February 2021, Vol. 40, No. 2

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No Value in Profanity

No Value in Profanity

[310 words] Horace Porter, a lieutenant colonel and personal secretary to General Ulysses Grant during the American Civil War, wrote about a conversation he had with the famous general one evening while they were sitting by a campfire. Porter commented, “General, it seems singular that you should have gone through all the rough and tumble of army service and frontier life, and have never been provoked into swearing.…
Unshakeable Faith in the Immoveable Kingdom

Unshakeable Faith in the Immoveable Kingdom

[489 words] In the heat of the Civil War, Moses Lard penned this “Note to the Brotherhood” to encourage Christians: “More now than ever before in this country; do even Christians need to be placed completely under the influence of Christianity. In mind and heart they are deeply and painfully agitated. Christianity alone can tranquillize and soothe them.…
A Worthy Woman

A Worthy Woman

[210 words] “A worthy woman who can find? For her price is far above rubies. The heart of her husband trusteth in her, And he shall have no lack of gain.” (Pro 31:10-11). A worthy woman, similar to a worthy man, is not one with an outward appearance that is so attractive a man says, “I just have to have her!”…
Talk with Your Spouse

Talk with Your Spouse

[206 words] Over the years, I have been approached by several couples who were having marital problems. Here are two people who have promised to honor and sacrifice for each other for the rest of their lives. And now, their marriage is on the rocks. Often, the major complaint that comes from the wife is, “He doesn’t talk to me, anymore!”…
Carry the Weight

Carry the Weight

[238 words] It might seem Paul contradicts himself in just a few verses. In Galatians 6:2 He tells us to “Bear ye one another’s burdens”, then just three verses later he tells us to “every man shall bear his own burden” What gives? Well, a bit of understanding of the original text is in order. The burden in verse 2 is a word that describes an overload, one that would drop you to your knees, a heavy load.…
In Times of Trouble

In Times of Trouble

[404 words] The days seem filled with trouble. Job said, “Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble” (Job 14:1). We have seen COVID-19 take the lives and good health away from loved ones and friends. Many homes and much property were destroyed by wildfires. We have seen cities across our nation ravaged by violence.…
Christians And Earthly Governments

Christians And Earthly Governments

[321 words] Sometimes, it seems that during my daily Bible reading, scriptures come along that speaks to the moment. Politically, the United States has had a volatile year. We have been exposed to political unrest through TV and social media in vivid and sometimes, overwhelming detail. We now have a change through the election of a new president.…
The Best is Yet to Come!

The Best is Yet to Come!

[259 words] We know we need some good news. In fact, we need as much good news as we can get! With 2020 behind us, we are desperate now to be told that something good, something better and brighter is on the way. Well…it is! “But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.…
Influence

Influence

[370 words] Influence is the force by which we have an effect upon the life of another person. We each have influence. The power of your influence is staggering. You want to be a good influence for Christ! Attempts are made to minimize the power of individual influence. We hear statements like, “I don’t have any influence” or “My influence doesn’t go very far.”…
What Great Things God’s People Can Do!

What Great Things God’s People Can Do!

[275 words] The Baseball Hall of Fame is in Cooperstown, New York. A player must be voted for by 75 percent of the voters for election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. If you go to Titus, Alabama where my wife Janice grew up, you will see a sign that reads, “Welcome to Titus, Alabama, home of Joe Swell, Baseball Hall of Fame.”…
Words Of Truth

Words Of Truth

[306 words] The people of God desire and strive to honor Him above all else. We wake each morning with the call to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30). We understand the need to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31).…
‘Do Right’ or ‘Waste Good’

‘Do Right’ or ‘Waste Good’

[580 words] Former Arkansas Razorbacks coach Lou Holtz was a strong proponent of the “do right” rule for athletes and inspired his athletes to follow the rule as they interacted with others on and off the athletic field. I agree with Coach Holtz’s “do right” concept as regards Christianity. We can look to God’s word to find that rule of thumb as Paul said “As we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith” (Gal.…
Made for Another World

Made for Another World

[160 words] C.S. Lewis once wrote, “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” We know that we were made for another world. Scripture teaches it. Our own experience testifies to it. The Psalmist wrote, “As a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God.…
Check Your Flight Pattern

Check Your Flight Pattern

[416 words] Ornithologists (those who study birds) tell us that birds navigate in the air one of three ways: 1) By flapping. This is very labor intensive. It requires that the birds continuously beat their wings against the air so as to create lift. But if the bird stops flapping, then it will very quickly fall to the ground.…
Just Trust

Just Trust

[30 words] To help your hopesFrom turning to dust,To aid your plansFrom gathering rust,To keep your dreams, From going bust,The simple plan is:You just must trust. Edd SterchiBroadway church of ChristCampbellsville, KY… This content is for Premium and Extended Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church bulletin resources, or go Premium and get access to thousands of articles, searchable by subject, length, and author, with the ability to mark your articles as “used” and maintain a “save for later” list.…
False Signs

False Signs

[304 words] “Need be bear monster.” With hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida in September of 2017, officials in Manatee County held a press conference aimed at warning residents of the impending danger. Being “in a pinch” to have a sign language interpreter at the news conference, officials brought in a member of the county marine rescue team who, it was reported, had an understanding of sign language.…
Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

[437 words] Last March when the pandemic reached our country, churches were instructed to limit gatherings to no more than 10 individuals. At the time, I was concerned that perhaps our government had overstepped their authority. My father-in-law and I had several conversations at that time discussing how this was all going to play out over time.…
United Again

United Again

[566 words] Ten months. That’s how long Dr. Anne Hampton was unable to see her father, Chris, age 87, face-to-face. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Steppes care home in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England where Chris resides, went on lockdown in March, 2020. Since then, Dr. Hampton has only been able to see her father through a window at the assisted living facility.…
Lessons in the Long Winter

Lessons in the Long Winter

[536 words] This winter seems like it’s stretched out extra long this year, doesn’t it! Winter is a very tough season as summer fun is long past, the pretty leaves of fall are gone, the trees are bare, and the days are colder. It can be a dreary, drawn-out, difficult time for many. Is there anything we can learn from the “long” winter season?…
Creation of the Master Artist

Creation of the Master Artist

[304 words] I came across this article in the book, Grandma Says by Chrissy Lynn. “As a child, I watched my grandmother create magnificent quilts out of scraps. She was from a different time – almost a different culture. The Great Depression taught her to use what she had and to not waste anything. Her appreciation of beauty taught her to create wonderful designs.…
Are We A Denomination?

Are We A Denomination?

[356 words] Q: Has the term “church of Christ” become a denomination in the minds of people? A: Obviously, yes. Many people outside the church call us “church of Christer’s.” They do not understand what we mean by the phrase “the church.” In some people’s minds, a Christian has to be either a member of a denomination or a member of a sect. …
Bible Quiz: 1 Peter 3:13-17

Bible Quiz: 1 Peter 3:13-17

[88 words] “And who is he who will __ you if you become __ of what is good?”Peter says that even if one suffers for __ sake, you are __.“But __ the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a __ to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you…”True or False: If you maintain a good conscience, those that revile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed.True…
Bible Quiz: 1 Peter 3:13-17

Bible Quiz: 1 Peter 3:18-22

[50 words] “For Christ also suffered __ for __, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God…”Where were the spirits to whom Christ preached?How many souls were saved in the ark?“There is also an __ which now saves us—__…”Where was Christ positioned after He ascended into heaven? Solution: once, sins; prison; eight; antitype, baptism; at the right hand of God BulletinDigest.com……
Bible Quiz: 1 Peter 3:13-17

Bible Quiz: 1 Peter 4:1-6

[70 words] “Therefore, since Christ __ for us in the __, arm yourselves also with the same mind…”“For we have spent enough of our past __ in doing the will of the __…”True of False: The world thinks it strange that you follow them in sinful behavior.“They will give an __ to Him who is ready to __ the living and the dead.”True…
Bible Quiz: 1 Peter 3:13-17

Bible Quiz: 1 Peter 4:7-11

[52 words] “But the __ of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your __.”What sort of love does Peter say Christians should have for one another?“Be __ to one another without __.”“If anyone speaks, let him speak as the __ of __.”To whom does glory and dominion belong, forever and forever?…
Quotes and Sayings (February 2021)

Quotes and Sayings (February 2021)

“There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.” — Reese Witherspoon “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” — William Shakespeare “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”…
On the Lighter Side (February 2021)

On the Lighter Side (February 2021)

My Punny Valentine Q: What did one light bulb say to the other light bulb on Valentine’s Day?A: I wuv you watts and watts! Q: What did the farmer give his wife for Valentine’s Day?A: Hogs and kisses. Q: Why do skunks love Valentine’s Day?A: They are very scent-imental creatures. Q: What did the painter say to her sweetheart?A:…