Archive for October, 2012

Campaign Promises

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

This is the powerpoint of a lesson by Steven L. Locklair.

Powerpoint Pt 1
Powerpoint Pt 2

Politicians are making promises and voters are examining their records to see if they kept them.

If they aren’t kept, excuses or reasons are given.

Maybe some had good intentions but because of unforeseen circumstances they couldn’t fulfill it.

But others tell people what they want to hear and have no intentions of carrying it out.

If they didn’t carry them out in the past, how can we trust what they say they will do in the future?… Continue reading

Trademarking “Tebowing”

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

By Stan Cox

The New York Jets backup quarterback has been a bit of a public relations sensation since entering the NFL. Most agree that the hype surrounding him is probably greater than his actual talent. But, that being said, he is extremely popular, in part because he is a very religious individual and is very forthcoming about his faith.

After touchdowns and on other occasions each game, Tebow drops down to a knee, and in front of tens of thousands of fans, and millions of viewers on television, says a short prayer. Some wag coined his practice “Tebowing” (the name is pronounced with a long ‘o’, like an archer’s bow).

Well, the sensation led several would be entrepreneurs to attempt to patent T‑shirts and other products that contain images… Continue reading

"God Knows My Heart"

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

By Kurt Jones

We often hear this phrase uttered when one is caught in open sin, and when there is a clear disparity and discrepancy in their practice and the truth of the scriptures. During the course of a discussion or Bible study one may be convicted by the scriptures of their sin, yet they are not willing to come to repentance and follow the Truth of the scriptures. Thus, this phrase “God knows my heart” is uttered. It is a feeble attempt to justify their sin in their own minds. The phrase is said to nullify obedience to God’s divine word. Thus, those who make this argument, imply “I am convinced in my own mind and heart, thus it must be pleasing to God regardless of what He has… Continue reading

The Riches of God’s Grace

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

This is the final lesson in our gospel meeting with Kurt Jones.


Amazing Grace

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

This is the fifth lesson in our gospel meeting with Kurt Jones.


What Grace Teaches Us

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

This is the fourth lesson in our gospel meeting with Kurt Jones.


Noah Found Grace in the Sight of the Lord

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

This is the third lesson in our gospel meeting with brother Kurt Jones.


What Grace Is and What it is Not

Friday, October 19th, 2012

This is the second lesson preached by brother Kurt Jones during our gospel meeting.


Introduction to Grace

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

This is the first lesson preached by Kurt Jones during our gospel meeting.


In Reference to Modest Dress, Are We Binding The Old Testament?

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

By Kurt Jones

There are occasions when in the study of morality and in particular the issue of modest dress, that we will consider definitions and examples in the Old Testament to further clarify our understanding of what God requires. When this is done, there sometimes is an element of backlash and an accusation that we are “binding the Old Testament.” In fact on one occasion a well known gospel preacher made the statement on the issue as he discussed modest dress in a sermon that he was “not one of these popes who takes it upon himself to bind the Old Testament on people in the matter.” While this sentiment seems a bit harsh and over stated, the basic premise should be considered as we “prove all things, [and]… Continue reading