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Envy- The Green Eyed Monster

Envy- The Green Eyed Monster

Envy:  “Discontent at the excellence or good fortune of another, frequently in the Bible with the distinct idea of malice or spite.  The revisions often replace it with jealousy”  (Cruden’s Complete Concordance). From this definition we can see that envy is a feeling...

Speaking for God

Speaking for God

Take a Bible quiz. Who said, “I cannot go beyond the word of the Lord my God to do less or more”? It is a very good statement and one that could and should be the statement of every Christian. The statement is recorded in Numbers 22:18, and is spoken by Balaam. Now,...

Nothing New Under the Sun

Nothing New Under the Sun

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun” (Ecclesiastes  1:9). All of us who have lived many years in this world have seen many changes in the cultural and...

Be of Faithful People

Be of Faithful People

In the church there are those who live good moral lives.  They attend worship and get involved in some good work.  They may even teach a class and talk a good talk but when all is said and done they are sometimes a hindrance to the work of Jesus Christ.  They hold...

What Did, and What Does, “Marriage” Mean?

What Did, and What Does, “Marriage” Mean?

1828: American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster “MAR'RIAGE, noun [Latin mas, maris.] The act of uniting a man and woman for life; wedlock; the legal union of a man and woman for life. Marriage is a contract both civil and religious, by which the...

To All of Them Their Names

To All of Them Their Names

Have you gazed into the heavens on a cloudless night and wondered at the stars? Perhaps as many as 10,000 are viewable with the unaided eye, depending on conditions. But their actual number is much higher, estimated by some at 200 sextillion (that’s a two followed by...

Renew 2023 ‘Things No Man Can Destroy II’

Renew 2023 ‘Things No Man Can Destroy II’

More lessons remained. That’s why Tennessee Bible College is continuing with the theme “Things No Man Can Destroy” for its annual Renew lectureship to be held Feb. 25-26. “Last year we didn’t have enough time to completely develop the theme, so this year we will...

Things to Ponder…

Things to Ponder…

Perhaps the greatest sin of our day which is committed by members of the church of Christ is the sin of silence.  Most preachers of the present generation are guilty of this sin, along with most members of the church.  Many know the truth of Christianity but they will...

Justice—God’s Way or Man’s?

Justice—God’s Way or Man’s?

“Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.”   -Ecclesiastes 8:11  God Man You choose Circumstances decide You are to blame Others are to blame You are a sinner You are a...

Time

Time

Time is a precious thing.  None of us know just how much of it we have.  No one knows what it holds, whether good or ill.  With the changing of the years we are prone to think on these things more, perhaps, than at any other time of the year.  The inspired penmen...