Category Archives: Discipleship

The Need For Revival

by William J. Stewart The apostle Paul, after using Israel as an example, wrote to the Corinthians, “Let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall” (1 Cor 10:12). Sadly, sometimes we get too comfortable with the idea … Continue reading

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“Shine before men,” but “not to be seen by them”

by William J. Stewart In His teaching from the sermon on the mount, among other things, Jesus addressed our conduct before men. At first glance, the two statements which are in our article title today might appear to be opposed … Continue reading

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Enter Into His Gates

by William J. Stewart The Psalms are filled with expressions of praise and thanksgiving before God. In some, we read about the troubles which the psalmist endured, and can see the transformation from a spirit of distress to one of … Continue reading

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Buy Up Your Opportunities

by William J. Stewart The above phrase appears in the 1912 Weymouth New Testament rendering of Ephesians 5:16 and Colossians 4:5. To the people of Ephesus, Paul wrote, “Therefore be very careful how you live and act. Let it not … Continue reading

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The Mistakes of Peter

by Jim Mickells | Hickory Heights Messenger What do people remember most about the apostle Peter? Would it be his great impetuousness? No doubt he acted quickly on occasion without adequate thought. I have certainly been guilty of such one … Continue reading

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Courage: Stand Up, Speak Up

by Wayne Greeson | via Connersville Church of Christ “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” While this quote is often falsely attributed to Winston Churchill, … Continue reading

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The Alabaster Flask

by William J. Stewart Approaching Jerusalem in the final days of His life, Jesus stopped at Bethany. There, He was in the home of a man recorded as Simon the leper (Matthew 26:6; Mark 14:3). While at Simon’s house, a … Continue reading

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Laodiceanitis

by Dee Bowman | via southsideonline.org If that ain’t a word, it oughta to be! In the letters to the seven churches of Asia, Jesus said to the Laodiceans, “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: … Continue reading

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I Don’t Want To Grow Up

by Jim Mickells | via The Hickory Heights Messenger Sylvia and I were watching America’s Funniest Home Videos on night a few years ago, when a teacher asked some of their students a question. There were two young boys, about … Continue reading

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How to Form a Good Character

by Dee Bowman | via The Hickory Heights Messenger Character is the accumulation of qualities that distinguish one person from another. Character is not just one single trait, but the accumulation of all a person is, the sum total of … Continue reading

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