Posts from 2015

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“How Was The Fishing” by Dan Curry

by ArnoldCoC

On Thursdays during the lunch time at the correctional center in Pacific, I normally set up a table with tracts and correspondence courses with the hope of interacting with the offenders. Sometimes no one stops at all, but more often lately many will stop and speak. Recently, several began the courses that we offer.

“What’s the Difference?” by Josh Robinson

by ArnoldCoC

Last week we were blessed to have a great Gospel Meeting with Andy Brewer. Friday through Sunday we spent time in the Word of God coming to understand what the difference is between The Church and other Christian religious groups. I would like to take this opportunity to recap the wonderful lessons that were given.

“Excitement” by Josh Robinson

by ArnoldCoC

Are you excited? I know I am! It’s finally September!!! With it comes: Fall, College Football, and Deer Season! As most of you know, this is my favorite time of year, with the cooler temperatures, changing leaves, and the afore mentioned events. It’s easy for me to get excited this time of year and it’s even easier to talk about things that excite us.

“Water, Water Everywhere” by Dan Curry

by ArnoldCoC

There is a lot of information concerning water in the news. Most of it revolves around the places that lack water or are at dangerously low levels. However, for the most part, the world has an abundance of water.

“Discovering the Truth” by Dan Curry

by ArnoldCoC

Man has a great curiosity for the unknown. This has driven us, as a race, to explore. First to look at this world and later the one outside ours. Exploring and discovering new things has a sense of adventure. Mysteries are revealed and the unknown is then known.

“Food For the Soul” by Josh Robinson

by ArnoldCoC

I had the wonderful opportunity last month to attend Polishing The Pulpit (PTP) near the Smoky Mountains in Sevierville, TN. This is always one of the highlights of my year. Where else can you be surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation, surrounded by Christians, listening to sound Biblical teaching? I’ve found no place else on earth like it. It’s a wonderful preview of what Heaven will be like!

“Gone to Meddlin” by Stan Mitchell, via Forthright Magazine

by ArnoldCoC

One of my elders used this familiar phrase recently – you know the one. “Preacher, you quit preachin’ and gone to meddlin’.” It’s a sad day when preaching meddles in our marriages, meddles in our work ethics, and meddles in our use of money. Of course, that elder was kidding. But I like the phrase because it says something important. There is an idea out there, not quite said, but believed nonetheless, that preaching isn’t supposed to actually demand lifestyle changes, commitment, or repentance.

“Promises, Promises” by Dan Curry

by ArnoldCoC

When I was a child, my sister would promise me certain things in order to get me to do her bidding. It did not take very long to realize that she did not always hold up her end of the bargain. That led me to eventually refuse her, by saying “promises, promises”. Sometimes, she would insist she was being trustworthy and other times she would smile and go back to whatever sisters do. The point is that we learn to trust others by their behavior after a promise of some kind is made. If they keep their word, then a trust is built. If not, then there is no trust or it is damaged