• God-Centered Virtue
  • 2 Views of the Cross
  • Singing With Emotion and Intellect

    The Bible makes it clear that the songs we sing originate in our heart. If you’re like me and are melodically-challenged, it’s reassuring to know that God is happy when the melody in our songs come from the heart. 

    Ephesians 5:19 – Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.

    But it’s not just the melody that originates in our hearts; it’s the actual words and emotions that we express that originate there, too.

    Colossians 3:16 – Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one…

  • Being "On Time" For Worship
    Have you ever thought about how scrupulous people can be in the matter of punctuality in their being on time for their various commitments? If a concert is set to begin at 8:00 P.M., — they arrive in plenty of time to take their seats before that very first number begins. If they are to be dinner guests at a 6:00 P.M. affair, it is almost certain that they will leave home in ample time to make it. They would not want to insult the hostess. If employed by a company which requires them to report for work at 7:30…
  • Fewer See The Bible As The Word Of God
    The Gallup organization reported in July 2022 that a new high of 29% of Americans say the Bible is a collection of “fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man”. In 1980, 10% of Americans felt this way. As you might imagine, the results fell broadly in line with American’s religious affiliation. For instance, 16% of people who identify as “Christian” believed that the Bible was mythical and produced man, while 65% of Americans who had no religious affiliation felt this way. The bottom line is belief in the Bible is declining, part of a general pattern of declining…
  • Bulletin September 25, 2022

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  • What If Everyone in Your Local Church Was Like You?

    What If Everyone in Your Local

    Church Was Like You?

    People make up local churches. Thus, the stronger the individual Christians are who make up a particular local church, the stronger that church is. What if everyone in the local church was just like you? Would it be a church that is strong or weak? Would it be a church that is pleasing or displeasing to Christ?

    If everyone in the church was like you, what kind of attendance would there be? Would visitors come and find an empty building on Wednesday nights? Do you make a habit of attending every assembly of…

  • Who is responsible for the cross?
  • There Is a Little Church
    There is a little church in your community. Its members are your neighbors. They meet in a small, unpretentious simple worship services. They plan their work for the Lord as a free and independent church operating according to their ability.

    They believe the Bible is God's Word, and must be respected in practice as well as in theory. They would not bind where God has not bound: nor would they loose where God has not loosed. They are people with convictions, willing to sacrifice popularity among men rather than deny the all-sufficiency of God’s plan. They invite constructive criticism,…

  • Choosing To Get To Heaven

    CHOOSING TO GET TO HEAVEN

    Peter, was asked on the day of Pentecost by the Jews, “What must we do to be saved?” after realizing they were spiritually lost. Peter told them what to do and they obeyed.

    While we teach the plan of salvation, we must also stress that those seeking eternal life, must choose to be saved. It is a requirement of all who seek salvation. In Joshua 24:15, Joshua tells the Israelites to make a choice in whom they would serve, in making up our minds to serve God, we are choosing to go to heaven. With a determined…

  • Our Ebenezer's

    The song Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing proclaims, “Here I raise my Ebenezer, hither by thy help I’ve come.”

    This is a reference to 1 Samuel 7:12 where Samuel raised a stone and called it Ebenezer. The stone was named the “stone of help” to be a continual reminder to the Israelites of the help God had provided for them in their battle against the Philistines.

    1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone... and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath Jehovah helped us.

    Throughout the Old Testament we see a pattern of God’s followers setting up visual reminders…

  • Chain Reaction

    In Acts 16:20 , Paul and Silas have just faced a crowd, that rose up against them and beat them, for proclaiming customs not like those of the their own. The chief magistrates then tore off their robes, only adding to the humiliation, and ordered the chief jailer to guard them securely.   He received this command and threw them into the inner prison, fastening their feet into stocks. Around midnight, Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

  • Bulletin September 18, 2022

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