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1 Timothy 3:8-13 – Summation of Qualifications of Deacons

| February 24, 2013

Blameless (3.10) in Character – honorable (3.8); not greedy (3.8) Blameless (3.10) in Behavior – not hypocritical (3.8); not addicted to wine (3.8) Blameless (3.10) in Family – husbands of one wife, managing their children and their own households competently (3.12) Blameless (3.10) in Doctrine – hold the mystery of the faith with a clear […]

Acts – In The Name of Jesus – Sermon

| December 12, 2010

Many years I received a call from the bank asking if I had recently been to Venezuela. Unfortunately I hadn’t because someone was having the best vacation I never had “in my name.” Somehow, a thief had stolen the number off of my debit card. This was, in a very real sense, extremely disconcerting, inconvenient, […]

Acts 6 – Letting God Provide

| October 12, 2009

 Let’s approach the topic positively.  Did God provide the work? Did God provide the way?  How did God provide the way?  Who did God provide for the work? Did God Provide the Work?    There are only four works God provided for His local congregations to do: Reaching UP – Worshipping God (1 Corinthians 11); […]

2 Samuel 24 – Numbering the People – Right or Wrong?

| October 5, 2009

Is it right or wrong to (you fill in the blank)?  That’s a good question, always.  In fact it needs to be asked more, as individual Christians, families of God, and churches of Christ.  In Numbers 1:2, God commands Moses to number the people.   There are several occasions in the Bible where God’s people are […]

Acts 6 – Works of the Church

| October 1, 2009

“Short but sweet;” “Good things come in small packages.”  No, I’m not talking about sermons and diamonds.  Acts six is one of the most instructive yet shortest chapters dealing with the works and workings of a local congregation.  Within this chapter we see that a local congregation has at least two works that the individuals […]

1 Timothy 1; 6 – Controversy About Controversy

| September 17, 2009

 This article will be controversial.  Ironically, if you do not like controversy, you will like this article.  Have I got your attention?  This article will be about the controversial subject of being controversial, and how wrong it is to be controversial!  Unless of course it is right to be controversial!  Confused? To begin, we must […]