Archive for July, 2010

Weekly Bible Reading: Week Thirty

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Week Thirty

  1. Hosea 9-12; Romans 7; Ps. 73
  2. Hosea 13-14; Romans 8; Ps. 100-102
  3. Micah 1-4; Romans 9
  4. Micah 5-7; Romans 10
  5. Is. 8-11; Romans 11

Faith Is More Than A Feeling

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

by Jeff Smith

When pressed by unbelievers to defend the legitimacy of their faith, many Christians abandon the objective–and really the debate–by retreating into their feelings and practically admitting that there is no logical reason to believe in God.… Continue reading

Weekly Bible Reading: Week Twenty-Nine

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Week Twenty-Nine

  1. Is. 4-5; Romans 2; Ps. 115, 116
  2. Is. 6-7; 2 Chr. 26-27; Romans 3
  3. 2 Kings 15-16; Hosea 1; Romans 4
  4. Hosea 2-4; Romans 5
  5. Hosea 5-8; Romans 6

Preparing to Teach

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

by Darrel E. Beard

Teaching is the means by which man is instructed in righteousness for the salvation of his soul (Matt. 28:20; Acts 5:42; Col. 1:28). Such a vital task demands careful preparation. Ezra is an example of one who prepared himself to teach: “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the Law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach statutes and ordinances in Israel” (Ezra 7:10). Consider some things that are essential in preparing to teach.

Preparing the Heart

One cannot teach what he has not prepared himself to teach, and such preparation begins in the heart. Effective teachers love what they teach, and the Bible teacher should love the word of God… Continue reading

Christ – IAN

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

by Darrel E. Beard

The word Christian is found only three times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Pet. 4:16), but is a very significant word. The word itself means something like “of, pertaining to, or belonging to Christ.”

Years ago Marshall Keeble used to say that if you take Christ out of the name Christian, all you have left are the letters ian. He said that those remaining letters with Christ taken out stand for the words, “I ain’t nothing.” Truly, without Christ, one must say, “I am nothing.”

However, when one is in Christ, those letters ian can mean, “I am new.”

One who has been scripturally baptized has been raised with Christ to walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:4). He… Continue reading

Truth: Subjective or Objective?

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6) “Sanctify them through Thy truth, Thy word is truth” (John 17:17) Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32)

Since Christ is head over the church, the message of the church is the truth!

But what is truth? (John 18:36) Is it objective or subjective?

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Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

This is a lesson on the song “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand”.

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Weekly Bible Reading: Week Twenty-Eight

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

Week Twenty-Eight

  1. 2 Kings 13-14; 2 Chr. 25; 1 Thess. 5
  2. Amos 1-3; 2 Thess. 1; Ps. 80
  3. Amos 4-6; 2 Thess. 2; Ps. 86
  4. Amos 7-9; 2 Thess. 3; Ps. 104
  5. Is. 1-3; Romans 1

Sowing to the Spirit

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

By Jeff S. Smith

Have you ever planted spinach and gotten carrots?

I asked that question in a Bible class once and got a surprisingly affirmative answer. The seeds got switched in the packages was the explanation, I think, but clearly no one plants one thing and gets another, and that was the writer’s point in Galatians chapter six.

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for a whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not… Continue reading

Weekly Bible Reading: Week Twenty-Seven

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Week Twenty-Eight

  1. 2 Kings 13-14; 2 Chr. 25; 1 Thess. 5
  2. Amos 1-3; 2 Thess. 1; Ps. 80
  3. Amos 4-6; 2 Thess. 2; Ps. 86
  4. Amos 7-9; 2 Thess. 3; Ps. 104
  5. Is. 1-3; Romans 1