July 2020, Vol. 39, No. 7

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Thinking About a New Way of Thinking

Thinking About a New Way of Thinking

[427 words] The past two months have drastically changed our thinking. If you don’t think so, go into a public place and start coughing and see the reactions (on second thought, don’t do that). There will always be a “BC” (before COVID) means of thinking, and there will now be an “AD” (after distancing) thinking. However, this new way of thinking causes me to think of the parallels between the mindset of a disciple of Jesus.…
The Bus Ride

The Bus Ride

[402 words] Growing up I rode the bus to school. I can only remember one bus driver. Our school district must have been very desperate for drivers because there was a stop sign near the school which she ran over on a regular basis. One morning while I was on the bus, she turned a corner so sharply that the back tires of the bus ran over the hood of a new Cadillac which a young lady had borrowed from her parents.…
I’ll Just Worship At Home

I’ll Just Worship At Home

[468 words] Faithful Christians have a strong desire to attend worship services. To worship God is a commandment, but it is also a high, exalted privilege. Wonderful things happen during worship. God’s people teach and admonish one another (Colossians 3:16). We reflect on the death of our Lord (Luke 22:19). God is praised and adored (Hebrews 2:12).…
Roots in the Bible (and in Our Lives)

Roots in the Bible (and in Our Lives)

[213 words] Roots are a very important part of plants – they bring up nutrients from the soil and help to support the plant. In the Bible we can see human lives compared to roots (both bad and good). Some are… …Dried up roots because of wickedness and evil deeds (Hosea 9:13-17). …Rotten roots because the word of God was neglected, despised, and rejected (Isaiah 5:24).…
We Preach Christ

We Preach Christ

[256 words] Many years ago, at a congregation I previously served, some visitors attended our worship services. They had been brought by a couple of new Christians. They wanted to share their faith with their friends. We had an amazing service. The songs were joyous celebrations of our Lord. The prayers were deep and heartfelt. The Lord’s Supper and Contribution were both deep expressions of our gratitude toward our Lord.…
Be a Light

Be a Light

[260 words] “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it  under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine  before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”…
Hold The Mayo

Hold The Mayo

[245 words] “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him” (Psalm 34:8). Have you ever noticed the clever slogans at fast food chains? The concept each restaurant seeks to portray is that the customer is in complete and total control. For example, Burger King invites customers to come and “have it your way.”…
It’s All Up to Me

It’s All Up to Me

[38 words] I cannot change othersBut I can change meI must learn to focusBeing the best I can be When I change my outlookAnd improve through and throughAmazingly I findThat others get better too 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.…
Stirring Waters

Stirring Waters

[372 words] Many times in my life the calm waters have been stirred. Stirring waters are signs of change. When the water stirs the course of time may be altered. One might be called upon to make some remarkable changes in their life. There was once a man who could do nothing to change his condition.…
The Purpose of Life

The Purpose of Life

[148 words] I recently found an interesting quote from Robert Byrne. It is this: “The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” Many people live their lives without purpose and most of them are quite frustrated and dissatisfied. But for those who find a life purpose that is fueled by their passion, great things can happen.…
What I Have Learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic

What I Have Learned from the Covid-19 Pandemic

[494 words] Covid-19 is like sin. Covid-19 has quickly spread around the globe, and although not everyone gets this virus dies, it has caused many deaths and has disrupted many lives. It reminds me a lot of sin, yet sin is far more dangerous. Rom. 3:23 states, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”…
When Christ is Your Life

When Christ is Your Life

[455 words] God has made great promises to those who live for Christ. Consider what Paul wrote about living for Christ: “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you” (Philippians 1:21-24).…
The Christian’s Advantage

The Christian’s Advantage

[257 words] There is not a person in the world who can live totally above sin. Paul told us in Romans 3:23 that “All have sinned” and in John 1:8 says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” Everyone makes mistakes and fails a little short of what he would like to be!…
Good Medicine

Good Medicine

[296 words] Do you want good medicine during this time when we are hearing negative things – especially about the coronavirus and its spread throughout the U.S.? Right now, many people are having trouble – not with the disease – but with the effect it is having on our nation. Jobs are being lost, retirement portfolios took a major plunge, people are having cabin fever and there is the loneliness of being out of contact with our friends.…
A Real God Can Defend Himself

A Real God Can Defend Himself

[469 words] A man named Gideon demolished an altar to Baal. As you can imagine Baal worshipers were not a huge fan of that action. People tend to take slights to their god very personally. Re-member what happen when the Ephesians accused Paul of making life difficult for their idol? They shouted for two hours straight (see Acts 19:34)!…
Money, Who Needs It!

Money, Who Needs It!

[363 words] Money plays a big part in our world, and I’m not naive enough to think we can do without it in today’s modern economy. The Bible has quite a lot to say about our relationship with money and the dangers of being greedy. It’s good for us to take time to examine ourselves on a regular basis when it comes to our relationships with money and our possessions.…
We Need Older People!

We Need Older People!

[333 words] Like you, I was taught to “respect my elders.” Of course, my parents were talking about respecting and showing value to those who were older than me. The older I get, the more value I have for those who are older than me. Those who are older than me have an education learned at the “school of hard knocks.”…
Problem With Demons

Problem With Demons

[402 words] In Matthew 8:28-34 Jesus deals with legions of demons. They come running to Him: “And behold, they cried out, saying, “What do we have to do with You, Son of God? Have You come here to torment us before the time?” (Matthew 8:29).  We immediately see that they fully recognized Jesus as God’s Son. They knew His power to send them into torment.…
Bible Quiz: James 1:21-25

Bible Quiz: James 1:21-25

[43 words] What does James say we should lay aside?What does James say we should receive instead?“But be __ of the word, and not __ only, deceiving yourselves.”What illustration does James use in verses 23-24?James calls the gospel the __ law of liberty. Solution: filthiness and overflow of wickedness; the implanted word; doers, hearers; man looking into mirror; perfect BulletinDigest.com……
Bible Quiz: James 1:21-25

Bible Quiz: James 1:26-27

[49 words] What does James say we should bridle?If you can’t hold your tongue, your religion may be __.Is it possible to think you have pure religion, but be wrong?What two things does James say are indicators of pure religion?Is separation from the deeds of the world important? Solution: tongue; useless; yes; visiting widows and orphans, keeping oneself unspotted from the world; yes BulletinDigest.com……
Bible Quiz: James 1:21-25

Bible Quiz: James 2:1-4

[79 words] Who is James speaking to in verse 1, as indicated by his use of the word “brethren?”Is it a sin to practice the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ with partiality?“For if there should come into your __ a man with __ rings and __ apparel…”Using James 2:1-4 as a guide, would it be wrong to greet a rich friend who comes to worship, and ignore a poor stranger?If…
Bible Quiz: James 1:21-25

Bible Quiz: James 2:5-9

[66 words] “Has not God chosen the __ of this world to be __ in faith and __ of the kingdom…”True or False: God has promised the kingdom to those who love Him.Those who oppress Christians blaspheme that “__ name by which you are called.”What does James call the principle, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself?”True…
Quotes and Sayings (July 2020)

Quotes and Sayings (July 2020)

[227 words] “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” ― John Lubbock “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”…
On the Lighter Side (July 2020)

On the Lighter Side (July 2020)

[86 words] The LegalistA guy goes into a lawyer’s office and asks the lawyer, “Excuse me, how much do you charge?”The lawyer responds: “I charge $1,000 to answer three questions.”“That’s a bit expensive isn’t it?”“Yes. Now what’s your third question?” My boss just texted me: “Send me one of your funny jokes!”I texted him back: “I’m busy working.…