The Duty of Joy There is a profound message in this verse.  It’s about the duty of joy.  We equate joy to emotions that come and go.  Joy is a reaction to a blessing.  We look at it this way sometimes.  If the Lord blesses me in church today, I’ll rejoice.  We act like we need a jolt.  We’re blessed already. ...
Jacob’s Soup Apostasy is a departure from believing Jesus Christ to the saving of your soul. It’s a preference to satisfying the flesh over continuing in the Spirit. It starts down a dark road of falling away and forsaking, or failing at, the grace of God.  God’s grace is forever unfailing, but you and I can...
I Saw Also The Lord Isaiah 6: 1In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the LORD sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.  2Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.  3And one...
What Are These? These Are They. Revelation 7: 13And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?  14And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in...
The Receipt Of Custom, Or The Receipt of Jesus? The first verse of Chapter 9 of Matthew places Jesus in his “own city.”  It is not referring to Nazareth but Capernaum, his home away from home.  It was on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. You could see the place where Jesus taught the Sermon on the Mount.  It was fishing home to Peter and...
Homecoming Celebration Aug 14 The church will celebrate its 48th homecoming on August 14.  The Wright Family will be with us for special singing, and Bro Gary Rowlette will bring the message. Lunch will follow the morning service. Everyone is invited.
Growing In The Knowing Of Him Trying to be a Christian without really knowing and learning Christ is what man has been trying to do down through the ages.  The early church in the book of Acts had a problem with the converts trying to mix Judaism in with their new Christianity.  They tried to mix their old rituals of keeping the...
Waiting On Our Master Proverbs is a tremendous book of wisdom with instructions from A to Z.  Proverbs 27 is one chapter that teaches us more than four years of college could.  In verse 18 we see something about waiting on the master. Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master...
Dying and Falling Asleep “Falling asleep” is terminology used for those who die in the Lord.  Let’s look at why Paul uses it.  Here are some scriptures to get us started. I Corinthians 15: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:  6After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom...