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First Things First

First Things First

The sermon recorded in Matthew’s account covering chapters five, six and seven known as the “Sermon on the Mount” came about a year into the Lord’s earthly ministry. He had established Himself and had a large following especially in Capernaum and the region of...

Bible Classes Should Be Bible Classes

Bible Classes Should Be Bible Classes

Approaches to worship assemblies and Bible studies changed dramatically in the 1980s and 1990s. Churches of all kinds turned to entertaining performances to draw crowds. They succeeded—for a while. Places of worship became more like concerts, theaters, circuses and...

When God Stops the Manna

When God Stops the Manna

As Christians, we are blessed immensely. We have the best lives here on the earth, and the promise of a home in Heaven when we die, or when the Day of Judgment occurs. Although we may face many challenges during our lives, we still have the best life because we always...

Who Will You Call?

Who Will You Call?

Have you ever considered why congregations encourage and receive public responses, usually at the close of lessons preached or taught? Some say the extending of the invitation comes from a denominational practice, but that would be difficult to prove. Some form of...

Words That Please Everyone?

Words That Please Everyone?

We are living in an age when anything we say might offend someone. A sheriff in Wisconsin recently encouraged his staff not to refer to those in jail as “inmates.” Instead they should be called “residents” or “those within our care.” The CDC also recommended recently...

Winter Quarter Begins at TBC

Winter Quarter Begins at TBC

COOKEVILLE – The weather is getting colder, but academics are heating up at Tennessee Bible College.   Registration for the winter quarter begins this week, and TBC Vice President Kerry Duke looks forward to another opportunity to train Gospel preachers,...

The Year Ahead

The Year Ahead

“For who can tell a man what shall be after him under the sun?” (Ecclesiastes 6:12) An issue of TIME magazine almost thirty years ago gave examples of men who tried to do what man cannot do–predict the future. Here are some of these predictions made in the 1900s as...

The Devil’s Asset

The Devil’s Asset

Samson was an incredibly strong man. The Lord gave him his strength, and as long as he kept his vow secret he was safe. The Bible says, “And it came to pass, when she pestered him daily with her words and pressed him, so that his soul was vexed to death, that he told...

TBC Honors Graduates in December Ceremony

TBC Honors Graduates in December Ceremony

December was a time of tassel turning at Tennessee Bible College.   Six graduates from diverse backgrounds and locations were honored during the college’s 31st graduation ceremony Dec. 2. The event marked the 39th year since the first graduating class in 1982 and...

O to Be Like Thee

O to Be Like Thee

The world usually forbids the discussion of His life and teaching in public schools, government agencies and many public entities. For this moment discussion is had, songs are sung, and the story of His birth told. Ironic that the only time of open discussion about...

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