Ignorance Is Not Bliss!

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“But I didn’t know!” Are we really better off to “turn a blind eye” and pass through life blissfully unaware of facts and obligations that might “bother us”? Many have this selfish attitude, and some even offer scriptural “proof” (It is nice to know just enough to know one does not have to know). Jesus’ […]

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Are You Praying to a False God?

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Elijah and the 400 One of the most dramatic and exciting stories in the Scriptures is the account of the great contest between the 400 prophets of Baal and Elijah, the lone prophet of Jehovah on Mt. Carmel. The story is found in 1 Kings 18. For many hours the 400 prophets of Baal called […]

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Differing Paths

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When traveling throughout the country, you will come to markers indicating the Continental Divide. Rain or melting snow on one side (via rivers and streams) flows west to the Pacific Ocean; on the other side, rivers and streams flow northeast to Hudson Bay, Canada, or southeast to the Gulf of Mexico. Two drops of rain, […]

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Is God A Priority In Your Life?

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Most people would say finding a job when your unemployed becomes a priority. When you are in great pain, finding relief is a priority. If, in the middle of the night, your are awakened by water dripping in your face because of a roof that is in need of repair, repairing the roof becomes a […]

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A TIME TO REFLECT

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Another Year is upon us. And, once again, we are faced with the idea of “What shall we do with this new year?” What will we do different in 2019 than we did in 2018, or the years before that? What will this year bring? Joy and happiness, or sadness and sorrow? Some of this […]

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Courage and Conviction

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It requires deep loyalty to be committed to God in these ungodly times. We face a world devoid of Bible ethics and spiritual standards. Society is filled with compromise and shallow ideas that war against purity, truth and morality. It takes courage to speak out for the Lord and against the trends of popularity. We […]

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Whose Responsibility Is It?

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We have all heard the old expression,“Do as I say, not as I do,” used by people more than once. It seems to be one of the favorites of those who send their children to church, but never manage to attend themselves. People, especially parents, never seem to accept this does not work. Children will […]

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Why The Church Of Christ Does Not Observe Christmas

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It is the time of year when every place we look, we see Christmas trees and lights. Tis a sign of the season and a celebration of the birth of Christ (or so we are told). There are several questions which are prompted when a member of the Church of Christ says they do not […]

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Gambling (Part 2)

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by J. Clyde Strickland There are many ways in which one may gamble. The casino offers several ways, from the various card games, the roulette wheel, to the slot machine, or one may invent ways of his own. Remember, gambling involves a bet or wager on a chance, an effort on the part of a […]

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Our Attitude Has Consequences

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Webster defines attitude as, “A feeling or way of thinking that affects a person’s behavior.” How do you evaluate the daily happenings in your life? Realize that how you do depends upon attitude. You can be positive and enjoy the fruits of optimism, or you can be negative and suffer the consequences of pessimism. For […]

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