Obeying everything Jesus commanded – Baptism

By Leonard Laurialt: Church of Christ Just before he ascended back into heaven, Jesus gave instructions to his disciples about what to do until he returned. That is, they were to make disciples (Matthew 28: 18-20). Those instructions included, ‘teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.“ A disciple follows the teaching of his [...]

Precious memories of those we love

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot. The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage. I will bless the Lord, [...]

Support your electrical cooperative

By Leonard Laurialt: Church of Christ Enchantment — Farmers’ Rural Electric Edition is a monthly magazine published by the New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperatives Association. While reading the October issue, I learned from an article entitled, “7 Principles Guide All Cooperatives,” that, “October was set aside to honor the cooperative movement, which began 161 years [...]

Don’t get caught up in rules

By Jim Witcher: First Christian Church 2Corinthians 6:3 We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Colossians 2:16-23 (NIV) 16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath [...]

Ask Jesus into your heart

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place [...]

Fulfilling promises can lead to a life of peace

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in [...]

Learn to control normal human emotion, anger

By Lendy Borden: Abundant Life Church You know everybody gets angry from time to time. There are a lot of reasons for our anger: somebody says or does something to hurt or offend us, an injustice is done, or sometimes it’s just plain old stupidity. Whatever the reason for our anger, we need to understand [...]

Seek comfort from Lord in rough times

Debra Whittington: Notes from the Church Lady “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die Ecclesiastes 3:1-2. When someone we know is going through a crisis there are times that all we can do is pray for [...]

Live free, ask for forgiveness

By Jim Witcher: First Christian Church The Blood of Christ covers, nullifies, atones for, does away with, every sin except one and it isn’t yours. 1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. [The Greek word used in 1st [...]

Use of confession is another way people can obey Jesus

By Leonard Laurialt: church of Christ Immediately before he ascended back into heaven, Jesus told his disciples, and every Christian since then, to teach others to obey everything he had commanded (Matthew 28: 20). Previously, he had said that public confession of our faith in him is necessary to our salvation (Matthew 10: 32, 22; [...]