Changing attitudes can turn 2009 into a positive year

By Debra Whittington Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one […]

Remembrance for a gentle man who made a difference

By Debra Whittington I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3

Jurassic Park in the Biblical sense

By Leonard Lauriault Often, after the day’s work is done, I do a mindless activity like watching movies. Recently, as I was re-watching Jurassic Park, the following thoughts came to me. (Yes, leisure time occasionally gets interrupted by things more profitable. Thank goodness, or God, for VHS and DVD, which keep us from completely missing […]

Examining unconditional eternal security

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist Overheard once after a funeral: “He went to church when he was younger, so he’ll be alright.” Such statements are based in the un-Biblical philosophy that once one becomes a Christian, he cannot lose his salvation. John 10:28, 29 and Romans 8:38, 39 (read those verses) are commonly misused to […]

What tune will you be singing when Jesus comes back?

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist The tale of the Three Little Pigs could be based on Matthew 7:24-27 and 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, where Christians are taught to build our houses (lives) on the foundation of Jesus and his teachings using gold, silver, and costly stones (materials that can stand the test of this life and […]

Don’t be like Seven Dwarfs

By Leonard Lauriault The seven churches of Revelation 1 to 3 could represent the types of good or poor doctrinal health faced by all congregations in every place and time. Jesus’ message to each congregation includes a word of encouragement and either a rebuke or a challenge, showing that whatever we achieve in life, there’s […]

Hebrews tells of new covenant

By Leonart Laurialt: Church of Christ The short (13: 22, unless otherwise indicated, scripture references are from Hebrews) Hebrews letter, mainly demonstrates the superiority of Jesus and his new covenant over the old covenant (8: 6-13). Today, God speaks through Jesus, who’s equally God and provided purification for our sins (1: 1-14). Sin results in […]

Bible says baptisim a must

Leonard Lauriault Acts 18: 19 to 19: 7 describes how the church at Ephesus began. At first, Paul stayed only a short time, but he promised to return. Later, he found a group that had likely learned from Apollos, a powerful teacher who taught accurately about Jesus, but knew only the baptism of John. Paul’s […]