Archive for November, 2011

Can I Condemn My Loved Ones to Hell?

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Some do not want to obey the gospel because they believe that they will condemn their loved one if they do.

They may verbalize it by saying, “If I accept your teaching, I will condemn my loved one to hell” .

This can be a great problem in teaching lost souls.

How can we Scripturally answer this emotional argument?



Everywhere In Every Church

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

by Bobby K. Thompson

“For this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in Christ, as I teach every where in every church.” (I Corinthians 4:17). “But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.” (I Corinthians 7:17). Paul wanted the church at Corinth to know that what he taught them was that which he taught in all churches. Timothy was to come to them and bring to remembrance his ways which were in Christ, and which he taught in all congregations. What he taught or ordained in one church, the same… Continue reading

Black Friday

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

by Joe R. Price

The Friday after Thanksgiving Day is called “Black Friday” in reference to the profits traditionally made that day (not to the darkness of the hour when the madness begins!).

Jesus taught the parable of the unjust steward to teach us to be good stewards of the spiritual goods put under our charge (Lk. 18:1‑13; cf. Eph. 1:3). Luke 18:1‑9 Perhaps Black Friday helps teach us prudent lessons as we observe its shoppers and the “sons of this world”.

Plan ahead. The unjust steward planned for the day he would no longer be a steward (Lk. 16:2‑4). Likewise, Black Friday shopping requires planning, too. Advertisements help as shoppers prepare the holiday lists and where to find the best deals. Should we not be planning for the day… Continue reading

Mission of the Church

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

Just as good companies are constantly reminding their employees of why it exists and what the founder desired when he sacrificed his money to start the company, we need to be prompted as to why we exist as a church for our founder, head, and Savior or we will fail.

What is the mission of the Hwy. 290 church of Christ among many churches in Brenham?

We have the inspired, infallible, and inerrant words of our Lord to guide us (2 Tim. 3:16-17).

Audio Powerpoint (part 1) Powerpoint (part 2)

Do You Really Want to Go to Heaven?

Sunday, November 20th, 2011

By Bruce Reeves

I believe it is possible to become so wrapped up in our day to day activities that we lose sight of the purpose of our lives as Christians, namely the attainment of heaven. If we miss heaven, anything we may accomplish on this earth will pale in comparison. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people. Let us examine some of the characteristics of heaven as we ask this wonderful question, "Do You Really Want To Go To Heaven?"

There Will Be No Sin in Heaven

"And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life" (Rev. 21:27). The characteristics of sin are diametrically opposed… Continue reading


Sunday, November 20th, 2011

by Bobby K. Thompson

“But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things, but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.” (Luke 16:25-26). These are words which Abraham spoke to the rich man regarding his fate. He had died and no relief was to be granted to him after death. Memory is one thing that is certainly retained after one dies. The rich man was called to remember the things in the life which he had left. There was nothing that he could… Continue reading

Burning Bridges

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

It is based on military strategy in which you burn bridges that you have crossed over to prevent the enemy from coming after you.

The Roman army burned bridges behind them so they couldn’t retreat. They were challenged to conquer or be killed by the enemy.

“To eliminate the possibility of return or retreat.” (The Free Dictionary)

As Christians, we’re going to have to burn some bridges in our lives to be right with God.

Part 1 Audio Powerpoint

Part 2 Audio Powerpoint

Cart Before The Horse Religion

Sunday, November 13th, 2011

by Bobby K. Thompson

“For because ye did it not at the first, the Lord our God made a breach upon us, for that we sought him not after the due order. So the priests and the Levites sanctified themselves to bring up the ark of the Lord God of Israel” (I Chronicles 15:13-14). God has His “due order” that He demands for men to respect. David was speaking in these verses and referring to their bringing up of the Ark of the Covenant on a new cart from the house of Abinadab, which was not according to God’s directions. The ark was to be brought up by the Sons of Kohath of the tribe of Levite. This was God’s “due order” and the circumstances did not alter His order… Continue reading

What is Motivating You to Serve God?

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

This is a lesson preached by Steve Locklair on November 6, 2011.


The Joy of Salvation

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

This is a lesson brought by Steve Locklair on November 6, 2011.