Archive for March, 2013

Does Jesus Care?

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

This is the Sunday evening sermon by Steve Locklair.

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Does Jesus Care

….when I have cancer?

….when I face surgery?

….when others persecute me?

….when I am in financial straits?

….when I cry for help every night?

….when I lose my loved one?

….when I face death?… Continue reading

Why We As a Church Don’t Celebrate Easter

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

This is the Sunday morning sermon by Steve Locklair.

Audio Powerpoint

Millions of people are going to Catholic, Protestant, or non denominational services to celebrate the annual celebration of Easter today.

When our religious neighbors, friends, or family hear that we don’t, they may ask why.

This morning we will study where Easter came from, who it was instituted by, and why we as a church can’t celebrate it from the Scriptures. (2 Timothy 2:15; 1 Thess. 5:21-22)… Continue reading

Winning and Losing

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

by Joe R. Price

Professional golfer Tiger Woods is again ranked #1 in the world. He lost that ranking in 2010 amid the publicity of his marital infidelities and the breakup of his five‑year marriage. His public image shattered, he has been rebuilding his reputation – and his swing – ever since.

Nike, one of Woods’ corporate sponsors, posted an online ad Monday celebrating his return to #1 status. It quotes Woods saying, “Winning takes care of everything” (http://on.fb.me/16WC0Bd). Winning may “take care of” a golf ranking, but it is not the wise way to live.

Winning does not “take care” of a broken marriage. His multiple adulteries gave his wife just cause to put him away (Matt. 19:9). Even when he was at the peak of winning, Woods destroyed… Continue reading

Bea Toll: A Faithful Example to Us All

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

by Steve Locklair

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints” (Psalms 116:15). Bea was a faithful example to all of us. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on March 29th. The apostle Paul encouraged brethren about Timothy’s ways in being a faithful servant of Christ Jesus (1 Cor. 4:17; Phil. 2:20‑22). He also encouraged brethren to imitate him as he imitated Christ (1 Cor. 11:1). Let us imitate Bea in the ways that she followed her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in her life until she died.

1. Bea had a love for the truth. Jesus made a promise which was fulfilled in her life. “Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find; knock, and it will be… Continue reading

The Sin of Gossip

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

by Heath Rogers

God created man as a social being. For the most part, people do not like to be alone. As a rule, we like to be with other people and we like to talk to other people. The ability to communicate brings some great blessings to mankind, but the devil also uses human communication as a means of spreading sin and grief. We are all painfully aware of the damage that can be caused by our words.

The Bible addresses the dangers posed by the tongue. James says man’s tongue is a fire and an unruly evil that is full of deadly poison (James 3:6, 8). Of all the sins that can be committed with the tongue, there is one that is especially a problem for some Christians… Continue reading

Praying For Our Gospel Meeting

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

This is the Sunday morning sermon by Steven L. Locklair in preparation for our upcoming meeting with Jimmy Stevens.

Audio Powerpoint… Continue reading

Gospel Meeting April 4-7

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

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Why people reject Christ

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

by Kyle Campbell

In John 6:66, after Jesus had preached about the bread of life, many of His disciples went back and “walked no more with him.” To spiritually‑minded people, the thought of rejecting Christ is very sad. To help the sorrow, and to give us insight on how to help, let’s consider why people reject Christ.

First, some care more about what people think than what God thinks. In John 12:42‑43, the Jews refused to confess Christ because they feared man more than God (cf. Matthew 10:28). Second, some have too many riches. The rich young ruler thought more of his riches than his eternal destiny (Luke 12:16‑21). Third, some have too many family ties. They love mom and dad more than they do Jesus (Matthew 10:37). Fourth… Continue reading

The Bar Church

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

by Joe R. Price

That’s right, the Bar Church is about to open in Abilene, Texas as a satellite of the Southern Hills Church of Christ (“Church Offers Services at Bar”, bigcountryhomepage.com).

Why meet in a bar? Consider their answers:

1. Acceptance. “We’re trying to be here in a way that communicates acceptance,’ said Van Conwell, a staff member at Southern Hills Church of Christ”. “‘Bars in (sic) particularly country western music are places where people come to be accepted just as they are,’ said Conwell.” (Ibid)

(It doesn’t really appear that the apostles of Christ made the sinners in Acts 2 feel accepted “just as they were”. Did the apostles do something wrong? Acts 2:36‑38)

2. Avoid intimidation. Ken Jones, a member of the Southern Hills church, “knows what… Continue reading

Lessons at Ft. Worth

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

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