(By Joe R. Price)


    Hospice care is designed to ease physical pain and suffering as death nears. It is a helpful service that offers dignity, palliative care, and comfort to the person approaching death, as well as their families.

    Surprisingly, many people will not even talk about death, their own, or that of a loved one. Of course, that does not slow death's approach or prevent its arrival. Perhaps they convince themselves that by not thinking and talking about death they can avoid its encroachment. Or perhaps…

  • The Overflowing Love of God

    The Overflowing Love of God

    If you've ever held a cup under a running faucet and watched as the water
    spilled over, you've seen a simple representation of God's love for us.
    Imagine that cup as our hearts and the faucet as God's eternal spring of
    love. His love pours endlessly, and our cups … They overflow.

    1 John 4:7-21 "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and
    whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not
    love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was


    (Ryan J. Thomas)

    Did you know that the Bible is full of lies? It is! If you were to start reading in the book of Genesis all the way through to the book of Revelation you would have encountered the word "lie" or "liar" 168 times. So, it may surprise you to learn that the Bible does in fact contain lies. Now, I realize some folks say things like "the Bible has lies in it" in an effort to denounce the Bible and to put it on the level of merely…

  • Tomorrow
    What a familiar word! What a dangerous word. “I will do it tomorrow.” The tragedy of it all is that tomorrow never comes. If we don't do the things we should today, then today's things will never be done.

    Solomon said, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth” (Prov. 27:1). So uncertain is tomorrow that we dare not to trust our souls to it. If your soul is not right with the Lord, now is the time to do something about it. The apostle Paul said, “I have heard thee in…

  • How to See Eye to Eye Religiously
    Why do some people not see religious things the way we see them? Why is there so much difference between what we teach and what the denominations profess? Do we not all have the same Bible? Are we not all trying to serve the same God? Do we not all believe in the same Savior? These are perplexing questions, and they are not easily answered to everyone's satisfaction.

    Basically, our understanding of the Scriptures differs from the majority of the religious world because we operate on a different principle of interpretation. To most religious people "truth" is relative, adjusting…

  • Bulletin September 3, 2023

    View Full Content Source:

  • Does God's Word Really Affect Your Life?

    (Dennis Abernathy)

    A management axiom illustrates a spiritual truth that is important to keep in mind as we read and hear God's Word: "To look and hear is one thing. To see what you look at and hear is another. To understand what you see and hear is a third. To learn from what you hear and see and understand is something else. But to act on what you learn is all that really matters."
    A lot of folks read, and hear God's…

  • Communications Error

    Communications Error

    A few days ago, my family went out to eat at a Mexican restaurant. There
    we saw an interesting issue: although the menu was in English, and we’ve
    been to Mexican restaurants before, there were Spanish words sprinkled
    throughout that we had to look up on our phones. I’ve been to Spain,
    Mexico, and other Spanish-speaking countries on vacation, and my brother
    is taking Spanish in school, but still, there were words none of us could
    remember or had ever seen before.
    The ironic part: this is a problem unique to humanity! You could take any
    two dogs from…

  • Bulletin August 27, 2023

    View Full Content Source:

  • Nolan Glover Support Report August 14, 2023

    View Full Content Source:

  • Can You Handle It?

    I often hear people talk about the promise that “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” While no passage of Scripture uses those words, these folks probably have in mind what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 10:13:

    No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the tempta­tion will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.


  • Why did you do it?

    What Made You Do It ?

    You can tell the folks who went through the prescribed form of becoming a
    Christian, motivated solely by the fear of Hell, by the stingy and joyless way
    in which they serve the Lord. While not presuming to deny that fear of
    punishment is a strong motivating force in religious service, it should not
    be the sole or even chief motivation. John, apostle of Christ, wrote: “There
    is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath
    torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love” (1 Jn 4:18).


    (Jim McDonald)

    Acts 12 records the death of the first apostle, James. It also records the third imprisonment of Peter. James and John, sons of Zebedee and Salome, were among Jesus’ earliest disciples. They were apparently the first disciples of John the Baptist. John pointed Jesus out to them and John 1 tells that John and Andrew then sought Jesus out.

    Spiritual growth and development was as much a part of the lives of the apostles as it is in our…

Subscribe to Devotionals