• Is Your House in Order?

    Is Your House in Order?


    In 2 Kings 20 we read the account of an unusual event in the life of good king Hezekiah.  With the prophet Isaiah at his side, Hezekiah had worked hard to turn the nation of Judah back to Jehovah.  One day Hezekiah became very ill. Isaiah was sent to him with a message from God:  “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die.’ ”  In answer to the king’s fervent prayer, God delayed…

  • Be Hospitable to One Another

        The text for this article comes from 1 Peter 4:9, “Be hospitable one to another, without complaint.”

        Hospitality has been demonstrated many times throughout both the Old and New Testaments.  Hospitality can be defined as “the quality or disposition of receiving and treating guests and strangers in a warm, friendly and generous way.”  In the New Testament the Greek word literally means “love of strangers.”  Hospitality is a virtue that is both commanded and commended throughout the Scriptures.

        In Genesis 18:1-8, Abraham saw three strangers, ran to them, bowed and offered them rest and refreshment.  He also gave them…

  • Should This Be Told or Not?
    There are several different ways that we sometimes learn sensitive information about a brother or sister in Christ. It might be by something we have personally experienced, or we might be exposed to certain facts innocently via something inadvertently heard or seen. In other instances someone might sinfully spread gossip that comes to our ears without invitation.

    This information may indicate that the brother or sister has done wrong. If so, we must act upon that information for the sake of our fellow Christian. We must go to him with the help that might save his eternal soul (Galatians…

  • 3 aspects of the church
  • The Compassionate Samaritan
  • God's Wisdom

    God’s Wisdom


    In a discussion with an older preacher several years ago, we were talking about the wisdom that is guaranteed us from God, if we will simply ask for it with confidence.  He quickly added that, “we will get God’s wisdom.”  I didn’t respond but wondered why my preacher friend was so quick to add that.  After all, James 1:5-6 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given…


    (Richie Thetford)

    God does not do things without a purpose. All of His work is planned, purposed and orderly done. This was true with His work with reference to performing miracles. Let us examine and answer this question; “What was the purpose of miracles during the days of the apostles and Jesus Christ on earth?”

    Revealing the Truth

    One purpose of miracles was to reveal the truth unto all mankind. If God speaks to man, then He must choose some medium. Rather obviously…

  • Bulletin July 9, 2023

    View Full Content Source:

  • Rend Your Heart
    "So rend your heart, and not your garments; return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful" (Joel 2:13).

    Rending one's garments was the action of one experiencing distress. Such actions, however, might be only superficial. According to Joel, that which really needed rending was the heart. One could tear his garments into shreds and still not be right with God.

    The basic need is the recognition of the guilt of sin and godly sorrow from a broken heart. Because of sin in his own life, David knew the kind of heart that pleases God.…

  • Bible Q&A: Dress Codes, Preaching, Fools, Desertion
  • The Sign

    The post The Sign appeared first on South Seminole Church Of Christ.

  • Generational Generosity

    Generational Generosity


    How does someone become generous?  We are made by God in the image of God. We are hard wired with emotions and feelings that can lend toward generosity. Some of those are compassion, empathy and sensitivity. Children tend to bond with those who show them love, care, and concern. In my belief, people don’t become generous by accident. It is learned through modeling and examples set by others, and children can be taught from an early age. Teaching generosity goes beyond…

  • Bulletin July 2, 2023

    View Full Content Source:

Subscribe to Bible Studies