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If People Knew What I’d Done, They’d Never Let Me in...

“Church is for good people, and I won’t really fit in.” “Church is for believers, and I have some doubts.” “Church is for families, and I’m...

Signs for the Times

How many wasted miles, foolish injuries, and senseless deaths could be avoided if only people read signs? God must think the same thing, as...

The Problem Everybody Has but Nobody Talks About

 Hans Christian Anderson’s short story “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is about two weavers who promised an emperor new clothes that would be invisible to...

Did the Disciples Make up the Gospel?

Opponents of Christianity commonly say that the New Testament resulted from the disciples missing Jesus so much that they made up the resurrection and...

The Crimes of Jesus

There are many crimes committed each day. The FBI reports that a property crime is reported every three seconds in the US, and a...

Are You Covered?

In recent months, several natural and unnatural calamities have struck our country and community. Terrorists destroy buildings and lives; planes fall from the sky;...

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Need Advice?

The Bible is a storehouse that offers practical advice on the following everyday issues: Love (1 Corinthians 13).  Leadership (Nehemiah). Laziness (Proverbs 6:6–8).  Patriotism...

Easy or Hard?

A large poster in a Montgomery Ward & Co. store in Oklahoma once read, “It all began at Montgomery Ward & Co. in 1939....

Neglected Opportunities

Felix’s problem was sin; thus, his greatest need was the forgiveness of sin. Yet he neglected the remedy. Notice the many opportunities Felix was...

Did the Disciples Make up the Gospel?

Opponents of Christianity commonly say that the New Testament resulted from the disciples missing Jesus so much that they made up the resurrection and...

The Simple Gospel

No book written by man has so many simple words as the New Testament.  There is an air of simplicity about the biographies of Jesus...

In the Next Five Minutes . . .

Leonard Johnson, one founder of Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, once preached a sermon in a gospel meeting in a small Alabama town. In...

Can’t Be Stopped

Can’t Be Stopped A funny story came out of the old Brooklyn Dodgers football team in the early years of professional football.  George Cafego played halfback...

Becoming “One”

In describing the marital relationship, Jesus taught that the husband and wife become one, yes, to the point that “they are no longer two...

The Hottest Spice

Currently, the hottest pepper is officially the Carolina Reaper, cultivated by “Smokin” Ed Currie in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The official 2017 Guinness World...

A Caring Cowboy

A family, all nine of them, loaded all their earthly possessions into a covered wagon pulled by a four-horse hitch and set out to...

The Problem Everybody Has but Nobody Talks About

 Hans Christian Anderson’s short story “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is about two weavers who promised an emperor new clothes that would be invisible to...

Ten Commandments of Human Relations

1. Thou Shalt Love People, Not Just Use Them (Matthew 22:39). The greatest thing in the world is a person. The greatest thing about...

One-Liner Church Wisdom

People are funny. They want the front of the bus, the middle of the road, and the back of the church building.  Opportunity...

The Stork Brought It- And Other Bits of Wisdom

The children of Family Circus were in a lively discussion about babies. Two truths were unleashed by the little “experts.” “Storks don’t bring...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 25, 2019)

The Story of Two Pots A water bearer in India had two large pots, one hung on each end of a pole that he carried...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (February 21, 2019)

Hated But Loved America’s most famous architect, the late Frank Lloyd Wright, designed some unusual buildings. Among them is Fallingwater, a house built in the...

Ten Commandments of Human Relations

1. Thou Shalt Love People, Not Just Use Them (Matthew 22:39). The greatest thing in the world is a person. The greatest thing about...

Amazing!

The Greyhound had been thrashing about in the north Atlantic storm for over a week. Its canvas sails were ripped, and the wood on...

Easy or Hard?

A large poster in a Montgomery Ward & Co. store in Oklahoma once read, “It all began at Montgomery Ward & Co. in 1939....

Thoughts from the Home

500 Family Counselors Say . . . According to a study of more than 500 family counselors, the following are the top traits of successful...

Ten Commandments of Human Relations

1. Thou Shalt Love People, Not Just Use Them (Matthew 22:39). The greatest thing in the world is a person. The greatest thing about...

To My Child

Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying. Just for this morning,...

Good Teacher

A man took his son fishing one day. After a few hours in the boat with not much to do, the son started asking his...

An Anonymous Letter

From a Parent to a Child I cannot buy you a set of morals; I cannot build you a sense of responsibility; I cannot hand...

If People Knew What I’d Done, They’d Never Let Me in...

“Church is for good people, and I won’t really fit in.” “Church is for believers, and I have some doubts.” “Church is for families, and I’m...

In the Next Five Minutes . . .

Leonard Johnson, one founder of Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, once preached a sermon in a gospel meeting in a small Alabama town. In...

What It Means to Be a Christian

As members of the body one carries out the will ofChrist the HEAD (Colossians 1:18). As lights in the world one shines forth...

Back— to the Future

Churches of Christ are committed to restoring the teaching and practice of New Testament Christianity in its purity. We believe “the seed is the word...

Christianity as Seen in the New Testament

Christianity, as it came from the mind of God, is clearly set forth in the New Testament. The four gospel records—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—give...

I Don’t Want You to Join My Church

Preachers say frequently, “Come, join my church.” In the Bible Belt, drivers occasionally see billboards and bumper stickers that read, “Attend the church of...

Can’t Swim, But Does

The Byram River in Greenwich, Connecticut, at the crest was running twelve to fifteen feet deep.  A family picnicking at the edge watched in horror...

Dying as a Fool

We all have an appointment with death that shall be kept (Hebrews 9:27). “What man can live and not see death?” (Psalm 89:48).  In what...

Neglected Opportunities

Felix’s problem was sin; thus, his greatest need was the forgiveness of sin. Yet he neglected the remedy. Notice the many opportunities Felix was...

Whenever it Breaks…

There is a monastery in Greece perched high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery...

Salvation is Free, But It Is Not Cheap

Jesus never said grace. Believe it or not, the Bible does not record where Jesus ever used that word. It was used of Him...

Six Things Not Found at the Judgment

The Bible speaks often of the moment of reckoning when the righteous and wicked dead (John 5:28–29) and all living (Matthew 25:31–33) will stand...

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