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The Importance of Wisdom

The Importance of Wisdom

We live in a world in which so many exercise little wisdom. It is no wonder that God said through John, “. . . the whole world lieth in wickedness.” God is not going to force us any of us to do the right things for He loves us enough to give us a choice (Joshua...

TBC After Dark

TBC After Dark

Friends, we live in perilous times, but we knew they would come, did we not?  II Timothy 3:1 has already told us, “. . . in the last days perilous times shall come.”  In the same context of verses 12 and 13, we are told, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ...

A Single Solution

A Single Solution

We have a little girl at our congregation who has a standard answer to most questions. If you ask her and the other children who built the ark, her answer is “God.” If you ask who was in the ark, her reply is “God.” If you ask who is in Africa, she will say, “God.”...

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...

The Collection—What?

The Collection—What?

I grew up in a Southern Baptist church. We went to Sunday school and attended worship regularly. I have clear childhood memories of those services. The people were kind and my Bible class teachers were morally upright. Though I can’t recall a lot of what the preachers...

Peace With Godliness

Peace With Godliness

The discussion among Christians these days often centers around the wickedness of the times in this country. The fact of its existence cannot be denied. Any departure from God is evil (Heb. 3:12), and will usually grow worse and worse without correction. Evil exists...

What if They Won’t Listen?

What if They Won’t Listen?

Ezekiel was a prophet of God. He lived at a dark time in Israel. When the Babylonians attacked Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel and other Jews were deported to Babylon. Eight years later the Babylonians attacked Jerusalem again. This time Ezekiel and thousands of others...

Weightier Matters

Weightier Matters

King David did it while running for his life from King Saul (I Sam. 21:6).  Jesus referenced it while reproving the Pharisees (Matt. 12:1-8). David the hero of old along with his band of misfits had in desperation eaten the shewbread for the purpose of sustenance—a...

A Disunited Denomination

A Disunited Denomination

The Methodist church, like all other denominations, began with a man. John Wesley and his brother Charles started a movement to reform the practices of the Church of England in the mid-1700s. The Church of England was a spinoff from the Roman Catholic Church which was...

Taken Out of Man

Taken Out of Man

Surely no God-fearing believer would believe anything other than God designed everything with purpose. Many question the purpose of mosquitoes. I may not know the answer, but God does. One design whose purpose is clear is the home. In the beginning God made male and...