2017 Bulletin Articles

Cutting & Burning God' Book (2)

Sunday, December 17, 2017

In last week’s article we noted how the king took his penknife and cut and burned God’s word in the fire (Jer. 36). We continue to look at ways that...

Cutting & Burning God's Book

Sunday, December 10, 2017

In Jeremiah 36 God told Jeremiah, “Take thee a roll of a book, and write therein all the words that I have spoken unto thee against Israel, and against...

Concerning Sleep (3) (Rom. 13:11)

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Some sleep the sleep of the foolish, the negligent, or the careless. In the parable of the tares, Jesus emphasized that the tares were sown among the...

Concerning Sleep (2) (Rom. 13:11)

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Some sleep the sleep of presumption, like Samson on the knees of Delilah. Samson was in love with a wicked woman who agreed to sell him out to the Philistines...

Concerning Sleep (Rom. 13:11

Sunday, November 19, 2017

“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed” (Rom. 13:11). Paul’s...

Access (2)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father” (Eph. 2:18). In our last article we discussed what is included when we have the access...

Access

Sunday, November 5, 2017

“For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father” (Eph. 2:18).

Through Him. That is through Christ for, “Jesus saith unto...

A Reason to Live (3)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Jesus had none of the things which the world considers important; and yet He lived the most meaningful life ever lived. For the past two weeks we have...

A Reason to Live (2)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Jesus had none of the things which the world considers important, and yet He lived the most meaningful life ever lived. Why is this true? How did He...

A Reason to Live (1)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

We live in an age of unrest, discontentment, disillusionment, intolerance, and extremes. Many wander aimlessly through life trying to find fulfillment...

Maturity in Christ

Sunday, October 8, 2017

One of the aims of the Christian is maturity (Phil. 3:13-14; II Pet. 1:5-8). How do we accomplish spiritual growth?

First, we must be “born...

Slow to Speak

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Through the pen of James the Holy Spirit wrote these important imperatives: “Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to...

Is Bible Study Important?

Sunday, September 24, 2017

In order to be made free from sin, Jesus stated that one must “know the truth” (John 8:32). In giving the necessary ingredients for developing the type...

What is Truth?

Sunday, September 17, 2017

This question was asked by Pilate in John 18:38. It was probably asked in derision, for he did not give him an opportunity to answer.  However, this...

Come Let Us Reason Together (2)

Sunday, September 10, 2017

In I Corinthians 1:10 Paul, by inspiration, says that we are to “speak the SAME thing, and that there be NO DIVISIONS among you, but that ye be perfectly...

Oliver Anderson

Sunday, September 3, 2017

By the time you read this article my dear friend, Oliver Anderson, will have celebrated the 90th anniversary of his birth. I know of no man living today...

Come Let Us Reason Together

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Benjamin Franklin (1811-1878) developed into one of the most powerful proclaimers of the ancient Gospel ever known on American soil. He preached without...

Paul's 5-Point Exhortation

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Much of Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth was aimed at correcting a multitude of problems in the congregation. The church was divided as expressed...

Making Plans

Sunday, August 13, 2017

“Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know...

Principles of Divine Judgment (3)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Thus far in our study, we have looked at three principles of divine judgment. (See bulletins for the last 2 weeks). In our final installment we want...

Principles of Divine Judgment (2)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

In last weeks’s bulletin we began looking at principles of God’s judgment as taught by Paul in Romans 2. Principle #1: People are condemned when they...

Principles of Divine Judgment

Sunday, July 23, 2017

In the second chapter of Paul’s letter to the saints at Rome, he deals with principles of God’s divine judgment. Let’s look at these principles.

The Need for the Gospel

Sunday, July 16, 2017

As Paul begins to discuss the Gospel of Christ in his letter to the saints at Rome, he begins by showing that there is actually a need for the Gospel....

Reminiscing

Sunday, July 2, 2017

When I first came to the Northeast church of Christ in July of 1983, I could never have imagined that I would still be here in 2017. Next Sunday, the...

The Thesis & Key Word in the Book of Romans

Sunday, June 25, 2017

“For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith” (Rom. 1:17).  The key word in...

The Gospel of Christ

Sunday, June 18, 2017

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the...

Lest We Forget

Sunday, June 11, 2017

“Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip” (Heb. 2:1). Peter, in...

God's Promises (2)

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Last week we began looking at some of the promises of God. Peter called them “exceeding great and precious promises” (II Pet. 1:1-4). Among those promises...

God's Promises

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Men often make promises and often they fail to keep them. It may be due to neglect or it may be due to circumstances beyond our control. However this...

Why is There So Much Confusion?

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Last week we pointed out that the teaching of the Bible on God’s plan of salvation and its teaching on the New Testament church is so plain and simple...

Have They Not Heard? Did They Not Know? (Rom. 10:18-19)

Sunday, May 14, 2017

In Romans chapters 8-10 Paul deals with the rejection of the Jews, due to their rejection of the Gospel, and the acceptance of the Gentiles as children...

Confidence at Christ's Return - I John 2:28

Sunday, May 7, 2017

As we continue our study, I want us to look at (a) John's goal for his “little children” and (b) his instruction for reaching this goal.

What...

Confidence at Christ's Return - I John 2:28

Sunday, April 30, 2017

The time is coming when we will all be required to stand before the judgment seat of Christ. “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after...

The Christian and the World (3) - I John 2:15-17

Sunday, April 23, 2017

As we continue to answer the question, “Why should we not love the world?” we next note John’s third reason. We should not love the world because of...

The Christian and the World (2) - I John 2:15-17

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Note: The first part of this article appeared in the Bulletin of March 19th. Thanks to everyone for the cards and calls during my illness. And especially,...

Materialism

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Materialism is defined as “tendency to consider material possessions and physical comfort as more important than spiritual values” (New Oxford American...

Once Aliens—Now Fellow-Citizens with the Saints

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision in the flesh...

Christ, Head of the Church

Sunday, March 26, 2017

“And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when...

The Christian and the World

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the...

Why Must All Men Die?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Heb. 9:27). “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection...

Boldness in the Lord

Sunday, March 5, 2017

What does the word bold or boldness remind you of or bring to mind? Perhaps (1) a person who has the courage to act; (2) the opposite of fear; or (3)...

The Soul-Winner's Divine Assurance

Sunday, February 26, 2017

In this final article on evangelism, let us remember that God assures us He will be with us in the work of leading souls to Him. In his instructions...

The "Every" Concept of Evangelism

Sunday, February 12, 2017

For the past several weeks we have been discussing some of the reasons that we are not evangelizing the world as we once did. The church is not growing...

Evangelism: Who, Me?

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Evangelism is the spreading of the message of Christ by public declaration and in private settings. (See Acts 5:42). Paul told Timothy, “Thou therefore,...

The Exclusiveness of the Cause

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Have we ceased to appreciate the exclusiveness of the cause? Our cause is to make it to heaven and take as many as we can with us. But I am afraid that...

Convictions

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Have our convictions  wavered?  Have they become unsteady or unreliable?  Have we become undecided between two opinions or courses of action? (I Kings...

Spiritual Zeal or Ice Cold?

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The coldest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was in–you guessed it–Alaska. In 1971 temperatures reached -79.8F at Prospect Creek Camp in Alaska....