“Snow and Salvation” by Mitch Murphy (Feb. 2005)

by ArnoldCoC

This past January 7, we experienced an exceptional snowfall. The snow arrived late Friday night and continued through early Saturday morning. It fell steadily, evenly, and heavily. It was a wet snow. For anyone who wanted to build a snowman or a snow fort it proved to be a “good packing snow.” It presented an opportunity for the reading of children’s books about snow, The Snowy Day, Frosty the Snowman, Snowflake Bentley, The Big Snow, and others. Low temperatures kept the snow in our neighborhoods through most of Saturday.

“Not Willing That Any Should Perish” by Avery Hackney

by ArnoldCoC

Have you ever felt like the world just doesn’t want you to succeed? Maybe you have felt the odds were stacked against you.  While you may feel that way when dealing with the world, we can take pride and comfort in the fact that God truly wants you to succeed in life!  This fact is […]

“Greetings from India” by Dan Curry

by ArnoldCoC

Each trip is unique and different in many ways. Each trip is also similar and familiar as they pile up year after year. As of this writing, this author is currently on trip number 10 to the country of India for the purpose of spreading the gospel to lost souls and encouraging the brethren there to keep doing the same.

“Serving a Purpose” by Dan Curry

by ArnoldCoC

They have been called ‘ecosystem engineers’, they breakdown organic material and keep soil fertile. Making avenues for oxygen and water to help the soil is another of their jobs. They do more to help farmers than most people ever do or think about. Yet they are rarely noted or given much credit. Who or what are they? Earthworms. Yep, those wiggly, small animals that some find disgusting and others use for fish bait.

“Evangelism – Training the Saved to Teach the Lost” by Rob Whitacre

by ArnoldCoC

Are you ready for an evangelistic Gospel meeting?  There was a time in our not so distant past when all Gospel meetings were evangelistic.  Now most meetings focus on the inward and are geared towards keeping the saved, saved.  Success is seen in how many sister congregations attend.  It is almost unheard off to read […]

“Not According to Zeal” by Avery Hackney

by ArnoldCoC

In the tenth chapter of Paul’s letter to the Romans, we find some interesting comments concerning Israel’s spiritual state. (Romans 10:1-2) “Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. (Vs.2) For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.” […]

“Tips for Deeper Study” by Avery Hackney

by ArnoldCoC

With the hustle and bustle of life, it can be hard sometimes to make time to study the Bible. Even when we take the time to sit down and study, we will often find that our study is basic and just skimming the surface. If you have ever felt like this, here are some tips […]

“Treasuring His Word” by Dan Curry

by ArnoldCoC

There are many things that are subjective in nature. Another way to say it is “everyone has an opinion”. This is true of so many things. There is another saying that says “one man’s junk is another man’s treasure”. We each have things that we hold dear to us and quite possibly not many of our friends even know what those things might be.

“Embarrassing, Humbling Moment” by Dan Curry

by ArnoldCoC

The noise was a most annoying high pitched whistle.  The source had to be found and to help determine said source, this writer held his breath and listened.  Strangely, the sound went away.  When breathing resumed, the sound returned.  One more try, same result.  Then the embarrassing, sudden realization that the most annoying whistling sound […]

“Baptism” by Avery Hackney

by ArnoldCoC

Baptism is a word we hear often in the Lord’s Church. We talk about baptism from our pulpits and in our Bible classes, but has all this talk fallen short? Are we really explaining what it means to be baptized and truly converted? Or are we just treating baptism as a check off on our list of things that are “important?” Let us take a look at what the Bible says about baptism.