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Anxiety in the Heart

In this lesson, we took a look at dealing with anxiety and difficult times using Psalms 42 as the primary text for the lesson. 

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Respect for the Leadership

With this lesson we began a series of lessons looking at the importance of respecting the local church. In the first lesson we talk about the necessity of having respect for the leadership of the local church. 

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Do We Need to Study and Teach about Biblical Authority?

There are times when we become complacent about some Bible subjects thinking we do not need to study or teach about matters that may have been addressed numerous times in the past. I have seen this, and you likely have too, regarding the subject of “Authority.” Consider with me some reasons why this subject needs to be continually addressed. 

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It’s God’s Choice

In this lesson, using Romans, chapter 9, we talked about God’s authority to save whomever He chooses. We might look at a person and say, “Surely God would not save that person.” However, if a person will humble himself, turning to the Lord, then the Lord will save that person. 

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Preparing Our Vessel

With this lesson we began a yearlong study showing the importance of presenting our “vessels” for honorable use.  In this first lesson we considered what we must do to prepare our vessels for honorable use. 

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Too Arrogant to be Saved

Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power.  (1 Corinthians 4:18-19, ESV)

In writing his letter to the church in Corinth, the apostle Paul anticipated resistance from some of the members of the Corinthian congregation.  

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Preparing Our Minds for Action

In 1 Peter 1:13, Peter encourages Christians to prepare their minds for action and to be sober. In this lesson we took a look at why Christians should be preparing their minds for actions, using 1 Peter, chapter 1 as the lesson text. 

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They Set Their Hands to this Good Work

Using the determination of Judah to rebuild the wall surrounding Jerusalem, we drew a comparison with Christians’ responsibility to build up the church, the local church, individual members as well as themselves. 

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Bring in the New Year

This article was originally published in the Southside church of Christ’s bulletin, December 28, 2014. Read the original publication

Lose weight.  Exercise more.  Quit some bad habit.  Read the Bible from start to finish.  The new year is upon us, a time when we make plans about how we’re going to spend the next twelve months.  

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Time to Wake Up

We are vulnerable when we fall asleep. The danger may be slight, where we only miss a portion of our favorite television show. The danger may be life threatening, if we do so while on the road. Nothing compares to the spiritual danger we face if we fail to stay alert. 

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