Archive for the ‘Consequences’ Category

Psalm 51

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Sunday evening sermon by Wayne Scott

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Those Outside

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Sunday evening sermon by Zach Olson

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Is It All God’s Plan?

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

By Stan Cox

Most are aware of the recent death of Brownwood firefighter Shannon Stone. The 30 year old died after falling from the stands at the Ballpark in Arlington on July 7, 2011. Stone was attempting to catch a ball for his 6 year old son, thrown to him by Josh Hamilton .

This was senseless tragedy, in every sense of the word. It was a horrific accident, and it seems that no real blame can be placed on any individual. The Rangers were careful to ensure the railing in left field exceeded the federal safety codes. Hamilton, in throwing the ball into the stands, did the same thing that others had done thousands of times before. Mr. Stone himself was not acting rashly, he simply slipped and fell… Continue reading

What Adultery Is Saying

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

by Jerry Fite

This past week Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted not only adultery with a former house staff worker, but confirmed that he fathered a child by her over a decade ago. It was not the first time a public fig-ure admitted adultery, and sadly it will probably not be the last. But this sad infidelity allows us to consider what adultery is saying when a married man or woman goes outside of the marriage relationship to satisfy their desires.

You dig down deep to the root of all sin, and you will find it labeled selfishness. Especially is this true with the sexual sin of adultery. The man or woman already having a wife or a husband with whom the sexual desire can be satisfied, wants a momentary thrill… Continue reading

Cyberporn

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

By Jeff Smith

The statistics are overwhelming. Sexual addiction is such a subtle epidemic that some writers are comparing it to the more prominent and palatable obesity problem among Americans, just to attract some satisfactory level of attention.

Pornography, nothing new in itself, is fueling this randy epidemic, driving the “Triple‑A engine” on the Information Superhighway. Internet delivery of sexual titillation and amusement is affordable, anonymous and accessible at the speed of light. It is ubiquitous, gender‑neutral, age‑defying, and ugly. It is exploitative and lucrative for its purveyors, and it is only getting worse as technology continues to develop. “The Internet is an essentially gnostic, disembodied medium: You can dispense ideas through it, but not sacraments, community, or embodiment” (Byassee 2008, 15).

Defining Cybersex

Cybersex, the consumption of pornography or… Continue reading

Mingling With the Gentiles

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

By Jeff Smith

Most will remember that the Israelites left Egypt under the command of God’s servant, Moses, who led them through the wilderness forty years until they finally reached the Promised Land.

At that point, Moses died and Joshua took charge, leading the people into battle to take control of their land. Because Jehovah’s religion was to have one Lord and be free of idolatry and superstition, the faith of the heathen was a great danger. God commanded that they should be eliminated, but they weren’t.

Today, our strategy in dealing with the world around us involves conversion rather than extermination, but immersion in this life affords us the same opportunities to influence for good or to be influenced for evil. What are the dangers when we mingle with… Continue reading

The History of a Local Church

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

This is a lesson brought by Warren King on “The History of a Local Church” at Highway 290 Church of Christ.

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Some Things Man Cannot Escape

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

by Jarrod Jacobs

In our society, we are used to people “getting away” with certain things, aren’t we? It has become almost commonplace to hear about a person hiring a “dream team” of lawyers so as to avoid criminal charges and prosecution. Closer to home, we may notice people “getting away” with theft by eating displayed food at the grocery store without buying it; or someone taking extra time on their breaks at work and getting paid for it. Perhaps someone we know has been dishonest (lying), and yet men tend to ignore this sin. It seems that we have reared a society which thinks that we can escape certain sins by ignoring them and no one is the wiser. Is this really the case?

God says there are things… Continue reading

Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

by Heath Rogers

“But if you do not do so, then take note, you have sinned against the Lord; and be sure your sin will find you out” (Num. 32:23). This was the warning that Moses had given to the men of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh. They had chosen for themselves the land on the eastern side of the Jordan River, but they needed continue to help their brethren secure the land on the west side of the Jordan. Moses told them that they could have the land as long as they promised to cross the river and help their brethren. They said they would do so, but Moses warned them against going back on their word. If they did not do as… Continue reading

Hell: A Real Place

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Man’s thoughts about hell: “It’s made up by Christians who want to scare people into being religious.” “It’s what you have to go through here on earth.” “Only murderers or really evil people go there.” “A loving God would never send anyone there.” “Hell is annihilation – you just cease to exist.”

But those who believe that the Bible is the inspired, infallible, and inerrant word of God know that hell is a real place (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

What does the Bible teach about hell?

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