(David A. Cox)

    “But grow in the grace and the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ”  (2 Peter 2:18).

    Peter points out that being a Christian is not just a one-time decision made, and then it is over.  Being a Christian involves a lifetime of growth. The Christian is a child of God and a part of the family of God.  The family analogy gives us the picture of brothers and sisters, children, and parents.  God is the Father.  As the Father, He…

  • Bulletin October 15, 2023

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  • “A Child is Given”
  • Applying Bible Authority to the Work of the Church

    Applying Bible Authority to the Work of the Church
    (by Phillip E. Stuckey)
    In his letter to the Ephesians, the apostle Paul wrote that the church was not a last-minute idea or an afterthought in God's scheme of redemption but in fact, it was a part of His eternal purpose in Christ (Eph. 3:7-13). But to what end did God include the church in His plans? God planned for His manifold wisdom to be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places through the church. The Lord, in His letters to…

  • Bulletin October 8, 2023

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  • A Biblical view of rest
  • Being the Light of the World

    (by Lowell Blasingame)

    The Psalmist said that a man's children are "a heritage of the Lord," (Psa. 127:4). Most admit that there is something badly wrong with parents who do not love and value their children as such.
    Parental love motivates us to be concerned about our children's welfare and seek what is best for them. We try to train them to eat properly so they will develop strong healthy bodies. We warn and advise against dangers of which they are not aware. We make…

  • God Does Not Forget His Own
    Facing difficult and uncertain times, God’s people felt that He had possibly abandoned them … “But Zion said, "The Lord has forsaken me, and the Lord has forgotten me." (Isaiah 49:14)

    But God offered them the positive assurance that they so desperately needed … "Can a woman forget her nursing child, and have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, but I will not forget you. Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands …” (vs. 15-16)

    He assured them that it would be more likely for a woman to…

  • Bulletin October 1, 2023

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  • To Someone Who May Be Hesitating

    Lot and his family were living in the wicked city of Sodom. One day, angel messengers arrived with a warning: God was going to destroy the city, and Lot and his loved ones must flee. Lot rushed to tell his sons-in-law, but they thought he was joking and refused to leave. As the family fled, Lot’s wife looked back (does this not imply a desire to turn back?), and she also was lost. Only Lot and his two daughters escaped to safety (see Genesis 19:12ff).

    Picture Lot’s feelings as he and his daughters…

  • Wisdom and Absurdity

    John Stuart Mill said, “That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.” He had a point. And I think the reverse is also true: That which seems the height of wisdom in one age may come to be seen as the height of absurdity a generation or two down the road. In both cases, the reason is that men’s evaluation of such things is always shifting.

    Consider our country’s view of marriage. A couple of generations ago, the very idea of legalized same-sex…

  • Thoughts Around the Lord's Table

    When we eat the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week, it’s customary for a brother to read from the Scriptures and make a few remarks to help us get in the proper frame of mind. This is a good practice. However, over the years I’ve observed two problems that can arise and, in some cases, actually make it harder for folks to have their minds where they need to be. For the men who lead in this part of our worship, watching out for these two hazards can help us all have…

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