The Word fo God. . .From Stone to Flesh by Terry Rush

God first gave mankind instruction written in stone. We would know this as the Ten Commandments. It was the Law. Such was presented to be hard and rigidly concrete as if set in…stone. The Law was given to reflect man’s hardness of heart.

But, later on, along came Jesus. The message from God, Read more…


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The Word of God…From Stone to Flesh by Terry Rush

God first gave mankind instruction written in stone. We would know this as the Ten Commandments. It was the Law. Such was presented to be hard and rigidly concrete as if set in…stone. The Law was given to reflect man’s hardness of heart.

But, later on, along came Jesus. The message from God, displayed within His Son Read more…

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Love in Action by S.C. Morrow

Love in Action is a Harsh and Dreadful Thing…

by  S.C. Morrow | Thinking On Spiritual Things

The famous Russian writer, Fyodor Dostoevsky, wrote his last novel, “The Brothers Karamozov,” in 1881.  He spent two years writing it and millions of people consider it to be the greatest novel ever written. 

Dostoevsky’s main theme is found in the characters of Zosima and Alyosha (faith), and Ivan and Fyodor Pavlovich (doubt).  The conflict is about the consequences of a free will Read more…


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Follow the Son

WHY IS IT SUCH A CHALLENGE TO FOLLOW THE SON OF GOD?

 

Church is taking a big hit in today’s societal “push ‘n shove” for attention.  For a large part, this intended godly entity has been moved to the back of the bus due to both neglect and indifference.  I have no idea how I have contributed to this misalignment of spiritual significance. 

Religion is a slight-of-hand of Satan.
  He doesn’t care that we go through the motions.  He just doesn’t want Jesus to become our conviction of Life.  He doesn’t mind that we have Bibles or even believe in them.  He just doesn’t want us reading them.

In my own fragment of the Christian world, we have strong emphasis on three, what we might call, vital signs; (1) Command, (2) Example, and (3) Necessary inference.  Go to the Bible Read more…


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Salvation (Bobby Valentine)

Casper the Ghost Salvation

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus, ‘Teacher,’ he said, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 10.25)

Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” (Luke 18.18)

Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16.31)

Today I want to reflect upon the “doctrine” of salvation. You would think in a fellowship like Churches of Christ that we would have “salvation” down pretty good.

I did, after all, hear probably a billion sermons on “what must I do to be saved?”
growing up. Now these sermons were not completely off base, as it is true I need my sin washed away. But what did it actually mean to “be saved?”

Salvation was the goal. Read more…


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