2018 Bulletin Articles

Draw Near to God

Sunday, September 30, 2018

In James 4:8 we read, “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” This text indicates that we may be away from God. It is sin that separates us, makes distance between us and God (Isa. 59:1-2). But we...


Sunday, September 23, 2018

There are a number of Greek words in the New Testament that are translated into English by the word “abound.” Young's Analytical Concordance to the Bible gives their meaning as “to be, become, make more; to...

Sin and How We Commit It (5) Summary & Conclusion

Sunday, September 16, 2018

For the past few weeks we have been discussing sin, and how it is committed.  Let us quickly summarize what we have learned so far in our study of this important theme.  We commit sin: (1) when we reject the...

Sin and How We Commit It (4)

Sunday, September 9, 2018

We commit sin when we think evil. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Prov. 23:7). We are to be “pure in heart” if we are to “see God” (Matt. 5:8). Committing adultery is condemned under both the...

Sin and How We Commit It (3)

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Note: This is the third installment on this important subject.  Please see the previous two bulletins for the other two installments.

We commit sin when we condemn what God has authorized.The Spirit...

Billy Hall (1942-2018)

Sunday, August 26, 2018

On Saturday evening, August 11, the angels came for our beloved Billy Hall, becoming the fifth of our members that we have lost to death this year.  Bill was a great source of encouragement to those of us...

Sin and How We Commit It (2)

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Note: See last week’s bulletin for part one of this series.

We commit sin when we do what God has not authorized. In Leviticus 10:1-2, Nadab and Abihu lost their lives because they offered “strange...

Sin and How We Commit It (1)

Sunday, August 12, 2018

After giving us a glimpse of the world being judged by “Him that sat upon the great white throne,” John concludes his narrative with this statement: “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life...

Christian Activity

Sunday, August 5, 2018

In our last article we discussed the great privilege of being permitted to be a Christian, to become a “son of God” (I John 3:1-3). When we “obey from the heart that form of doctrine delivered” we then become...

The Privilege of Being a Christian

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Becoming a Christian is a great privilege. “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not”...

The Bible and Gospel Preaching (2)

Sunday, July 22, 2018

What is gospel preaching according to the Bible? First, let’s eliminate some things. It is not being “politically correct”, it is not “winning friends and influencing people”, it is not “pleasing men” (Gal....

The Bible and Gospel Preaching (1)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

“I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.  So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also” (Rom. 1:14-15).

Oliver V. Anderson (August 29, 1927-June 18, 2018)

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Almost 44 years ago in the late fall of 1974, the eldership of the Sycamore congregation came to visit us at home, and I met brother Oliver Anderson. He was a youthful elder to me compared to most elders I...

Where Our Affections Should Not Be Placed

Sunday, June 24, 2018

A couple of weeks ago we looked at “Where Our Affections Should Be Placed.” In  this study let’s concentrate on some places that our affections should not be placed.

First, our affections should...

Guest Edtorial

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Note: Several years ago I met Ulysses E. Johnson, the minister at the Church of Christ South Side in Mobile, Alabama. He was, and is a faithful and able proclaimer of God’s Truth. I recommend the following...

Where Our Affections Should Be Placed

Sunday, June 10, 2018

The word “affection” has to do with a feeling of liking or loving and caring for someone or something. When used in the spiritual sense, our affections must not be divided. Jesus warned, “No one can serve...

Thanks Be Unto God

Sunday, June 3, 2018

As I write this article it is on a day known as “Memorial Day.” Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military....

Perilous Times

Sunday, May 27, 2018

We are living in perilous times. School shootings are increasing at an alarming pace. Murder is a nightly occurrence. Fornication is perhaps at the highest it has ever been. Profanity is heard on the streets,...

Jo Ann Priest (1940-2018)

Sunday, May 20, 2018

On Tuesday morning, May 1, 2018 the angels came and carried Jo Ann’s soul to a place referred to in Luke 16 as “Abraham’s bosom,” to await the resurrection and judgment. With her passing another connection...

Decisions Determine Destiny (2)

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Last week we wrote about how the decisions we make determine our destiny. In this article I want to share with you a few more thoughts on this subject.

Man has been given by God the ability to think,...

Decisions Determine Destiny

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Note:  This article and the one next week were written about three years ago;  but I thought they should be included following the last two articles on “Choices.”  (PMW)

I call heaven...

Modern Choices

Sunday, April 29, 2018

As we continue to look at choices, we ask, “Do we do any better than those of Old Testament times?” We marvel at their corrupt way of thinking and the extremely unwise and destructive decisions that they made....


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Ever since God created man “in His own image” (Gen. 1:26), thus granting unto him the ability to decide  and determine the direction his life would take, life has been filled with choices. To eat or not eat...

The Foolishness of God (2)

Sunday, April 15, 2018

For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:...

The Foolishness of God

Sunday, April 8, 2018

“For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect”  (I Cor. 1:17).

Many have ignorantly used this verse...


Sunday, April 1, 2018

“What is truth?” Jesus was asked this question by Pilate after He had said, “to this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of...

At the Cross (4)

Sunday, March 25, 2018

In this final installment under the above title, we want to first review the things previously mentioned as having occurred “At the Cross.” (1)  At the cross the great love of God was manifested for us; (2)...

At the Cross (3)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

We continue to look at things that happened at the cross; space does not permit a review; see the two previous articles by this name.

At the cross, the price was paid for sin. The Hebrew writer...

At the Cross (2)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

We are continuing to look at what happened at the cross. Last week we noted that at the cross (1) the great love of God was manifested for us, (2) Jesus died to free us from the bondage and chains of sin,...

At the Cross

Sunday, March 4, 2018

“Alas! and did my Savior bleed, and did my Sovereign die. Would He devote that sacred head for such a one as I? At the cross, at the cross where I first saw the light, and the burden of my heart rolled away;...

Alice Sewell

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Early on Sunday morning February 11 sister Alice Sewell departed this life for a better land. In keeping with the story Jesus gave in Luke 16, I believe the angels came and carried her into Abraham’s bosom...

Things That Abide

Sunday, February 18, 2018

In Paul’s first letter to the church at Corinth, he discusses the various miraculous spiritual gifts that existed in the infant church. In chapter 12 he names 9 gifts (vs. 8-10) and mentions the fact that...


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” (John 18:38). Pilate was not interested in knowing what truth was for he ended his interview without giving Him opportunity to respond. Truth was of no particular concern...

Love Not the World (2)

Sunday, February 4, 2018

“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 world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes,...

Love Not the World

Sunday, January 28, 2018

“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 world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes,...

Janet Randolph

Sunday, January 21, 2018

“I’m still here;  I want to go.”  These are among the last words, if not the very last words, of our beloved sister-in-Christ, Janet Randolph. Shortly after saying these words, the angels came gently and carried...