Religion

“And The Lamb Became a Dragon” (Rev. 13)
First, a word of appreciation for our local newspaper publishers. They have taken it upon themselves to print sermons free of any charge. Though they may not always agree...
Self-Identifying
  I write from the midst of 2016 American culture.  Strife, fear, distrust, anxiety, anger, resentment, angst, cynicism, and dread abound.  Racism (which by-the-way no...
“The Old, Old Story”
If there was ever a time for it, it’s now. As a young boy attending a small, country church in central Arkansas, I learned a lot of old Gospel songs that continue to...
A Thought
“Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.  Bear...
Truth in Love
  The main message of Ephesians 4 is that Christians ought to endeavor to preserve the gift of unity that God has blessed us with.  Unity is not something we have to...
Take delight in The Lord
“Do not fret because of the wicked; do not be envious of wrongdoers, for they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb.  Trust in The Lord and do good;...
LEARNING THE WORD OF GOD
Some of us hear the minister or pastor read it on Sunday morning, some of us read it for ourselves, and some of us never read it. What am I talking about? It’s the word of...
“Help Us, O Lord”
If there were ever a time and need for it, it’s now. Prayer. Last week’s horrific carnage in Dallas where five police officers were gunned down supposedly in reaction to...
CHRIST PUT OUT OF THE CHURCH
                                                               Revelation 3:20-22, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hears My voice, and open the door, I...
How Far Should We Trust God??
Friends, if now you have begun to trust the Lord, then trust Him with everything that pertains to you. Don’t just trust Him about a few great spiritual things, but trust...
“Proud to Be an American”
I am an American. And, I’m proud of it. Not because I’m a W.A.S.P. (white, Anglo-Saxon Protestant). But, because I was born here in “the home of the free and the brave.”...
Declaring Independence
  Without question, the signers of the Declaration of Independence understood the gravity of their action.  Surely they understood enough of the possible consequences that...
Community Briefs
With God’s grace and mercy we are continually being blessed! Saturday, we the family of Cora Lee Joyner celebrated her 96th Birthday early which will be Wednesday July 6th....
The Importance of Words
The first 11 verses of James chapter 3 tell of the power of the tongue. Mostly they describe the wickedness and destructive power of our speech. Sadly, these verses point...
LEARN THE WORD OF GOD
Some of us hear the minister or pastor read it on Sunday morning, some of us read it for ourselves and some of us never read it. What am I talking about? It’s the word of...