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Heaven Will Surely Be Worth It All

Thirty years ago, on a Sunday morning, 1 was in a 15_ passenger v~n with a dea~on of the local congregation picking up kids to bring them to Bible study. I remember it as if it were yesterday. The van was packed to the gills with children, and my job was crowd control. It must…

Christian Retirement

Retirement is primarily a Western, twentieth-century idea. We’ve promoted the idea that retirement revolves around withdrawing from work in order to enjoy life to the fullest without obligation, commitment, or worry. Secular retirement is a reward for all your hard work in the secular workplace. But the only place in the Bible that mentions anything…

The Value of a Godly Grandparent

Godly grandparents are an uncommon commodity. They share the one thing that each new generation needs-advice learned through experience. Few parents like to be told how to raise their child, but advice asked for and advice needed is two different things. When it comes to advice needed, godly grandparents need to do three things: remind…

I’ll Keep on till They Quit!!

There once was an older man who went out jogging. He was running around a track that circled the high school football field while the team was conducting their practice. When the football players began running their sprints up and down the field, the man said to himself, “I’ll just keep running until they quit.”…

“The Prayer List”

I’ve read it in several bulletins from many churches. It’s called “The Prayer List” and consists of the names of people who have either requested that we mention them in our prayers or who have had a request given by someone in their behalf. Of course, there is biblical precedence for this practice as the…

Somebody Ought To Do It!

There is the legend of an ancient king who became weary of the complaints of his subjects. As always there were many th· ‘ mgs to be done but each one seemed to feel that someone else should do them. Then, as now, they were always ready to say, “Let George do it!” To cure…

Back to School? Pray for our Children!

As school begins, we must monitor our kids each day. Brad Harrub identified reasons we are losing our children along with solutions to ensure our kids will remain steadfast in their walk with Christ. Reasons We Are Losing Our Kids: 1. Lack of Knowledge (Hosea 4:6, 1 Peter 3:15). 2. Lack of Combat Preparation (Eph.…

Loose Leaf Paper and #2 Pencils

“Parents that treat the church as optional, shouldn’t be surprised when their children treat Jesus as unnecessary.” Unknown “Going back to school” is once again upon us! In our part of the world, August always means “school” will soon be starting! Education was always important to my parents, especially my father. My father always made…

When I Was Absent from Worship 

1.lt made some people question the reality of my religious faith (James 2:17). 2. It set an example of neglecting the assembly and failing to obey an inspired command (Hebrews 10:25). 3. I failed to observe the example set by the early church in partaking of the Lord’s Supper on the Lord’s Day (Acts 20:7). 4.…

Sincerely Wrong

“Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God’s righteousness” (Romans…