• The Greatest Commission
  • The Land of the Living

    Some sage has wisely observed:

    “We often speak of ourselves as those who are in the land of the living.  In fact, we dwell in the land of the dying, and should be looking forward to someday entering the land of the living, who shall never die again.”

    I like that statement!  It is in harmony with what the Bible teaches.  None of us would question the reality of our mortality.  We know from both observation and from scripture that,  “It is appointed unto men once to die”  (Heb 9:27)

    But have you ever been in a situation, where you thought…

  • False Standards
    I often hear people trying to establish right and wrong based on the wrong standard. Here are some examples:

    Our Parents (Mt. 10:21, 34-37). As much as we should love and respect our parents, we cannot establish right and wrong on the basis of our parents alone.

    Our Conscience (Acts 23:1; 26:9-11; 1 Tim. 1:12-13). Even though our conscience can be useful, we may still be wrong even though our conscience doesn't bother us. Paul had followed his conscience even when he was a persecutor.

    Emotions & Feelings (Pr. 14:12; 28:26; Jer. 10:23). Just because something "feels"…

  • Bulletin October 23, 2022

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    (by R.J. Evans)

    The word "desire" involves a strong feeling of wanting something or wishing for something to happen (Webster).  I find it interesting that there are 154 references to the word desire, 53 references to the word desired, and 42 references to the word desires in the Bible (NKJV).  Some of them are in reference to what God desires for man.  Many of them pertain to man and his desires---some good and some bad.

    In a brief manner,…

  • Who are the Mennonites?
  • The Day of Atonement
  • Preaching and Personality

         Oratory is an important factor in the history of mankind. The contributions made by great speakers dot the pages of history. Ancient oratory reached its prime with speakers like Demosthenes and Aristotle, who were known for their eloquence. Modern times have produced great orators as well. Men like General Kitchener, who stirred his troops with emotion toward Flanders fields during World War I. Adolph Hitler—a man of meager talents and a poor education, but of extraordinary abilities to move people by oratory—induced his people to the brink of total immorality by his impassioned speeches in the 1930s. And it…

  • Same As He Ever Was

    One. One simple direction. Paradise is yours. All you need to do is follow one simple direction, obedience. You can walk the earth. You can participate with the life lovingly created by your Father - every single soul. Just abstain from temptation, curiosity that detracts, selfishness. Change is a need, a must. We face a difficult challenge, but a change of direction must draw us closer to the Lord. (Matt. 22:37-38)

    One would think that sounds easy. If so, why do we find our Father tested? Disappointed? Why do we find failure so easy to accept that some turn…

  • Bulletin October 16, 2022

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    Some today are having a crisis when it comes to gender identity. A February 13, 2014 ABC news report identified 58 "gender options" introduced by Facebook for users to identify their gender. Schools are "educating" students in "Gender Identity Terminology" for students to "self-identify their gender" and "select the gender identity term that best describes their experiences". So, I searched the Scriptures and compiled a list of spiritual gender identity terms. After all, it is God "that hath made us, and not we ourselves" (Ps. 100:3).

    Male And…

  • “Make No Provision for The Flesh”
    How do we win the fight against fleshly lusts? Several answers come to mind. Pray. Fill your heart with God's word. Fill your time with spiritually beneficial activities. Associate with people who will influence you for good. In Romans 13:14 Paul identifies another key: "But put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts."

    To make provision for something is to think ahead, to make plans, to provide opportunities. Paul's word literally means forethought. Its other occurrence is in Acts 24:2, where the lawyer Tertullus praised Felix, the governor, because…

  • The almost apostle
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