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, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Pliny the Elder, a Roman writer told a story of the setting of a 99-foot-tall obelisk. Over 20,000 workers were chosen to pull on the ropes to hoist the apparatus. This was a tremendous responsibility. Just one mishap could cause the obelisk to fall and destroy years of work. So to insure the engineer's best effort he ordered the engineer’s own son to be strapped to the apex of the obelisk so that his heart, as well as his head, would be fully given to the task at hand.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
Please read John 13:1-17 carefully. In these verses, Jesus literally & physically demonstrates an act of servitude to set the example for all of those who would follow Him. What we read in John 13-17 is very important, because they were Jesus’ last instructions, words and deeds on this earth - before He would die on the cross.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 • Posted April 17, 2014
We know Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for our sins, and we know we can receive His sacrifice as our very own, by believing in Him, and we can be redeemed from our sins and the very first sin of Adam and Eve, through faith in Him. But it’s not just about our redemption, because truly, it is about whether or not we love Him.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
Luke 6:38 “38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” The first sentence of the above Scripture is often quoted when the collection is taken up in church. But it’s really a paradox.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 • Posted April 11, 2014
I would encourage you to read Jeremiah 8:18-22. Verse 22 says, “Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?”. Jeremiah was a prophet to the Southern Kingdom of Judah during the time the Babylonians under the leadership of Nebuchadnezzar conquered the Jews and carried them away captive to Babylon.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
A farm boy was feeling a little mischievous and decided to turn over the outhouse. The father lined his boys up and begin to question them. The guilty son quickly confessed and then said, "George Washington cut down the cherry tree, but he didn't get into trouble because he told the truth, and dad I'm here to tell the truth."
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
Read 1Timothy 4:12-16 carefully. Vs. 12 says, “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” Example means: a die (to cast); stamp; print, shape, form, a model for imitation. As Believers, we should live our lives as models for imitation.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 • Posted March 28, 2014
I’m sure a couple readers may be thinking, “Gee, she’s been publishing God’s Word for how long? And she doesn’t know what salvation is?” Right? Well, I know what I’ve read and heard preached to me, and what most people believe, but, I believe there’s more depth to it, from what I’ve read in God’s Word, and it’s a very serious topic.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014
In Matthew 15:7-9, Jesus said “7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, 8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. 9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” Well, don’t get offended, but many of us worry more about what people think rather than what the LORD thinks of us; and may follow trends and/or ordinances set by man instead of God’s commands. And, ...
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014
Harrison Okene of Nigeria was working as a cook on a Tugboat when a heavy swell caused the vessel to capsize and his boat sank to the sea bed in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. "I was dazed and everywhere was dark as I was thrown from one end of the small cubicle to another,"
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • Posted March 21, 2014
Hebrews 10:25 says, “Not forsaking (abandoning or deserting) the assembling of ourselves together (the gathering in one place), as the manner (custom or habit) of some is; but exhorting (calling near, encouraging, instructing, admonishing) one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Coming together as Christians and fellowshipping on a regular basis is not only wise and necessary in our Christian walk, but it is also commanded.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
Farmers in southern Alabama made their living by growing cotton. Then one year, the dreaded boll weevil devastated the whole region. The next year, the farmers mortgaged their homes and planted cotton again, hoping for a better harvest. Again the insects returned and completely destroyed the crop. The next year, a few farmers who survived decided to plant peanuts.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
I encourage you to read 2Kings 13:14-20 carefully. In these verses, we find the prophet Elisha’s final prophecy before he dies, as he encourages King Joash to fight back against Syria and utterly consume them. There are several lessons we can learn from these verses, and hopefully we can apply them to our lives and not make the same mistakes Joash did. First, we see in vs.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • Posted March 14, 2014
Well, if you’ve heard of salvation, you may wonder what it is. Definition: Act of saving someone or something from harm; deliverance from sin through Jesus Christ. Do you realize when we are born, even though we’ve done nothing wrong, we are born into (or under) the curse of Adam, and therefore if we die, our spirit dies a spiritual death?
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 • Posted March 7, 2014
Proverbs 3: “1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments: 2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee. 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path ...