Read Matthew 9:9-13 … What a wonderful time! Matthew had left his work at the tax collector’s booth and had decided to follow Jesus. From that point on Matthew was to be one of the insiders in Jesus’s circle of disciples, but right now, there was a feast to attend. Matthew must have felt something … Continue reading Go and Learn
Read 2 Timothy 4:1-5 … In 1994 Dr. William Woodson Sr. wrote a book entitled Change Agents and Churches of Christ. As the work progresses, Dr. Woodson discusses topics such as the characteristics and tensions in the Churches of Christ today, some of the fundamental premises of the change agents, and the role of the … Continue reading Fixing What Isn’t Broken
Read Joshua 9:3-15 … An interesting question was raised on a preaching forum recently that has to do with the possible relationship between an OT example of an action and how that example might relate to the current discussion that exists around the marriage, divorce, and remarriage debate (MDR). The question comes partly from the … Continue reading A Question of Comparison
This and similar articles can be found at The Carolina Messenger. Recently a preacher friend, after reading a couple of articles about millennials and their worship desires, noticed that one of the things millennials said they needed was “authentic worship.” Of course, that raised an interesting question that needed to be answered – “Does that … Continue reading Authentic Worship
Read Luke 1:1-4 … An oft recited motto has been heard thru the years that goes like this: “Where the Scriptures speak, we speak; where the Scriptures are silent, we are silent.” It is, as a rule of thumb, a very well-crafted echo of the Protestant Reformation’s motto sola scriptura. For those that don’t read … Continue reading Certainty of the Truth
Read Revelation 3:1-6 … Let’s set the scene – a young couple sits in a cozy room with a fireplace and a twinkling Christmas tree. One can tell by their conversation they haven’t made it to the point of being “a couple,” but it’s going that way. Somehow one can almost see the twinkling lights … Continue reading Strengthen What Remains
Read Colossians 3:1-17 … There are times when one comes to a crossroads and cannot decide on a course of action. Or, those times when a respected teacher or mentor takes a position that seems wrong or out of character. What should be done? At some point one is left trying to decide what to … Continue reading What to Do?