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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
How many times have you prayed to God and asked Him for something you did not receive? Perhaps it has caused you to be disappointed in God? Maybe you feel it is hopeless to pray. Or maybe you’ve given up? Well, please don’t give up, because you’re not alone. Someone back in Jesus’ time on earth asked Jesus to help him have more faith.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
I encourage you to read Luke 14:12-24 carefully. Notice vs. 23 - “And the Lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” The master held a great feast, and invited many. Those who were invited made many excuses why they couldn’t come, so the master ordered the servants to go into the streets, the highways, & hedges and bring in the poor, lame, halt, maimed, blind - in other words, the “Down and outers”.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 • Posted February 14, 2014
The Blanco Minister’s Alliance, comprised of local Blanco churches has Lenten Lunches each year during Lent. The offerings from these lunches fund the Alliance’s benevolence for needy folks traveling through Blanco. Following are the dates and places for the Lenten Lunches: March 13: at St Ferdinand’s March 20: at Trinity Lutheran March 27: at First Baptist April 3: at First Methodist April 10: Mt.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
Professional golfer Tommy Bolt was playing in Los Angeles and had a caddy with a reputation of constant chatter. Before they teed off, Bolt told him, “Don’t say a word to me. And if I ask you something, just answer yes or no.” During the round, Bolt was faced with a difficult shot, the ball was next to a tree, and under a branch.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
I encourage you to read 1Cor 9:19-23. Verse 22 says, “To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” Our aim should be to win souls; to win people to Christ.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Posted February 6, 2014
I’ll bet you could out do me in your list of ‘crosses’ aka complaints! Everyone always has worse problems than we do, right? Do you consider your problems as your crosses to bear? I used to, too. Jesus said “22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day. 23 And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 • Posted January 31, 2014
In one of General Stonewall Jackson’s campaigns, his army found itself on one side of a river when it needed to be on the other side. After telling his engineers to draw up plans for a bridge, he then called his wagon master and told him that it was urgent the wagon train cross the river as soon as possible.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014 • Posted January 31, 2014
Sanctity of life means the holiness or sacredness of life. Our God is a God of life. In Acts 17:25, it says that God is the giver of life. In Revelation 4:11, it says that God created all things for His pleasure. Jesus has many titles, some of which are: the Light of life, the Resurrection and the life, the Bread of life, The Way, the Truth, and the Life, and the giver of Abundant Life.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 • Posted January 31, 2014
Are you trying to find your ‘center’? If your center is yourself, then you might be going ‘round in circles because your mind is constantly changing it’s opinions. Our thoughts are never stationary, and are subject to roller coaster emotions that are affected by other people! We can’t remain steady because our minds are not stable.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
I encourage you to read Revelation 3:14-22 carefully. Notice in particular vs. 19, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” Jesus rebukes & chastens The Church. Rebuke means - convict, finds fault with, or corrects. Chasten means - Train up, discipline, & instruct.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
We used to have a pastor whose message (at least once a month) was “keep on keepin’ on.” For us at our church, it’s always a good message. Galatians 6:9 “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” Things happen and it’s easy to want to throw in the towel, but we can’t!
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 • Posted January 27, 2014
A man stopped every morning to pick up a newspaper at a small grocery store. One morning when he arrived at work, the man found that by mistake he had taken two newspapers instead of one. He got in his car, drove back to the store, and returned the paper.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Did you know: We’re justified (declared “righteous”)! Romans 3:24 “24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:” No condemnation awaits us :+) Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” We’ve been set free!
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
Please read Eph 5:22-33. In these verses, the apostle Paul uses the marriage covenant as an example, or a type of the Believers covenant relationship with Jesus. Although these verses are certainly truthful and practical and applicable to marriage, they actually speak of a deeper, spiritual reality; which is our union with Christ. In that same spirit, I want to talk today about renewing covenant relationships.
, Blanco church of Christ
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 • Posted January 17, 2014
The story is told about a man who woke up at 5:00 a.m. to a terrible knocking on his roof. Still in his pajamas and groggy from just waking up, he walked out into the backyard to investigate. He saw a woodpecker on the TV antenna pounding its little brains out on the metal pole.