I would like to recommend to you what I consider a GREAT TV program. It is called: HAVE A BIBLE QUESTION. It is a work of the Milestone Church of Christ in Cantonement, FL and the Northwest Florida School of Biblical Studies. The speaker on the program is also the Director of the school, Guyton Montgomery.
I believe the concept of this program is very good. What takes place on the program is to use 30 minutes to answer one question having to do with our relationship to God as taught in His Book, the Bible. Guyton is quite effective in arousing our interest in whatever question is being considered on each program. He works hard to communicate well the truth of God’s Word. I think you will find it interesting; I pray you will find it life-changing!
We have available a Broadcast Schedule of this program for the year 2021, which also shows channels where and times when it can be seen. We show it below, if you would like a PDF copy, please click H-E-R-E.
One of many remarkable things about the Maple Hill Church of Christ is that over the past 40 years of its existence, it has had only three preachers. From a preacher’s perspective, at least, it says something positive about a congregation when the congregation keeps the preacher around for a while. By far, the preacher who stayed longest as preacher at Maple Hill was Ralph Rudolph. He preached for 19 years at Maple Hill. His son, Keith, is still a member of the congregation.
There were many admirable things about Ralph Rudolph. He was a friend of mine. I loved him and had much respect for his love of the truth. He has gone on to his reward and I miss having him around. He loved the Bible, and he was a great defender of it and of the doctrine of Christ. When he read something that he felt dishonored the Bible or in some way attacked Bible doctrine he was unafraid to speak up in opposition to it. The Bible teaches Christians to give a defense of that which we believe (1 Peter 3.15).
One evidence of Ralph’s defense of the faith involved his reaction to an article that appeared in The Paducah Sun, back on February 27, 1983. It was an article from a professor at Murray State. I have recently been shown this article and thought it would be good to present it here on this site. Ralph points out in his “Letter to the Editor,” that he agreed with MOST of the statements in the article from Professor Cartwright. I think the paragraph which caused him to respond was: “‘Humanism is a word that is largely misunderstood today. Some people seem to think it is anti-religion or impractical and I strongly disagree,’ said Cartwright.” Ralph wrote: “He implies that humanism is not anti-religion by stating that some think that it is.” Bible-loving people need to know about humanism and Ralph provided some quotations from Humanist Manifesto 1 and 2 in his reaction to the implied defense of humanism.
It is entirely possible that if many more Christians had studied humanism and spoken up on similar occasions like Ralph did (back in 1983, in this article), some of the present difficulties being experienced in our society could have been avoided. I have scanned Ralph’s article and you can read his reaction by clicking H-E-R-E.
Sometimes in reading and researching I come across statements that cause me to pause and ponder exactly what is being communicated. It is a source of enrichment in my life as those moments come. I find that often they come as I am reading material written by Bible students who are no longer around to write. I would like to share some of these treasures with you.
Today please consider what needs to be done as we attempt to teach others the Bible. It was written by E.A. Elam and published in 1927. Find it by clicking H-E-R-E.
It is always a blessing to receive the four-article journal, TRUTH, from Roger D. Campbell. I love his discussion of the Great Commission, which he certainly has taken seriously in his life. He has learned two additional languages: Chinese and Russian in order to communicate the saving message to the lost. He has served in Taiwan, Ukraine, and Malaysia. Please read the following excellent articles:
- The Relationship between Jesus and the Church
- Isaac was a Blessed Man
- Be Careful: Christians Can Become Chronic Criticizers
- Matthew 28.18-20: The GREAT Commission
Find these in PDF format H-E-R-E.
Thanks to our young techno-expert, Davis Myers, we are now live-streaming our services at Maple Hill, on Facebook.
When we last had Bible Classes PRE-Covid19, we were engaged in a study of 2 Samuel on Wednesday nights. In July our classes will begin again, Lord willing. We have now completed a study guide for the 17th chapter of 2 Samuel. There are eight pages containing several parts including questions, lessons, outline, summary, etc. I hope the guide will be helpful to many in taking a look at this very interesting chapter in the life of King David. You can find the PDF by clicking H-E-R-E. Other guides also are available by clicking H-E-R-E.
I have found it always to be profitable to read the four monthly articles produced by Roger D. Campbell in his TRUTH journal. He is an excellent Bible student and preacher of the gospel and world evangelist. This month’s articles include these interesting titles:
- Will Every Child Who Honors His Parents Live a Long Life?
- Samuel as a Type of the Christ
- Giving Our Best to the Lord
- Ephesians 2.8-10… By Grace You Have Been Saved
Find them by clicking H-E-R-E.
Trying times are upon us. In such times negative thoughts seem abundant and the positive optimistic thought becomes a rarity. Such times as this call for an emphasis upon hope, especially biblical hope! House to House has produced an especially helpful discussion of biblical hope. We would encourage YOU to take the time to consider it carefully. Find the PDF by clicking H-E-R-E.