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.
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.
World Video Bible School presents Neal Pollard discussing MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS. Here is their description of this video:
As you walk through life, you will experience the “mountains” of happiness and plenty, but you will also experience the “valleys” of sadness and suffering. While the mountains of life bring joy and are easy to walk, the valleys are full of trials and events that test our faith. When you walk through the “valley of the shadow of death,” how will your faith endure? Join Neal Pollard as he brings to mind the biblical teachings for how to handle the mountains and valleys of life.
I have just viewed an encouraging and uplifting video from Wayne Jones produced by the World Video Bible School. Their description of the video is as follows…
What is your greatest fear? If you had been asked this question in months past, it may have been completely different than today during such a time of crisis. In this lesson, Wayne Jones presents a biblical perspective for understanding “Why?” and “How?” the Christian is told to “fear not.” Join in this timely study to help evaluate your fears and to recognize how God has provided help for us.
IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT MAPLE HILL SERVICES…
I have just met with our elders and we have discussed the problems in dealing with the Coronavirus and the government’s request to cancel meetings of more than ten people. They have asked me to pass on this information. Our elders and your preacher are in agreement that we must assemble on the Lord’s Day. All Satan would need to destroy the Maple Hill church is to get us to quit assembling. At the same time we also understand the importance of yielding to civil authorities (Romans 13) where possible. We are a pro-life people and the request from the government is not out of hatred of Christianity or to stop us from worshiping our God, but rather from pro-life concerns. We certainly understand that concern in this present situation. If there is some way to take heed to both of these mandates, that would seem to me to be the ideal.
We think we have found a suitable way to do both. The elders have decided to cancel Wednesday Bible Study, Sunday Evening Assemblies, and Bible Classes on Sunday mornings temporarily. Thus, there will be no Bible Study tomorrow night. We will certainly be returning to our regular schedule just as soon as it is wise to do so. The meals on Wednesday nights will likewise be put on hold (Linda has been notified).
With the new annex facility, we have the ability to assemble 20 people and still be in compliance because ten can meet in the auditorium and ten in the annex at one time and still be part of one assembly by means of the wired-speaker that connects the two rooms. Your preacher will be preaching four times this coming Sunday. We will be having four complete worship services. On Thursday you will be contacted and given an opportunity to indicate which service you prefer to attend (9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and for those unable to come earlier, there will be a 6:30 p.m. service.
Of course this arrangement is not what we would prefer at all. At the same time it is an arrangement which can work for us temporarily. We all need to be responsible and careful to cooperate in the battle against the spread of this deadly virus to the best of our ability. I and our elders ask for your cooperation to make it through this period as best we can.
We also are working on plans to share some video teaching on Wednesday nights through our website. More on that later.
We are so thankful for the good writing skill of our friend Roger D. Campbell. It is always helpful to read his monthly publication, TRUTH. Here is the issue for February of 2020. It contains four articles:
- The TRUTH about Murder. An excellent discussion.
- The Lord’s Passover (Exodus 12.13).
- My Heart Drops When I Hear those Words
- Paul, A Pattern of Believers (1 Timothy 1.16)
You may read these articles by clicking H-E-R-E.
With our listening audience in western Kentucky, we finish up a lesson about LAST THINGS, which is an encouraging area of study for the faithful. What happens after death or at the time of the second coming of Jesus? We also begin a study from Galatians 4.21-31 regarding the allegory Paul uses to teach the Galatian Christians regarding their relationship to the Law of Moses. We invite you to listen to these studies by clicking below…
GREAT VIDEO FROM WORLD VIDEO BIBLE SCHOOL…
Did Jesus endorse a “blind faith”—one based on feelings rather than facts? If so, then why did He rebuke His apostles for not believing in His resurrection before they had actually seen Him resurrected? And why did Jesus tell Thomas, “Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed”? What kind of “faith” was Jesus advocating?
In this audio file, we present to you and later to our radio audience in western Kentucky an introduction to a study of eschatology (the study of last things). Before that, we complete a study of the sin of IDOLATRY. An honest and biblical study of eschatology surely is one of the most interesting and comforting studies a Christian can consider. We have failed to post the recent programs, but will list them under the menu above: WALKING IN TRUTH. You can hear this latest program by clicking below…
The conversion of the Apostle Paul is one of the most interesting and most well-covered matters in the entire New Testament. For a person to completely turn 180 degrees and go in the exact opposite direction he had been heading is remarkable. Paul had been the number one enemy of the developing 1st Century church. After his conversion, he became one of the greatest evangelists for her, ever. A study of Paul’s conversion is rich indeed. Why not listen along to the study we presented to our radio audience regarding this important event. You can listen by clicking below…