June 2020, Vol. 39, No. 6

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How High Can You Count?

How High Can You Count?

[336 words] When 156,000 American, British, and Canadian soldiers landed at Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, it was the largest seaborne invasion in history. More than 4,000 Allied soldiers died during that World War II battle. What a high price, and an enormous sacrifice! Most people agree that although the cost was high, the…
Is Racism A Sin?

Is Racism A Sin?

[330 words] Before answering the question, it is imperative that the terms, racism, and sin be defined. First, the term racism is defined as “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.” As important as defining the term is understanding what racism…
One Thing

One Thing

[219 words] There are many voices competing for our attention. There are many destinations pleading for our arrival. There are many products and companies begging for our money. Yet only one voice matters. Only one destination is of any consequence. Only one being can inform us as what to do with / how to look…
A Home Ruled by God

A Home Ruled by God

[191 words] A home ruled by God is a place where we develop a heart that will help the poor, weak, and unfortunate people around you. God expects us to reach out to the weak. “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.” (Romans 15:1)…
The Bad Samaritan

The Bad Samaritan

[533 words] “Which one?” That’s what a typical Jew in Jesus’ time would have asked about this title. To many Jewish people, all Samaritans were bad. There was no such thing as a good Samaritan. The truth, of course, is that Samaritans were like other people. Some were good and some were bad. Although the…
Bite the Wax Tadpole

Bite the Wax Tadpole

[170 words] When Coca-Cola began marketing their product in China in 1928, they ran into a problem translating their name into Chinese. Mandarin Chinese is a language of symbols rather than sound. Retailers tried to translate the title of the new drink using symbols representing the sound rather than what the words the symbols meant.…
Breaking Down The Barriers To Biblical Fellowship

Breaking Down The Barriers To Biblical Fellowship

[206 words] There is no greater relationship on earth than the relationship that exists as a result of being in Christ. Fellowship with God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, and all who are in Christ, is limited by culture, by color, or by country. Unfortunately, the barriers to fellowship that were torn down by the cross…
The GIFT of a Great Relationship

The GIFT of a Great Relationship

[388 words] We just love getting gifts, don’t we? How wonderful it is having someone think of us and spend time and resources to get us something special. It lets us know that we are loved. And, of course, we should be most thankful for the love and gift God has given us in Christ…
Adaptability, Attitude, and Always Abounding

Adaptability, Attitude, and Always Abounding

[354 words] For some people, when they encounter changes to their environment or routines, it is unsettling, unnerving, and can be a very traumatic experience. For others, when they encounter change, it can be exciting, thrilling, and a roller-coaster ride of new experiences (either good and bad). For all of us, whether we have positive…
Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood

Seek First to Understand, Then Be Understood

[354 words] Stephen Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most famous book is entitled, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” This book highlights seven ways one can be more effective in life, work, or their profession as they seek to hone their craft. Habit #5 is: Seek first to…
When God Leads A Nation, Mercy Triumphs

When God Leads A Nation, Mercy Triumphs

[229 words] “May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth” (Psalms 67:4). Today, many people throughout the world are seeking justice. Many more cry out for mercy. In the United States, right now, minority groups are asking for racial justice.…
As We Listen

As We Listen

[381 words] In Luke 8:18 Jesus warned, “Therefore take heed how you hear.” He had said earlier, “And hearing they may not understand” (vs. 10). The words “hear” and “heard” are also found in vs. 12, 13, 14, and 15. Later, Jesus would add, “My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word…
He’s Still Around

He’s Still Around

[516 words] As I write this article, two days have passed since a tragedy occurred in our community. At a spot just one-half mile from where I sit in my office, a little four-year-old boy was visiting his uncle. While the family was taking group pictures in the house, the little boy sneaked out the…
The Parable of the Sower

The Parable of the Sower

[452 words] Jesus explained to the disciples that He spoke in parables, “…because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand” (Matthew 13:13). Parables were stories teaching practical lessons to those who wanted to hear and understand and to hide His message from those who were…
Contentment and Purpose

Contentment and Purpose

[367 words] We live in a country that is wealthy and even though we may be going through a hard time we are still considered some of the richest people in the world. The Bible teaches that contentment with what we have, if we are rich or poor, is an important character trait we all…
Begone, Unbelief

Begone, Unbelief

[32 words] Begone, unbelief,My Savior is near,And for my reliefWill surely appear;By prayer let me wrestle,And He will perform;With Christ in the vessel,I smile at the storm. John Newton1725-1807… 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…
What Do You Do When Things Go Bad?

What Do You Do When Things Go Bad?

[523 words] Life is full of ups and downs. If we made a list of all of the positive things in our life, all of the blessings, that list would almost certainly far exceed a similar list of all of the negative things in our life. Despite that fact, we tend to focus more on…
No Cheap Repentance

No Cheap Repentance

[423 words] Sin has a cost. That’s a concept we should be careful not to forget. If we do committing sin becomes much less of a big deal. (At least in our own minds). I think this is a reason why Israel’s law commanded a thief to give back more than he stole. Think about…
Choose Your Friends Wisely

Choose Your Friends Wisely

[248 words] Life is filled with choices. We chose what we do for a living, what we eat, where we live, etc. One of the most challenging is the choice of friends. Solomon the wise prophet told us: “The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray” (Proverbs 12:26).…
Bible Quiz: James 1:1-8

Bible Quiz: James 1:1-8

[50 words] To whom did James write this letter?“Count it all __ when you fall into various trials…”James says the testing of your faith produces __.What should a Christian do if they lack wisdom?A man that asks God for something but doubts he will receive it is called a __-__ man. Solution: “The twelve tribes”…
Bible Quiz: James 1:1-8

Bible Quiz: James 1:9-11

[49 words] “Let the lowly brother glory in his __,”“…but the rich in his __,”James says the rich will pass away like a __ of the field.“For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it __ the grass…”“So the fish man also will fade away in his __.” Solution: exaltation; humiliation;…
Bible Quiz: James 1:1-8

Bible Quiz: James 1:12-18

[52 words] “Blessed is the man who endures __.”Who is promised the crown of life?God doesn’t tempt people, but instead we are tempted when we are drawn away by our own __.“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from __,”True or False: God is called the “Father of lights” in this section. Solution: temptation;…
Bible Quiz: James 1:1-8

Bible Quiz: James 1:19-20

[26 words] “So then, my __ brethren…”“…let every man be __ to hear…”“…__ to speak…”“…slow to __…”James says the wrath of man does not produce the __ of God. Solution: beloved; swift; slow; wrath; righteousness BulletinDigest.com… This content is for Premium and Extended Members only! Please log in or register to use our free church…
Quotes and Sayings (June 2020)

Quotes and Sayings (June 2020)

[242 words] “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” — Jim Valvano “A father carries pictures where his money used to be.” — Steve Martin “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” — William Shakespeare…
On the Lighter Side (June 2020)

On the Lighter Side (June 2020)

Father Funnies Son: Dad, I’m hungry.Dad: Hello, Hungry, I’m Dad.Son: Dad, I’m serious.Dad: I thought you were Hungry? You can tell it’s almost Father’s Day. The kids suddenly want to stop at all the garage sales. Dad Wisdom: Why, in a country of free speech, are there phone bills? Being a great father is like…