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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Your Mindset Determines Everything

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“For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace” (Romans 8:6). A Christian is to be spiritually minded which means their mindset is what it ought to be! Paul again states this concerning our mindset, “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in […]

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What’s Wrong With Tradition?

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The story is told of young lady who married and in her zeal to please her new husband wanted to prepare a wonderful feast for him to eat. While preparing the ham her husband noticed she cut off the end and threw it in the garbage can. Disturbed by his new wife’s apparent wastefulness he […]

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The Grace Of God

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by Gene Taylor The usual definition for grace, “unmerited favor,” is not broad enough in its scope to fully defirne all that is meant by the term (see Luke 2:40; Col. 4:6). W. E. Vine defines it as, “That which bestows or occasions pleasure, delight, or causes favorable regard;…on the part of the bestower, the […]

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If You Were to Ask God for One Thing…

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We’ve all heard the stories about a genie offering to grant wishes, and most of us have probably spent time imagining what wishes we would make. While genies are, of course, imaginary and fanciful creations of some clever minds, there is a story in the Bible about God asking a man what he wanted. In […]

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Gambling (Part 1)

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This article was written by a good friend and faithful gospel preacher (J. Clyde Strickland) several years ago. It is as apropos today as it was when first written. That GAMBLING is very widespread must be admitted by all. Will Rogers is reported to have said, “There is a wide streak in nearly every American […]

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What Is Truth?

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“That which has been is that which will be, And that which has been done is that which will be done. So there is nothing new under the sun” (Eccl 1:9 NAS95). When, in about 977BC, Solomon penned these now famous words, I doubt he understood how true would these words ring almost 3000 years […]

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Common Sense

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God gave us our minds, and He expects us to use them to honor Him (1 Tim. 6:17; 2 Cor. 10:4-5). We are commanded to, “test all things, hold fast what is good” (1 Thess. 5:21). God wants us to use our ability to reason in order to come to right conclusions about His will […]

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