Lessons from Acts

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  1. Seven Lessons from Acts 1… 19050502.4401
  2. Seven Lessons from Acts 2… 19051202.4402
  3. Seven Lessons from Acts 3… 19051902.4403
  4. Seven Lessons from Acts 4… 19052602.4404
  5. Seven Lessons from Acts 5… 19060202.4405
  6. Seven Lessons from Acts 6… 19060902.4406
  7. Seven Lessons from Acts 7… 19061602.4407
  8. Seven Lessons from Acts 8… 19063002.4408
  9. Seven Lessons from Acts 9… 19070702.4409
  10. Seven Lessons from Acts 10… 19072102.4410
  11. Seven Lessons from Acts 11… 19072805.4411
  12. Seven Lessons from Acts 12… 19102702.4412
  13. Seven Lessons from Acts 13… 19110302.4413
  14. Seven Lessons from Acts 14… PDF, PPT
  15. Seven Lessons from Acts 15
  16. Seven Lessons from Acts 16
  17. Seven Lessons from Acts 17
  18. Seven Lessons from Acts 18
  19. Seven Lessons from Acts 19
  20. Seven Lessons from Acts 20
  21. Seven Lessons from Acts 21
  22. Seven Lessons from Acts 22
  23. Seven Lessons from Acts 23
  24. Seven Lessons from Acts 24
  25. Seven Lessons from Acts 25
  26. Seven Lessons from Acts 26
  27. Seven Lessons from Acts 27
  28. Seven Lessons from Acts 28

Lawyer Speaks about a NT Lawyer

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Matt Vega at PTP speaks on a Lawyer in the NT

Today I listened to the latest offering from the PTP Podcast. I was impressed with this presentation from Matt Vega. He is a lawyer and he spoke about one particular lawyer that we read about in Scripture (Luke 10.25). To me, the most interesting and helpful point in his lesson involved an illustration he used from a USA Supreme Court case, not that well known. It involved a case in which a pardoned individual refused the pardon. Please listen and learn from this outstanding lawyer. Listen by clicking HERE.

 

IS THIS YOU?

is this youWould you look into the mirror for a moment? May I please ask you a simple question? IS THIS YOU?

EARS are open to the cries for help from a lost and dying world.

EYES are ever searching for a receptive heart in which to plant the Word.

LIPS are always ready to proclaim the glory of God.

HANDS are turning the pages of God’s Word, seeking to learn His will.

FEET are on the move to carry the gospel to every creature.

HEART is breaking because some will never hear the gospel.

HEAD bows in prayer for wisdom and for workers in the harvest.

FACE glows with the hope that is within.

LIFE is like a light set upon a hill that cannot be hid.

THIS IS A SOULWINNER… but more importantly, IS THIS YOU?

MY SOURCE: Bulletin of the Stuttgart (AR) Church of Christ, Joe Spangler, Editor.

Check this article regarding “Adversity Evangelism.” For a poetic look at Scripture see: Self-Condemned.

Singing is God’s Choice for Worship

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Singing in worship is a topic that needs honest discussion and careful study. God intended singing to be an important part of our worship. I think it was at a Preachers’ Meeting in Greenfield, TN that I heard Lee Davis use the expression something like: “There’s not enough water in that argument to slosh in a bucket.” I believe that was the first time I had heard this expression. Lee indicated at the time that it was not original with him. Of course the idea of the statement is that the argument was WEAK. Lee was saying that a conclusion had been drawn without adequate support from the evidence presented.

There is certainly a danger in “jumping to conclusions” in any area of life. Many things have been said, no doubt, between husbands and wives and in all other relationships which fall in this category. Such is especially dangerous and foolish when it involves spiritual matters, (i.e., teaching from God’s word). I subscribe to the fact that every Bible expositor needs to follow the “Law of Rationality.” I can recall hearing Roy C. Deaver cite and define this law numerous times. The “Law of Rationality” goes something like this: We must never assign to any proposition or claim any more weight than is absolutely demanded from the evidence presented.

As we teach, all of us ought to strive with the greatest of diligence to avoid transgressing “The Law of Rationality.” The reason being that we are urged to use such care and caution in dealing with Scripture in numerous places in God’s word (Acts 17.11; Ephesians 5.6-10; 1 Thessalonians 5.21; 2 Timothy 2.15; 1 John 4.1). It really does our cause no benefit to draw conclusions which do not have the support of Bible evidence. Additionally, we need to realize that there are millions of examples of argumentation which doesn’t contain enough water to slosh in a bucket.

Let us never be swayed into action by anything but TRUTH, which can stand on its own without the props of extended hyperbole and “needs-based” arguments. Our Bibles are quite sufficient to guide us as we properly weigh and try arguments that are set before us.

I would like to challenge you to read and study about the kind of music that is authorized for worship in the New Testament. May I suggest a good article? Please check what Allen Webster wrote in HTH, Volume 18 #5. Also, please take the time to read and study these ten articles about singing by clicking here: ChristianWorker1107

Singing–Great Congregational Singing!

SearchTVmusicThe TV program: In Search of the Lord’s Way, has updated their website. A part of that update includes a page of mp3 recordings of congregational singing. You can go to their site and listen to the music streaming, or you can download the mp3 files by RIGHT-Clicking. The singing is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! What a blessing! When I counted the songs available (29 July 2018), there were 212 songs. WOW! Great congregational singing is now available to the world from this great site. Take a listen… Click H-E-R-E.

Monday Video #1

I enjoy watching videos on YouTube, especially at home on a large screen. Lots of different kinds (some even about lawnmowing). I love to watch videos in Bible-related fields. I watched a beautiful one today from WVBS. I think I will try to be placing some of these videos I view on our site on Mondays. If it is on here it is something I have already viewed and thought worth others taking a look at. Today let me recommend Don Blackwell’s presentation of: THE APOCRYPHA AND THE LOST BOOKS OF THE BIBLE.

Have you ever wondered why we have the books we do in our Bibles? Are there “lost books” that should be in the Bible? What about the Apocrypha found in Catholic Bibles? Join Don Blackwell as he looks at the background and context for recognizing the canon of inspired books in the Bible. Understanding these questions can provide confidence for your faith.

For further study, see: Eric Lyons: http://apologeticspress.org/APContent.aspx?category=11&article=914&topic=77

Study Guide for 3 John

A 9-page, 9-part study of 3 John, including 2 puzzles.

6400.WebsiteGraphic3 John was written to Gaius, a faithful member of the Lord’s church.  This church wanted to assist some missionaries and Gaius was leading in the effort, but he and the faithful ones were opposed by a brother named Diotrephes, who was an obvious tyrant in that congregation.  The Apostle John instructs the church to support the preaching of the gospel and promises to deal with Diotrephes.

Please study this short epistle from the inspired Apostle John using our study guide. If you find it helpful, tell others where they can come find a copy.

Study Guide for 3 John… 6400sg

And They Were Astonished

A link to an article written by Tom Wacaster as he reflects upon the words of Matthew 13.54.

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Tom Wacaster is a great Bible student, preacher, teacher, and writer. I am thankful to own his commentaries and to have benefited from sermons I’ve heard from him. He has a website and I have it loaded into my RSS-reader. I always pay attention when I see something new he has written. Today I saw links to four articles. I would like to recommend you read them all. The one I will link to below is the one entitled: AND THEY WERE ASTONISHED. In this article the Lord Jesus Christ is exalted and praised and I am convinced that we NEVER can see enough of that kind of writing. Please visit Tom’s site to read this outstanding article by clicking HERE.

How Long Were Israelites in Egypt?

A study of an alleged contradiction between Galatians and Exodus.

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Sometimes we will post something on this site which was a part of the previous site. Today is one of those times. This post was originally placed on the web on November 29, 2012. Alleged contradictions of the Bible always seem to be an interesting and faith-building way to approach Bible study. The atheists and non-believers have only STRENGTHENED our faith by their attacks upon the Bible. We have had to study more diligently and have through that study become even stronger for the spiritual battle Satan wars against us (Ephesians 6.10-18).

Mickey Spiceland is doing a GREAT job teaching the Book of Exodus to our Wednesday Night Auditorium Class. I appreciate so much his good efforts. He makes the class interesting and seems obviously to enjoy teaching us. I enjoy the class a great deal!

Two times this week I have found in my RSS-reader articles from our brother Stephen R. Bradd that had to do with matters discussed in our class. Stephen’s blog: AudioEvangelism.com is an excellent one that I can recommend to you. You can reach that discussion by clicking H-E-R-E and H-E-R-E.