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A Logical Look at Denominationalism

The law of identity and the law of the excluded middle      Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? It may, but it wouldn't be a rose. The law of the excluded middle and the law of identity need to be studied when dealing with Christianity. A rose is a rose, a...

Can a Fat Man Preach Against Sin?

Friends, it has been my experience during my tenure as a gospel preacher that most people are very happy when you preach against sin….just don't be very specific about it. This mindset is that of Satan. Satan loves it when preachers generalize and gloss over the sin...

Mercy and Grace

Mercy and Grace Have you ever sat down and during a quiet moment contemplate the grace and mercy of God? It is such an interesting and uplifting thought. To meditated upon the mercy and grace of Almighty God and why I am allowed to sit and contemplate about the deep...

Was Jesus Actually Forsaken?

Did God Forsake Jesus On The Cross? Some teach, falsely, that Jesus and God came out of fellowship on the cross because Jesus became sin, literally. Friends, this could not be farther from the truth. Please, let us examine Scripture, honestly, to see whether or not...

The Praises of Israel

As I was preparing a sermon for Sunday morning, I was struck by a very short, but profound verse. “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel” (Psalm 22:3). The more I read Psalm 22, the more this little verse kept sticking out to me. As I thought...

The Blessing of Reading the Bible

“Blessed is he that readeth and they that hear the words of this prophecy and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand” (Revelation 1:3). There is a blessing to reading aloud the Word of God and hearing the Word of God read aloud. Never...

Do All in the Name of the Lord

“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him” (Colossians 3:17). The above verse should be the guiding light in everything we do.  If something can not be authorized it is sin. It goes beyond...

Add of Focus

While my family and I were in East Tennessee for Polishing the Pulpit we had a chance to do some fun vacation type activities. We had the opportunity to go to Gatlinburg and enjoy some to the tourist attractions. One of those attractions we enjoyed was the tram that...

Buried With Him

Buried with Him Noticing the title of our article you might assume that we will be discussing the importance of baptism and how baptism saves us by the resurrection of the Christ (cf 1 Peter 1:3). However, we are going to be focusing on the mode of baptism. Notice the...

God Chooses, So Choose Him

There is a very real, true, and literal sense in which God choses us. However, that does not take away from our choosing God nor does it diminish from our freewill. Notice, with me, the following points: God Choses, collectively God chose the descendants of Abraham...

A ‘Seek Ye First’ Marriage

How do we grow closer to one another as a married couple? The aforementioned questioned is asked in many a counseling session. The answer is rather simple, both husband and wife MUST strive to grow closer to God. So many counselors, self help authors, and divorce...

Why Did You Leave?

Why Did You Leave? Are you part of a congregation that used to be thriving? Are you part of a congregation that used to be much larger in number that it is now? You are not alone. Pandemic to the day is the problem of congregations of God’s people shrinking. There are...

A Cup of Water

A CUP OF WATER2 Samuel 23:15-17      The best tasting water from a water fountain I have ever tasted is from the water fountain at the building where the Bay church of Christ meets. It has a powerful stream that satisfies in quantity, it has a cool temperature that...

Happiness or Pleasure

Don’t Confuse Pleasure With Happiness Have you ever finished a good book wishing there were more to the story? Have you ever watched a movie leaving the theater unsatisfied? Perhaps after a good meal you’ve wished there were more to come. Such things clearly provide...

Be Converted

Conversion Conversion is a goal for many in the world. People who produce content on youtube want to convert casual viewers into subscribers. People who have retail stores want to convert shoppers into buyers and then buyers into regular customers. People who have...

What GOD Calls ‘Greatness’

In Matthew 20:20-21 we have an account of the mother of James and John (the sons of Zebedee) coming to Jesus desiring a favor of Him. This mother’s wish was that her two sons would be granted the privilege of sitting with Jesus in His kingdom, one being seated on the...

Truth Over Tact

We use the word, “tact” often. I am beginning to wonder if what is meant by those who use that term in relation to people proclaiming the truth is, “be tactful with the truth and if you have to compromise one, don't compromise tact.” The go to verse is, “But speaking...

Weathering the Storm

Friends, we had a decent storm last night in the Jonesboro area. It was noting compared   to the storms which came through our area a few weeks ago. People are still dealing with the damage that those storms caused. I couldn't help but think about the storms last...