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What Would You Do?

What would you do for the Gospel’s sake?  Consider what Paul said he did as he discusses the Gospel in 1 Corinthians 9:19-23. Though free from all, Paul made himself servant to all, that he might gain (win) more of them.  … Continue reading

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“How Quickly It All Goes Wrong”

Things are going well Spiritually.  Perhaps you’ve been hangin’ with some good, strong people.  You’re doing well, feel like you’ve really got it…  Then, some situation comes up and — how quickly things go wrong! Paul and Barnabas met with … Continue reading

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Open Heart; Open Mind

Often we encounter people with interest in Spiritual things, perhaps even specific Bible questions.  Certainly it is our responsibility as Christians to be ready with answers (as we are best prepared to do so), to give “reasons” why we believe … Continue reading

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“Begin All Over Again”

What if we could “begin all over again”?  What would we do differently?  What mistakes would we avoid?  What choices would we make?  If we “knew then what we know now,” what would we do. Truthfully, we cannot “begin all … Continue reading

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You Never Know

Shortly before services Wednesday evening a friend of mine called me from Illinois.  Had I heard about Carrol Sutton he asked.  I had known Brother Sutton and his family for many years.  Brother Sutton preached in North Alabama for some … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Crazy Out There

This is a busy time of year (with all the extra shopping, visiting, festivities, get-togethers, etc.)  Truthfully, it adds to the difficulty of getting around and attending to the business we need to handle.  It also presses upon us the … Continue reading

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How soon…

When Jesus came upon a fig tree, being hungry, He cursed it for it had no fruit (Matthew 21:18-20).  Interestingly, the Bible shows that it appeared to be healthy and able to bear fruit, but it was not doing so.  … Continue reading

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God’s Providence

God’s providence is truly an amazing thing – in fact, it is awesome!  All of us may reflect on circumstances and events in our life in which the only explanation of “how all of that came about” must be attributed … Continue reading

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The “Golden Rule”

  As many call it, is recorded in Luke 6:31, and often paraphrased, Do unto others as you would have them do to you.  This sound, practical “advice” is commanded by Jesus.  Treat others like you want to be treated … Continue reading

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Bribes

A bribe is a payment given in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust.  In short, it’s a payoff.  I want someone to think a certain way or do what I want (because of the … Continue reading

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