Gap

One time I heard about a fascinating experiment performed by a teacher at a Christian university. At the beginning of the semester, he handed out a 24-question survey about Jesus: “Did being in a big crowd make Jesus nervous?” “Did Jesus enjoy parties?” At the end of the semester, the professor handed out a similar…

Is Human Touch a Thing of the Past?

By Brent Smith [Brent is the preaching minister of the Trenton Church of Christ in Trenton, TN.] Contagious diseases were around in Bible times, too.  Leprosy was a terrible illness that sometimes left victims with disfigured faces and missing digits on hands and feet.  Following the Law of Moses, infected persons were quarantined and practiced…

When the Storm Passes

Many advertisers are airing commercials talking about “the new normal.” In this new normal, you can buy a car without seeing the salesman’s shifty smile, shaking his hand, or even smelling the liver and onions on his breath. You can select the vehicle online, and it will be delivered to your door. But don’t worry.…

There’s a Lot of Guessing Going On

The “smart people” in our society have conditioned us to believe that scientists are infallible. They are superior to the foolish Christians who believe in God and the Bible based on faith. Atheists have the facts. They have evidence. They have theories so flawless that even calling them theories is ignorant at best and shameful…

How Will I Be Remembered?

In one broadcast of his program “Living on the Edge,” Chip Ingram asked a good question: How do you want to be remembered? With what few words would you like for your life to be described? Think about the household names of Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Picasso, Rembrandt, and Da Vinci.…