Fulfilling the Law

UNUSED 1  [259 words] “Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, ”You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet, ” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You...

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Come and See

UNUSED 2  [278 words] “Look!” I can remember hearing that so many times when our kids were small. Sometimes they had discovered something new. Sometimes they had done something they thought was amazing. Sometimes they just needed to know I was interested and paying attention. They might have been diving into the pool for the...

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On the Lighter Side (June 2018)

UNUSED 3  [96 words] Dad Jokes Q: How many apples grow on a tree? A: All of them. Q: What do you call a fake noodle? A: An impasta. Did you hear about the restaurant on the moon? Great food, not atmosphere. Lack of Knowledge Years ago, my dad started first grade in a one-room...

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Abandoned Children

UNUSED 2  [279 words] They’re called “baby hatches.” They were designed as a way for parents to anonymously drop off unwanted babies which might otherwise have been abandoned in the street. An infant is placed in a box that is built into a wall of a safe haven. When the box is closed, an alarm...

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Why Do You Talk So Much About Jesus?

UNUSED 6  [216 words] An old Indian chief constantly spoke of the Lord Jesus and what He meant to him. “Why do you talk so much about Jesus?” asked a friend. The chief did not reply, but slowly, gathered some sticks and bits of grass. He made a circle of them and in the circle...

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The ABC’s of Becoming a Follower of Jesus

UNUSED 1  [387 words] Acknowledge that God not only exists, but that He is eager to bless people whose hearts are hungry for His presence (Hebrews 11:6; Acts 17:24-28; Matthew 5:8). Admit your own unworthiness when compared to such a holy and righteous God. After our ancestor Adam, all of us have chosen the path...

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The Enemy Of My Enemy Is My Friend

UNUSED 1  [146 words] This peculiar proverbial statement is something the Bible also implicitly teaches. It informs us that the Devil is our enemy. “Your adversary the Devil” (1 Peter 5:8). It tells us the enemy of the Devil is the Lord. “For the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over...

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Benevolence, or Enabling Bad Behavior?

UNUSED 1  [401 words] “For even when we were with you, we commanded you this; If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10). “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever“ (1Timothy 5:8). There...

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Does Satan Deserve the Power We Give Him?

UNUSED 2  [364 words] Sometimes as humans, we tend to give more credit to our enemies than they actually deserve. I know that in my personal life, I struggle with making Satan much more powerful than he already is. Sometimes, we tend to think of Satan as an all-powerful being, when in reality he isn’t....

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Mother’s Day 

UNUSED 0  [219 words] Where did Mother’s Day come from? While naysayers have tried to identify this holiday with past pagan rituals, the truth is Mother’s Day began as a day to honor good Christian moms. Anna M. Jarvis (1864-1948) is credited with bringing in the celebration of Mother’s day with the first observance at...

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Learning from a Mother’s Love

UNUSED 1  [291 words] The Bible gives many comparisons of God’s constant care for His children. In the 103rd Psalm and in Proverbs 3, God is depicted as a concerned and disciplining father. Isaiah 27 mentions God as a gardener tending His garden. And in the 23rd Psalm, we read of God as a shepherd....

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The Best Things To Give

UNUSED 9  [45 words] – To a friend: loyalty – To an enemy: forgiveness – To a stranger: kindness – To your neighbor: peace – To your boss: service – To a child: good example – To your father: respect – To your mother: gratitude – To your spouse: devotion – To all men: charity...

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James: Where Faith Meets Real Life

UNUSED 2  [333 words] We all are looking for ways to deal with the trials and tribulations in our life each day. The book of James provides us with practical strategies from Scripture which allow us to overcome challenges, grow spiritually, and help others with struggles. James 1:1-7 teaches us we can profit from trials!...

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Honor Your Father and Mother

UNUSED 1  [410 words] God had just finished the giving of the first four commandments relating to the love we should have for Him (Ex. 20:3-11). He then turns His attention to the love we are to have for others, and begins with, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged...

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Honoring Moms

UNUSED 0  [316 words] Did you know that Mother’s Day is known as the #1 most popular day of the year for eating in a restaurant? All the restaurants will be slammed as people don’t want mom to have to cook and everyone says, “let’s go out and honor mom!” We should rightly honor mothers...

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True Christianity

UNUSED 4  [42 words] True Christianity means: • SERVING, even when we are not being served. • LOVING, even when we may not be loved. • HELPING, even when we have not been helped. • GIVING, even when we have not received. • PLEASING, even if others do not please us. Author Unknown...

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Satan’s Lie

UNUSED 0  [276 words] Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the...

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Each One Can Reach One

UNUSED 1  [367 words] In Acts 21, Paul is returning to Jerusalem from his third missionary journey. On his way back, he runs into brethren at Tyre. Interestingly, we are not told how the church there got started. Since none of Paul’s other missionary journeys went that way, we must speculate. One strong likelihood is...

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Fill the Void

UNUSED 2  [135 words] We fall into sin because there is a void in our life. We look for anything to fill it, and since nothing ever fills that void for long, it doesn’t take long before we’re back at it again. What about a love from the One… …who died for us (John 3:16)?...

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On the Lighter Side (May 2018)

UNUSED 1  [131 words] Things Mom Taught Me: Logic: “If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can’t go to the store with me.” Humor: “When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.” Justice: “One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like...

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URGENT: Updated Version of “Words” Article

UNUSED 3There has been an important change to the article entitled “Words” in the April 2018 Bulletin Digest. If you plan to use the article, please pick up a fresh copy from the text file, or follow this link: Words...

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March 2018 PDF Uploaded

UNUSED 5The March 2018 PDF version of Bulletin Digest has been uploaded for Premium Members. It can be accessed from the membership area. If you are not a member, consider joining today as either a Free Member or a Premium Member!...

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Grudges

UNUSED 22  [172 words] One day a visitor leaned on the fence around the farm while he watched an old farmer plowing with a mule. After a while the visitor said, “I don’t like to tell people how to run their business, but you could save yourself a lot of work by saying ‘Gee’ and...

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Changing My Life Into The Likeness of Christ

UNUSED 18  [174 words] “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Corinthians 3:18). Christ was and I must be: Humble (Phil 2:3-11; James 4:6) Forgiving (Luke 23:24;...

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Let’s Do It!

UNUSED 21  [200 words] One of the great things about the Lord’s church is that it is made up of such a diverse group of individuals. Each member brings unique personalities, gifts, and talents into the fold. Some have abilities to do one thing well, and others have different abilities to do other things well....

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Regret

UNUSED 12  [329 words] Since it opened in 1937, more than 2,000 people have jumped off of the Golden Gate Bridge in an attempt to commit suicide. The jumps have become so commonplace that authorities have placed signs on the bridge that read: “THE CONSEQUENCES OF JUMPING FROM THIS BRIDGE ARE FATAL AND TRAGIC.” They...

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Winner Or Loser?

UNUSED 16  [110 words] When a loser makes a mistake, he says, “It wasn’t my fault.” When a winner makes a mistake, he says, “I was wrong.” A loser says, “I’m not as bad as a lot of other people.” A winner says, “I’m not as good as I ought to be.” A loser says,...

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Stubborn Truths

UNUSED 6  [427 words] • “And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery” (Mat. 19:9). • “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy...

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Live Right and People Will Listen

UNUSED 17  [394 words] In 2 Kings 5, a very familiar story of the Old Testament is recorded. Naaman was the commander of the army of Syria – an enemy nation of Israel. He was a mighty man of valor, but he also suffered from leprosy. After one of his raids, he brought back a...

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Help Wanted

UNUSED 13  [382 words] We all have gone straight to the “Help Wanted” column of the classified section of the newspaper. When I needed a second or third job, I would spend a dollar in hopes of finding employment in the Sunday edition. Most of the time, we can find work if we are seeking....

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Guiding the Blind

UNUSED 8  [298 words] He hasn’t done it all, but he’s done a lot. Erik Weihenmayer has summited Mount Everest as well as becoming one of the 150 climbers in the world who had, at the time, climbed the other 6 highest peaks in the world. He has kayaked the 277 miles through the treacherous...

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A Winning Church

UNUSED 8  [210 words] If you ask the average person why Jesus came to this earth you will get a variety of answers. “He came to do good.” “He came to tell people about God’s love.” “He came to heal people.” These are some of the many responses you will hear. Interestingly, Jesus, himself, told...

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What Did His Resurrection Mean?

UNUSED 6  [431 words] And the angel answered and said to the women, ” Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. “He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying” (Matthew 28:5-6 NASB77). Jesus had...

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Words

UNUSED 14  [304 words] There are many ways we use our words each day. In a recent study researchers found that on average, women speak 16,215 words per day and men speak 15,669 words per day. Some people use very few words and some people seem to never stop talking, even to talking in their...

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What I Owe My Home Congregation

UNUSED 7  [245 words] My Loyalty: As long as the program is scriptural, I must help carry it on. My home congregation is depending on me and if I am not loyal, they will not be able to carry out their proposed programs. My Dependability: I am depending on my home congregation for spiritual food...

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Allergic Reactions

UNUSED 6  [416 words] This past week I spent a little over 45 minutes with an allergy specialist to determine if I have any specific allergies with which to be concerned. After receiving the equivalent of about 64 needle pricks, it was determined that I indeed am allergic to grass. Somewhat disconcerting, but nothing that...

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April 2018 Edition Uploaded

UNUSED 4The April 2018 text edition of Bulletin Digest has been uploaded to the website. Premium members can access the materials on their account page. The PDF version will be uploaded soon, as well as new graphics....

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On the Lighter Side (April 2018)

UNUSED 2  [214 words] April Groaners Q: Why is everyone so tired on April 1? A: Because they just finished a 31-day March! Q: What goes up when the rain comes down? A: An umbrella! Q: What letter is like a spring flower? A: The letter A, because a bee comes after it. Q: When...

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The Church of Me

UNUSED 4  [278 words] Sometimes people will ask me about my church. They assume since I am a minister that somehow I have some ownership or say over it. We do that too. We remark ‘at my church’ or ‘come to my church.’ It might just be a slip of the tongue but we need...

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How to Lose Your Kingdom

UNUSED 3  [399 words] “So Saul died for his unfaithfulness which he had committed against the Lord, because he did not keep the word of the Lord, and also because he consulted a medium for guidance. But he did not inquire of the Lord; therefore He killed him, and turned the kingdom over to David...

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